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Computer Information Systems

CIS 235


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
047705August 25, 2014

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Managing and Troubleshooting PCs


Course Description

Personal computer servicing and support will be covered within the following topics: physical and electrical concepts of motherboards, power supplies, BIOS and expansion buses; definitions and uses of microprocessors (CPUs), memory system resources and input/output devices; data storage devices and interfaces; cables, connectors and ports; basic networking fundamentals; operating system fundamentals; and DOS.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.
  • Recommended: Windows experience.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the physical concepts of a motherboard in a personal computer.
  • Explain the electrical properties found in the motherboard of a personal computer.
  • Examine the electrical properties of the power supply.
  • Explore the computer BIOS.
  • Explain the types of microprocessors.
  • Explain input/output devices.
  • Explain data storage devices.
  • Explain basic networking fundamentals.
  • Examine operating system fundamentals.
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