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CIS 2731 A+ Hardware & Software

This class is for intermediate to advanced students seeking both the theoretical and practical aspects of building a PC. The class covers CPU, storage devices, printers, and networking devices. This class also includes functions and installation of operating systems as well as troubleshooting steps and common tools. Will help students in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Certification.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: CIS 1411 OR CIS 1130 AND CIS 1107 


  • Recognize and resolve common operating system malfunctions. Identify and use appropriate tools for resolving various issues with operating system software.
  • Identify and resolve common hardware faults and failures. Troubleshoot, replace or upgrade hardware components commonly found in desktop and laptop computers.
  • Install and/or upgrade current Windows operating system software to bring desktop and laptop computers to a basic operational level.
  • Assemble commonly required components and install them in a standard desktop computer to bring the system to a basic operational level.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 4