Because computer repair can be so complicated, it’s imperative that aspiring computer techs understand everything from fixing laptop hardware to managing servers. But basic computer repair knowledge is useful for the average person as well. Regardless of your expertise PICT has a course for you!

Understanding (The Personal Computer)

  • Terminology, Evolution of Software
  • Installing a New Computer
  • Hardware Components, Function of the CPU
  • Memory, Input, Output, and Storage Devices
  • Operating Systems, Internet and Online Services
  • Troubleshooting PC Problems and Errors

An Introduction to Upgrading and Repairing PCs

  • C Components, Features, and System Design
  • Microprocessor Types and Specifications
  • Microprocessors from 1971 to the Present
  • Processor Specifications, Features, Manufacturing, Socket and Slot Types
  • CPU Operating Voltages, Heat and Cooling Problems
  • Math Co processors (Floating-point Units)
  • Processor Generations and Multi core Processors
  • Processor Upgrades and Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Motherboards, Chip sets, and Buses
  • System Bus Types, Functions, and Features
  • System Resources, Resolving Resource Conflicts
  • Motherboard Selection Criteria

Bios And Memory

  • BIOS Hardware/Software, Motherboard ROM BIOS
  • Upgrading the BIOS, Pre boot Environment
  • BIOS/MBR Error Messages, SDRAM, RDRAM, and other types of Memory
  • Pin outs, Memory Banks and Memory Module Speed
  • Parity Checking and Error-correcting Code (ECC)
  • Installing RAM Upgrades, DIMM, RIMM and SIMM Modules
  • Troubleshooting Memory, Memory Defect Isolation Procedures
  • The System Logical Memory Layout

Hard Disk Drives

  • The ATA/IDE Interface, Magnetic Storage Principles
  • Hard Disk Storage, Hard Disk Drive Operation
  • Removable and Optical Storage, Physical Drive Installation and Configuration
  • Hard Disk Installation Procedures, Formatting
  • Replacing an Existing Drive, Hard Disk Drive Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Installing an Optical Drive, Internal Floppy Drive Installation