The A+ Hardware Service Technician exam will cover in detail the different hardware components and peripheral components you may experience in a normal technician’s daily job. Though you may have extensive experience with troubleshooting computer problems or issues, there are many “details” that the exam covers which you may not have experienced yet or may need to refresh your knowledge on.
This courses will give a detailed look into the System Architecture of a computer system.
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I. Introduction to the System Architecture Course
II. System Architecture Overview
III. Components of a Motherboard
IV. The CPU
V. Characteristics of a CPU
VI. CPU Sockets
Section 1 Review
VII. BIOS & CMOS
VIII. Types of Memory
IX. Memory Packages
X. RAM’s Integral Part of the Computer System
Section 2 Review
XII. DMA Channels
XIII. Common I/O Addresses
XIV. COM Port Addresses
Section 3 Review
XV. Cable Connections
XVI. Serial vs. Parallel
XVII. Computer Port Identification
Section 4 Review