Computer Hardware & Networking

UNIT ID :  H7E3 04


Total Hours

1. Introduction to Computer Hardware, PC Components and Functionalities

1.1. What is the computer and how it functions.

1.2. Four Basic Functions of a Computer (Input, processing , output and storage)

1.3. Evolution of the computer

1.4. General Classification

1.5. Physical classification

1.6. Motherboard Architecture and its Components

1.7. Explain hardware devices (Processor, hard disk, RAM, Optical devices, PSU)

1.8. add-on cards (Expansion cards)

1.9. Cables and Connectors


2. Assemble , Troubleshoot and Maintenance computers

2.1. Mount the motherboard with processor and memory

2.2. Install Storage Devices, HDD partitions and formatting

2.3. Install optical devices

2.4. Connect Panels and Indicators

2.5. Connect keyboard, mouse, power source and monitor to the Computer

2.6. Configure CMOS Setup

2.7. Introduction to Software (Operating Systems, Drivers and Application)

2.8. Install OS ,Drivers and other software (Virus Guard, Office Package, Email and Internet Client)

2.9. Introduction to peripherals

2.9.1. Introduction to peripherals (Printer, UPS, scanners etc...)

2.9.2. install configure peripheral devices

2.10. Computer Hardware Troubleshooting

2.11. Fault finding and creating solutions for Hardware and Software Issue

2.12. virus and malware software identification and remove

2.13. Computer Hardware Maintenance


3. Computer Network Fundamentals

3.1. Introduction of computer networking

3.2. Communication Fundamentals

3.3. Data Transmission Systems, Transmission Media and Data encoding

3.4. Advantages of Networking

3.5. Types of Networks and properties

3.6. Identify common physical network topologies



Total Hours

4. Structure cabling, termination and testing

4.1. Categorise standard cable types and its properties

4.2. Identify common connector types

4.3. differentiate and implement appropriate wiring standards

4.4. introducing major passive items and terminations

4.5. Network Management and Monitoring

4.6. Network OS - license and open source

4.7. Explaining cable laying using layering accessories

4.8. Network Tools and testers

4.9. Create and integrate patch cord


5. Network devices and protocols

5.1. Introduction to network devices

5.2. Install and configure network devices

5.3. Identify and differentiate between network devices

5.4. Explain the function of common networking protocols

5.5. Identify commonly used TCP and UDP default ports

5.6. IP Addresses

5.7. Identify IPV4 and IPV6 formats

5.8. Sub netting

5.9. Addressing schemes

5.10. Explain the function of each layer of the OSI model

5.11. Network Tools(CLI)

5.12. connect to workgroup, Share file and folders


6. Network architectural design

6.1. Develop and design Local Area Network Structures (Cisco packet Tracer)

6.2. Design Network Diagram by using computer tool(MS Visio)

6.3. Design Power line diagram LAN (UPS, Server, Switch and Router)

6.4. Prepare Network Design (computer labelling system, IP Addresses, passwords, user rights, Socket numbering, layout diagrams, testing reports



Total Hours

7. Computer hardware and Network specifications Documentation and final proposal for a LAN

7.1. Identify server and Client Computer hardware specifications (CPU, Cache, RAM, Motherboard, HDD, NIC)

7.2. server and Client Computer software specifications

7.3. identify appropriate Network parts: NIC, Switches, Router, wireless routers, Types of cables and Sockets

7.4. Final Test Strategy

7.5. Cost estimate prepared according to the identified hardware and software requirements

7.6. Time schedules and responsibilities

7.7. Maintenance plan

7.8. Data security system, Backup system


8. Wireless Networking

8.1. Introduction to wireless communication

8.2. wireless technologies(wi-fi,bluetooth,wimax,2G,3G)

8.3. wireless security encryptions

8.4. Wireless LAN design

8.5. Configure wireless access points(WI-FI)


9. Computer hardware revision (TUTORIAL 01)


10. Networking revision (TUTORIAL 02)