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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 208
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-351756-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-351756-9

Computer Structure and Logic Lab Manual

Second Edition

Computer Structure and Logic Lab Manual is a supplementary book for anyone using the Computer Structure and Logic textbook. This book provides you with a series of hands-on exercises and critical-thinking activities that teach you the skills needed to build modern networks. The activities outlined in this book enable you to put your knowledge to work by practicing foundational networking skills, commands, standards, and technologies in a real-world environment.

Computer Structure and Logic Lab Manual organizes its material into 13 units that cover the full range of topics taught in the Computer Structure and Logic course. Each unit is organized into labs that explore specific skills discussed in the textbook. Labs are divided into exercises that each explore specific subtopics, and each lab concludes with a summary of the topics covered. Each lab also contains a thorough introduction of key topics covered, as well as material requirements, suggested completion times, and detailed steps to complete each lab. The book also provides you with a convenient place to record the questions that you are asked to answer and the data you are asked to record in each lab.

Together with the Computer Structure and Logic textbook, this lab manual provides a complete solution for both conceptual learning and hands-on skills development.

Coverage includes

--Basic computer concepts

--Computer math, measurement, and processing

--Motherboards and buses

--CPUs

--Memory and storage

--I/O devices and ports

--Operating a computer

--Operating systems: characteristics and interfaces

--Operating systems: architecture, configuration, and management

--Networks

--Virtualization and cloud computing

--Basic security

--Computer troubleshooting

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction to Computers

Lab 1.1: Identifying Devices with the von Neumann Model

    Exercise 1.1.1

    Exercise 1.1.2

    Exercise 1.1.3

    Exercise 1.1.4

    Summary

Lab 1.2: Retrieving Information About Your Computer

    Exercise 1.2.1

    Exercise 1.2.2

    Summary

Lab 1.3: Locating Important Websites

    Summary

Chapter 2 Understanding Computer Math, Measurement, and Processing

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 2.1: Analyze the Decimal Numbering System

    Exercise 2.1.1

    Exercise 2.1.2

    Exercise 2.1.3

    Exercise 2.1.4

    Exercise 2.1.5

    Summary

Lab 2.2: Convert Binary Numbers to Decimal

    Exercise 2.2.1

    Exercise 2.2.2

    Exercise 2.2.3

    Summary

Lab 2.3: Convert Decimal Numbers to Binary

    Division Method

    Subtraction Method

    Summary

Lab 2.4: Convert Hexadecimal Numbers to Decimal

    Summary

Lab 2.5: Measure Data Transfer

    Exercise 2.5.1

    Exercise 2.5.2

    Summary

Lab 2.6: Research Various Frequencies

    Summary

Chapter 3 Motherboards and Buses

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 3.1: Analyze Motherboard Components

    Exercise 3.1.1

    Exercise 3.1.2

    Exercise 3.1.3

    Summary

Lab 3.2: View Motherboard Components in Windows

    Step-by-Step Procedure for Windows 7

    Step-by-Step Procedure for Windows XP

    Summary

Lab 3.3: Watch Video About Motherboards

    Hardware–Motherboards

    Summary

Lab 3.4: Complete Motherboard Simulations

    Summary

Chapter 4 The CPU

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 4.1: Matching CPUs’ Specifications and Definitions

    Exercise 4.1.1

    Exercise 4.1.2

    Summary

Lab 4.2: Analyzing with CPU-Z

    Summary

Lab 4.3: Watch Video About the CPU

    Hardware–CPUs

    Summary

Lab 4.4: Complete CPU Simulations

    Summary

Chapter 5 Memory and Storage

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 5.1: Calculating DDR Data Transfer

    Summary

Lab 5.2: Analyzing RAM with the Task Manager and CPU-Z

    Exercise 5.2.1

    Exercise 5.2.2

    Summary

Lab 5.3: Watch Videos

    Hardware–Memory

    Hardware–Storage Devices

    Laptops–Memory

    Summary

Lab 5.4: Complete Simulations

    Summary

Chapter 6 I/O Devices and Ports

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 6.1: Identifying PC Ports

    Summary

Lab 6.2: Configure Video Settings in Windows

    Exercise 6.2.1

    Exercise 6.2.2

    Exercise 6.2.3

    Summary

Lab 6.3: Watch Videos

    Hardware–Ports and Connectors

    Laptops–Ports, Connectors, and Components

    Hardware–Display

    Printers–Printer Hardware

    Summary

Lab 6.4: Complete Simulations

    Summary

Chapter 7 Computer Operation

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 7.1: Identify BIOS and Bootup-Related Terms

    Summary

Lab 7.2: Access and Configure the BIOS

    Summary

Lab 7.3: Testing an AC Outlet and a PSU (Optional)

    Exercise 7.3.1

    Exercise 7.3.2

    Summary

Lab 7.4: Watch Videos

    Firmware–BIOS

    Firmware–CMOS

    Hardware–Power Supplies

    Summary

Lab 7.5: Complete Simulations

    Summary

Chapter 8 Operating Systems and Their Characteristics and Interfaces

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 8.1: Identify Operating System—Related Terms

    Summary

Lab 8.2: Watch Videos About Windows XP

    Using the Desktop–Windows Explorer

    Using the Desktop–Start Menu

    Using the Desktop–Taskbar

    Using the Desktop–Date and Time

    Using the Desktop–Display

    Control Panel–Control Panel

    Control Panel–Add or Remove Programs

    Control Panel–Mouse

    Accessories–Windows Updates and Automatic Updates

    Summary

Lab 8.3: Complete Windows XP Simulations

    Summary

Lab 8.4: Watch Videos About Windows 7

    Start Menu

    Control Panel–System and Security–Action Center

    Control Panel–System and Security–System

    Control Panel–System and Security–Windows Update

    Control Panel–Programs–Programs and Features

    Control Panel–Programs–Default Programs

    Control Panel–Appearance and Personalization–Personalization

    Control Panel–Appearance and Personalization–Display

    Control Panel–Clock, Language, and Region–Date and Time

    Accessories–Windows Explorer and Libraries

    Summary

Lab 8.5: Complete Windows 7 Simulations

    Summary

Lab 8.6: Complete Mobile Operating System Simulations

    Locating the Mobile OS Version

    Synchronizing Mobile Operating Systems to PCs

        Android Synchronization

        iOS Synchronization

    Summary

Chapter 9 Operating Systems Architecture, Configuration, and Management

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 9.1: Identify Operating System—related Terms

    Summary

Lab 9.2: Watch Videos About Windows XP

    Before Installation–Partitioning the Hard Drive

    Before Installation–Active, System, and Boot Partitions

    Before Installation–Operating Modes

    Installation–System Files

    Installation–File Systems

    Control Panel–Admin Tools–System Monitor

    Control Panel–System–Virtual Memory

    Accessories–Command-Line

    Drive Properties–Defragment

    Additional Windows XP Topics–Registry

    Additional Windows XP Topics–WFP/SFC

    Summary

Lab 9.3: Complete Windows XP Simulations

    Summary

Lab 9.4: Watch Videos About Windows 7

    Control Panel–System and Security–Computer Mgmt–Disk Management

    Control Panel–System and Security–Event Viewer

    Control Panel–System and Security–Performance

    Control Panel–System and Security–Services

    Control Panel–System and Security–System Configuration

    Accessories–Sync Center and Offline Files

    Accessories–System Tools–System Information

    Task Manager

    Summary

Lab 9.5: Complete Windows 7 Simulations

    Summary

Chapter 10 Networks

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 10.1: Identifying Windows and Linux Commands

    Summary

Lab 10.2: Testing with ipconfig and ping

    Summary

Lab 10.3: Identify IP Classes and Subnet Masks

    Summary

Lab 10.4: Watch Videos About Networking

    Topologies and Physical Connections–Comparing LANs and WANs

    Topologies and Physical Connections–Transmission Media–Copper Cables

    Topologies and Physical Connections–Transmission Media–Wireless

    Topologies and Physical Connections–NICs, Routers, Switches, and Hubs

    On the Local Network–Network Configuration in Windows XP

    On the Local Network–Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7

    On the Local Network–IPv4 Addresses

    On the Local Network–IPv6 Addresses

    Outside the Local Network–WAN Technologies

    Outside the Local Network–E-mail

    Outside the Local Network–FTP and Telnet

    Summary

Lab 10.5: Complete Windows XP Simulations

    Summary

Lab 10.6: Complete Windows 7 Simulations

    Summary

Lab 10.7: Complete Networking Simulations (Optional)

Chapter 11 Virtualization and Cloud Computing

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 11.1: Identifying Virtualization Terms and Technologies

    Summary

Lab 11.2: Researching Cloud Vendors

    Summary

Lab 11.3: Creating a Virtual Machine in Virtual PC 2007 (Optional)

    Summary

Lab 11.4: Complete Simulations

    Summary

Chapter 12 Basic Security

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 12.1: Identifying Malware and Methods of Delivery

    Summary

Lab 12.2: Enabling the Windows Firewall in the GUI and Command Prompt

    Exercise 12.2.1

    Exercise 12.2.2

    Summary

Lab 12.3: Securing a Virtual Machine (Optional)

    Summary

Lab 12.4: Watch Videos About Security

    Physical Security and Authentication

    Local Security Policy in Windows 7

    EFS (Encrypting File System) in Windows XP

    TPM and BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7

    File Sharing and Permissions

    Firewall in Windows 7

    Wireless Security

    Malware

    Summary

Lab 12.5: Complete Simulations

    Summary

Chapter 13 Computer Troubleshooting

    CompTIA A+ Objectives Covered

Lab 13.1: Identifying Troubleshooting Methodology

    Summary

Lab 13.2: Watch Videos About Troubleshooting

    Control Panel–System and Security–Backup and Restore

    Control Panel–System and Security–Admin Tools–Performance

    Control Panel–System and Security–Admin Tools–System Configuration

    Task Manager

    Accessories–System Tools–DirectX Diagnostic Tool

    Drive Properties–Defragment

    Additional Windows XP Topics–Advanced Options Menu

    Additional Windows XP Topics–WFP/SFC

    Recovery Methods

    On the Local Network–Troubleshooting

    Environmental and Safety Issues

    Summary

Lab 13.3: Complete Simulations

    Summary

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