Maricopa Community Colleges  NET271   20044-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/27/04
NET271 20044-99999 L+L 3 Credit(s) 4 Period(s)
Microcomputer Maintenance I: A+ Prep
Technical aspects of the microcomputer, including system setup (hardware and software) and basic maintenance and troubleshooting. Emphasis on basic troubleshooting, use of tools, hardware components and hardware/software interfacing as stand alone systems and in a networked environment. Prerequisites: NET183AA, or BPC121AB, or CIS126AA, or permission of instructor.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
 
NET271   20044-99999 Microcomputer Maintenance I: A+ Prep
1. Describe basic PC architecture. (I)
2. Assemble a microcomputer system. (II)
3. Install peripheral devices such as printers, drivers, and adapter boards. (II)
4. Describe concepts related to printer operations and identify specific printer components. (II)
5. Explain care and service techniques and common problems with primary printer types. (II)
6. Install the microcomputer operating system and common applications software. (III)
7. Use diagnostic programs, technical manuals, and hardware troubleshooting techniques. (IV)
8. Use basic electronic tools and evaluation devices to disassemble and inspect a microcomputer system. (IV)
9. Perform periodic maintenance. (IV)
10. Describe the hardware and software necessary to use the microcomputer in a network. (V)
11. Install the hardware and software necessary to use the microcomputer in a network. (V)
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NET271   20044-99999 Microcomputer Maintenance I: A+ Prep
    I. Microcomputer Architecture
        A. Hardware and software interface
        B. Basic hardware components
        C. Operating system software
        D. Peripheral devices
      II. Peripherals Installation and Basic Troubleshooting
          A. Standard adapters
          B. Display devices
          C. Storage devices
          D. Printers installation, care and service
          E. Communications devices
          F. Memory
          G. Basic tools
        III. Software Installation and Basic Troubleshooting
            A. Automated installation considerations
            B. Manual installation
            C. Customization
            D. Configuration to hardware and peripherals
            E. Printer setup
          IV. System Teardown, Inspection, and Assembly
              A. Introduction to maintenance and repair techniques
              B. Preventive and corrective maintenance
              C. Diagnostic tools
              D. Teardown
              E. Assembly
              F. Software
            V. Networked Microcomputers
                A. Hardware
                B. Software
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