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ELT 130 Computer Upgrades and Operating Systems I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2005
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 lecture, 3 labs
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A/F
Cross-Listed:


Description: Apply previous A+ and Networking experience to actually upgrade computers and configure operating systems by doing hands-on projects in a lab situated class.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of power supply function, including components, safety and appropriate specifications.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic computer assembly, including appropriate component identification, and toolkit organization.
3. Review and discuss the computer case components and types.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of motherboard types, components, functions and configurations.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of RAM function and operation, and how to add memory to the motherboard.
6. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of correct and safe installation of hard drive, floppy and CD-ROM drives, including proper procedures, safety precautions and equipment.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of video card functions, including components, and appropriate specifications.
8. Demonstrate an understanding of DOS, its interface components, basic elements, and the process for installing and configuring DOS.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of Windows 98 desktop, its basic elements, and the process for managing the desktop.
10. Demonstrate an understanding of Windows NT workstation desktop, its basic elements, and the process for managing the desktop.
11. Demonstrate an understanding of Windows XP desktop, its basic elements, and the process for managing the desktop.
12. Demonstrate an understanding of Windows 2000 professional desktop, its basic elements, and the process.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will demonstrate all outcomes noted on the current Aries A+ Certified Technician Curriculum Standards Matrix for Arizona (Arizona Academic Standards, ISTE ED. Tech. Standards and Associated Occupational Standards).