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This course focuses on system-level computer components memory, expansion cards and storage devices. It will introduce the learner to the various types of memory and their characteristics and expansion card characteristics and types. The course also covers types of storage, hard disk drives, and the various types of media and external storage. This course prepares the learner for CompTIA A+ exam 220-801.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the types of memory used in computer systems
  • Recognize key characteristics of different types of RAM
  • Describe the considerations involved in expansion card installation
  • Match the expansion cards to descriptions of their characteristics
  • Propose solutions for specific system upgrade scenarios
  • Classify the characteristics of storage devices
  • Match the connectivity types to their descriptions
  • Describe the considerations involved in choosing a hard drive
  • Recognize hard drive installation considerations
  • Propose a storage solution for a given scenario
  • Describe how to upgrade a system hard drive in a given scenario
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