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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

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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

Laptop Hardware: Keyboard & Hard Drives

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Laptop Hardware: Keyboard & Hard Drives

The most important component of a laptop (and computer) is the keyboard.  Keyboard layout, configuration varying from laptop to laptop but all provide the same minimum functionality.

There will come a time when you will need to repair or replace a key, so note that there are many ways in which they can be removed.

Some require screws removed from underneath, or using a credit card tracing its outline and it lifts out from the top.  In all cases, you should first pull the OEM materials to review the laptops schematic and instructions on how it’s built and should be disassembled.

Laptop hard drives however are only available in 2.5 inch sized and come in two form factors, they are determine by the number of pins, AND sometimes a protective casing that it sit or slides into.

The HDD space varies as well.  It may be accessible from them top or the bottom may be secured in several layers or simply thru its protective encasement which also encloses or exposes its bay of pin connectors.

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