ISM 1202 - Computer Hardware Fundamentals

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic computer hardware operation, then, progress to a more in-depth and advanced investigation including the anatomy of popular personal computers. From a PC repair perspective, this course teaches students to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot personal computers. This course maps fully to CompTIA's A+ Exam objectives which prepares students for the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. . This course structure is a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware. The course will cover the anatomy of popular personal computers including such elements as the microprocessor, motherboard, coprocessors, memory, displays, data and expansion buses, USB and hard disks, mass storage systems, and optical storage units.

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