This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations, and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of the system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers.
Minimum grade of C or better in NOS-110
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