Computer Technology

Students will study hardware and software then move on to the basics of installing and maintaining networks. skills acquired allows them to repair, upgrade, maintain and give support to a wide variety of both stand-alone and networked computers.

Introduction to computers systems

K01 perform initial set-up
K02 perform power on & off procedures
K03 perform set-up of peripherals
K04 perform software installation
K05 utilize manual printer control
K06 identify major operating systems
K07 utilize elementary os commands
K08 recognize basic os error messages
K09 identify and utilize required boot files
K10 identify & utilize optional boot files
K11 identify cpu differences
K12 identify monitor differences
K13 identify storage devices
K14 utilize intermediate os commands
K15 convert to/from engineering notation
K16 recognize & use binary numbers
K17 recognize and use hexadecimal numbers
K18 convert between hex and binary numbers

System architecture

L01 identify and use memory map
L02 demonstrate knowledge of memory management
L03 identify and test hardware vs software interrupts
L04 identify and use port addresses
L05 identify computer busses
L06 identify motherboard architecture
L07 demonstrate knowledge of fat vs ntfs
L08 demonstrate knowledge of computer security

Upgrading and maintaining computers

M01 install and test multi-i/o cards
M02 install and test floppy drives
M03 install and test hard drives
M04 install and test memory
M06 install and test sound card
M05 install and test cd-rom and dvd drives
M07 install and test modem
M08 install and test video card
M09 install and test motherboard
M10 install and test complete computer system
M11 perform proper preventive maintenance
M12 install and test nic
M13 demonstrate comptia knowledge with a+ essentials test

Intermediate os and digital electronics

N01 identify major memory areas
N02 recognize and use device drivers
N03 demonstrate knowledge of cmos set-up
N04 identify logic families
N05 identify basic digital gates
N06 utilize truth tables
N07 demonstrate basic knowledge of boolean
N08 demonstrate knowledge of gate circuits
N09 identify digital circuit outcomes
N10 demonstrate intermediate knowledge of boolean
N11 demonstrate knowledge of flip-flops
N12 identify advanced digital circuitry
N13 demonstrate knowledge of codecs
N14 identify digital/analog converters
N15 identify digital usage in computers
N16 demonstrate comptia knowledge with a+ info tech test

Troubleshooting and networking

O01 demonstrate knowledge of power on sequence
O02 demonstrate knowledge of basic diag. software
O03 utilize advanced diagnostic software
O05 identify network terminology
O06 demonstrate knowledge of simple networks
O07 demonstrate knowledge of tcp/ip
O08 demonstrate knowledge of peer-to-peer
O09 demonstrate knowledge of server based
O10 diagnose network faults
O11 demonstrate knowledge of nos
O12 demonstrate comptia knowledge with net+ exam
O13 demonstrate knowledge of wireless networks

Computer software

P01 demonstrate knowledge of word processing
P02 demonstrate spread sheet knowledge
P03 demonstrate data base knowledge
P04 demonstrate knowledge of graphics
P05 demonstrate knowledge of data communications
P06 starting and using windows
P07 using windows help
P08 operate device manager
P09 operate control panel
P10 operate add/remove software
P11 operate add/remove hardware
P12 utilize administrative tools
P13 optimizing start bar
P14 editing windows registry & ini files