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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
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