Students should be able to explain the following:
Motherboards and Their Components.
Form factors, integrated ports and interfaces, memory slots, and
expansion slots, and demonstrates how to install and troubleshoot
Understand BIOS, CMOS, and Firmware.
Explain the motherboards firmware, known as the BIOS.
Describe the relationship between the CMOS and the BIOS.
Configure the System BIOS.
Demonstrate how to access the BIOS and modify
Describe what RAM does, how it works, and how it relates to the system.
Describe types of RAM available, including SDRAM, DDR, and Rambus.
Describe the features of memo
Understand the mindset you should have when securing a computer.
Understand file systems, authentication, and how to protect against
Securing Wireless Networks
Explain wireless encryption, and
PC technicians should be familiar with the basic hardware and
software tools available to them.
PC technicians should know why and how to prevent electrostatic
PC technicians should be familiar with the CompTIA S
Understanding I/O Ports.
I/O ports used to send information to and from the processor.
Fix issues with PS/2, LPT, serial, and USB ports.
Understanding Input Devices.
Characteristics of keyboards, mice, and other input devic