Extend your knowledge in Computer Servicing
This course covers more into the hardware diagnostics, fault analysis. It also covers software trouble shooting etc. This course expands on and continues from the basics covered in Computer Servicing 1.
What this course covers
There are 10 lessons in this course:
- Introduction to hardware components
- Basic Diagnostic Equipment
- Electric Circuits and Components
- Problem Solving and Fault Analysis
- Diagnostic Testing [A] (Self Tests and Diagnostic Cards)
- Diagnostic Testing [B] (System Board and Memory Tests)
- Software maintenance and troubleshooting
- Disk drives and CD-ROM
- Video and Audio Systems
- Developing a Maintenance Program
Technical knowledge alone does not solve computer problems. You do need a certain level of technical competence; but in today's world, anyone can find factual information readily, with an internet search; if they know how to look, and can comprehend what they find.
The other key component is solving problems is to have a proper and organised approach to finding out what has gone wrong; and then to decide how to respond.
There are many different ways of making decisions. Effective decision making however is always well considered. Supervision textbooks and courses often outline a formal problem solving technique. This can take time to work through, and there is not always the time available to apply such a technique to every decision. This problem solving technique should be applied when faced with difficult or complex decisions. It may take time, but if the implications of a bad decision are significant; a good decision may eventually save a great deal of time.
For any decision making we must first take time to consider all the facts......Whom, what, when, where, how and why. Once you have the facts it can be useful to write them down in two columns, positive and negative; or advantages and disadvantages. Usually one outweighs the other which can determine your choice. If positive and negative factors are equal then a flip of the coin is not a bad idea.
The quick decision making supervisor generally does not weigh up the facts! Their main concern is making a quick decision which they often have to do repeatedly because many of the decisions are wrong. At the other end of the scale is the supervisor who takes weeks to make a decision which should take a couple of hours. Between these two extremes is the middle of the road supervisor who is out to please everyone. They can be coerced into making a particular decision, for sometimes misplaced political reasons. A good supervisor should have an open mind and be willing to learn new approaches in making decisions. Of course some problems can be solved based upon past experience.
Remember when making a decision: Plan, Communicate, Follow-Up and Evaluate.
This Course gives you the ability to better understand the information you encounter; and a capacity to systematically respond to a problem, once identified.
Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are
essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self
Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what
was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.
Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete
this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of
you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as
it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a
habit of working to specification in the field of human behaviour, will
impress employers, and will be more efficient when self employed.
A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments.
This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will
have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass
Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under
prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award
you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as
proof of your results.
Recognition and Ethics
This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of
colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS
Distance Education.. Courses are developed with input from all of these
colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and
A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are
checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been
completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to
have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is
discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any
results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.
A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to
anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment.
This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and
marked; or after the two weeks has expired.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS INSTITUTION?
We believe that we have an ethical responsibility to make good use of
the fees you pay and the time you invest into an education through our
college. To this end, our first priority is always your learning. This
comes before issues such as formal accreditations, speculative marketing
and bureaucratic processes which all too often add considerable costs
to the running of colleges, and take resources away from the provision
of more valuable services to the student.
This college focuses on facilitating your learning and support to
optimise that learning. We recognise that learning is all about
improving knowledge and skills in your long term memory. While some
colleges may focus on getting you to pass exams, by committing knowledge
to short term memory; we understand that such an approach is not true
education, and does little to improve your long term career or business