Section 1.1: Course Introduction 

Summary

This course provides students with the knowledge to become industry certified as a PC technician. This course actually meets the specifications for two different industry certification programs. It prepares the student for the PC Pro certification and the A+ certification.

 

CompTIA’s A+ certification is an entry-level certification that verifies the student has the knowledge equivalent to that of an entry-level IT professional with about 12 months of hands-on experience. The A+ certification has been updated for 2012. To obtain the A+ certification, students must pass two exams:

 

 

 

Section 1.2: Using the Simulator 

 

Students will learn how to:

Video/Demo                                                Time

demo1.2.1 Using the Simulator                                 21:57

demo1.2.3 Working with Internal Components      20:55

 Total                                                            42:52

Lab/Activity

Total Time

About 55 minutes

 Section 1.3: Hardware Basics

This section discusses the basic elements and functions of computers.  Basics discussed include:

 

 

Students will learn how to:

 

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                Time

video1.3.1 Computing Basics                            17:04
demo1.3.3 External Components                         8:14
demo1.3.6 Internal Components                           4:20

 Total                                                               29:38

Lab/Activity

Number of Exam Questions

7 questions

Total Time

About 45 minutes