Explores the hardware section of the CompTIA A+ certification exam in detail. Also covers installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of various hardware. Includes hands-on lab activities with actual hardware components.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Computer Hardware Basics
- Working Inside the Computers
- Supporting Processors and Memory
- Power System and Troubleshooting
- Supporting Hard Drives and Storage
- Installing and Supporting I/O Devices
- Network Setup and Support
- Customizing Systems
- Supporting Printers
- Identify types of hardware components.
- Installation, configuration, and upgrading of hardware components.
- Assess hardware problems and perform required steps to resolve issues.
- Connect to both wired and wireless networks.
- Install, configure and maintain printers.
Assessment and Requirements
Examinations, which will include lab problems. Hands-on lab evaluations.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Skills-based assessment proficient score, assessment administered by the Computer Information Systems department faculty. Faculty will assess skills-based assessment based on evaluation rubric. Assessment information located in Department Office. Students must also complete a departmental exam and have proper licensure/certification.
CompTia A+ Certification must be current. Department faculty will verify certification(s). Verified certifications, and the Credit for Prior College-Level Learning application will be signed, copied, and retained in the Department Office. Students must also complete a departmental exam and a skilled demonstration.