HWD101 - PC Hardware I

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Subject Title
PC Hardware I

Subject Description

This subject is an introduction to computer functions and introductory networking concepts. Through activity-based learning students will examine the relationships between computer, operating system and networking components.  Students will examine the roles of computers and networking devices and demonstrate how to deploy this equipment to achieve computer functionality and network connectivity.  Students will gain hands-on knowledge and troubleshooting capabilities in this course.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CNS/CTY program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Compare, contrast and recommend PC hardware components in order to build an appropriate computer for its intended use.

2. Describe the internal workings of a modern computer to aid in the diagnoses of a malfunctioning computer.

3. Describe the operation of current peripheral devices to determine how they interact with the computer.

4. Construct a working computer from parts to learn how to replace individual parts when required.

5. Describe basic networking terminology as it relates to PCs to troubleshoot PC connectivity.

6. Construct a working LAN model to observe networking devices functioning to provide connectivity

7. Perform diagnostics to troubleshoot faulty computers and network connections between devices.
 

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