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Assignments: Computer Maintenance

 

 

 

I reserve the right to modify and change any day's lesson plan as needed to ensure the objectives are being met.  This could mean that the lessons will proceed slower some days and faster others.

All students are to be responsible for making up any missed assignments, whether absence is excused or not.  Knowledge of how to use computer is like building a house.  You need the foundation before you start on the walls or roof!  The student is responsible for checking this website for assignments as well as looking on Schoology.  All missed work is counted as zero (0) until completed and graded.


Objectives

System Components
3.1: Cases and Form Factors
• Identify the form factor of motherboards and cases
• Select the appropriate motherboard and case combination
3.2: Power Supplies
• Select a compatible power supply for a computer system
• Install a power supply and connect it to various internal components
3.3: Motherboards and Buses
• Identify the various connection areas on a motherboard
• Select an appropriate motherboard and install it in a desktop computer
3.4: Motherboard Troubleshooting
• Troubleshoot system power issues
• Troubleshoot system errors identified during POST
• Troubleshoot memory errors
• Troubleshoot overheating issues
• Troubleshoot device errors
3.5: Processors
• Given an existing system with or without documentation, select an appropriate processor to meet end-user requirements.
• Use correct procedures to install a CPU in a motherboard using a thermal pad or paste, a heat sink and fan, and power connectors.
• View BIOS settings to verify proper installation of the processor.
o Enable or disable hyper-threading in the BIOS.
o Enable or disable VT support in the BIOS.
o Monitor cooling fan speed and CPU temperature.
3.6: Processor Troubleshooting
• Protect CPUs from electrostatic discharge
• Determine whether a CPU is compatible with a given motherboard
• Correct overclocking errors
• Correct CPU installation errors
• Configure proper CPU cooling
• Replace a failed CPU
3.7: Memory
* Discover the differences between various types of RAM
3.8: Memory Installation
• Select and install the correct memory module.
• Install triple channel memory.
3.9: Memory Troubleshooting
• Troubleshoot memory
3.10: BIOS/UEFI
• Find and edit BIOS settings
• Flash the BIOS
• Clear CMOS settings
3.11: Expansion Cards
• Identify expansion slots and cards by sight
• Install an expansion card
3.12: Video
• Select the appropriate video card for a computer system
• Disable an integrated graphics solution
• Install and configure a video card
3.13: Audio
• Select a sound card for a given scenario
• Create a multimedia system by installing sound devices
TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(G), 3(A)(B), 4(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(H)(I), 5(A)(D)(E)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I), 2(C), 3(B), 4(C)(D), 5(A), 6(A)(B)(C)(D) (G)

 

Monday, 9 September 2019 through Friday, 27 September 2019
Computer Maintenance Knowledge Check (daily)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computer Maintenance Project Tracker & Goals (at *least* once a week)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

System Components

3.1 Cases and Form Factors
* 3.1.1 Cases and Form Factors (6:23)
* 3.1.2 System Case Facts
* 3.1.3 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 19 minutes

3.2 Power Supplies
* 3.2.1 Power Supplies (4:10)
* 3.2.2 Power Supply Facts
* 3.2.3 Identifying Power Supply Components (6:00)
* 3.2.4 Change the Power Supply (7:16)
* 3.2.5 Install a Power Supply
* 3.2.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 42 minutes

3.3 Motherboards and Buses
* 3.3.1 Motherboard Components (4:42)
* 3.3.2 Motherboard Facts
* 3.3.3 Install a Motherboard (6:21)
* 3.3.4 Motherboard Installation Facts
* 3.3.5 Choose and Install a Motherboard
* 3.3.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 41 minutes

3.4 Motherboard Troubleshooting
* 3.4.1 Motherboard Troubleshooting (8:19)
* 3.4.2 Motherboard Troubleshooting Facts
* 3.4.3 Troubleshoot System Power
* 3.4.4 Troubleshoot Power Supply Problems
* 3.4.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 27 minutes

3.5 Processors
* 3.5.1 Processor Concepts (11:33)
* 3.5.2 CPU Facts
* 3.5.3 CPU Performance Facts
* 3.5.4 CPU Socket Facts
* 3.5.5 Installing a Processor (6:35)
* 3.5.6 CPU Installation Facts
* 3.5.7 Select and Install a Processor 1
* 3.5.8 Select and Install a Processor 2
* 3.5.9 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 64 minutes

3.6 Processor Troubleshooting
* 3.6.1 Processor Troubleshooting (6:18)
* 3.6.2 Processor Troubleshooting Facts
* 3.6.3 Troubleshoot Processor Installation 1
* 3.6.4 Troubleshoot Processor Installation 2
* 3.6.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 33 minutes

3.7 Memory
* 3.7.1 Random Access Memory (4:28)
* 3.7.2 DRAM Types (6:13)
* 3.7.3 RAM Facts
* 3.7.4 Memory Speed (13:16)
* 3.7.5 Memory Speed Facts
* 3.7.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 46 minutes

3.8 Memory Installation
* 3.8.1 Memory Characteristics (14:47)
* 3.8.2 Memory Facts
* 3.8.3 Select Memory by Sight
* 3.8.4 Select the Correct Memory Module (7:18)
* 3.8.5 Installing Memory (7:52)
* 3.8.6 Memory Installation Facts
* 3.8.7 Install Triple Channel Memory
* 3.8.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 64 minutes

3.9 Memory Troubleshooting
* 3.9.1 Memory Troubleshooting (6:35)
* 3.9.2 Testing Memory (4:26)
* 3.9.3 Memory Troubleshooting Facts
* 3.9.4 Troubleshoot Memory 1
* 3.9.5 Troubleshoot Memory 2
* 3.9.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 37 minutes

3.10 BIOS/UEFI
* 3.10.1 BIOS/UEFI (12:03)
* 3.10.2 PC Boot Process (4:05)
* 3.10.3 BIOS/UEFI Facts
* 3.10.4 Editing BIOS/UEFI Settings (14:36)
* 3.10.5 Use Built-in System Diagnostics (2:37)
* 3.10.6 Flash the BIOS (6:21)
* 3.10.7 Find BIOS/UEFI Settings
* 3.10.8 Clear CMOS Settings
* 3.10.9 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 69 minutes

3.11 Expansion Cards
* 3.11.1 Expansion Buses and Slots (4:30)
* 3.11.2 Expansion Bus Types
* 3.11.3 Installing an Expansion Card (4:18)
* 3.11.4 Install Expansion Cards
* 3.11.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 22 minutes

3.12 Video
* 3.12.1 Video Cards (5:32)
* 3.12.2 Video Card Facts
* 3.12.3 Installing a Video Card (6:12)
* 3.12.4 Video Card Installation Facts
* 3.12.5 Upgrade a Video Card
* 3.12.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 42 minutes

3.13 Audio
* 3.13.1 Digital Audio (9:07)
* 3.13.2 Sound Cards (3:35)
* 3.13.3 Sound Card Facts
* 3.13.4 Manage Audio Devices (11:22)
* 3.13.5 Sound Card Installation Facts
* 3.13.6 Sound Card Connectors
* 3.13.7 Select and Install a Sound Card
* 3.13.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 58 minutes

Students who have not completed their work during class will need to come to my classroom after school to complete it or have the missed work counted against them.


 

Objectives

PC Technician
• Use an anti-static mat and strap to protect against ESD
• Implement appropriate grounding procedures
• Use proper communication techniques and exhibit professionalism when interacting with clients
* Discover troubleshooting steps, techniques and on-the-job expectations
TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(F), 2(A)(B), 3(A)(B)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(H)(I), 3(A)(B)(C)

 

Monday, 2 September 2019 through Friday, 6 September 2019
Computer Maintenance Knowledge Check (daily)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computer Maintenance Project Tracker & Goals (at *least* once a week)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

PC Technician

2.1 Protection and Safety
* 2.1.1 Safety (4:53)
* 2.1.2 Safety Measures
* 2.1.3 Electrostatic Discharge (5:14)
* 2.1.4 Protecting Against ESD (4:08)
* 2.1.5 ESD Facts
* 2.1.6 Environmental Concerns (5:28)
* 2.1.7 Environmental Facts
* 2.1.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 50 minutes

2.2 Professionalism
* 2.2.1 Professionalism (5:42)
* 2.2.2 Professionalism Facts
* 2.2.3 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 26 minutes

2.3 Change Management
* 2.3.1 Change Management Overview (4:28)
* 2.3.2 Change Management Facts
* 2.3.3 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 15 minutes

2.4 PC Tools
* 2.3.1 PC Toolkit (5:21)
* 2.3.2 Tool Facts
* 2.3.3 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 25 minutes

2.6 Troubleshooting Overview
* 2.5.1 Troubleshooting Process (7:00)
* 2.5.2 Troubleshooting Process Facts
* 2.5.3 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 27 minutes

View Mike Meyers' PC Technician video (throwback)

Students who have not completed their work during class will need to come to my classroom after school to complete it or have the missed work counted against them.


Objectives

Computing Overview
* Discover the expectations before starting and what you will learn over the program
* Learn about TestOut PC Pro online curriculum and how the simulator works
• Read simulated component documentation and view components to make appropriate choices to meet the scenario
• Add simulated computer components to the Workspace
• Change views and zoom in on objects in the Workspace
• Move objects to and from the Shelf
• Use the simulation interface to connect components to the appropriate cables
• Use the simulated Windows desktop to complete software configuration tasks
* Learn or review hardware basics
* Learn or review Windows basics
TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(F)(G), 3(A)(B)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I)

 

Monday, 26 August 2019 through Friday, 30 August 2019
Computer Maintenance Knowledge Check (daily)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computer Maintenance Project Tracker & Goals (at *least* once a week)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computing Overview

1.1 Course Introduction
* 1.1.1 PC Pro Introduction (6:29)
* 1.1.2 Use the Simulator (14:55)
* 1.1.3 Explore the Lab Interface
* 1.1.4 Work with Internal Components (9:28)
* 1.1.5 Connect Internal Components
Total Time: about 41 minutes

1.2 Hardware Basics
* 1.2.1 Computing Basics (10:49)
* 1.2.2 Computing Facts
* 1.2.3 External Components (5:50)
* 1.2.4 Port and Connector Facts
* 1.2.5 Adapter and Converter Facts
* 1.2.6 Internal Components (3:09)
* 1.2.7 Set Up a Computer
* 1.2.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 55 minutes

1.3 Windows Basics
* 1.3.1 Windows Operating Systems (5:17)
* 1.3.2 Windows Operating System Facts
* 1.3.3 Use the Windows 10 Interface (7:16)
* 1.3.4 Windows Interface Facts
* 1.3.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 31 minutes

Students who have not completed their work during class will need to come to my classroom after school to complete it or have the missed work counted against them.


 

Objectives

* Learn to be safe at Dayton High School, includes safety rules: evacuation, lockdown, modified lockdown, etc and what to do in alternate circumstances
* Learn class procedures
* Ensure students can log into DISD AD network
* Learn about fellow classmates
* Set up browser to class website to view objectives daily
* Review and discuss DISD's Policy for Acceptable Use of Computers and Networks
* Learn how to log into Schoology and participate in a discussion board
TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(E)(F), 3(A)(B) TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)

Thursday, 15 August 2019 through Friday, 23 August 2019
Collect signed Acknowledgment of Receipt/Contract
* Due Tuesday

Groundwork Presentation
* Safety - evacuation, reverse evacuation, shelter in place, drop & cover, etc
* Classroom setup and expectations
* DHS Grading Guidelines

Ensure students are able to log into workstation with id/pw.

* First 5 letters of last name
* First 3 letters of first name
* Followed by three zeros
* Password is student ID

Check if students have access to:
* C: hard drive
* G: drive, DISD student storage

Set up Drive File Stream
* Click on Start button
* In Search box, type Drive File Stream
* Click on the blue and white icon to open the program
* Type in your broncomail.net id and password to log in
Note: You will find your work from many years ago. Please organize it appropriately so you can easily locate your work for this class.

Set Default Printer
* In the search box, type pri for printer
* Click on Printers & scanners to open
* Scroll down to view "Let Windows manage my default printer" and remove the check from the check box
* HP LaserJet 600 M602 - Room 540 should have the word Default below it

Set up Home Pages (6) on the browser of your choice to Assignments tab on class website
* 1st tab will be objectives for week
* 2nd tab will be day's assignment
* 3rd tab will be Schoology
* 4th tab will be TestOut
* 5th tab will be Skyward
* 6th tab will be Home for other uses (SAM, Google, etc.)

Autobiography Assignment
* Do this assignment after tabs set and while waiting for other's to get theirs set
* Obtain the sheet with the instructions
* Once completed, print to HP LaserJet 600 M602 - Room 540

1st Class Website check

Dayton ISD Responsible Use of Computers and Network Policy
* On your 5th tab, select Dayton ISD from dropdown box at top > District Info > Forms & Handouts > Responsible Use Policy (RUP) for Computers and Networks
* Learn how to use Socrative Student website (Socrative.com)
* Read and answer questions regarding the DISD RUP

Log into Schoology (pronounced: school-ogy)
* app.schoology.com
* Click on the Schoology logo in the black-ish strip across the top
If you are a new student to Schoology, do the following:
* Sign up
* Student
* Access Code for your specific course will be provided
* For Username, enter your Broncomail id (Ex. brownbet000@broncomail.net)
* For password, enter your 6 digit student number (used in cafeteria)
* Enter your birthday information as requested
* Check the box agreeing to the End User License Agreement (EULA)
* Click on Register button

Returning students will log in using their Broncomail ID/PW
* Access Code for your specific course will be provided

All students should be able to click on Courses at the top to select your current class.

Welcome to Schoology!
* Log into Schoology

Policy for Responsible Use of Computers and Networks Test
Log into Schoology (pronounced: school-ogy)
* Username and password is the same id/pw used to log into the computer
* School is Dayton High School (type 77535 and select our school)
Click on Courses at the top to select your current class
Click on Assignments to find Career Exploration:
* (it is also listed on the right under Upcoming)
* On your 5th tab, select Dayton ISD from dropdown box at top > District Info > Forms & Handouts > Responsible Use Policy (RUP) for Computers and Networks
* You may use the Responsible Use of Computers and Networks
* Wait to start until directed
* If you fail the test, quietly ask if you can retake it and I'll reset it for you
* Retakes receive a maximum grade of 70

Students who have not completed their work during class will need to come to my classroom after school to complete it or have the missed work counted against them.

Janette Hill

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