Hardware

Hardware

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Hardware
Course
Course
A+ Certification Prep
Subjects
Subjects
Career & Technical Education
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
10
11
12
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
45
Overview
In this unit, student will learn how to identify, use, and connect different hardware components and devices.
Cyber Connections
Hardware and Software
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
3. 0 – Building and Tearing apart a Desktop Computer
Content
  • Hardware Components
  • Ports
  • Harddrive
  • RAM
  • Power Supply
Title
3.1 - Explain basic cable types, features, and their purposes
Content
  • Network Cables
  • Video Cables
  • Multipurpose cables
  • Hard Drive Cables
  • Adapters
Title
3.2 - Identify common connector types
Content
  • RJ-11
  • RJ-45
  • RS-232
  • BNC
  • RG-59
  • RG-6
  • USB
  • Micro-USB
  • Mini-USB
  • USB-C
  • DB-9
  • Lightning
  • SCSI
  • eSATA
  • Molex 
Title
3.3 - Given a scenario, install RAM types
Content
  • Ram Types
  • Single Channel
  • Dual Channel
  • Triple Channel
  • Error Correcting
  • Parity vs. Non-Parity
Title
3.4 - Given a scenario, select, install and configure storage devices
Content
  • Optical Drives
  • Solid-State Drives
  • Magnetic Hard Drives
  • Hybrid Drives
  • Flash
  • Configurations
Title
3.5 - Given a scenario, install and configure motherboards, CPUs, and add-on cards
Content
  • Motherboard Form Factor
  • Motherboard Connector Types
  • BIOS / UEFI Settings
  • CMOS Battery
  • CPU Features
  • Compatibility
  • Cooling Mechanism
  • Expansion Cards
Title
3.6 - Explain the purposes and uses of various peripheral types
Content
  • Printer
  • ADF / Flatbed Scanner
  • Bardcore Scanner / QR Scanner
  • Monitors
  • VR Headset
  • Optical Drive Types
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad
  • Signature Pad
  • Game Controllers
  • Camera / Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Headset
  • Projector
  • External Storage Drives
  • KVM
  • Magnetic Reader / Chip Reader
  • NFC / Tap Pay Device
  • Smart Card Reader
Title
3.7 - Summarize power supply types and features
Content
  • Input 115V vs. 220V
  • Output 5V vs. 12V
  • 24-Pin Motherboard Adapter
  • Wattage Rating
  • Number of Devices / Types of Devices to be Powered
Title
3.8 - Given a scenario, select and configure appropriate components for a custom PC configuration to meet customer specifications or needs
Content
  • Graphic / CAD / CAM Design Workstation
  • Audio / Video Editing Workstation
  • Virtualization Workstation
  • Gaming PC
  • Network Attached Storage Device
  • Standard Thick Client
  • Thin Client
Title
3.10 - Given a scenario, configure SOHO multifunction devices/printers and settings
Content
  • Use Appropriate Drivers for a Given Operating System
  • Device Sharing
  • Public / Shared Devices
Title
3.11 - Given a scenario, install and maintain various print technologies
Content
  • Laser
  • Inkjet
  • Thermal
  • Impact
  • Virtual
  • 3D Printers