Computer Servicing I

Computer Servicing I

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100 Hours

Computer Servicing I VIT203

Learn how to solve simple computer problems. Understand how a computer works. Lay the foundation to work in I.T. Support or train as a computer technician.

Computer technicians are in high demand. With an increasing number of computers used in both the home and workplace, there is a significant and ever growing demand for people to install, maintain and repair both hardware and software. While many computer courses teach programming, surprisingly few provide the type of training needed to be a competent and effective computer technician.

This course provides an introduction to servicing computers. It develops a broad and general understanding of repair and maintenance procedures that can be used at work or home, and in doing so provides a good starting point for anyone seeking a career in computer servicing.

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. The computer workshop
    • Tools (a basic tool kit, more advanced requirements), soldering, workshop layout, workshop management, customer relations, etc.
  2. Computer and workshop safety
    • Understanding electricity, workshop safety procedures, staff safety, avoiding computer damage, circuits, measuring electricity-current, voltage, resistance, ohm's law, etc.
  3. System components
    • Identifying different hardware components (eg. CPU, ZIF socket, Motherboard, I/O card, Parallel and Serial ports, IDE drive, CMOS, etc).
  4. Different Systems & Basic Disassembly
    • Identifying and removing specific parts from a computer, distinguishing between different types of PC (eg. XT, AT, 386, 486, Pentium etc), disassembly procedure.
  5. Peripherals
    • How to assemble peripherals (eg. mouse, printer, modem) for a computer system
  6. System Assembly
    • Procedure for assembly/installation of main components.
  7. Installation of software
    • Installing different software programs in computers, in accordance with manuals.
  8. Computer Maintenance
    • An introduction - preventative and routine maintenance procedures.
  9. Troubleshooting
    • An introduction - determining an error, hard disk problems, viruses, motherboard battery, bugs, othercommon errors and their remedies, when to call a specialist.


  • To establish a computer repair workshop
  • Develop safety guidelines for the use of computer equipment, both for the technician in the workshop and for the operator/client
  • Identify different hardware components of a computer system
  • Identify and remove specific parts from a computer; and to distinguish between different types of personal computers
  • Assemble peripherals for a computer system
  • Assemble a computer system. Install different software programs into computer systems, in accordance with manuals
  • Recommend significant maintenance requirements for a Personal Computer
  • Determine the cause of common problems which occur with computer systems

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