Helps students rapidly get up to speed with the latest PC technologies, as they understand how these enhancements fit into the evolving PC platform.
Gives students a single resource for understanding virtually all contemporary PC hardware concepts and repair/upgrade techniques.
Gives students comprehensive tools for hands-on practice and review, helping them ensure that they understand the material.
Gives students the benefit of expert pedagogy organized into comprehensive, carefully designed course materials.
Gives students a complete source for new information and updates published in the coming months and years.
Enables students to focus on the most crucial topics, concepts, and repair techniques.
Gives students complete information on all core PC components.
Ensure that students know exactly what concepts they will be learning.
Helps students rapidly solve the problems they are most likely to encounter.
Gives students confidence that they are receiving information that is thorough, accurate, and clear, and reflects the challenges they will actually face.
In Upgrading & Repairing PCS, 14th Academic Edition, leading PC hardware expert Scott Mueller offers a complete and authoritative guide to the core topics at the heart of virtually every course in PC hardware, maintenance, and repair. Condensed and distilled from Mueller's world-renowned Upgrading & Repairing PCS, 14th Retail Edition, this book contains focused coverage of every significant PC component: processors, motherboards, memory, the BIOS, interfaces, drives, removable and optical storage, video and audio hardware, and much more. Its accompanying CD-ROM contains 90 minutes of Windows Media Player videos featuring Scott Mueller demonstrating PC repair and upgrades, as well as PDFs of the complete student workbook, the entire 14th Retail Edition, vendor contacts, help files, and hundreds of pages of additional technical reference material. The student workbook provided on CD-ROM includes updated chapter summaries, practice exercises, and study questions designed to help students ensure they fully understand the material. Also available: an updated Instructor's Manual CD-ROM with thoroughly revised sample syllabus, improved PowerPoint slides, complete lesson plans, and student workbook answers.
WEEK 1: BACKGROUND AND CORE COMPONENTS.1. Personal Computer Background.
WEEKS 2 AND 3: MOTHERBOARDS.4. Motherboards and Buses.
WEEKS 4 AND 5: PROCESSORS.5. Microprocessor Types, Specifications, and Heat Sinks.
WEEK 6: MEMORY AND BIOS.6. Memory.
WEEK 7: VIDEO AND AUDIO.8. Video Hardware.
WEEKS 8 AND 9: AUXILIARY STORAGE.10. Floppy Disk Storage.
WEEK 10: INTERFACES.13. IDE Interface.
WEEK 11: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.16. Building and Upgrading Systems.
WEEK 12: REVIEW.19. Course Review.
APPENDICES.Appendix A. Glossary.