Microcomputer Hardware II CIS 129

A study of the types of hardware available to add on to a basic microcomputer system, and which of these are compatible with a particular microcomputer. The course includes such hardware as memory, monitors, printers, modems and hard disks. Simple troubleshooting techniques also will be explained. Students experiment with various software and hardware components during labs.

Correlated Learning Outcomes

  • IT. 1. Carry out trouble-shooting strategies for resolving an identified end-user IT problem.
  • IT. 2. Differentiate among various operating systems.
  • IT. 4. Identify a variety of assistive or adaptive technologies and universal design considerations.
  • IT. 7. Summarize life-cycle strategies for replacement, reuse, recycling IT technology and resources.
  • IT. 8. Summarize strategies to support or train users with their IT resources.
  • IT. 22. Carry out basic computer network troubleshooting techniques.
  • IT. 25. Differentiate among various computer networking models.
  • IT. 42. Use communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills as a member of a diverse team.
  • IT. 43. Describe the attitudes, knowledge and abilities associated with quality customer service.
  • IT. 44. Produce technical documentation responsive to an identified computing scenario
  • IT. 45. Use documentation or a knowledge base to resolve a technical challenge in an identified computing scenario.
  • IT. 47. Demonstrate professional behavior in response to an ethically-challenging scenario in computing.
  • IT. 48. Summarize the tenets of ethics and professional behavior promoted by international computing societies.
  • IT. 50. Summarize the role of IT in supporting the mission and goals of an organization.