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COURSE NUMBER: INFO153
COURSE TITLE:A+ Certification Prep
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Online, Hybrid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides students with the comprehensive fundamentals of IT device installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking. This course closely integrates and prepares the students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. The course reflects current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of computer repair. The course covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. The course offers an ideal way to prepare students for success as a professional computer repair technician.

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Gain a complete, step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardward and softward.
  • Communicate both orally and written how computer will benefit companies.
  • Build, maintain, and troubleshoot a PC and all hardware components.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Introduction to the World of IT
  2. Device Connectivity
  3. Motherboard Technology
  4. BIOS Configuration
  5. Power and Electricity
  6. Memory
  7. Storage Devices
  8. Multimedia Devices
  9. Video Technologies
  10. Printers
  11. Mobile Devices
  12. Computer Design and Troubleshooting
  13. Internet Connectivity
  14. Networking
  15. Operating Systems
  16. Computer and Network Security

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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