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Competency Based Learning Material

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Sector: INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Qualification: Computer Hardware Servicing NC II

Unit of Competency: INSTALL COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS

Module Title:
INSTALLING COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS

Caduhaan National High School


COMPUTER HARDWARE SERVICING NC II

The Computer Hardware Servicing NC II consists of competencies that


must possess to enable to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in personal computer systems,
software, replace parts and get the system back to normal operation.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the


Information Communication Technology.

The unit of competency comprising this qualification includes the


following:

CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES


500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES


ICT315202 Apply quality standards
ICT311201 Perform computer operations
ELC311201 Perform mensuration and calculation
ELC311202 Prepare and interpret technical drawing
ELC724201 Use hand tools
ELC724202 Terminate and connect electrical wiring and electronic circuits

CODE CORE COMPETENCIES


ELC724318 Install computer systems and networks
ELC724319 Diagnose and troubleshoot computer systems
ELC724320 Configure computer systems and networks
ELC724321 Maintain computer systems and networks

HOW TO USE THIS MODULE

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Welcome to the Module Installing of Computer System. This module
contains training materials and activities for you to complete.

The unit of competency Install Computer Systems and Networks contains


knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a Computer Hardware Servicing NC II course.

You are required to go through a series of learning activities in order to complete


each of the learning outcomes of the module. In each learning outcome there are
Information Sheets, Operation Sheets, and Activity Sheets. Follow these activities
on your own and answer the Self-Check at the end of each learning activity.

If you have questions, dont hesitate to ask your teacher for assistance.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may already have some of the knowledge and skills covered in this module
because you have:
o been working for some time
o already have completed training in this area.

If you can demonstrate to your teacher that you are competent in a particular
skill or skills, talk to him/her about having them formally recognized so you dont have
to do he same training again. If you have a qualification or Certificate of Competency
from previous trainings show it to your teacher. If the skills you acquired are still
current and relevant to this module, they may become part of the evidence you can
present for RPL. If you are not sure about the currency of your skills, discuss it with
your teacher.

After completing this module ask your teacher to assess your competency. Result
of your assessment will be recorded in your competency profile. All the learning
activities are designed for you to complete at your own pace.

Inside this module you will find the activities for you to complete followed by
relevant information sheets for each learning outcome. Each learning outcome may
have more than one learning activity.

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MODULE CONTENT

Program/Course : Computer Hardware Servicing NC-II


Unit of Competency : Install Computer Systems and Networks
Module : Installing of Computer Systems and Networks

INTRODUCTION:

This module contains information and suggested learning activities on Computer


Hardware Servicing II. It includes activities and materials on Installation of Computer
Systems and Networks.

Completion of this module will help you better understand the succeeding
module on the Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Computer Systems.

This module consists of 3 learning outcomes. Each learning outcome contains


learning activities supported by each instruction sheets. Before you perform the
instructions, read the information sheets and answer the self-check and activities
provided to ascertain to yourself and your teacher that you have acquired the
knowledge necessary to perform the skill portion of the particular learning outcome.

Upon completion of this module, report to your teacher for assessment to check
your achievement of knowledge and skills requirement of this module. If you pass the
assessment, you will be given a certificate of completion.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the module you should be able to:

LO1 Plan and prepare for installation


LO2 Install equipment and/or device and system
LO3 Conduct validation and testing

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ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Installation is planned and prepared to ensure OH&S policies and procedures are followed,
the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements
Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others
involved on the work site
Devices / systems are obtained in accordance with established procedures and to comply with
requirements
Location in which devices / systems are to be installed is determined from job requirements
Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established
procedures and checked against job requirements
Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the installation work are obtained in
accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with
requirements
OH&S policies and procedures for installing devices/systems are followed
Devices / systems are installed in accordance with requirements, without damage or distortion
to the surrounding environment or services
Variation to devices / systems installation is carried out in accordance to customer/client
requirements
Devices / systems are terminated and connected in accordance with requirements
Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures
Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel
before any contingencies are implemented. On-going checks of the quality of the work are
undertaken in accordance with established procedures
OH&S policies and procedures are followed
Circuits and systems are checked as being isolated where necessary using specified testing
procedures
Parts or connections of the installation or service that are removed in order to conduct the test
are stored to protect against loss or damage and in accordance with established procedures
Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures
Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel
before any contingencies are implemented
Devices / systems and/or installation is tested to determine whether it conforms to
requirements
Parts, and/or connections removed for the purpose of testing are returned to pre-test conditions
in accordance with established procedures
Final inspections are undertaken to ensure the installed devices / systems conforms to
requirements. Documentation in relation to the test is forwarded to appropriate personnel
and/or authority in accordance with requirements

PRE-REQUISITES:

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Learning Outcome # 1 Plan and prepare for installation

Assessment Criteria:
1. Installation is planned and prepared to ensure OH&S policies and procedures are
followed, the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements
2. Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively
with others involved on the work site
3. Devices / systems are obtained in accordance with established procedures and to
comply with requirements
4. Location in which devices / systems are to be installed is determined from job
requirements.
5. Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established
procedures and checked against job requirements
6. Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the installation work are
obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation
and safety. Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has
occurred and complies with requirements

CONTENTS:
OHS Policies and Procedures
Tools, Equipment and Testing
Configuration and Computer Systems and networks hardware.
Types of Computer

CONDITIONS:

Trainees will be provided with the following:


1. Occupational Health and Safety Laws
2. Personal Safety
3. Workplace Hazards
4. Protective eyewear
5. Pliers (assorted)
6. Screw drivers (assorted)
7. Soldering iron
8. Antistatic wrist wrap
9. LAN Tester
10. Crimping tools
Assessment Methods:

Written examination
Practical examination
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References:

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LEARNING EXPERIENCES/ACTIVITIES

LO # 1 Plan and prepare for installation

Learning Activities Special Instructions

1.Read the attached Information You can ask the assistance of your
Sheet 1.1-1 trainer explain further the topics you
cannot understand

2.Answer Self-Check 1.1-1 Try to answer the Self-Check without


looking at the information sheet

3.Compare your answer to


Answer Key 1.1-1

4.Perform Task Sheet Observe the demonstration of your


trainer and check the procedures while
performing the operation.

5. Read the attached Information


Sheet ______

6. Answer Self-Check1.2-2 Try to answer the Self-Check without


looking at the information sheet

INFORMATION SHEET 1.1.1

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Learning Objective: After reading this information sheet, YOU MUST
be able identify and utilize computer tools and equipment.

Tools, Equipment and Testing

The following tools and equipment are classified according to their functions and uses.

Equipment and Tools Materials


Accessories
LAN Card Screwdriver(standard) Software applications
UPS Screwdriver(Philips) Network OS Software
Server Long nose pliers RJ 45
24 port-hub Mechanical pliers UTP Cat 5 cable
Modem Allen wrench Motherboards manual
Fax machine Multitester and installer
PC Video camera Crimping tools Sound device driver
USBExternalCD writer Soldering iron (30 watts) installer
USB scanner Wire stripper
USB printers LAN Tester
USB Flash Drive Anti-static wrist wrap
Device drivers/installers

LAN Card is a network interface card. This is


a computer circuit board or card that is
installed in a computer so that it can be
connected to a network.

Server is a part of a network. It is a special


computer that users on the network can asses
to carry out a particular job.

Port hub /Port is a connector on the back of


a computer or other device. A port is either a
serial port or a parallel port.

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Modem - (Modulator-Demodulator) The
modem is a device that allows a given computer
to share data or otherwise a device which let
computers exchange information

USB Universal Serial Bus, a hardware


interface for low-speed peripherals such as the
keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and
telephony devices.

Scanner- it is an input device that read text or


illustration printed on paper, translates the
information into a form that a computer can
use.

Flat Screw Driver is used to drive or fasten


negative slotted screws

Printer - it is a piece of hardware that produces


a paper copy (also known as hardcopy) of the
information generated by the computer.

RAM Random Access Memory, is a primary memory. This memory is used


inside the computer to hold programs and data while it is running.

BIOS Basic Input/Output System, chip that controls the most basic
functions of the computer and performs a self-test every time you turn it on.

Flash drive RAM that can retain data without


electrical power. It is widely used for BIOS
chips and for digital camera and digital music
storage.

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Video Camera - camera using videotape: a
camera that records onto videotape

Long nose Pliers is used for holding, bending


and stretching the lead of electronics
component or connecting wire.

Soldering Iron is used to join two or more


metal conductors with the support of soldering
lead melted around it.

Desoldering Tool is used to unsolder


unwanted parts or component in the circuit
with the support of soldering pencil

Philips Screw Driver- is used to drive or fasten


positive slotted screws

Multitester- is an instrument use to measure


voltage, current and resistance.

NIC Network Interface Card The PC


expansion board that plug into a personal
computer or server and works with the network
operating system to control the flow of
information over the network.

RJ 45 is the connector plugged into the NIC ports on computers and


often connecting the main networking hardware together.

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Pin 6 Green
Pin 7 White/Brown
Pin 8 Brown
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair, is a popular type
of cable used in computer networking that
consists of two shielded wires twisted around each
other.

Motherboard contains the CPU, BIOS, memory,


mass storage interfaces, serial and parallel ports,
expansion slot and all the controllers required to
control standard peripheral devices such as the
display screen, keyboard and disk drive.

Software applications

Software - is the programs and data that a computer uses.

Network OS Software

Network-are multiple computers linked together to make simultaneous


information sharing and exchange by multiple users.

Sound Device Driver Installer / Sound and Audio Devices A windows XP


Control Panel applet, called Sounds, and Multimedia in Windows 2000, for
configuring the systems sound card.

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SELF CHECK 1.1-2

A. Identify the following tools, and materials and give their uses.
Use a separate sheet of paper in answering.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

B. Fill in the blanks with the correct answer.

___________1. It is a connector at the back of a computer or other device.


___________2. A computer circuit board installed in a computer so that it can be
connected to a network.
___________3. A device that allows a given computer to share data.
___________4. An input device that read text or illustration printed on paper,
translated the information into a form that a computer that can use.
___________5. The least expensive and most popular network media.

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Answer key 1.1-2
A.
1. LAN Card This is a computer circuit board or card that is installed in a
computer so that it can be connected to a network.

2. Soldering Iron is used to join two or more metal conductors with the support
of soldering lead melted around it.

3. USB Universal Serial Bus, a hardware interface for low-speed peripherals such
as the keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and telephony devices.

4. Flat Screw Driver is used to drive or fasten negative slotted screws

5. Multitester- is an instrument use to measure voltage, current and resistance.

B.
1. Port hub/ port
2. LAN card
3. Modem
4. Scanner
5. UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair)

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TASK SHEET __________

Title:

Performance Objective:

Supplies/Materials:

Steps/Procedures:

Assessment Method:

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PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST

Performance Criteria
YES NO
1. Did the trainee clearly identified personal protective
equipment?

2. Did the trainee utilized actual tools/device in performing the


skit?

3. Did the trainee applied safety precautions during the play?

4. Did the play gave students more critical thinking on the


personal protective equipment?

5. Did the trainee students cooperatively performed the play?

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