Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NWIT 140 - Microcomputer Practical Application

(G only) CE

Designed to provide competence in PC support areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. Students will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks and will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. In addition, this course prepares students to take the Practical Application exam for the CompTIA A+ Certificate. Assessment Level(s): AELR 930 /READ 099 . Three hours each week. Formerly NW 140.

3 semester hours

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

  • Install, configure and maintain personal computer components.
  • Install, configure, detect problems, troubleshoot and repair/replace microcomputer components or laptop components.
  • Select the appropriate commands and options to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Select and use system utilities / tools and evaluate the results.
  • Evaluate and resolve common microcomputer or laptop issues.
  • Troubleshoot client-side wire or wireless connectivity issues using appropriate tools.
  • Install and configure a small office home office (SOHO) network.
  • Prevent, troubleshoot and remove viruses and malware.
  • Implement security and troubleshoot common microcomputer or laptop issues.

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