INFS3211-A Microcomputing Technology (A+)    (Fall 2018)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor(s)
Course Details
Students enrolling in this course will be charged a $250.00 Certification Program Fee.
Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account.
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Session, Dates: 1 (08/25/2018 - 12/15/2018)


Time: -

Location: Internet/Online


Seats Available: Course Full, Choose another

Credits: 3

The following additional fees apply to this section:
  Computer Certification Test Fee : $250.00

Course Description

This course focuses on installing, supporting, securing, and troubleshooting personal computers, laptops, mobile hardware, and Windows 7/8 operating systems. Hands-on virtual simulations will be an important instructional component of this course. Support and troubleshooting processors, RAM, device interfaces, storage devices, and storage architecture and I/O devices, such as, SATA, Solid State devices, SCSI, optical devices, RAID, NAS, SAN, barcode readers, digital cameras, webcams, graphic tablets, motion controllers, TV tuners and video systems will be covered. Installation, support and troubleshooting wired and wireless TCP/IP4/IP6 home networks, network devices and applications, Virtualization and cloud fundamentals, Linux, MAC OS X, .g., Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile operating systems and devices will be introduced. Best security, licensing, prohibited activity, and data destruction policies, personal computer safety procedures of environmental concerns will also be presented. The topics in this course have been selected to prepare students to take the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220- 902 Certification test, as well as the Testout PC Pro virtual simulation test. Topics in this course may change as the test certification test content changes.

Prerequisite: INFS2110, INFS2120, INFS2130, INFS2140, INFS2150, INFS2151, INFS2160, INFS2184 or MATH2070

About The Instructor(s)

J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems
412-397-6477 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 310