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A+ N+ Syllabus

Computer Hardware is the combination of physical components or parts that makes the computer system. Physical components include monitor, keyboard, mouse, hard disk drive, graphic card, RAM, motherboard, etc.

Networking is the field of computer science that allows computers to exchange data or information. Data can be exchanged either using cable media or wireless media.

The role of a Computer Hardware & Network Engineer is to support and maintain computer systems, desktops, and peripherals. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all hardware and equipment while ensuring optimal workstation performance. The person will also troubleshoot problem areas in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training and assistance where required. Install, maintain and setup LAN with Internet Connection.

 

According to NASSCOM, direct employment within the IT-BPO sector has reached 3.5 million, while indirect job creation is estimated at 10 million. With these available career opportunities, this is the time for hardware and networking enthusiasts to find a job and have a bright future. There is a high demand for trained and qualified professionals.

A+ N+ Syllabus

A+ (Basics of Computer Hardware)

Identifying Personal Computer Components


  • Motherboard types
  • Motherboard components
  • Computer Components Identification
  • Assemble and Disassemble Computer Components
  • Devices Installation and Configuration
  • Popular CPU Chips




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Processor


  • Evolution
  • Processor printing instruction/specification
  • Processor generations
  • Characteristics of Processor
  • Processor Core Specification




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Memory


  • Types of memory
  • Error Handling in RAM
  • RAM
  • Types of RAM
  • Speed Specifications
  • Physical Differentiation among RAM
  • Types of ROM




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Storage Devices


  • Hard disk drive working
  • Advanced disk drive
  • Floppy drive
  • Zip drive
  • Tape drives
  • Flash memory
  • CD/DVD drives
  • Advanced digital storag




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Display Devices


  • Key Terms
  • Image quality of monitor
  • Evolution of Displays
  • Video technologies
  • Types of monitor




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Other Components


  • Adapter cards
  • Peripheral port connector types
  • Common IDE, SCSI and Peripheral Devices
  • Common Error Codes Interpretation
  • Cooling systems





Course Modules

A+ (Basics of Computer Hardware)

Identifying Personal Computer Components


  • Motherboard types
  • Motherboard components
  • Computer Components Identification
  • Assemble and Disassemble Computer Components
  • Devices Installation and Configuration
  • Popular CPU Chips




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Processor


  • Evolution
  • Processor printing instruction/specification
  • Processor generations
  • Characteristics of Processor
  • Processor Core Specification




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Memory


  • Types of memory
  • Error Handling in RAM
  • RAM
  • Types of RAM
  • Speed Specifications
  • Physical Differentiation among RAM
  • Types of ROM




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Storage Devices


  • Hard disk drive working
  • Advanced disk drive
  • Floppy drive
  • Zip drive
  • Tape drives
  • Flash memory
  • CD/DVD drives
  • Advanced digital storag




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Display Devices


  • Key Terms
  • Image quality of monitor
  • Evolution of Displays
  • Video technologies
  • Types of monitor




Identifying Purpose and Characteristics of Other Components


  • Adapter cards
  • Peripheral port connector types
  • Common IDE, SCSI and Peripheral Devices
  • Common Error Codes Interpretation
  • Cooling systems





Duration of the courses: 50 Hours

Audience

Candidates who have basic knowledge about computers and new to networking.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 based networks, A basic understanding of network subnetting and IP routing.

 

Key Benefits

A+ establishes best practices in troubleshooting, networking and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. The certification also matches professional tech skills with communication skills.

N+ (Basics of Computer Networking)

Operating System


  • Terms & concepts
  • Evolution of windows operating system
  • MSDOS Evolution
  • The Registry
  • Registry Hacking
  • Booting sequence of system
  • Key Boot Files
  • Printers
  • Troubleshoot Common Printer Problems




Media & Topologies


  • Networks
  • Types of network
  • Network topology
  • Networking Standards
  • Connections for different topologies
  • Connectors




Transmission Media


  • Guided media
  • Co-axial cable
  • Twisted pair cables
  • Fiber optic cables




Network Devices


  • Network Devices
  • Network Security Devices
  • Twisted Pair Cable Combinations
  • Crimping RJ-45
  • Network Troubleshooting with Physical Topology