IST113 - IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software

Credits: 3

This course presents an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Through hands- on activities and laboratory exercises, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. The primary objective of this course is to provide the student with a general understanding of computer hardware and system software. The material covered in this course is intended to form a foundation of technical knowledge for system analysis, design, configuration, procurement, and management. In addition, an introduction to networking is included. This course helps prepare students for the industry recognized CompTIA’s A+ certification.

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