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CCTM11 - Hardware Concepts, Installation and Configuration

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Course Overview

This course is intended for students preparing for technical support roles. Develop a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues related to installing computer hardware components. Topics include:

  • how to identify the primary components of a PC and how they work together
  • how to identify the basic procedures for adding and removing key components in the computer system, including common cards in a PC system
  • electric static discharge (ESD) precautions
  • interrupt request (IRQ), port, memory and direct memory access (DMA) assignments, and procedures for altering configuration
  • integrated drive electronics (IDE), Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interfaces, slave IDE drives, changing complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) setup information
  • CPU and RAM chips (types, form factors and operational characteristics)
  • popular motherboards, their components and bus structures

    Recommended: CCTO101 Windows Desktop Operating System or equivalent Windows XP user-level skills. This course is intended for students preparing for a technical support role.

Upcoming Offerings

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Section Start/End Schedule
E01 Sep. 27 - Sep. 29, 2019 Fri, Sat, Sun
Hours Delivery Fees
14 hours Day, Evening $400
Meeting Times:
  • Sep. 27 - Friday: 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Sep. 28 - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM
  • Sep. 29 - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Section Start/End Schedule
A01 Oct. 23 - Oct. 24, 2019 Wed, Thu
Hours Delivery Fees
14 hours Day $400
Meeting Times:
  • Oct. 23 & 24 - Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM

Section Start/End Schedule
E01 Feb. 21 - Feb. 23, 2020 Fri, Sat, Sun
Hours Delivery Fees
14 hours Day, Evening $400
Meeting Times:
  • Feb. 21 - Friday: 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Feb. 22 - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM
  • Feb. 23 - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Section Start/End Schedule
A01 Mar. 25 - Mar. 26, 2020 Wed, Thu
Hours Delivery Fees
14 hours Day $400
Meeting Times:
  • Mar. 25 & 26 - Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM

*Day delivery ranges between 8 AM - 5 PM.
**Evening delivery ranges between 5 PM - 10 PM.