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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

Wireless
7.3: SOHO Configuration
• Configure a wireless infrastructure
7.4: Internet of Things
• Configure smart devices
7.5: Wireless Network Troubleshooting • Troubleshoot wireless devices

TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(G), 3(A)(B), 4(C)(D)(F)(G)(I)(J), 5(B)(C)(D), 6(C), 7 (A)(B)(D)(E), 8(A)(B)(C)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I), 2(C), 3(D), 4(C), 8(A)(B)(C)

 

Friday, 13 December 2019 through Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Computer Maintenance Knowledge Check (daily)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computer Maintenance Project Tracker & Goals
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Wireless

7.3 SOHO Configuration
* 7.3.1 SOHO Configuration (9:39)
* 7.3.2 SOHO Configuration Facts
* 7.3.3 Configure a SOHO Router (13:13)
* 7.3.4 Configure a Wireless Access Point (5:34)
* 7.3.5 Access Point Configuration Facts
* 7.3.6 Windows Network Profile Facts
* 7.3.7 Configure a Wireless Infrastructure
* 7.3.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 62 minutes

7.4 Internet of Things
* 7.4.1 Internet of Things (10:27)
* 7.4.2 Smart Devices (7:02)
* 7.4.3 Internet of Things Facts
* 7.4.4 Configure Smart Devices
* 7.4.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 33 minutes

7.5 Wireless Network Troubleshooting
* 7.5.1 Wireless Network Troubleshooting (9:30)
* 7.5.2 Wireless Network Troubleshooting Tool Facts
* 7.5.3 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 21 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

System Management
12.1: Windows System Tools
• Use Task Manager to view current performance statistics
• Use Control Panel to configure your system
• Use system tools to view configuration information for your computer
• Use prebuilt and custom management consoles to manage your computer
• View and edit registry settings
• Manage files, processes, and system settings from the command prompt
• Troubleshoot common Windows operating system and software issues
12.2: Preferences and Settings
• Download and install a Windows theme
• Add and remove file locations for indexing
• Configure locales, regional settings, and alternate input languages
• Configure a screen saver and require a password to unlock a Windows workstation
12.3: Performance Monitoring
• Monitor system performance using Task Manager
• Monitor system performance using Performance Monitor
• Monitor system performance using Resource Monitor
• Monitor system performance using Reliability Monitor
• Troubleshoot common Windows operating system and software issues
12.7: Windows Application Management
• Install, uninstall, and repair desktop applications
• Install and uninstall apps
• Run an application as an administrator
• Configure compatibility mode for an application
• Schedule a task to run automatically
• Configure local users and groups for a Windows system
• Troubleshoot common Windows operating system and software issues
12.9: Digital Content Management
• Select the correct software license for a specific implementation
• Explain the benefits and drawbacks of Open Source software
12.10: Updates
• Configure Windows Updates
• Update a Linux distribution
• Update a Macintosh system
• Update the firmware on a network device
• Configure Windows Update settings
• Manage device driver updates, roll back drivers, and enable or disable devices
12.11: System Backup
• Create a system image backup
• Schedule automatic backups of user data
• Protect user data with File History
• Use Windows Backup and Restore to configure a full system or file backup schedule
• Troubleshoot common Windows operating system and software issues
12.14: Operating System Troubleshooting
• Troubleshoot application crashes
• Run an application with elevated privileges on the system
• Troubleshoot hung applications
• Configure application priority and processor affinity
• Troubleshoot services and devices that fail to start on boot
• Troubleshoot system crashes
• Troubleshoot common Windows operating system and software issues
12.15: Windows Boot Errors
• Diagnose and correct errors with system power
• Diagnose and correct system component errors
• Recover from partition and boot record errors
• Access the Advanced Startup Options menu to customize how the system starts and to correct problems
• Edit the device priority list in the BIOS/UEFI to include and exclude device types from the boot order
• Modify the hard drive list to identify the order that the BIOS/UEFI should search when booting from a hard disk
• Troubleshoot failure to boot issues
• Troubleshoot common Windows operating system and software issues

TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(G), 3(A)(B), 4(I)(J), 6(A)(B), 7(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I), 2(C), 3(B)(D), 4(C), 6(D)(E)(F)(G)(H)(K) (L)(M)(N)(O), 7(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(G)

 

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 through Thursday, 12 December 2019
Computer Maintenance Knowledge Check (daily)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computer Maintenance Project Tracker & Goals
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

System Management

12.1 Windows System Tools
* 12.1.1 Use Task Manager (13:47)
* 12.1.2 Task Manager Facts
* 12.1.3 Use Control Panel (4:58)
* 12.1.4 Control Panel Facts
* 12.1.5 Use Management Consoles (7:37)
* 12.1.6 Management Consoles Facts
* 12.1.7 View System Information (6:29)
* 12.1.8 System Configuration and DirectX (5:23)
* 12.1.9 Use Regedit (5:58)
* 12.1.10 Windows Utilities Facts
* 12.1.11 Explore System Commands (10:38)
* 12.1.12 System Command Facts
* 12.1.13 Use System Commands
* 12.1.14 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 100 minutes

12.2 Preferences and Settings
* 12.2.1 Personalize Windows (4:24)
* 12.2.2 Configure Region and Language Options (3:25)
* 12.2.3 Index Files (5:16)
* 12.2.4 Preferences Facts
* 12.2.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 24 minutes

12.3 Performance Monitoring
* 12.3.1 Performance Monitoring (6:22)
* 12.3.2 Monitor System Performance (7:42)
* 12.3.3 Performance Monitoring Facts
* 12.3.4 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 29 minutes

12.7 Windows Application Management
* 12.7.1 Windows Desktop Applications (4:16)
* 12.7.2 Manage Windows Desktop Applications (10:27)
* 12.7.3 Desktop Application Management Facts
* 12.7.4 Configure Application Compatibility (6:54)
* 12.7.5 Application Compatibility Facts
* 12.7.6 Schedule Tasks (3:56)
* 12.7.7 Windows Store Applications (2:43)
* 12.7.8 Manage Windows Store Apps (5:12)
* 12.7.9 Manage Applications
* 12.7.10 Repair Programs
* 12.7.11 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 58 minutes

12.9 Digital Content Management
* 12.9.1 Software Licensing (8:00)
* 12.9.2 Digital Rights Management (DRM) (8:06)
* 12.9.3 Digital Content Management Facts
* 12.9.4 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 27 minutes

12.10 Updates
* 12.10.1 Updates (6:26)
* 12.10.2 Use Windows Update (6:41)
* 12.10.3 Update Facts
* 12.10.4 Configure Windows Update
* 12.10.7 Perform a Firmware Update (4:03)
* 12.10.8 Update Firmware
* 12.10.9 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 48 minutes

12.11 System Backup
* 12.11.1 System Backup (4:43)
* 12.11.2 Backup Facts
* 12.11.3 Create Backups in Windows (3:34)
* 12.11.6 Back Up the Computer
* 12.11.7 Configure File History
* 12.11.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 40 minutes

12.12 System Recovery
* 12.12.1 Windows 10 System Recovery (5:18)
* 12.12.2 Use Restore Points (8:25)
* 12.12.3 Create a Restore Point
* 12.12.4 Use Windows System Recovery Tools (6:19)
* 12.12.5 Boot into the Windows Recovery Environment
* 12.12.6 Use File Recovery Tools (7:54)
* 12.12.7 Restore Data from File History
* 12.12.10 System Recovery Facts
* 12.12.11 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 65 minutes

12.14 Operating System Troubleshooting
* 12.14.1 Windows Operating System Issues (8:23)
* 12.14.2 Troubleshoot Windows Applications (11:16)
* 12.14.3 Troubleshoot Windows Services (5:12)
* 12.14.4 Application Troubleshooting Facts
* 12.14.5 System Lockups (6:02)
* 12.14.6 System Errors Facts
* 12.14.7 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 45 minutes

12.15 Windows Boot Errors
* 12.15.1 Windows Boot Process (4:58)
* 12.15.2 Boot Process Facts
* 12.15.3 Modify the Boot Order (7:54)
* 12.15.4 Configure the Boot Order
* 12.15.5 Using Advanced Boot Options (6:56)
* 12.15.6 Windows Boot Options
* 12.15.7 Use the bootrec Command (4:22)
* 12.15.8 Startup Error Facts
* 12.15.9 Troubleshoot System Startup 1
* 12.15.10 Troubleshoot System Startup 2
* 12.15.11 Troubleshoot System Startup 3
* 12.15.12 Troubleshoot System Startup 4
* 12.15.13 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 78 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

Mobile Devices
9.5: Mobile Devices
• Identify and configure mobile device features and accessories
9.6: Mobile Device Networking
• Network mobile devices
• Synchronize mobile devices
• Configure email on mobile devices
• Configure mobile device connection, data synchronization, email, and security settings

TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(G), 3(A)(B), 4(F)(G)(J), 5(B)(C), 6(C)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I), 2(C), 3(B)(D), 4(C)

 

Monday, 11 November 2019 through Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Computer Maintenance Knowledge Check (daily)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computer Maintenance Project Tracker & Goals
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Mobile Devices

9.5 Mobile Devices
* 9.5.1 Mobile Device Overview (9:58)
* 9.5.2 Mobile Device Facts
* 9.5.3 Mobile Communications Facts
* 9.5.4 Mobile Device Accessory Facts
* 9.5.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 32 minutes

9.6 Mobile Device Networking
* 9.6.1 Networking Mobile Devices (5:09)
* 9.6.2 Mobile Device Connection Facts
* 9.6.3 Synchronize Mobile Devices (5:14)
* 9.6.4 Data Synchronization Facts
* 9.6.5 Configure Email on Mobile Devices (2:44)
* 9.6.6 Mobile Email Configuration Facts
* 9.6.7 Manage Mobile Devices
* 9.6.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 45 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

Printing
8.1: Printers
• Identify printer types and connectors
• Choose a printer to fulfill the requirements for a given situation
8.2: Printer Configuration
• Select and install a printer
• Given a scenario with system specifications and end-user requirements, select and install the appropriate printer
• Use Windows utilities to configure a local printer, set the default printer, manage print jobs, start and stop the print spooler, and print a test page
• Connect and configure a network printer
8.4 Printing Management
• Configure printer properties
• Manage printing
• Use Windows utilities to configure a local printer, set the default printer, manage print jobs, start and stop the print spooler, and print a test page
• Connect and configure a network printer
8.5: Printer Maintenance
• How to clean an ink jet printer head
• Maintain a laser printer
8.6: Printer Troubleshooting
• Troubleshoot and resolve common printing problems
• Given a scenario with system specifications and end-user requirements, select and install the appropriate printer
• Use Windows utilities to configure a local printer, set the default printer, manage print jobs, start and stop the print spooler, and print a test page
• Connect and configure a network printer

TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(G), 3(A)(B), 4(D)(H)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I), 2(C), 3(B), 4(C)(E), 5(A)(B)

 

Friday, 1 November 2019 through Friday, 8 November 2019
Computer Maintenance Knowledge Check (daily)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computer Maintenance Project Tracker & Goals
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Printing

8.1 Printers
* 8.1.1 Printer Types (10:24)
* 8.1.2 Printer Type Facts
* 8.1.3 Laser Printing Process (7:45)
* 8.1.4 Laser Printing Facts
* 8.1.5 Printer Connection Facts
* 8.1.6 Printer Characteristics Facts
* 8.1.7 Choose a Printer
* 8.1.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 59 minutes

8.2 Printer Configuration
* 8.2.1 Printing Configuration (8:40)
* 8.2.2 Install a Local Printer (6:17)
* 8.2.3 Configure Virtual Printing (3:34)
* 8.2.4 Printer Configuration Facts
* 8.2.5 Select and Install a Printer
* 8.2.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 35 minutes

8.4 Printing Management
* 8.4.1 How to Configure Printer Properties (11:18)
* 8.4.2 Manage Print Jobs (5:21)
* 8.4.3 Printing Management Facts
* 8.4.4 Add a Printer
* 8.4.5 Manage Printing
* 8.4.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 37 minutes

8.5 Printer Maintenance
* 8.5.1 Maintain Laser Printers (10:30)
* 8.5.2 Printer Preventative Maintenance
* 8.5.3 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 23 minutes

8.6 Printer Troubleshooting
* 8.6.1 Printer Troubleshooting (9:49)
* 8.6.2 Troubleshoot Printing (11:20)
* 8.6.3 Printer Troubleshooting Facts
* 8.6.4 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 42 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

Network
6.1: Networking Overview
• Understand the function of different network devices
6.2: Network Hardware
• Given a scenario and networking requirements, select the necessary connectivity hardware (such as wired network adapters, wireless network adapters, and networking devices)
• Identify the different types of network devices and their roles
6.3: Networking Media
• Select the appropriate network card, cable, and connector type for different network applications
• Install a network card
6.4: Ethernet
• Select devices and media to create an Ethernet network
6.11 SOHO Configuration
• Configure an Internet connection for a small office/home office network using various connection technologies
• Configure a wired and wireless local area network with a single subnet
6.12: Network Utilities
• Use ipconfig, ifconfig, or iwconfig to find TCP/IP configuration information
• Use ipconfig or ifconfig to release and renew a DHCP lease
• Use ping and tracert or traceroute to test connectivity
• Use nslookup to resolve hostnames and test name resolution
6.14: Network Troubleshooting
• View the status of a network connection
• Use ping and ipconfig to troubleshoot network connectivity problems
• Troubleshoot IP address conflicts
• Troubleshoot DHCP client issues
• Troubleshoot wireless connectivity issues
TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(G), 3(A)(B), 8(A)(B)(C)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I), 2(C), 3(B), 4(C), 8(A)(B)(C)

 

Thursday, 17 October 2019 through Thursday, 31 October 2019
Computer Maintenance Knowledge Check (daily)
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Computer Maintenance Project Tracker & Goals
* Log into Schoology for detailed information and submit assignment

Networking

6.1 Networking Overview
* 6.1.1 Networking (5:24)
* 6.1.2 Network Types (7:47)
* 6.1.3 Networking Terms (11:03)
* 6.1.4 Networking Facts
* 6.1.5 Networking Topologies (7:09)
* 6.1.6 Topology Facts
* 6.1.7 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 52 minutes

6.2 Network Hardware
* 6.2.1 Network Infrastructure (8:32)
* 6.2.2 Network Devices (7:35)
* 6.2.3 Device Access (4:13)
* 6.2.4 Network Infrastructure and Device Facts
* 6.2.5 Network Adapter Facts
* 6.2.6 Select and Install a Network Adapter
* 6.2.7 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 50 minutes

6.3 Networking Media
* 6.3.1 Cable Media (11:38)
* 6.3.2 Coaxial Cable Facts
* 6.3.3 Twisted Pair Facts
* 6.3.4 Twisted Pair Connector Facts
* 6.3.5 Fiber Optic Facts
* 6.3.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 47 minutes

6.4 Ethernet
* 6.4.1 Ethernet (4:30)
* 6.4.2 Ethernet Facts
* 6.4.3 Ethernet Standards
* 6.4.4 Practice Questions

6.9 Network Utilities
* 6.9.1 Network Utilities (6:17)
* 6.9.2 Use ipconfig and ifconfig (13:09)
* 6.9.3 Explore Configuration Information 1
* 6.9.4 Explore Configuration Information 2
* 6.9.5 Explore Configuration Information 3
* 6.9.6 Use ifconfig
* 6.9.7 Use ping and tracert (9:26)
* 6.9.8 Use nslookup (5:14)
* 6.9.9 TCP/IP Utilities
* 6.9.10 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 75 minutes

6.10 Network Troubleshooting
* 6.10.1 Network Troubleshooting (12:57)
* 6.10.2 Troubleshoot Network Connectivity (9:39)
* 6.10.3 Network Troubleshooting Facts
* 6.10.4 Fix a Network Connection 1
* 6.10.5 Fix a Network Connection 2
* 6.10.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 51 minutes
6.1 Networking Overview
* 6.1.1 Networking (5:23)
* 6.1.2 Network Types (7:47)
* 6.1.3 Networking Terms (10:58)
* 6.1.4 Networking Facts
* 6.1.5 Networking Topologies (7:09)
* 6.1.6 Topology Facts
* 6.1.7 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 50 minutes

6.2 Network Hardware
* 6.2.1 Network Infrastructure (8:33)
* 6.2.2 Network Devices (7:37)
* 6.2.3 Networking Infrastructure and Device Facts
* 6.2.4 Network Adapter Facts
* 6.2.5 Select and Install a Network Adapter
* 6.2.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 50 minutes

6.3 Networking Media
* 6.3.1 Cable Media (11:38)
* 6.3.2 Coaxial Cable Facts
* 6.3.3 Twisted Pair Facts
* 6.3.4 Twisted Pair Connector Facts
* 6.3.5 Fiber Optic Facts
* 6.3.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 50 minutes

6.4 Ethernet
* 6.4.1 Ethernet (4:31)
* 6.4.2 Ethernet Facts
* 6.4.3 Ethernet Standards
* 6.4.4 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 50 minutes

6.11 SOHO Configuration
* 6.11.1 SOHO Configuration (9:40)
* 6.11.2 SOHO Configuration Facts
* 6.11.3 Configuring a SOHO Router (13:13)
* 6.11.4 Configuring a Wireless Access Point (13:49)
* 6.11.5 Access Point Configuration Facts
* 6.11.6 Windows Network Profile Facts
* 6.11.7 Configure a Wireless Infrastructure
* 6.11.8 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 50 minutes

6.12 Network Utilities
* 6.12.1 Network Utilities (6:17)
* 6.12.2 Using ipconfig and ifconfig (13:09)
* 6.12.3 Find Configuration Information 1
* 6.12.4 Find Configuration Information 2
* 6.12.5 Find Configuration Information 3
* 6.12.6 Use ifconfig
* 6.12.7 Using ping and tracert (11:52)
* 6.12.8 Using nslookup (5:53)
* 6.12.9 TCP/IP Utilities
* 6.12.10 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 72 minutes

6.14 Network Troubleshooting
* 6.14.1 Wired Network Troubleshooting (12:57)
* 6.14.2 Wired Network Troubleshooting Tool Facts
* 6.14.3 Wireless Network Troubleshooting (9:31)
* 6.14.4 Wireless Network Troubleshooting Tool Facts
* 6.14.5 Troubleshooting Network Connectivity (13:51)
* 6.14.6 Network Troubleshooting Facts
* 6.14.7 Fix a Network Connection 1
* 6.14.8 Fix a Network Connection 2
* 6.14.9 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 77 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

Storage
5.1: Storage Devices
• Select the appropriate storage solution
5.2: SATA
• Install SATA devices
5.3: Optical Media
* Contrast and compare various types of optical media such as CD, DVD, Blu-ray
5.4: RAID
• Create RAID arrays
• Implement a RAID solution
5.9: Disk Optimization
• Perform Disk Cleanup
• Defragment a hard disk
• Check a hard disk for errors
5.10: Storage Troubleshooting
• Optimize hard disk performance
• Troubleshoot boot failures
• Troubleshoot problems with storage device boot priority in the BIOS/UEFI firmware
• Troubleshoot SATA drive issues
• Optimize SSD storage devices
TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(G), 3(A)(B), 4(H), 5(A)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I), 2(C), 3(B), 4(C)(E), 5(A)(B), 6(A)(H)(L)

 

Monday, 7 October 2019 through Wednesday, 16 October 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

Storage Devices

5.1 Storage Devices
* 5.1.1 Storage Devices (8:38)
* 5.1.2 Storage Device Facts
* 5.1.3 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 23 minutes

5.2 SATA
* 5.2.1 SATA (7:36)
* 5.2.2 Installing a SATA Device (6:03)
* 5.2.3 SATA Installation Facts
* 5.2.4 Install SATA Devices
* 5.2.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 31 minutes

5.3 Optical Media
* 5.3.1 CD Drives (5:24)
* 5.3.2 DVD Drives (5:27)
* 5.3.3 Blu-ray (3:49)
* 5.3.4 Optical Media Facts
* 5.3.5 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 26 minutes

5.4 RAID
* 5.4.1 RAID (11:03)
* 5.4.2 RAID Facts
* 5.4.3 Configuring a RAID Array (9:23)
* 5.4.4 RAID Configuration Facts
* 5.4.5 Create RAID Arrays
* 5.4.6 Implement a RAID Solution
* 5.4.7 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 55 minutes

5.9 Disk Optimization
* 5.9.1 Storage Optimization (12:46)
* 5.9.2 Optimize Disks in Windows (13:21)
* 5.9.3 Optimize Disks in Linux (8:13)
* 5.9.4 Optimize Disks in macOS (5:03)
* 5.9.5 Disk Optimization Facts
* 5.9.6 Perform Disk Maintenance
* 5.9.7 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 59 minutes

5.10 Storage Troubleshooting
* 5.10.1 Storage Troubleshooting (7:56)
* 5.10.2 Storage Troubleshooting Facts
* 5.10.3 SSD Storage Issues (4:26)
* 5.10.4 SSD Maintenance Facts
* 5.10.5 Troubleshoot SATA Devices
* 5.10.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 43 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

Peripheral Devices
4.1: Peripheral Devices
• Understand the various functions of different peripheral devices
• Connect a KVM to multiple computers
• Connect peripheral devices using the appropriate cables and connectors
4.5: Device Driver Management
• Install devices using drivers included with Windows and drivers available on disc
• Use Device Manager to verify the proper installation of devices
• Safely remove hot swappable devices
• Configure Windows to search Windows Update for updated drivers
• Configure driver signing behavior in Windows
• Update device drivers
• Install and configure drivers on a Linux and Mac OS system
4.6: Device Driver Troubleshooting
• Update and roll back device drivers
• Enable and disable devices in Device Manager
• Use the Last Known Good configuration, Safe Mode, and restore points to recover from device related errors
• Update hardware device firmware
TEKS: §130.303. 1(A)(B)(C)(E)(G), 3(A)(B), 4(H)(I), 5(A)
TEKS: §130.304. 1(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(I), 2(C), 3(B), 4(C)(E), 5(B), 6(A)(B)(C)(D) (G)

 

Monday, 30 September 2019 through Friday, 4 October 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

Peripheral Devices

4.1 Peripheral Devices
* 4.1.1 Peripheral Devices (3:26)
* 4.1.2 Peripheral Device Facts
* 4.1.3 Connect a KVM Switch
* 4.1.4 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 20 minutes

4.5 Device Driver Management
* 4.5.1 Device Installation (4:19)
* 4.5.2 Install Device Drivers (10:30)
* 4.5.3 Manage Device Drivers on Windows (12:46)
* 4.5.4 Manage Devices on Linux (12:24)
* 4.5.5 Manage Devices on macOS (2:50)
* 4.5.6 Hardware Device Facts
* 4.5.7 Device Driver Installation Facts
* 4.5.8 Manage Devices
* 4.5.9 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 72 minutes

4.6 Device Driver Troubleshooting
* 4.6.1 Device Driver Troubleshooting (4:57)
* 4.6.2 Troubleshoot Devices (6:30)
* 4.6.3 Device Troubleshooting Facts
* 4.6.4 Manage Devices 1
* 4.6.5 Manage Devices 2
* 4.6.6 Practice Questions
Total Time: about 40 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

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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