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PC TECHNICIAN TORONTO

Duration: 40 hours (4-8 hrs/day)

Grade: 9 to 12

Cost: $ 1999 + HST

Course Overview

  • TAKING APART THE PC
    • Identifying key hardware components
      • The motherboard and power supply
      • Display adapters and memory cards
      • Floppy and hard disk drives
      • The keyboard and mouse
    • Seeing how the PC is designed
      • Structuring memory
      • Bus types: ISA, EISA, PCI, AGP, USB and FireWire
      • Distinguishing among the x86, Pentium I-V and Itanium systems
    • Basic software components
      • BIOS and device drivers
      • Comparing operating system versions
      • CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT
  • TROUBLESHOOTING STRATEGY FOR PCs
    • Designing a troubleshooting methodology
      • Avoiding trouble: preventive maintenance
      • Ascertaining where to begin testing
      • Pinpointing common failure causes
      • Finding the board with the problem
    • Running the power-on self-test (POST)
      • Troubleshooting system faults with POST
      • Using POST audio and video error codes
      • Determining what POST doesn't test
    • Employing advanced diagnostic programs
      • Testing for motherboard failures
      • Isolating keyboard and display problems
      • Solving interrupt (IRQ) and I/O conflicts
  • WORKING WITH BASIC PC COMPONENTS
    • Exploring with the motherboard
      • CPU types: x86, Pentium I-V, Itanium
      • Configuring jumper and CMOS settings
      • Upgrading motherboards
      • Adding plug-and-play components
    • Troubleshooting the power supply
      • Common power supply problems
      • Uninterruptible power supplies and UPS monitoring software
  • CONFIGURING I/O DEVICES AND DISPLAYS
    • Making use of input/output devices
      • Configuring network interface cards
      • Setting I/O device configurations
    • Monitors and display adapters
      • Types of display adapters
      • Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) video
      • Refresh, interlace and multisync capability
  • THE MEMORY
    • Upgrading memory
      • Choosing and installing memory
      • Packaging memory
      • Memory types
    • Troubleshooting memory problems
      • Locating failed memory devices using memory diagnostic tests
      • Solving adapter card memory conflicts
  • INSTALLING DISK DRIVES
    • Selecting diskette drives
      • Diskette types: 3-½", 1.44MB, ZIP
      • Setting drives and cable orientation
    • Using hard disk drives
      • E-IDE, Serial ATA, SCSI and Ultra-SCSI
      • Upgrading to larger hard disks
      • Optimizing hard disk performance
    • Mastering advanced-drive technologies
      • CD-ROM: multispin, SCSI
      • CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD+R/RW
  • SOLVING SOFTWARE PROBLEMS
    • Real-mode vs. protected-mode drivers
    • Configuring driver software switches
    • CONFIG.SYS in the Windows environment
  • WORKING WITH PRINTERS AND PORTS
    • Diagnosing printer problems
      • Solving common printer problems
      • Configuring serial and parallel ports
    • Installing and testing serial devices
      • Setting communication parameters
      • Diagnosing serial port problems

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