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CIS 2731 A+ Hardware & Software

This class is for intermediate to advanced students seeking both the theoretical and practical aspects of building a PC. The class covers CPU, storage devices, printers, and networking devices. This class also includes functions and installation of operating systems as well as troubleshooting steps and common tools. Will help students in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Certification.

Prerequisites: CIS 1411 or CIS 1130 and CIS 1107

Course Outcomes
  • Recognize and resolve common operating system malfunctions. Identify and use appropriate tools for resolving various issues with operating system software.
  • Identify and resolve common hardware faults and failures. Troubleshoot, replace or upgrade hardware components commonly found in desktop and laptop computers.
  • Install and/or upgrade current Windows operating system software to bring desktop and laptop computers to a basic operational level.
  • Assemble commonly required components and install them in a standard desktop computer to bring the system to a basic operational level.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 4 hours
  • Division: Business and Public Services
  • Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Hampton
Term: Spring 2024
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $30.00
Open Seats: 13
Section: 501
Open Seats: 13
Section: 501
Face to Face
Centerville Campus
Centerville, Rm 107
Faculty: Renegar
Term: Spring 2024
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 23
Meets: MW from 2:30PM to 4:10PM
Section: C01
Open Seats: 23
Meets: MW from
2:30PM to 4:10PM
Section: C01