CMIT 202 UMUC PC Build Manual Parts 1-3

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You have been recently hired as a computer technician at a local computer sales and repair shop. The shop offers a variety of services that range from installing new applications and fixing computers to recovering lost or deleted data. One service provided by this company is the opportunity for customers to have a computer built to their specifications. As a technician, it is your responsibility to capture the customer’s unique requests.

As part of the training process, your manager would like to evaluate how effective you are at this task, and asked that you complete a project: creating a three-part manual that shows a user how to build a computer, using a list of specifications. Your manual should also describe potential problems you might encounter during the process and ways to handle those problems.

When you are finished, you will submit each part of the user manual for review. It will ultimately be used to train new computer technicians at the shop.

After speaking with your manager about the manual, you realize that you will be busy over the next few weeks. In addition to working on the manual, you will also be preparing for the CompTIA A+ certification. One of the conditions of your employment is that you obtain this certification within 60 days of being hired. Additionally, there is also a great opportunity for you to form an integrated view of the different aspects of networking which are tested in the certification exam.

You will use the TestOut PC Pro (LabSim) to help you understand the steps needed to build a computer and pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams. In order to identify your strengths and weaknesses, you will first complete the practice exams that will help prepare you for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. In addition, the content within the practice exams will also serve as a framework for the parts of the user manual you will be writing.

The learning materials within LabSim will help you understand the process of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting a computer system. As you move through each set of activities in the Steps to Completion, you will also be submitting sections of the user manual.

Use the results of the certification practice exam you took at the beginning of the class to help guide you on which areas within LabSim you should pay closer attention. You must complete all online labs in LabSim; these are the activities with the computer mouse icon. Some of the other areas in LabSim are optional. You can complete any or all of those if you feel you need to learn more about the topics. For example, if you are comfortable with your understanding of computer RAM, you don’t have to watch the video lecture about computer memory or watch the demonstration video on how to install computer memory, but you will have to complete the online labs in that section.

You will provide a comprehensive and detailed manual documenting the step-by-step process for building a computer using the components provided in LabSim 13.1: “Build a Computer from Scratch.” The manual will be used by entry-level technicians, so it should be clear, concise, and formatted using the IEEE citation style, with screenshots of each step from LabSim 13.1. Your manual should be similar to step-by-step instructions on How to Change the Oil in Your Car. Note carefully how in this example, not only is each step described individually, and in detail, but also there is a visual representation of each step. You should model your submission along the same lines. Keep in mind that your manual will be used as a guide for new technicians. The manual should not document how to complete a LabSim section; rather, it should provide detailed instructions on how to build an actual computer for a potential customer: "Drag the motherboard from the shelf to the motherboard plate in the system case." "After properly grounding yourself, pick up the motherboard and place it inside the area where the motherboard will sit in the case. Align the screw holes on the motherboard with the screw holes on the case. Use appropriate screws to mount the motherboard inside the case, making sure not to scratch the surface of the motherboard." To learn about the required parts which must be present in your submissions, and to learn how you will be assessed on this assignment, please take a moment to review the rubric. The manual will be submitted in three separate parts, at three suggested milestone times. Part 1 addresses Sections 1-5 of the overall manual, Part 2 addresses Sections 6-10, and Part 3 addresses Sections 11-12. PC Build & Manual Part 1: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Workspace Preparation (LabSim 2.0) Installing Motherboard (LabSim 3.3) Installing Power Supply (LabSim 3.2) Installing CPU (LabSim 3.5 and 3.10) Installing RAM (LabSim 3.7/3.8) PC Build & Manual Part 2: 6. Installing Hard Drive (LabSim 5.2) 7. Installing Optical Drive (LabSim 5.3) 8. Installing Video Card (LabSim 3.12) 9. Connecting Monitors, Keyboard, and Mouse (LabSim 4.0) 10. BIOS Configuration (LabSim 3.10) PC Build & Manual Part 3: 11. Installing Windows 7 (LabSim 10.3) 12. Configuring Critical Windows Features (LabSim 9.0 and 10.0) In addition to including the sections listed below, your manual should • address the environment in which the computer build will take place. For example, what are the best practices when working in a carpeted room? • not use computer jargon. Although the manual will be used to train new technicians, it may also be used by someone with limited computer knowledge, so the manual must be easy to understand. • include explanations on methodology. For example, why is it important to use an antistatic grounding bracelet when working with the computer? Or why is it important to install memory sticks in pairs? The 12 sections of the overall manual are as follows: 1. Workspace Preparation (LabSim 2.0) 2. Installing Motherboard (LabSim 3.3) 3. Installing Power Supply (LabSim 3.2) 4. Installing CPU (LabSim 3.5 and 3.10) 5. Installing RAM (LabSim 3.7/3.8) 6. Installing Hard Drive (LabSim 5.2) 7. Installing Optical Drive (LabSim 5.3) 8. Installing Video Card (LabSim 3.12) 9. Connecting Monitors, Keyboard, and Mouse (LabSim 4.0) 10. BIOS Configuration (LabSim 3.10) 11. Installing Windows 10 (LabSim 10.3) 12. Configuring Critical Windows Features (LabSim 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, and 12.0)

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Submission date: 06-Feb-2019 09:03AM (UT C-0500)
Submission ID: 1073907862
File name: PC_Build_Manual_Parts_1_to_3.docx (6.39M)
Word count: 1791
Character count: 8990

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PC Build Manual Parts 1-3
First Author, Second Author, Third Author

This paper acts as a guide that offers the
ultimate direction that technicians may
need to use when building a PC from
scratch. This manual contains the
installation steps that the technicians
should follow from the workplace
preparation to the configuration of the
installed operating system. The first part
looks at the installation of the
motherboard, power supply, RAM and
CPU. The second part highlights the
installation of the hard drive, optic drive,
video card, the peripherals and but not
limited to the configuration of BIOS. The
last part looks at the installation of
Windows 7 operating system and the
configuration of the most important
Part 1
Workplace preparation
Before starting working on the computers,
there are some of the factors and concepts
that one should consider. Some of these
aspects play a huge role in ensuring and
guaranteeing the safety of not only the
technicians but also the computer systems in
the context. For instance, wearing an
antistatic wrist strap may play a huge role in
helping the technician to prevent the
possibility of transferring electric charges to
the respective devices. On the other hand,
the technician may need to set...

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