Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSNT 116 A+ Hardware

6 credits
Using the CompTIA A+ competencies, students will study all PC components. While installing and troubleshooting PC hardware, students gain a top-to-bottom knowledge of PC hardware technologies as they acquire critical levels of proficiency.

Prerequisites: MATH 087  (or placement into MATH 098  or higher)

Corequisites: CSNT 115  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the characteristics of the common storage devices used on desktop PCs
  • Describe the basic maintenance issues of disk drives
  • Explain the differences between ROM and RAM memory components
  • Demonstrate how system BIOS utilities function with system CMOS chips
  • Install and configure input and output devices and define their technologies
  • Define the characteristics and features of impact, ink-jet, laser, and color thermal printing systems
  • Explain the evolution of motherboard architectures and features
  • Research and report the latest technical advances in PC hardware via Internet resources

Total Hours: 100 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 80