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Micro Computer Service Maintenance #1

CET 1171 & EEV 0851

Class Guidelines-Jan 2001, Term 2000-II

Instructor:      Ray Merry,  www.raymerry.com, Email.....

Required Materials:Texts: 1. Upgrading and Repairing PC's, Scott Meuller, 12th Edition, QUE  Optional Reference: The New A+ Certification Training Guide, Charles J. Brooks, Marcraft Publications.  Note there are 2 books, usually packaged together: 1.Theory, and 2.Lab Guide.

You also need 5-3.5 inch Floppies, and a 3 ring binder for your repair book.

Tool Kits: You will be expected to have a basic PC tool kit, or at least a phillips and straight bladed screwdriver.  Bring the kit and your Lab Guide, binder and floppies to each class.
Web Reference:  see www.raymerry.com and click on students.  Also see www.digitalconcern.com  

Semester Objectives: Learn the Parts and Basic Functioning of a PC and the DOS, Windows, and Windows 95 Operating Systems.

  1. Identify and distinguish between different types of personal computers such as Apple, IBM, and IBM PC compatibles.
  2. Understand what the microprocessor does.
  3. Know and be able to discuss different microprocessor manufacturers including Intel, Motorola, Cyrix, and AMD.
  4. Identify the different types of microprocessors used by IBM and IBM compatible computers.
  5. Identify and understand the hardware components of a computer including motherboard, processor, memory, disk systems, audio and video components, etc.
  6. Be able to open a PC case, and add and remove basic components.
  7. Understand what an operating system is, why it is required, and be able to list several types.
  8. Perform all the basic computer functions using DOS.
  9. Know the basic operational differences in DOS, Windows, and Windows 9x  
  10. Create a Repair Lab Book, consisting of handouts, boot diskettes, answers to the lab work and other items.

Grading will be a combination of POP quizzes during class, plus lab work and Exams.

Points toward final grade:          Mid-Term 100 points:   Labs, Quizzes and Assignments 100 points; Final Exam 200 points (100 in class +100 take home). Students caught cheating will flunk the exam. Repeat offenders will flunk the course.  (Total Points approximate, Exact Points subject to change)

Letter Grade Equivalents: >= 90 =A; 80-89=B; 70-79=C; 60-69=D; <=59=F

I do not have an office on campus.  You may contact me before or after my classes (6:00-6:30PM) Thursday Evenings and (8:30-9:00 AM) Saturday Morning, or after my Saturday Class (12 M-12:30 PM Saturday), or as arranged.  Since labs and quizzes are given during class (some without notice), attendance of all classes is important.  Unless you give advance notice of missing a class you may not be able to make up those grades.

To contact me outside of class please email ------   In an emergency call ----------.  Please let me know if you have trouble getting books, or if you have any other difficulties. 

Study the assignments and best of luck.


Ray Merry

 

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