Computer Hardware and Operating System


Course Title: Computer Hardware and Operating System

Course Duration:  75 Hours

Certification: CompTIA A+


Course Outline


1. Safety and Professionalism


The Professional Tech. Effective Communication. Tools used for Troubleshooting System


2.  Introduction


Introduction to Computer Hardware. Introduction to Computer Software


3.Central Processing Unit (CPU)


CPU Core Components. Modern CPUs. Selecting and Installing CPUs


4 Random Access Memory


Understanding DRAM. Types of RAM. Types of DDRAM. Working with RAM. Troubleshooting RAM.


5. Firmware


CMOS and RTC. Option ROM and Device Drivers. Power-On Self-Test (POST). BIOS/UEFI and CMOS


6. Motherboards


How Motherboards Work. Expansion Bus. Upgrading and Installing Motherboards. Troubleshooting Motherboards


7 .Power Supplies


Understanding Electricity. Powering the PC. Installing and Maintaining Power Supplies. Troubleshooting Power Supplies. Modular Power Supplies. Temperature and Efficiency


8. Mass Storage Technologies


How Hard Drives Work. Connecting Mass Storage. Protecting Data with RAID. Installing Drives


9. Implementing Mass Storage


Hard Drive Partitions. Hard Drive Formatting. The Partitioning, Formatting, and Pooling Process. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Hard Drives. Troubleshooting Hard Drive Implementation. Third-Party Partition Tools


10. Essential Peripherals


Supporting Common Ports. Common Peripherals. Storage Devices


11.Display Technologies


Video Displays. Display Adapters. Installing and Configuring Video. Troubleshooting Video. Additional Display Topics


12. Essentials of Networking


Roles Hosts Play in Networks. Networking Technologies. Implementing Ethernet


13. Local Area Networking


TCP/IP. Installing and Configuring a Wired Network. Troubleshooting Networks


14. Wireless Networking


Wireless Networking Components. Wireless Networking Standards. Installing and Configuring Wireless Networking. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi


15. The Internet


How the Internet Works. Connecting to the Internet. Internet Application Protocols. Internet Troubleshooting


16. Building a PC


Specialized PCs. Installing and Upgrading Windows. Post-Installation Tasks. Privacy Concerns with Windows 10.


17. Windows Client OS


Registry. The Boot Process. Applications, Processes, and Services. Tools for Programmers


18. Users, Groups, and Permissions 


Authentication with Users and Groups. Authorization through NTFS. Sharing Resources Securely. Beyond Sharing Resources


19. Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems


Maintaining Operating Systems. Optimizing Operating Systems. Preparing for Problems


20. Working with the Command-Line Interface


Deciphering the Command-Line Interface. Mastering Fundamental Commands. Working with Files. Windows Commands. Mac OS and Linux Commands. Scripting


21. Troubleshooting Operating Systems


Failure to Boot. Failure to Start Normally. Application Problems


22. Portable Computing


Portable Computing Devices. Extending Portable Computers. Managing and Maintaining Portable Computers. Upgrading and Repairing Laptop Computers. Troubleshooting Portable Computers.


23. Understanding Mobile Devices


Mobile Computing Devices. Mobile Operating Systems. Configuring a Mobile Device


24. Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices


Troubleshooting Mobile Device Issues. Securing Mobile Devices. Mobile OS and Application Security Issues


25. Virtualization


Benefits of Virtualization. Implementing Virtualization. Introduction to Cloud Computing

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