Computer Hardware

The heart and soul of a computer lies in the hardware it uses. And that is why computer hardware engineers are such a vital aspect when it comes to developing computers.

The profession is also regarded as one of the top 5 tech careers of the future. Also there are many engineering careers in the hardware field that are financially rewarding as well as lucrative. The computer engineer is of prime importance as he is responsible for maintaining and building every tiny aspect of the computer from the circuit board to the processing of the computer. Computer hardware and other hardware networking is of crucial importance when it comes to the proper functioning of the computer.

Computer hardware exists of different types and can be differentiated on the basis of their complexity. It could include the analysis and Maintenance of computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment such as keyboards, modems, and printers. The hardware engineer has to do sometimes tends to be more challenging and tougher than the work of a software engineer.

Computer hardware and networking is certainly a career that every aspiring student in the world of computer education should think about considering the opportunities and work benefits it offers in due time. No matter how much the software department excels, the dependency of it on hardware engineers is always bound to be there as the hardware is the heart of the computer and engineers who are good with handling computer hardware can certainly expect to achieve a higher pay raise , even higher than software engineers. Also considering the number of institutes that offer computer hardware courses , the student gets an early platform to manage and figure out the complex failures of computer and also manage to find a solution to get it working properly.

[Duration : 6 Months, 1 hours daily]

Module I : Computer Applications
Contents :

  • Computer Basics and Applications
  • Computer Architecture
  • Binary Number System
  • I/O Devices & Peripherals
  • MS-Window & Accessories
  • Introduction to MS-Office
  • MS-Word
  • Creating & Formatting documents
  • Using Tables, Mail Merge
  • Printing Documents
  • MS-Excel
  • Creating Spreadsheet
  • Entering Formulas & Conditions
  • Sorting and Filtering Records
  • Searching Records using VLOOKUP
  • MS-PowerPoint
  • Creating & ManagingSlides
  • Slide animation & Slide show

Module II : Inside PC System

Contents :

  • Motherboard & Chipset
  • Block diagram of Motherboard
  • Motherboard form factors
  • Components of Motherboard
  • Chipset & Support circuit
  • Fault finding Techniques
  • Microprocessor
  • Block diagram
  • Hardware Units inside microprocessor
  • Processor Socket & types
  • Advance Techniques
  • Emerging Trends

Troubleshooting Tools & Utilities

  • Tools to Diagnose System
  • Utilities Program
  • Viewing System Information
  • Compressing/ Expanding files
  • Anti Virus Software
  • System Restore Utility

Module IV : Laptop Assembling

Contents :
Laptop Assembling

  • Architecture & Layout of Motherboard
  • Identification of Laptop Components
  • Laptop Connectors & Interfaces
  • Removing / changing laptop keyboard, Mouse, Touchpad, Display etc.
  • Replacing LCD Screen
  • Storage Devices & Power Supply
  • Attaching External parts/devices to laptop
  • Troubleshooting laptop

Module V : Networking

Contents :

  • Basic Network Concept
  • Network Topologies & Protocol
  • OSI Model & TCP/IP
  • Network Components i.e. Server,Workstation Network card, Communication Media, Router, Hub, Switch, Gateway
  • Transmission Media – Wired and Wireless
  • Communication, Microwave & Satellite
  • Communication
  • Networking using Window 7
  • Implementing Securities
  • Sharing files & Printers
  • Dual Booting Concept

BIOS & CMOS

  • BIOS & CMOS
  • POST Errors
  • RAM and their identification
  • SIMM, DIMM, SDRAM, DDR etc.
  • Speed improvement techniques

Expansion BUS & Add-on Cards

  • Need of Expansion slots
  • Different types of Expansion slots i.e.
  • ISA, EISA, MCA, PCI, PCI-E etc.
  • Add on Cards for VGA, SOUND, LAN,
  • USB, WIRELESS etc.

HARD DISK & DVD DRIVE

  • Components of a Disk Drives
  • Drive Maintenance
  • SATA & PATA Drives
  • Partitioning & Formatting Hard disk
  • Troubleshooting Disk drive

Module III : Assembling & Installation

Contents :

PC Assembly

  • Components required to Assemble a PC
  • Identification of Parts
  • Performance Issue
  • Finalizing Assembling
  • Software Installation
  • Booting Concept
  • Installing Windows
  • Installation of Applications viz.
  • MS-OFFICE, COREL, TALLY etc
  • Installation of Mother Board Driver
  • Installation of Peripheral Devices