This course will address the nomenclature, installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Windows operating system, as well as familiarize the student with the technology, maintenance and repair of computers. Computer architecture also will be discussed and examined. The course will offer a balance of lecture and lab experiments. Elements of the CompTIA A+ professional certification exam will be followed throughout the course. Course is offered in the fall semester.
Identify major system files in Windows, their structure, and how they are used
Identify concepts and procedures for creating, viewing, and managing files, directories and disks
Identify the basic system boot sequence and boot methods
Identify the procedures for installing/adding/changing device drivers
Identify the procedures for installing and setting up the Windows printing system
Identify the networking capabilities of Windows and procedures for connecting to the network
Identify the components that are present on the personal computer system board and their function
Install and format a hard disk drive
Trouble shoot and repair a personal computer
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.