Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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CIS 136 - Computer Hardware Components

3 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Skills and abilities required to support PC hardware, software and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and network connectivity issues.   Configure operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, MacOS and Linux. Also includes security and the fundamentals of cloud computing.

Information: This course may help in the preparation for the Comp TIA A+ certification examination.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify issues with computing devices including desktop PCs; mobile devices, printers, and network devices.
  2. Identify security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections.
  3. Describe and configure peripheral devices.

Outline:
  1. Hardware
  1. Configure BIOS/UEFI
  2. Components and types of motherboards
  3. RAM types and uses
  4. Expansion boards
    1.  Video cards
    2.  Networking cards
    3.  Storage cards
  5. Storage Devices
  1.  Optical drives
  2.  Magnetic media
  3.  SSD
  4.  Hot-swappable drives
  5.  RAID types
  6.  Tape drives
  1. CPU
  1. Types
  2. Speeds
  3. Features
  4. Cooling
  1. Interfaces
    1. USB
      1. SATA
      2. Firewire
      3. Wireless
  2. Bluetooth
  3. IR
  4. NFC
    1. Video
    2. Adapters and converters
  5. Power supplies
  1. Connectors
  2. Specifications
  1. Displays
  1. LCD
  2. Plasma
  3. Projector
  4. LED
  5. Specifications
  1. Peripherals
    1. Prints
  1. Laser
  2. Inkjet
  3. Thermal
  4. Impact
    1. Speakers
    2. Scanners
    3. Biometric devices
    4. Webcam
  1. Networking
  1. Cables and connectors
  1. Fiber
  2. Twisted pair
  3. Coax
  1. Basic TCP/IP
  1. IPv4 vs IPv6
  2. Subnets
  3. DHCP and ARP
  4. Gateway
  1. Common TCP/UDP protocols and ports
  2. WiFi
  1. Standards
  2. Encryption
  1. Internet Connection Types
  1. DSL
  2. Cable
  3. Fiber
  4. Dial-up
  5. Satelite
  1. Devices
  1. Hub
  2. Switch
  3. Router
  4. Access Point
  5. Modem
  6. Firewall
  7. Wireless repeaters
  8. Power over ethernet
  9. Ethernet over power
  1. Mobile Devices
  1. Laptop hardware and components
  2. Laptop specific features
  1. Special function keys
  2. Docking stations
  3. Locking cables
  1. Characteristics of other mobile devices
  1. Smartphones and tables
  2. eReader
  3. Wearable technology
  4. GPS
  1. Connection types
  1. Lightning
  2. Bluetooth
  3. USB
  4. NFC
  5. IR
  1. Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
  1. Desktop PC hardware issues
  2. RAID arrays and hard drives
  3. Video and projector display issues
  4. Wired and wireless networks
  5. Printing issues
  6. Mobile device issues


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22



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