Chapter 1: Introduction to the Personal Computer. IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software v4.0. Purpose of this Presentation. To provide to instructors an overview of Chapter 1:. List of chapter objectives Overview of the chapter contents, including student worksheets
IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software v4.0
To provide to instructors an overview of Chapter 1:
An A+ Certification candidate must pass two exams:
covers the basic skills needed to install, build, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, diagnose, and maintain basic personal computer hardware and operating systems
Modules 1-3 covered in this course:
CAUTION: Do not open a power supply.
Electronic capacitors located inside of a power supply can hold a charge for extended periods of time.
CPU FanCooling Systems
Increase the functionality of a computer by adding controllers for specific devices or by replacing malfunctioning ports.
Data cables connect drives to the drive controller, which is located on an adapter card or on the motherboard.
A video port connects a monitor cable to a computer.
The most important difference between these monitor types is the technology used to create an image:
SpeakersOther Output Devices
System resources are used for communication purposes between the CPU and other components in a computer.
There are three common system resources:
1.1.2 Jobs Opportunities
1.4.7 Research Computer Components