Franske CNT-2300-91 FA09 Schedule

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Information Technology & Careers PC Hardware & Software (A+)

CNT-2300-91 - 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Ben Franske

Term: Fall 2009 (8/24/2009-12/14/2009)

Meetings: M 6:00pm-9:20am

Location: B107 / B120

This schedule provides an outline of the topics expected to be covered in this course as well as the readings and assignments due each week. Topics and readings may change in which case you will be notified in class or by e-mail and the latest version of this document is always available from the course wiki. Please have all readings completed prior to the start of each class and be prepared to take part in the discussion. Unless otherwise noted online quizzes and exams are due at 11:59pm on the date indicated.

Session #1
August 24 Introduction to the Course & PC Hardware
Topics Covered:
  • Course Syllabus and Schedule
  • Cisco Networking Academy Demonstration
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the Personal Computer
Readings:
Due:
Session #2
August 31 Lab Procedures and Computer Assembly
Topics Covered:
  • Teardown/Build Lab
Readings:
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
Due:
Session #
September 7 LABOR DAY - NO CLASS
Topics Covered:
Readings:
Due:
Session #3
September 14 LAB DAY
Topics Covered:
  • Boot Lab
  • BIOS Lab
Readings:
Due:
  • Chapter 1 Online Assessment
  • Chapter 2 Online Assessment
Session #4
September 21 Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 4
Readings:
  • Chapter 4
Due:
  • Chapter 3 Online Assessment
Session #5
September 28 Fundamentals of Operating Systems
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 5
Readings:
  • Chapter 5
Due:
Session #6
October 5 Fundamentals of Laptops & Portable Devices
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 6
Readings:
  • Chapter 6
Due:
  • Chapter 5 Online Assessment
Session #7
October 12 Fundamental Printers & Scanners
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 7
Readings:
  • Chapter 7
Due:
  • Chapter 6 Online Assessment
Session #8
October 19 Fundamental Networks
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 8
Readings:
  • Chapter 8
Due:
  • Chapter 7 Online Assessment
Session #9
October 26 Fundamental Security
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 9
Readings:
  • Chapter 9
Due:
  • Chapter 8 Online Assessment
Session #10
November 2 Communication Skills
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 10
  • Triumph of the Nerds Video Segment
  • Make-Up Open Lab Time
Readings:
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
Due:
Session #11
November 9 Advanced Operating Systems
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 12
Readings:
  • Chapter 12
Due:
  • Chapter 9 Online Assessment
  • Chapter 10 Online Assessment
  • Online Final Exam (Ch 1-10) OPEN 3:59pm-11:59pm TODAY ONLY
Session #12
November 16 Advanced Laptops & Portable Devices
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 13
Readings:
  • Chapter 13
Due:
  • Chapter 11 Online Assessment
  • Chapter 12 Online Assessment
Session #13
November 23 Advanced Printers & Scanners
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 14
Readings:
  • Chapter 14
Due:
  • Chapter 13 Online Assessment
Session #14
November 30 Advanced Networks
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 15
Readings:
  • Chapter 15
Due:
  • Chapter 14 Online Assessment
Session #15
December 7 Advanced Security
Topics Covered:
  • Chapter 16
  • The A+ Certification and Discount Vouchers
Readings:
  • Chapter 16
Due:
  • Chapter 15 Online Assessment
Session #16
December 14 Exam Day
Topics Covered:
  • In-Class Skills Based Exam
Readings:
Due:
  • Chapter 16 Online Assessment
  • Online Final Exam (Ch 11-16) OPEN 3:59pm-11:59pm TODAY ONLY
  • Online Course Feedback
  • All Labwork

The instructor reserves the right to modify and adjust the schedule and assignments as needed during the course of this class. The most up to date version will always be available on the course website or from the instructor.