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BPC170: Computer Maintenance I: A+ Prep

Tentative Schedule

Schedule may be adjusted to meet the specific needs of the class.  Changes to this schedule will be announced in class and posted to the Web site.  Please be sure to update your syllabus accordingly.



Chapter / Topic


Tuesday, Aug. 26
Thursday, Aug. 28

Syllabus & Introduction
Chapter 1: Introducing Hardware
Chapter 2: How Software and Hardware Work Together


Tuesday, Sep. 2
Thursday, Sep. 4

Chapter 3: Understanding the Boot Process and Command Line


Tuesday, Sep. 9
Thursday, Sep. 11

Chapter 4: Electricity and Power Supplies


Tuesday, Sep. 16
Thursday, Sep. 18

Chapter 5: The Motherboard





Sep. 23

Thursday, Sep. 25

Chapter 6: Managing Memory


Chapter 7: Floppy Drives


Tuesday, Sep. 30

Thursday, Oct. 2

Chapter 8: Understanding and Installing Hard Drives

Chapter 9: Optimizing and Protecting Hard Drives


Tuesday, Oct. 7
Thursday, Oct. 9

Chapter 10: Supporting I/O Devices


Chapter 21: Supporting Printers


Tuesday, Oct. 14
Thursday, Oct. 16

Chapter 11: Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage



Oct. 21

Thursday Oct. 23

Chapter 12: Supporting Windows 9X


Tuesday, Oct. 28
Thursday, Oct. 30

Chapter 13: Understanding and Installing Windows 2000 and Windows NT

Chapter 14: Managing and Troubleshooting Windows 2000


Tuesday, Nov. 4
Thursday, Nov. 6

Chapter 15: Installing and Using Windows XP Professional

Chapter 16: Managing and Supporting Windows XP


Tuesday, Nov. 11

No Class—Veteran’s Day Holiday




Thursday, Nov. 13

Chapter 17: Supporting Modems


Tuesday, Nov. 18
Thursday, Nov. 20

Chapter 18: PC’s On A Network


Chapter 19: PC’s On the Internet


Tuesday, Nov. 25

Chapter 20: Notebooks and PDAs


Chapter 22: All About SCSI


Thursday, Nov. 27

No Class—Thanksgiving Holiday


Tuesday, Dec. 2

Thursday, Dec. 4

Chapter 23: Purchasing a PC or Building Your Own

Chapter 24: Troubleshooting and Maintenance Fundamentals


Tuesday, Dec. 9
Thursday, Dec. 11

Finish Lab Assignments

Final Exam Review and Lab Assignments Due


Dec. 16

Final Exam

All Chapters