Computer Service Technician II

The text used in this course is

A+ Guide to Software

Fifth Edition

Authored by Jean Andrews


    The study of the subject matter in this class continues using the above text but there are many off road trips. To maximize your study of this subject, you should read the chapters as assigned and do the chapter review questions at the end of each chapter. These chapter review questions are not graded and do not need to be handed in. However, it is highly recommended that you, as a student, get to know the glossary terms presented in each chapter. Without knowing what these terms mean, you will NEVER be successful in this field. While it is not a requirement of this class to memorize anything, it is emphasized that you very carefully memorize these acronyms and their meanings. This knowledge will be tested.

     I will assign a chapter to be read, the week prior to its discussion and application in the classroom. (The schedule for the entire years assignments is given in the Schedule of Weeks presented on these pages. At the end of each chapter discussion there will be a 40-65 question test that includes multiple choice, true false, complete the sentence, and some essay style questions. These tests normally occur on Fridays but may be rescheduled depending upon events (such as weather, etc.).

     This is the second year course of study in computer maintenance and repair. Each student will be assigned mentoring and tutoring of the first year students throughout the year. The studies will start near the middle of the texts and continue to the end of the text where they will join the first year students in studying the same chapters near the end of the course. It is designed to be similar to playing the back nine at the golf course first where the first year students are beginning at hole #1 and the second year students begin at hole #10. At the end they all meet in the clubhouse.

Remember that the purpose of this class is to teach you a trade. When you complete this class, having completed all the requirements as I present them, you are eligible to become a certified computer technology technician (by passing a nationally recognized examination that parallels this course).

Now: each of the Chapters lesson Plans and the Lecture accompanying the Lesson Plan are given below. You may read ahead (but it is a little dry reading) and feel free to read the additional reading recommendations I present.

Click on link below to view lesson plans.