COMP06203 2015 Computer Systems and Networking 1

General Details

Full Title
Computer Systems and Networking 1
Transcript Title
Computer Systems Net1
Code
COMP06203
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
Department
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2015 - Full Academic Year 2015-16
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Fiona Mitchell, Paul Flynn, Drew Lang
Programme Membership
SG_KCOMP_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KCOMP_G07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Computing SG_KCOMP_G06 201500 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing SG_KWDEV_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Web Dev and Creative Media SG_KSYSN_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Systems and Networking L7 SG_EELEC_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronics SG_KCOMP_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KSYSN_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Systems and Networking L7 SG_KGDEV_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Game Development SG_KWDEV_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Web Dev and Creative Media SG_KSDEV_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development SG_ETRON_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_KCOMP_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_EELCO_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering
Description

This subject aims to provide students with the necessary skills to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair a desktop computer system.To provide students with the necessary skills to manipulate numbers systems.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

The student will be able to manipulate Number Systems

2.

The student will be able to identify and describe the workings of  Motherboards and Microprocessors.

3.

The student will understand the uses and workings of  Main Memory

4.

The Student will be able to identify and describe Input and Output devices

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of Computing Hardware concepts and allow students to experiment with computer Hardware behaviour. Hands-on labs help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed by configuring and troubleshooting Computer Hardware throughout the module using the following technologies ,Motherboard ,CPU, Ram and Input and Output devices. The students will undertake regular assessments using Ram, CPU ,motherboards and Hardware diagnostic tools

The students will undertake regular assessments using Multiple choice question sets and the students will take a written exam and end of module

Repeat Assessments

To Do.

Indicative Syllabus

1.Number Systems

•· Convert to and from Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal. 

 

2.Understanding the uses and workings of  Motherboards and Microprocessors.

•· Identify various Motherboard Classifications. 

•· Identify various Microprocessor Classifications.

•· Comprehend how the components of the Motherboard functions

•· Understand the structural function of expansion buses

•· Distinguish between the various characteristics of CPU chips

•Differentiate Intel and AMD CPU models

• Understand technologies for improving performance, such as architecture, multitasking, multiprocessing, multi-core, and cache

• Describe other CPU features such as clock speed, overclocking, power management, and VT.

• Describe characteristics and CPU compatibility of processor sockets

•· Identify the components used for cooling (heat sinks and fans and liquid cooling systems)

•· Explain the CPU instrunctions sets.

•· Intel Turbo Boost Technology

•· Explain the CPU components required for virtualization resource pools.

•· Explain the the use of Hyperthreading and its role for Cloud resuorce pools.

•· Diagnose and repair common problems that occur with Motherboards

•·  Diagnose and repair common problems that occur with CPU's

 

3. Understanding the uses and workings of  Main Memory

 

•· Describe the memory types eg-SDRAM, RDRAM, DDR/DDR2/DDR3

• Identify DIMM and RIMM memory packaging for different technologies

• Understand the characteristics of different memory types (Double-sided, Dual Channel, ECC, and Registered)

•· Install RAM properly

•· Identify RAM problems and know how to troubleshoot and isolate the problem.


4.Managing the Input / Output Devices

•· Identify various Motherboard Classifications.

•· Install and configure hardware devices, eg. sound, video, sata devices

•· Identify hardware problems and know how to troubleshoot and isolate the problem.

•· Describe devices for protection within the computing environment.

•· Identify the purpose of BIOS and CMOS.

•· Differentiate between the uses and workings of Input devices

•· Differentiate between the uses and workings of Output Devices

 




Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 2 practical exams during module Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Lab Book Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam 2 hour final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 40 % End of Year 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Systems Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2012 CompTIA A Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition (Exams 220-801 :-:- 220-802) McGraw-Hill Osborne Media

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 

 

 

 

URL Resources
Other Resources

www.gtslearning-courses.net

Packet Tracer

Wireshark

Virtual PC

 

Additional Information

None