PC Repair


Updated on 01 August, 2016
Price: TBA

Course details

Whether you have an interest in starting your own PC repair business, or simply want to learn how to repair your own computer, Stratford's course is for you! This in-depth course can teach you how to properly maintain and repair the personal computer. 

Stratford's quality training methods are a convenient way to enhance your technological and troubleshooting skills on a number of PC repair topics. You can also learn more about a career in the PC repair business.

PC Repair Course Outline

PC Repair Module 1

Understanding the Personal Computer

  • Terminology
  • Evolution of Software
  • Installing a New Computer
  • Hardware Components
  • Function of the CPU
  • Memory, Input, Output, and Storage Devices
  • Operating Systems
  • Internet and Online Services
  • Troubleshooting PC Problems and Errors

PC Repair Module 2

An Introduction to Upgrading and Repairing PCs

  • PC Components, Features, and System Design
  • Microprocessor Types and Specifications
  • Microprocessors from 1971 to the Present
  • Processor Specifications, Features, Manufacturing, Socket and Slot
  • Types
  • CPU Operating Voltages
  • Overclocking and Cooling
  • Math Coprocessors (Floating-point Units)
  • Processor Generations and Multicore Processors
  • Processor Upgrades and Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Motherboards, Chipsets, and Buses
  • System Bus Types, Functions, and Features
  • System Resources
  • Resolving Resource Conflicts
  • Motherboard Selection Criteria

PC Repair Module 3

BIOS and Memory

  • BIOS Hardware/Software
  • Motherboard ROM BIOS
  • Upgrading the BIOS
  • Preboot Environment
  • BIOS/MBR Error Messages
  • SDRAM, RDRAM, and other types of Memory
  • Memory Banks and Memory Module Speed
  • Parity Checking and Error-correcting Code (ECC)
  • Installing RAM Upgrades, DIMM, RIMM, and SIMM Modules
  • Troubleshooting Memory
  • Memory Defect Isolation Procedures
  • The System Logical Memory Layout

PC Repair Module 4

Hard Disk Drives, Flash and Optical Storage

  • The ATA/IDE Interface
  • Magnetic Storage Principles
  • Hard Disk Storage
  • Hard Disk Drive Operation
  • Hard Disk Drive Components and Features
  • Flash Memory Devices
  • Floppy Disk Drives and Tape Drives
  • Optical Storage
  • CDs, DVDs, HD-DVDs
  • Optical Drive Performance Specifications
  • How to Reliably Record Optical Discs
  • Troubleshooting Optical Drives

PC Repair Module 5

Video and Audio

  • Display Adapters and Monitors
  • Video Display Adapters
  • Video Display Interfaces
  • 3D Graphics Accelerators
  • Using Multiple Monitors
  • Video Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Audio Hardware Concepts and Terms
  • Early PC Sound Cards
  • Audio Hardware Features
  • Motherboard Chipsets with Integrated Audio
  • Troubleshooting PC Audio Problems
  • Speakers and Microphones
  • External I/O Interfaces

PC Repair Module 6

Internet and Networking

  • Input Devices
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Securing and Sharing Your Internet Connection
  • Local Area Networking
  • Network Protocols
  • Power Supplies, Troubleshooting, and Repair
  • Building or Upgrading Systems
  • PC Diagnostics, Testing, and Maintenance

Stratford's PC repair course is convenient AND affordable!

Unlike other PC repair courses, Stratford lets you study at home to learn how to repair a PC. All of your course materials are delivered to your door step, so you study when you want, how you want. If you do have a question or need assistance, Stratford's qualified instructors are only a toll-free call away. Plus, you can always use our online PC repair tools to submit exams and review grades. 

As a student in Stratford's PC repair course, your low tuition fee covers everything you will need to successfully graduate and earn your career diploma:

  • All textbooks, study guides, and learning aids
  • A full range of student services, including online exams
  • A personalized career diploma upon graduation
  • Unlimited access to qualified instructors by e-mail or toll-free phone
  • Free shipping and handling

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About Stratford

Stratford Career Institute is a privately owned correspondence school established in 1991 that offers at-home vocational training programs to students in North America

Stratford’s founders saw a need to meet the emerging education needs of today’s busy adult. Understanding the value and convenience of distance learning, they set out to develop an innovative style of correspondence education that would allow individuals to get a quality education – at home.

With more than one million students enrolled, Stratford has earned its reputation in the delivery of quality at-home career training.

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