Introduction to Information Technology
1. Identify different types of computers.
2. Identify the function of various computer hardware components.
3. Identify factors that go into an individual or organizational decision on how to purchase computer equipment.
4. Identify how to maintain computer equipment and solve common problems relating to computer hardware.
5. Identify how different computers process information and how individual computers interact with other computing systems and devices.
6. Describe the characteristics and functions of CPUs, motherboards, random access memory (RAM), expansion connections floppy drives, hard drives, and CD-ROM drives.
7. Explain the functions and characteristics of system expansion devices (e.g., graphics cards, sound cards, modems).
8. Investigate basic issues affecting system purchases and upgrade decisions.
9. Compare categories of computers based on their size, power, and purpose.
10. Identify the various types of computer storage devices and compare the advantages and disadvantages of various storage devices.
11. Install and configure hardware and basic hardware applications in a computer system.
12. Clean and perform routine maintenance on computer systems.
13. Evaluate the performance of core computer systems components.
14. Demonstrate the use of connectivity devices and peripheral equipment (e.g., portable storage, devices, printers, cable modem, wireless technologies).