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Module 1.1 - Configure and apply BIOS Settings

Module 1.2 - Differentiate Between Motherboards

Module 1.3 - Compare and Contrast RAM

Module 1.4 - Install and Configure Expansion Cards

Module 1.5 - Install and Configure Storage Devices

Module 1.6 - Differentiate CPU Types

Module 1.7 - Compare Connection Interfaces

Module 1.8 - Install Appropriate Power Supply

Module 1.9 - Custom Configurations

Module 1.10 - Evaluate Display Devices

Module 1.11 - Identify Connectors & Cables

Module 1.12 - Install Peripheral Devices

Module 2.1 - Network Cables and Connectors

Module 2.2 - Characteristics or Connectors / Cables

Module 2.3 - TCP/IP

Module 2.4 - Common TCP and UDP

Module 2.5 - Wireless Standards / Encryption

Module 2.6 - Install and Configure a SOHO Router

Module 2.7 - Internet Connection Types / Features

Module 2.8 - Identify Network Types

Module 2.9 - Compare Network Devices

Module 2.10 - Use Appropriate Networking Tools

Module 3.1 - Laptop Hardware and Components

Module 3.2 - Compare Laptop Display Types

Module 3.3 - Compare Laptop Features

Module 4.1 - Printer Imaging Processes

Module 4.2 - Install / Configure Printers

Module 4.3 - Printer Maintenance

Module 5.1 - Appropriate Safety Procedures

Module 5.2 - Environmental Impacts / Controls

Module 5.3 - Communication & Professionalism

Module 5.4 - Dealing with Prohibited Content

Exam Module

Module 1.1 - Windows Operating Systems

Module 1.2 - Installing & Configuring Operating Systems

Module 1.3 - Screen Capture Labs

Module 1.4 - OS Features - Administrative Tools

Module 1.5 - Control Panel

Module 1.6 - Network Connections on Client Desktop

Module 1.7 - Preventative Maintenance Tools

Module 1.8 - OS Security Settings

Module 1.9 - Virtualization

Module 2.1 - Security

Module 2.2 - Security Threats

Module 2.3 - Securing A Work Station Best Practices

Module 2.4 - Data Destruction Methods

Module 2.5 - Securing a Wireless Network

Module 2.6 - Securing Home Office Wired Network

Module 3.1 - Mobile Operating Systems

Module 3.2 - Configuring Network Connectivity and Email on Mobile

Module 3.3 - Securing Mobile Devices

Module 3.4 - Tablets vs Laptops

Module 3.5 - Mobile Device Synchronization

Module 4.1 - Troubleshooting Theory

Module 4.2 - Motherboard, RAM, CPU and Power Issues

Module 4.3 - Troubleshooting Hard Drives and RAID Arrays

Module 4.4 - Troubleshooting Display Issues

Module 4.5 - Troubleshooting Wireless and Wired Connections

Module 4.6 - Troubleshooting Operating System Problems

Module 4.7 - Troubleshooting Security Issues

Module 4.8 - Troubleshooting Laptop Issues

Module 4.9 - Troubleshooting Printers

Exam Module

Input Devices: Keyboard, Mouse & Touch Screen

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Input Devices: Keyboard, Mouse & Touch Screen

This lesson discusses installing and connecting input devices, devices that allow us to input and manipulate data on our computing systems.  We begin with the keyboard and mouse which are the most familiar.

Keyboard and mice are plug and play devices, as there is typically no software required to use one. The motherboard recognizes the keyboard or mouse is connected, but on occasions where the motherboard reads the OEM instructions first, as those installations are sequential.  Computing systems cannot operate or function without an input device, so the keyboard and mouse are always instantly recognized by the computer system software and BIOS.

Both the keyboard and mouse have a PS/2 connector, some are color coded purple and green, some are not but today, most OEMs have moved to using the USB connection. We’ll explain the relationship between how a computer and keyboard/mouse communicate and what in terms of signaling happens between the mechanical and optical keyboard and mice.

Touch screens are another input/out device because we put in specific input then see the results on the screen.  You’ll learn what an overlay screen is, why it would be needed and how to set it up for use.

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