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1 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 1 Personal Computers and Applications Networking for Home and Small Businesses – Chapter 1

2 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 2 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Objectives Identify the purpose and uses of personal computers and describe local and network applications. Compare and contrast different types of computing devices. Explain the binary representation of data. Determine appropriate components and peripheral devices to meet requirements. Install, verify, and upgrade computer components and peripherals.

3 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 3 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Purpose and Uses of Personal Computers Multiple uses for computers

4 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 4 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Purpose and Uses of Personal Computers Common local and network applications

5 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 5 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Types of Computing Devices Different types of Computers

6 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 6 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Types of Computing Devices Types and features of servers

7 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 7 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Types of Computing Devices Features of a desktop personal computer (PC)

8 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 8 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Types of Computing Devices Features of a workstation

9 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 9 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Types of Computing Devices Types and features of portable devices

10 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 10 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Binary Representation of Data Digital (binary) representation of various common forms of data Using the proper units for measuring information

11 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 11 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Binary Representation of Data Convert approximately between bits, bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes, and Gigabytes

12 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 12 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Binary Representation of Data Measuring speed, resolution and frequency

13 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 13 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Determining Appropriate Components and Peripheral Devices Plan for computer purchase: preassembled or custom

14 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 14 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Determining Appropriate Components and Peripheral Devices Motherboard

15 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 15 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Determining Appropriate Components and Peripheral Devices Central Processing Unit (CPU)

16 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 16 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Determining Appropriate Components and Peripheral Devices Random Access Memory (RAM)

17 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 17 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Determining Appropriate Components and Peripheral Devices Adapter cards add functionality to a computer system

18 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 18 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Determining Appropriate Components and Peripheral Devices Storage Devices and Requirements

19 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 19 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Determining Appropriate Components and Peripheral Devices Peripheral device purposes and requirements

20 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 20 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Determining Appropriate Components and Peripheral Devices Importance of UPS and Surge Protector

21 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 21 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Install, Verify and Upgrade Components and Peripherals Computer Repair Best Practices

22 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 22 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Install, Verify and Upgrade Components and Peripherals Connect Computer System components and verify operation

23 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 23 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Install, Verify and Upgrade Components and Peripherals Installing Peripherals and Verifying Operation

24 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 24 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public Summary Computers are used all over the world and in all types of environments including: government, medical, education, manufacturing, legal and leisure. There are many different types of computers available including: Mainframes, Servers, Desktop PCs, Workstations, Laptops and Hand-held portable devices. Data is represented by binary digits (bits) organized into bytes (B), kilobytes (kB ), megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), and terabytes (TB). Data transfer rates are measured by bits per second. Computer screen resolution is measured in pixels. Analog frequencies, wireless transmissions and radio frequencies are measured in Hertz. Things to consider when purchasing a computer: Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Adapter Cards, Storage, Peripherals, UPS, Surge Suppressors Computers are a collection of very complex components and peripherals. Safety procedures must be followed when working inside a computer, both to protect the equipment and prevent harm to the technician.

25 ITE PC v4.0 Chapter 1 25 © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Public


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