|Sept. - Dec. 2017|
9:30 - 4:30
A study involving the inner working of the Personal Computer.
The lecture component will focus on the architecture
of Intel based computers. Emphasis will be directed toward
understanding the mechanical and electrical composition of
personal computers. The understanding of hardware and software
requirements to allow component communications between the
operating system and the hardware. Topics which will be
covered: CPUs and CPU architecture, motherboards, daughter
boards, chip sets, software drivers, bus technologies
(IDE,PCI, PCI_x, ISA, USB,Serial ATA,Parallel & Serial),
Storage Devices, Local Area Networks (Home and Office) and
Labs will be used to allow students hands on practise. Students will be required to disassemble/reassemble computing hardware, install hardware and software. Lab topics: Investigation of system resources, CPU & Motherboard replacement, Motherboard configuration, Memory, BIOS updates, Power Supply replacements, Installation of Legacy hardware, Cabling (includes creating network and ribbon cables), Disk Drives (Partitioning), OS-installations, Networks and Network configuration. In all labs a emphasis will be placed on Trouble Shooting and Diagnosis.
||Introduction, Course Outline, Overview of
||System Resources, Boot Sequence, BIOS, Ext
& Int Power.
||Lab Safety, Determining Computer type, h/w installation & resources.|
||Electrical Supply, Power Supplies.
||Disassembly and Assembly of a System.|
||CPUs and Chip Sets.
||Power Supply removal, Trouble Shooting, Repair.|
||Reading Week, Eat Turkey||No Lab
|| Instruction Sets, CPU Architecture.
||Motherboard Replacement, Configuration. CPU removal, Heat Sinks, Fans.|
||Motherboard Replacement, Configuration. CPU removal,Heat Sinks, Fan, Burn-in|
||Internal Bus Architecture||BIOS Flashing, Memory, Testing, Replacing, Upgrading.|
||Main Memory, Hard Drive Interface Standards, Hard Drives, MBRs.||Hard Disks, Format & Partitioning information, Boot Records, Multi-OS systems.|
||External Bus Systems||*Network Cards, Cabling, Simple Network communications|
||NetWorking under Windows.||*Daughter Card installation and configuration, Legacy Cards.|
||Windows 2K&XP Architecture, Registry, Device Drivers||*LAN system setup. TCP/IP, Routers|
||Security, Firewalls, Patching, Updates.... Review||Lab Test.|
|.* Subject to