Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NWIT 127 - Microcomputer Essentials


An introduction to microcomputer hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components. Students will understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology, practice proper safety procedures, and will effectively interact with customers and peers. In addition, the course includes programming concepts, the study of applications, such as spreadsheets, databases, presentation, and web site development. This course also prepares students to take the Essential exam for the CompTIA A+ Certificate. Assessment Level(s): ELAR 980 /IERW 002 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Explain, install, and configure microcomputer device components.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain microcomputer device components.
  • Compare and contrast the different Operating Systems and their features.
  • Apply the basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices and protocols to microcomputer devices.
  • Explain the basic principles of security concepts and technologies.
  • Outline the purpose of appropriate safety and environmental procedures and given a scenario, apply them.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of communication skills and professionalism in the workplace.
  • Design and create web pages and demonstrate knowledge of data visualization techniques.
  • Use a programming language to write small programs.
  • Use different application programs like spreadsheet and database management systems.

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