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Introduction to ICT Resources

Introduction to ICT Resources

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This course has been created in order to provide you an introduction to computer hardware, networking troubleshooting and maintenance. The course will help you troubleshoot various issues in computers, and replace those parts of the computer which are defected with new parts. It is also provide you a detailed overview of the basic concepts in networking so that you can establish and manage small networks.

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Assemble and disassemble a computer system
  • Effectively use miscellaneous utilities like Antivirus, Compression, and CD writing
  • Establish and configure small Local Area Network
  • Perform basic and simple network administration operations

 

Credit Score  = 4+1+30+(8+1+30) = 74 (Formula to calculate credit score is available here)

Target Audience

The course can be taken by:

Students: All students who are pursuing any technical or professional degree courses and interested in learning the basics of computer hardware and network administration.
Teachers/Faculties: All teachers/faculties who wish to acquire new skills or enhance their skills in computer hardware and network troubleshooting
Professionals: All working professionals, who wish to acquire new skills or who need to improve their efficiency in computer hardware and network administration.

 

Why learn ICT resources?

There was a time when students used to consider computer software as the best career option. No doubt, it is a relevant field. However, computer hardware and networking careers are also equally important. In fact, computer software coexists with computer hardware and networking. Each of them is incomplete without the other. It brings into focus the need to pursue computer hardware networking as a viable career option. You need developing specialized skills for the purpose. Now is the age of networking with more and more people gravitating towards usage of electronic devices like computers, tablets, laptops, smart-phones, and so on. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine learning (ML) necessitates the use of proper networking. Thus, there is a high demand for Computer hardware and networking professionals everywhere.

Hardware professionals deal with components like chips, external hard drives, keyboards, printers, and so on. All these components are integral to the computer industry. Companies need hardware professionals to look after the software installations and ensure that computers work with a higher degree of efficiency. Networking is important because it allows computer professionals to share files and vital information across different computer systems instantaneously. It explains the vast array of opportunities available to Computer hardware and networking professionals.

 

Course Features

24X7 Access: You can view lectures as per your own convenience.
Online lectures: ~4 hours hours of online lectures with high-quality videos.
Updated Quality content: Content is latest and gets updated regularly to meet the current industry demands.

 

Test & Evaluation

There will be a final test containing a set of multiple choice questions. Your evaluation will include the scores achieved in the final test.

Note:
  1. The access to the course can be extended 3 months at a time (for upto 4 times) just by sending a mail requesting for an extension to the email id in the footer.
  2. The hard copy of the certificate shall be shipped to your registered address or your college
  3. There is no soft copy of the certificate.
  4. To get access to the certificate - you need to take the online exam at the end of the course

No prerequisites

 

Topics to be covered

Unit -1 PC Assembly and Operation
  • Learning objectives
  • Assembly and Disassembly of PC and its various Parts - Introduction
  • Startup Process - Booting
  • BIOS Setup
  • CMOS Setup and Meaning of its Various Setting
  • How to Install Windows 7
  • Installation of Other Software Packages such as MS Office
  • Operation of Printers
  • Installation of Printer Drive
  • Backup and Restore operations
  • Trouble Shooting PC Problems
  • Conclusion
Unit -2 Utilities
  • Learning objectives
  • WinZip
  • Instructions for Installing and Using PKZIP
  • Compression
  • What is Defragmentation?
  • Lost files and recovery
  • Why Format a Disk?
  • How to Partition HDD Using Disk Utilities
  • Setting the Date and Time
  • Antivirus Package
  • Burn Music to an Audio CD
Unit -3 Networking Concepts
  • Learning objectives
  • Networking
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)
  • WAN - Wide Area Network
  • Network Topologies
  • Networking Cables
  • Internet Working Devices
  • Communications Protocol
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Conclusion
Unit -4 Network Administration
  • Learning objectives
  • Installing and Configuring the Network using Windows NT Based System
  • Administration of Windows NT Based Network
  • Creation of User and Groups
  • File Sharing
  • Printer Sharing
  • Conclusion

Create a powerpoint presentation of at least 20 slides on any 6 of the following:

(6 PPTs of 2 slides each, max time per slide is ~15 minutes)

  • CMOS (BIOS) Configuration
  • New Installation of Windows XP
  • Using Windows XP
  • Study of Control panel
  • Installation of various cards (VGA, Sound, NIC, etc.) Drivers
  • Study of MSDOS.SYS File and other windows system files
  • Introduction to windows registry
  • Backup and Restore procedures of Windows XP
  • Study and identification of various parts of PC
  • Assembly and disassembly of PC
  • Troubleshooting of keyboard, Mouse, CDROM, Display, FDD,and Printer
  • How to use the compression utilities
  • How to install and configure antivirus package
  • How to use CD writing software for writing data and copy disc
  • How to create a Crossover cable using standard color-coding (RJ-45, UTP, Crimping tools)
  • How to create a straight cable using standard color-coding. (RJ-45, UTP, Crimping tools)
  • How to identify various media (STP, UTP, Co-axial, Fibre optics etc.) and its connectors
  • How to install NIC, installation of TCP/IP, assigning of IP address to the system.
  • How to create a simple LAN with two PCs using a single crossover cable to connect the workstations
  • How to create a simple LAN with two PCs using an Ethernet hub and two straight through cables to connect the workstations
  • How to setup a LAN with a number of PCs using 8/16 port HUB and WLAN (wi-fi) router
  • How to use the ICMP Ping command (with  switches) to verify the TCP/IP connection between the two workstations
  • TCP/IP command utility
  • How to share and access a file/folders over a network
  • Installation of windows 2000 server/professional
  • Creation and administration of user and group accounts