Question;Week 1 discussion;Hardware and Operating Systems;(graded);In this discussion, we will look;at the basics of both hardware and operating systems. To begin this discussion;let's first define the difference between hardware and software. What is;hardware? What is software? What is the purpose of hardware and software?;Avoid using the respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the;discussion organized by responding only to other posts.;Power Supplies and Form Factors (graded);In this discussion, we will look at power supplies;and form factors. What is the purpose of a power supply? What is a form factor?;How do power supplies and form factors relate to one another?;Avoid using the respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the;discussion organized by responding only to other posts.;Week 2 discussion;Motherboard and Motherboard Components;(graded);Take some time this week to open up your computer;(or better yet - an old junky one) and take a look inside (be sure to unplug;your machine and not touch any of the components ? look but don't touch). Based;on your readings, what kind of motherboard is being used? What form factor? How;did you know?;Avoid using the respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the;discussion organized by responding only to other posts.;CPU, RAM, and ROM (graded);What is a CPU? What is the purpose;of the CPU?;Avoid using the respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the;discussion organized by responding only to other posts.;Week 3 discussion;Windows OS Basics (graded);Describe the Windows operating;system. Discuss some of your favorite Windows features.;Maintaining and Optimizing Windows;(graded);Have you ever had a problem with;your Windows operating system? What happened, and what was the result?;Week 4 discussion;Peripherals (graded);Identify and discuss some;peripherals that ordinary desktop PC users would normally use. Discuss how they;work and their purpose.;Back-up (graded);Discuss backup strategies and devices that you can;use with your PC at home or in the workplace. How does the device connect? What;standards does it use?;Week 5 discussion;Networked PCs (graded);What are the basic components;required to set up a network? How do you add a PC to a network?;Internet and Applications (graded);What is one of your favorite;applications that utilizes the Internet? Discuss what happens behind the scenes;in the network that enables your PC to implement that application.;Week 6 discussions;Security for PCs and LANs (graded);What are some of the basic;precautions a computer owner or network administrator can take to help make the;computing environment secure? What are some of the basic security threats that;a user or administrator might have to face?;Laptop Computers (graded);Discuss how notebooks differ from;desktop computers, and how their special issues can be addressed.;Week 7 discussion;Troubleshooting (graded);Other than a computer, think of a;household device that you've installed or repaired. Discuss the approach you;used and how you might streamline your efforts the next time. How can this;process be applied to troubleshooting computers and networks?;Preventive Maintenance (graded);What is preventive maintenance?;Why is it important to keeping a computer healthy?
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