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Computer Hardware Repair Training

Career Diploma in
Computer Service & Repair: Hardware

Our online computer hardware repair training course teaches the fundamental skills and techniques necessary to repair PCs. Use what you learn in our computer hardware repair training course to launch a successful professional career.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Exams
  • Program Length: As few as 6 Months

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  What You'll Learn

The online computer hardware repair training course is comprised of 11 comprehensive lessons. Each lesson introduces the topic with the objectives and a vocabulary builder of new terms. The course is developed by experts who have “been there, done that” so everything you learn is applicable in the real world. You’ll also get a CD-ROM to enhance your understanding of concepts such as…

  • Solid state vs. magnetic hard drives
  • Types of partitions used in Windows operating systems
  • ATA standards
  • Hard drive installation
  • Standard hard drive errors
  • Resetting jumpers and dip switches
  • Implementing CSS code into html websites

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Lesson 1: Introducing Hardware  

Introduction to major hardware components of a computer; Input and output devices; Importance of the motherboard; Creating style sheets and implement CSS code into html websites.

Lesson 2: Discovering The Power Behind Computers  

Make-up of the ATX motherboard; Types of computer cases; Basic electricity concepts; Common electrical components; Troubleshooting tools.

Lesson 3: The Mother of All Boards  

The boot process; Role of processor socket; Chip sets; PCI buses; Resetting jumpers and dip switches; Configuration settings in CMOS RAM; the POST process; Replacing a motherboard.

Lesson 4: Getting Behind the Mind of a Computer  

Main features of a processor; Overclocking a processor; Types of processors; Ways to cool a processor; Processor related computer issues; Diagnosing booting problems.

Lesson 5: Strategy to Remember  

Types of memory; Installing, upgrading, and troubleshooting memory; Copyright and software license issues.

Lesson 6: Understanding Computer Storage  

Solid state vs. magnetic hard drives; Types of partitions used in Windows operating systems; ATA standards; Hard drive installation; Creating workable partitions; Hard drive jumpers; Standard hard drive errors.

Lesson 7: The Ins and Outs of Computers  

Input/Output devices; USB interface technologies; Serial and parallel ports; Monitor types and settings; Video cards; Windows Device Manager.

Lesson 8: Computers and the Media  

Sound card interface; TV tuners vs. video capture cards; Optical drive technologies and installation; Utilizing tape technology; Digital camera integration; MIDI technology.

Lesson 9: Networking  

Bandwidth characteristics; Types of wireless standards; The role of the network/wireless card; Functionality of hubs and switches; Routers; Firewalls; Common ports; Troubleshooting IP networks.

Lesson 10: Cutting the Cord  

Notebook computers; Notebooks vs. netbooks; Recovering a notebook’s operating system; Upgrading the OS of a portable computer; Port replicators; Docking stations; Card slots; Power-saving options; Types of memory modules on portable computers; Troubleshooting video problems.

Lesson 11: Putting it on Paper  

Laser, inkjet, impact, thermal, and solid ink printers; Installing local printers and network printers; Sharing printers; Printer maintenance; Troubleshooting printer problems.

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  What You Get

Complete our computer hardware repair training online on your terms. Start when you’re ready, study at your own pace and get helpful assistance when you need it. We’ve removed the obstacles so you can move ahead fast!

Carefully selected computer hardware repair training course content ensures a balance of academic concepts and practical application. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive computer hardware repair training textbook, mapped to the most recent A+ Certification exam
  • Helpful hard copy and online study guides
  • Online, open-book exams
  • CD Rom containing the latest service and repair learning tools
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
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Graduates of our online computer hardware repair training receive a beautiful diploma and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. You’ll be proud to display your computer hardware repair training career diploma and it will be an impressive asset on your resume.

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Don’t wait to achieve your career goals. Start your Computer Service and Repair: Hardware course today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.