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A+ Operating Systems Technologies

Session

Learning Outcomes

Lesson Activities

Resources Needed

Skills Developed (including Key Skills)

Link to Specifications

1

 

Measures & Number Systems Theory, examples and exercises . Understand number systems and computer counting .
2

 

Windows Navigation Windows Basics:

Explorer, Internet Explorer, Command Line, Control Panel

PCs . Element 1.1-1.4
3 The BIOS Compare different BIOS types; investigate each parameter

Updating the BIOS - flash, chip swap

PCs, manuals . Element H/ware 1.1, 1.10, 2.1
4 The BIOS...contd Change boot order . . Element H/ware 1.1, 1.10, 2.1
5

 

Recording specification, errors. Fixing basic faults. Allocating class PCs. Recording specification, errors. Fixing basic faults. PCs; upgrade CPUs and RAM, installation CDs . Element H/ware 1.1,1.5, 1.10
6

20 Oct

Software requirements: File Systems.

Partitions

Use FDISK; Create Dual Boot Partitions Discs; Info on File Systems; Instructions on FDISK Minimum Software requirements Element 1.4, 1.5, 2.2.1,2.2.2-2.2.3

Half Term

7

3 Nov

Compare Operating Systems Exercises for both operating systems. . Control Panel; Computer Management Element 1.1, 2.1.7
8 Compare Operating Systems..contd Exercises for both operating systems. . Command Line, Boot Element 1.1, 1.5, 2.1.7
9 Startup Discs and Batch Files . . . Element 2.2.1,2.2.2-2.2.3
10 Startup Sequence List the files required to:

start Win98 & start Win2000.

Record the results of starting from F5 and F8

. . Element 1.2, 2.2.1,2.2.2-2.2.3
11 Major OS files . . . .
12 Windows Error Messages- Causes & Fixes BSOD . Recognise, diagnose and resolve windows errors.

System Information; MSConfig, Sysedit, Defrag, Scandisk, Maintenance Wizard, SFC

Domain 3
13 Windows Error Messages- Fixes W2K BSOD, Modifying Boot.ini, The Recovery Console.

 

. The Recovery Console.

Services

Domain 3
14 Review . . . Domain 3

Christmas

15

4/1/2005

Hardware Overview Strip and label PC parts

Identify cables, connectors, orientation.

Add/Remove replaceable modules - HD, floppy, RAM, etc

. . Hardware 1.1; 1.2; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6
16 Buses

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. Hardware 1.1; 1.8; 4.4
17 Hardware/Software Installation

System Resources

IRQs, DMA, I/O Addresses, Plug & Play

Legacy

. . Hardware 1.3; 1.4

 

18 Upgrading System Performance: RAM Types, Manufacturers, Voltages, Interfaces, Architectures . . Hardware 1.3; 1.9; 1.10
19 Installing Peripheral Devices Monitor/video card, USB, Firewire, Parallel, Serial, external HDs . . Hardware 1.5
20

 

EIDE Devices Identify. Install. Repair. Upgrade . . Hardware 1.6

Half Term

21 SCSI Devices Identify. Install. Repair. Upgrade . . Hardware 1.7

 

 

22 VDU's and Video Cards

 

Recap: Quiz on connections and interfaces,

Video and VDU config

Changing the resolution in Windows.doc

Connectors quiz.doc VDUs.doc

. Hardware 2.1
23 Diagnosing & Troubleshooting

 

Interpret symptoms associated with components . . Hardware 2.2
24 Preventative Maintenance

 

Static Damage; safety; environmental issues . . Hardware 3.1; 3.2; 3.3
25 CPUs Types, Manufacturers, Voltages, Interfaces, Architectures . . Hardware 4.1

Easter

26 Networks

Part 1 - Theory

. . Understand topology

Methods of

Cable types, etc

Make cables

Domain 4
27 Networks

Part 2 - Set up peer to peer

File sharing, protocols . . .
28 Networks

Part 3 - Set up Client Server

Network Operating Systems . Network Operating Systems .
29 Networks - test . . . .
30 Networks - Review . . . .
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31 Printers: Laser

 

Technologies

Interfaces

Costs Effectiveness

Consumables

Upgrading

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32 Printers: Ink Jet

 

Diagnosis & Repair . . .
33 RAID . . . .
34 RAID Part 2 . . . .
35 CD, DVD Technology . . . .
36 Review . . . .