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Business and Information Technology Education
BT00126
Computer Repair and Troubleshooting I
120.00
Students will prepare for positions related to the maintenance of computers and computer-related equipment through hands-on and project-based learning, textbook assignments, and Internet research. The focus of this course is in the hardware area.
Carrie DeMuth
405-743-5426
cdemu@okcareertech.org

Linnie Berkenbile
405-743-5121
lberk@okcareertech.org
Fundamentals of Technology or Business and Computer Technology
Define basic terms, concepts, and functions of system components, including how each component should work during normal operation and during the boot process.

Demonstrate the basic procedures for adding and removing field replaceable units for both desktop and portable systems.

Identify the following problems for device installation and configuration-IRQs, DMAs, and I/O addresses.

Identify common peripheral ports, associated cabling, and their connectors and understand proper procedures for installation and configuration

Apply concepts and procedures relating to BIOS.

Demonstrate methods of upgrading equipment.

Diagnose, troubleshoot and isolate problems.

Provide preventive maintenance procedures.

Practice correct procedures for protecting against hazards to people, hardware, the workplace, and the environment.

Identify popular CPUs, motherboards, and RAM and their characteristics.

Demonstrate knowledge of basic printer concepts, operations, and components.

Apply basic networking concepts, including how to swap and configure network cards, and conducting repairs on the network.

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of hardware design, operation, and maintenance.

Demonstrate knowledge of CPU components.

Install computer system (e.g., monitor, keyboard, disk drive, and printer).

Perform hardware installation, configuration, and upgrades.

CompTIA A+ 2006 objectives can be found at http://certification.comptia.org/resources/objectives.aspx
(Select one of the following options)

CompTIA: A+ Essentials

Cisco: End-of-course exam

ODCTE: Microcomputer Repair Technician (OD41401)

Brainbench: (select 2)
- Information Technology Terminology
- Technical Help Desk
- MS Windows 2000 Fundamentals
CompTIA - http://certification.comptia.org/

Brainbench - http://www.brainbench.com

Cisco

ODCTE Microcomputer Repair Technician - http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Information_Career_Cluster.htm
Introduction to Operating Systems: A survey course, 2nd edition, Mary Gorman & Todd Stubbs - Thomson Course Technology

Cisco IT Essentials

All in One A+ Certification by Mike Meyers, 4th edition - McGraw Hill (Osborn)

Practical PC, 3rd edition, by Parsons and Oja - Thomson Course Technology

Maintaining and Repairing PCs, Charles J. Brooks, Marcraft 2007

Career Cluster Resources for Information Technology - http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/itdocuments/ITFinal.pdf


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Test Out Software - Core & OS

Self-Test Software
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8136
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