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Scheme of Work   – A+ – Academic year 2003/ 2004

Course C&G 7262 Topic Area / Unit: A+ Software

Year 1                                                                           

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

 

Implications of ISA vs PCI bus architectures

Data and address width

Investigate bus architectures. Expansion slots ISA, EISA, MCA, PCI, AGP. Expansion cards Tactile skills .
3

 

Differences between command line and GUI. Navigating and creating directory/folder tree Create folders and files in command line and GUI environment . Navigation and use of Win95, Win98 software Element 2.1.2;2.1.7
4

 

GUI commands and command line commands. Creating boot and emergency startup discs Learn differences between disc formats Discs . Element 2.1.2, 2.1.4-2.1.6
5

 

Recording specification, errors. Fixing basic faults. Allocating class PCs. Recording specification, errors. Fixing basic faults. PCs; upgrade CPUs and RAM, installation CDS   .   .
6

 

File Systems.

Partitions

Use FDISK; Create Dual Boot Partitions Discs; Info on File Systems; Instructions on FDISK . Element 2.2.1,2.2.2-2.2.3
7

 

Compare Win9x and Win2000 Exercises for both operating systems. Control Panel; Computer Management . Element 2.1.7

Half Term

8

 

System Requirements . . . .
9

 

Startup Discs and Batch Files . . . Element 2.2.1, 2.2.2-2.2.3
10

 

Startup Sequence. Win98

Win 2000

List the files required to start Win98 & W2K. record the results of starting from F5 and F8 . . Element 2.2.1, 2.2.2-2.2.3
11

 

Windows Error Messages - Causes . . . Element 3.1,3.2
12

 

Windows Error Messages - Fixes W98 . . . Element 3.2
13

 

Windows Error Messages - Fixes W2K Computer Management . . Element 1.5
14

 

Review . . . .

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