2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

CSA 170 - PC Architecture

Description: Introduction to hardware components of a microcomputer. Emphasis on equipment comparisons, hardware requirements, and operating systems.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Microcomputer bus design
  2. A history of CPU development
  3. Input-output ports
  4. Memory
  5. Operating systems
  6. Hard disk capacity requirements
  7. Special multimedia hardware requirements
  8. Networking requirements of the PC
  9. Requirements studies
  10. Cost effectiveness analysis

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the different types of bus design.
  2. Identify the types of memory chips.
  3. Describe the organization and structure of the operating system.
  4. Describe the minimum hardware requirements for an operating system.
  5. Select an optimal multimedia system.
  6. Evaluate the hardware requirements for networking a PC.
  7. Perform a requirements study and select a cost effective computer system.