MIR355 - Microcomputer Repair

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Subject Title
Microcomputer Repair

Subject Description

The course provides students with a comprehensive overview of microcomputer hardware and software. Upon completion of the course, the student will acquire a solid foundation in microcomputer concepts, including defining hardware components, installing and configuring operating systems, networking concepts, virtualization, and troubleshooting techniques

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Electronic Engineering Technician (EEN) and Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) programs.

One credit towards the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training, Applied Electronic Troubleshooting Techniques certificate program.

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

1)  Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1) Identify, install, configure, and troubleshoot all the hardware components of microcomputer systems, including motherboard, RAM, CPU, PSU, storage devices, display devices, expansion cards and peripherals such as webcams, printers, etc.

2) Understand the functions, features, and properties of the system BIOS / UEFI, Flash ROM, and chipsets.

3) Identify and use all the connectors and ports on a typical computer system.

4) Install, adjust and configure hardware and software in the Windows 10, Mac OS and Linux environments, including installing and configuring third-party software.

5) Understand the concept of virtualization and why it is so highly adopted today. Utilize VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, and/or Oracle VirtualBox Hypervisors to create and use virtual machines.

6) Explain the basics of TCP/IP. Create and configure a basic local area network using router and switch hardware.

7) Use software and hardware tools to diagnose, troubleshoot and solve technical problems with microcomputer systems to ensure optimization and good working order

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.