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Course Description

This course provides PC operating system and hardware concepts and hands-on activities relating to the following topics: PC computer architecture, operating system theory, current PC operating systems, hard drive formatting and partitioning, operating system installation and upgrading, peripheral device drivers, network connectivity, resource sharing over a network, construction, installation, upgrading, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software components of microcomputer systems. Course will cover specification, selection, installation and configuration of hardware components including memory, floppy disk drives, microprocessors, hard drives, DVD's/CDs and DVD/CD-writers, video cards, NIC cards, sound cards, monitors and printers as related to a business environment.

Please note that participants will need to provide an email address when registering to access Laulima, the course learning management system. The course may require hardware/software supplies up to $50.00 for hands-on activities. The course will utilize a digital textbook that will be accessible after you register in Laulima. Payment of the digital textbook can be made at the University of Hawai‘i Kapi‘olani Community College Bookstore for $94.00. For more information about the course, please contact Melissa Nakamura at (808) 734-9152 or mchar@hawaii.edu.

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the types of operating systems currently in use by small businesses
  • Describe the functions of operating systems
  • Define general operating system terminology
  • Describe the basic features and characteristics of PC processors and their operating systems
  • Demonstrate basic functions and features of specific operating systems currently in use in small business environments.
  • Install an operating system
  • Upgrade to a new operating system
  • Install peripheral devices and device drivers
  • Assemble, maintain, and troubleshoot various PC hardware components
  • Perform file system and disk maintenance.

Notes

Participants will need to provide an email address when registering to access Laulima, the course learning management system. The course may require hardware/software supplies up to $50.00 for hands-on activities. The course will utilize a digital textbook that will be accessible after you register in Laulima. Payment of the digital textbook can be made at the University of Hawai‘i Kapi‘olani Community College Bookstore for $94.00. For more information about the course, please contact Melissa Nakamura at (808) 734-9152 or mchar@hawaii.edu.

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