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Cisco Networking Academy

IT Essentials
Date Aug. 14 Aug. 15 Aug. 16 Aug. 17 Aug. 20 Aug. 21 Aug. 22 Aug. 23 Aug. 24

Name _________________

Chapter 1 Syllabus

Objective(s) Preview useful web sites, become familiar with the room and its offerings. Become familiar with classroom teacher, policies and procedures. Discover role, responsibilities, and qualifications of a computer technician. Learn how to access various features and how to navigate the curriculum. Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of internal components. Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of ports and cables. Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of input and output devices. Explain system resources and their purposes. Clarify content students do not yet understand. Assess students over chapter content. Give students feedback on quiz results. Clear up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 1 concepts.

Notes to self for next year


Date Aug. 14 Aug. 15 Aug. 16 Aug. 17 Aug. 20 Aug. 21 Aug. 22 Aug. 23 Aug. 24 Aug. 27 Aug. 28
Class meetings 3rd & 4th Hours

Cut down introductory assignments by 1 day.


Assignment Brief introductions, web scavenger hunt of the sites well visit Done In

throughout the semester Introductory PowerPoint. Introductory Assessment. Overview of classroom, procedures Access curriculum on site, off-site. Access assessment server on-line. DI: Choose between a web quest and a video to learn about the job of computer technicians. Text discussion. Introductory E-sheet. Anticipation guide. Begin reading chapter 1 using reading strategy of choice. Finish reading chapter 1 using reading strategy of choice. Revisit Anticipation Guide, marking the statements you now agree with. Discuss Anticipation Guide. Quiz over chapter. Re-teach terminology with vocab name badges. Students work through Quiz Yourself powerpoint actvitiy, then are called on by name tag, introduce themselves, then answer question. Hand out terms, definition cards for self-study. Hand out terms, read definitions, ask who it is. Student with term finds an example of term in classroom. Review for Chapter 1 Test Re-quiz students over terminology. Jeopardy review. Chapter 1 Test.

Web Sites: I usually include my web site here. Likewise, I include my email address so students can contact me. http://cisco.netacad.net Cisco Networking Academy log in using ID and password provided. Login ID ____________ Password_______________ http://whatis.com - reference site for computer terminology. http://webopedia.com - reference site for computer terminology. S 5 1 1 2

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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Date Aug. 29

Name _________________

Chapter 2 Syllabus

Objective(s) Identify safety procedures and potential hazards for users and technicians. Identify safety procedures to protect equipment from damage and data from loss. Identify safety procedures to protect the environment from contamination. Identify hardware tools and their purpose. Identify software tools and their purpose. Identify organizational tools and their purpose. Determine the diagnostic software available from various hard drive manufacturers. Determine proper maintenance of a hard drive. Learn the proper use of an antistatic wrist strap, hand tools, and cleaning materials. Assess students understanding of new terminology. Give students feedback on quiz results. Clear up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 2 concepts. Done In

Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 2. Aug. 30 Continue reading, taking notes over chapter 2. Class discussion over 2.1 (ppt). Aug. 31 Lab 2.2.2: HD Diagnostic Software. Read SmartComputings Basic TroubleshootingHard Drives article February 2007 Give One to Get One reading strategy Sept. 4 Finish reading, taking notes over chapter 2. Clean your mouse, keyboard, work area. Sept. 5 Finish class discussion over chapter 2 (ppt). Quiz over Chapter 2. Sept. 6 Review for Chapter 2 Test Sept. 7 Chapter 2 Test. p. 89 SmartComputing August 2007 has an article on UPS FAQs. Web Sites: http://cisco.netacad.net Cisco Networking Academy log in using ID and password provided. Login ID ____________ Password_______________ http://whatis.com - reference site for computer terminology. http://webopedia.com - reference site for computer terminology.

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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Date Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21

Name _________________

Chapter 3 Syllabus

Objective(s) Learn and practice a note taking strategy called mapping. Determine steps that should be taken to protect the CPU from damage. Remove and re-install a computers power supply and note a power supplys specifications. Assess students note taking skills. Identify standard expansion slots by name and purpose. Install RAM, CPU heat sink and fan, motherboard into computer case. Determine the types of cables within the computer case and identify them by purpose and number of pins. Properly install internal and external drives. Properly attach power connectors and data cables. Correctly install front panel connectors. Boot computer for first time, troubleshooting if necessary. Assess students understanding of new terminology and note taking skills. Give students feedback on quiz results. Clear up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 2 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 3. Learn how to use FreeMind software to map out notes electronically. Lab 3. Install the power supply into the case. Continue reading, taking notes. Notes Quiz over sections 3.1 to 3.4. You may use your notes. Continue reading, taking notes. Lab 3.3.3 Installation of RAM, CPU (if needed), CPU heat sink and fan, motherboard. Finish reading, taking notes. Take practice quiz and study for notes quiz. Lab 3.5.2 Installing drives, Lab 3.7.2 Installing internal cables. Notes quiz over sections 3.5 to 3.9. Lab 3.8.2 Complete computer assembly and Lab 3.9.2 Boot the computer. Review for Chapter 3 Test Chapter 3 Test. Done In

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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Date Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3

Name _________________

Chapter 4 Syllabus

Objective(s) Discuss magazine article from Friday. Learn and practice a note taking strategy called outlining. Explain the purpose of preventative maintenance. Identify the steps of the troubleshooting process. Install PCIe video card. Boot computer and explore BIOS screens. Identify the locations of the OS that can pinpoint errors. Research free firewalls and anti-spy ware programs. Write a customer/technician scripted phone call that demonstrates etiquette, open-ended questioning strategies, and other topics discussed this chapter. Enact role-playing activity for class. Review and summarize chapter 4. Assignment Use Wagon Wheel DI strategy to discuss magazine articles. Begin reading, outlining chapter 4. Password-protect document. Continue reading, taking notes in outline form. Lab: Install video card, boot computer for first time. View BIOS options. Finish reading, taking notes. Take practice quiz. This day wasnt needed. Security software research lab. Role playing script development. Role play activity Chapter 4 PowerPoint. Quiz over chapter 4 Done In

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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Date Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12

Name _________________

Chapter 5 Syllabus

Objective(s) Explain the purpose of an operating system. Describe and compare operating systems to include purpose, limitations, and compatibilities. Install an operating system. Locate pricing information for various hardware upgrades. Describe and compare operating systems to include purpose, limitations, and compatibilities. Navigate a GUI (Windows)
Locate devices in Device Manager that are not functioning properly and install the appropriate drivers. Gather information about network operating system certifications and jobs that require these certifications.

Identify and apply common preventive maintenance techniques for operating systems. Identify common problems and their solutions. Learn how to properly install and remove software. Demonstrate the setting of system restore points. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 5 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 5. Install Windows XP Pro lab. Homework: Worksheet 5.3.2 Upgrade Hardware Components. Continue reading, taking notes over chapter 5. Install drivers lab. Homework: Worksheet 5.2.2 NOS Certifications and Jobs Finish reading, taking notes. Take practice quiz. Lab 5.5.4 Lab: Install and Remove Third-Party Software. Lab 5.6.2 Restore Points PowerPoint discussion over chapter 5. Chapter 5 Test Done In

Web Sites: http://cisco.netacad.net Cisco Networking Academy log in using ID and password provided. http://www.newegg.com on-line computer shopping. http://www.tigerdirect.com - on-line computer shopping. http://www.castlecops.com/ - StartupList has an extensive list of necessary and unnecessary files in msconfigs startup tab

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PC Hardware and Software

S. Bender

Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Date Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24

Name _________________

Chapter 6 Syllabus

Objective(s) Identify and describe the components of a laptop. Compare and contrast desktop and laptop components. Explain how to configure laptops. Compare the different mobile phone standards. Identify common preventive maintenance techniques for laptops and portable devices. Describe how to troubleshoot laptops and portable devices. Research laptop features or common problems with a specific model. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 6 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 6. Continue reading, taking notes. Ws 6.2.3 Ws 6.3.4 & 6.4.1 expansion and power standards. Notes. Finish reading, taking notes. Research 6.1.2 (laptops, PDAs, and Smartphones) or 6.7.2 (laptop problems) Review new terminology, virtual laptop exploration. Chapter 6 Test Done In

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Instructor Notes:
Date Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Assignment Hand out syllabus, anticipation guide. Give students 20 25 minutes to read, take notes. Cover slides 5 20 of PowerPoint. Assign notes, ws. Cover slides 21 28. Cover slides 29 36. Finish presentation. Internet research. Terms activity. Ive got a question, whos got the answer. Chapter 6 Test Done In

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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Date Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 2

Name _________________

Chapter 7 Syllabus

Objective(s) Describe the types of printers currently available. Describe the installation and configuration process for printers. Describe how to install and update the device driver, firmware, and RAM. Describe the types of scanners currently available. Describe the installation and configuration process for scanners. Identify and apply common preventive maintenance techniques for printers and scanners. Troubleshoot printers and scanners. Install and configure a network printer, scanner. Review topics, research printers. Install and configure a network printer, scanner. Review topics, research printers. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 7 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 7. Continue reading, taking notes. Discussion over what weve read so far. Finish reading. Finish PowerPoint, quiz over chapter. Station Rotation Station Rotation Finish Station Rotation, review for test. Chapter 7 Test Done In

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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Nov.6 Nov.7 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Date Nov.6 Nov.7 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 19 Nov. 20

Name _________________

Chapter 8 Syllabus

Objective(s) Describe basic networking concepts and technologies. Describe the physical components of a network. Explain the purpose and characteristics of an IP address. Distinguish between physical and logical addressing. Describe LAN topologies and architectures. Identify Ethernet standards. Identify Ethernet standards. Explain OSI and TCP/IP data models. Describe how to configure a NIC and a modem. Identify names, purposes, and characteristics of other technologies used to establish connectivity. Identify and apply common preventive maintenance techniques used for networks. Troubleshoot a network. Configure an Ethernet NIC to use DHCP. Use ipconfig to verify an IP address. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 8 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 8. Continue reading, taking notes. Discussion over what weve read so far. (8.1 8.2) with nametag activity. Read, notes. Discuss section 8.3. Worksheet: Identify IP Address Classes Read, notes. Discuss sections 8.4 and 8.5. Nametag activity. Read, notes Discuss 8.6 8.8. Quiz over 8.1 8.4 Lab 8.9.2 Configure an Ethernet NIC to use DHCP and verify connectivity with ping. Read, notes. Ws 8.10.3 Answer broadband questions. Finish reading, notes. Finish PowerPoint discussion. Quiz over 8.5-8.8 Lab 8.9.2 (modified) Configure an Ethernet NIC to use static IP addresses and verify connectivity with ping. Review for test. Chapter 8 Test Done In

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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Nov.26 Nov.27 Nov. 28 Nov. 29 Nov. 30 Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 6 Date Nov.26

Name _________________

Chapter 9 Syllabus

Objective(s) Provide students with more time to study networking. Provide students with another chance at showing what they know from Chapter 8. To define computer and network security on clear terms. To explain and give examples of security threats. To describe various malware and other malicious attacks. Determine how to implement security procedures in order to protect computers and information from data loss, corruption, or theft (hardware or data). Identify the social responsibilities regarding security. To understand how to and the need for installing patches and updates against constantly changing security threats. Install a service pack on a computer. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 9 concepts.

Assignment Done In Use notes, summary, practice quiz, PowerPoint, Jeopardy game to review for re-take on Chapter 8 test. Nov.27 Re-take Chapter 8 test (paper variety, but similar in style to online version.) Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 9. Nov. 28 Worksheet 9.1: Security attacks. Define virus, worm, Trojan Horse, spy-ware. Nov. 29 Continue reading, taking notes. Discussion over what weve read so far. (9.1 9.2) Nov. 30 Worksheet 9.2.1: Third-party anti-virus software. Read, notes. Dec. 3 Discuss sections 9.3 9.4. Dec. 4 Worksheet 9.4.2: Operating system updates. Install XP service pack 2. Dec. 5 Review for test. Dec. 6 Chapter 9 Test Add iSafe video on security and malicious code. Web Sites: http://cisco.netacad.net Cisco Networking Academy log in using ID and password provided. http://www.newegg.com on-line computer shopping. http://www.tigerdirect.com - on-line computer shopping. http://www.castlecops.com/ - StartupList has an extensive list of needed and unneeded files in msconfigs startup tab http://free.grisoft.com/ AVG - free anti-virus software. http://www.avast.com Avast - free anti-virus software. http://www.safer-networking.org/ Spybot Search and Destroy - free anti-spyware software http://www.lavasoftusa.com Adaware free anti-spyware software

History of viruses McAfee Internet Security and Threat Glossary Dictionary and Encyclopedia of computer terms Start Poster, Paper or Presentation activities with above topics next year?
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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date Dec. 7 Dec.10 Dec. 11 Dec.12 Dec. 13 Dec. 14 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Date Dec. 7 Dec.10 Dec. 11 Dec.12 Dec. 13 Dec. 14

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Chapter 10 Syllabus

Objective(s) Describe good communication skills and professional behavior. Explain ethics and legal aspects of working with computer technology. Describe the call center environment and technician responsibilities. Practice, critique call center technician roles. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 10 concepts. Assess students ability to disassemble, reassemble lab station individually. Assess students ability to disassemble, reassemble lab station individually. Assess students ability to disassemble, reassemble lab station individually. Review topics covered throughout the semester. Assess student knowledge over semester concepts. Provide students with feedback on semester grades. Assignment Use the anticipation guide to determine what you already know about the chapter. Start reading, taking notes. Ws 10.1 online resources Finish reading, taking notes. Call center role play activities. Review for test. Chapter 10 Test. Review chapters 9 and 10 if you wish to take combined 9/10 test to replace lowest score. Begin solo lab-based final. One partner disassembles, reassembles machine (leaving CPU and heat sink in motherboard, but taking motherboard out of case.) Partner studies for final exam by going over notes, reading summaries, taking quizzes in curriculum. Take Chapter 9/10 test if desired. Study for final. Other student performs lab based final while partner studies for final. Review for final. 45-question final exam from academy web site. Tie up loose ends. Done In

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IT Essentials
Date January 3 January 4 January 7 January 8 January 9 January 10 January 11 January 14 January 15 Date January 3 January 4 January 7 January 8 January 9 January 10 January 11 January 14 January 15

Name _________________

Chapter 11 Syllabus

Objective(s) Explain the responsibilities of technician jobs. Review the safe working environments and procedures. Select the right computer components for replacement. Upgrade and configure computer components. Learn how to disable an on-board component when an adapter card is installed. Describe how to clean and inspect computer components. Identify the potential safety hazards and proper safety procedures for computer components. Describe environmental issues surrounding PC disposal. Describe the procedure for updating the BIOS of a computer. Demonstrate the procedure for installing a second hard drive. Present research information to the class to enhance communication skills. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 11 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 11. Ws 11.1 Research job opportunities. Ws 11.3.7: Research Computer Components Lab 11.4.1: Install a NIC. Finish reading and taking notes. Choose one topic from the list below. Prepare a presentation, summary, or poster for the class. Lab 11.4.4: BIOS File Search. Work on topic presentation. Lab 11.4.5: Install, configure and partition a second hard drive demonstration. Topic presentation. Review for test. Chapter 11 Test Done In

Web Sites: http://cisco.netacad.net Cisco Networking Academy log in using ID and password provided. CompTIA A+ Overview How to decide if a CPU upgrade is cost effective Preparing to upgrade your motherboard BIOS Flashing, What is BIOS or CMOS flashing? Upgrade Guide: Install a Bigger, Faster Hard Drive Download BIOS Issues and Legislation Involving Equipment Disposal Learn about RAID levels.

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Cisco Networking Academy


IT Essentials
Date January 16 January 17 January 18 January 22 January 23 January 24 January 25 January 28 January 29 January 30 January 31 February 1 Date January 16 January 17 January 18 January 22 January 23 January 24 January 25 January 28 January 29 January 30 January 31 February 1

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Chapter 12 Syllabus

Objective(s) Install, configure, and optimize an operating system. Describe how to upgrade operating systems. Install an alternative operating system on a second partition of a hard drive. Examine the boot.ini file of a hard drive. Describe and schedule preventative maintenance procedures for operating systems. Learn how remote desktop may be utilized for remote access to files and for remote troubleshooting. Troubleshoot operating systems. Research topics related to chapter objectives. Present information to the class to enhance communication skills. Learn which programs and processes are not required in the startup portion of MSConfig. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 12 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 12. Lab 12.2.3: Create a Partition in Windows XP Pro. Read Lab 12.2.2: Advanced Installation of Windows XP Linux installation lab. Examine the boot.ini file of the hard drive. Continue reading, taking notes. Lab 12.4.1: Schedule Task Using GUI and at Command. Research Remote Desktop. Remote desktop lab. Lab 12.5.3: Fix Operating System Problem. Begin preparing for summary, poster, or presentation on topics listed below. Write a summary, make a poster, or create a presentation on one of the topics below. Share your expertise about your topic. Research processes running on your computer at Castle Cops Startup list using MSConfig. Review for test. Chapter 12 Test Done In

Web Sites: http://cisco.netacad.net Cisco Networking Academy log in using ID and password provided. http://tweakhound.com/xp/installxp/installXP1.htm The right way to install Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 How to delete cookie files http://mozilla.gunnars.net/firefox_help_firefox_cookie_tutorial.html Firefoxs cookie options http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/DriverXP.html automatic driver updates http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_restore.htm system restore for Windows XP http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/resources/technology/business_software/how_to_undo_a_big_mistake_in_win dows.mspx How to undo a big mistake in Windows http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Optimize_A_Fresh_Windows_Installation get rid of the junk, make it more secure, and add new features.

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Date February 4 February 5 February 6 February 7 February 8 February 11 February 12 February 13 February 19 Date February 4 February 5 February 6 February 7 February 8 February 11 February 12 February 13 February 19

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Chapter 13 Syllabus

Objective(s) Describe wireless communication methods for laptops and portable devices. Discover the new advances in BlueTooth technology. Investigate repair centers to determine the services and warranties offered. Investigate laptop batteries and docking stations. Describe repairs for laptops and portable devices. Select laptop components. Research the purchase of a new laptop computer and justify recommendations. Describe preventive maintenance procedures for laptops. Describe how to troubleshoot a laptop. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 13 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 13. Read and take notes on MSNs article about new Bluetooth standards. Worksheet 13.2: Investigating repair centers. Work on reading, taking notes. Worksheets 13.3.1 and 13.3.2 Laptop batteries and docking stations. Finish reading, taking notes. Worksheets 13.3.3 & 13.3.4 Research DVD drive and laptop RAM. Quiz over chapter 13. Research and describe the laptop youd recommend based on customer needs. Worksheet 13.5.3 Verify work order information. Review for test. Chapter 13 Test Done In

Web Sites: http://cisco.netacad.net Cisco Networking Academy log in using ID and password provided. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22916690/ New advances in Bluetooth http://www.dell.com, http://www.hp.com, http://www.apple.com, http://www.newegg.com, http://www.tigerdirect.com, http://www.bestbuy.com web sites for researching laptop specifications and prices http://siteground218.com/~ricipedi/web/hotswap.htm hot-swappable laptop battery

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Date February 21 February 22 February 25 February 26 February 27 February 28 February 29 March 3 March 4 March 5 Date February 21 February 22 February 25 February 26 February 27 February 28 February 29 March 3 March 4 March 5

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Chapter 14 Syllabus

Objective(s) Describe potential safety hazards and safety procedures associated with printers and scanners. Install and configure a local printer and scanner. Describe how to share a printer and scanner on a network. Describe printer and scanner preventative maintenance techniques. Examine the relationship between scanning resolution and file size. Troubleshoot printing problems. Troubleshoot printing problems. Share expertise with others. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 13 concepts. Assignment Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 14. Lab 14.2.4 Install an all-in-one printer/scanner Note: service pack 2 must be installed on your Windows XP machine for printer/scanner drivers to load properly. Lab 14.3.2 Share an all-in-one printer/scanner Worksheet 14.5.1 Internet Search: Certified Printer Technician Lab 14.4.2 Optimize scanner output. Pick a topic from list below. Create a poster, paper, or presentation to share with the class. Lab 14.6.3 fix a printer, Quiz over chapter 14. Lab 14.6.3 remote technician: fix a printer Report on research topic from links below. Review for test. Chapter 14 Test Done In

Web Sites: http://cisco.netacad.net Cisco Networking Academy log in using ID and password provided. How to change printer settings. http://www.samspublishing.com/articles/article.asp?p=26243&seqNum=5&rl=1 How to install printer drivers from a network print server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/203604 Installing and using the AdobePS printer driver http://www.adobe.com/products/printerdrivers/pdfs/installanduseps.pdf How to add a network printer http://www.egr.msu.edu/decs/how-to/add-network-printer.php Scanning basics 101 http://www.scantips.com/ Scanning 101: setting the right resolution http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/8009.html Selecting Epson scanning settings http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/pr349p/pr349pug/scan1_5.htm Printer and scanner cleaning http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm#15 Cleaning the scanner http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/pr317p/pr317prf/maint_1.htm

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Date March 7 March 10 March 11 March 12 March 13 March 14-17 March 18-20 March 19 March 20 Date March 7

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Chapter 15 Syllabus

Objective(s) Identify potential safety hazards and implement proper safety procedures related to networks. Identify common protocols and their port numbers. Choose an ISP type based on customer needs and available technology. Share a folder, set permissions for the share and install an alternate browser. Implement the customer's network. Describe preventive maintenance procedures for networks. Install and configure an alternate browser. Describe installation, configuration, and management of a simple mail server. Install a wireless NIC, test the NIC and configure a wireless router. Research a topic in more depth. Share expertise with others. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 15 concepts.

Assignment Done In Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 15. March 10 Worksheet 15.2.2: protocols, and worksheet 15.3.2: ISP connection types. Continue reading, taking notes. March 11 Lab 15.4.2b: share a folder, set share permissions, install Firefox. Continue reading. March 12 Lab 15.4.2a: Configure browser settings. Re-visit anticipation guide, checking all statements in the after column you now agree with. March 13 Quiz over 15.1 15.2 (safety hazards and procedures, protocols and network apps) March 14 Wireless labs- 15.5.1 install a wireless NIC, 15.5.3 test the wireless NIC, 15.5.2 configure a wireless router. March 17 Wireless labs continued. March 18-19 Research and create a poster, paper or presentation on a topic below. Quiz over 15.3 summary. March 20 Report on research topic from links below. March 25 Review for test. March 26 Chapter 15 Test Poster, Paper, or Presentation Topics: Fiber optic safety http://broadcastengineering.com/mag/broadcasting_fiber_optic_safety/ Connector & cable specs http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/hubs/fhub400/install_config/guide/fh4cabl.html IEEE 802.11 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11 Installing network protocols http://www.pcnet-online.com/content/communications/200201.htm Install a wired network adapter http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/netadapter.mspx Setup a wireless network http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wireless.mspx Test it yourself: networks http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603_7-5020854-1.html Configure 2003 Exchange Server http://www.christensen-software.com/support/config_exchange_2003.htm The ABCs of TCP/IP http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=377101&seqNum=1 Home networking with Windows XP http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=29577&seqNum=6 TCP and UDP ports http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_and_UDP_port 10 Firefox Extensions You Probably Dont Know About March 2008 http://www.webupon.com/Browsers/10-Killer-Firefox-Extensions-That-YouS M T W T F S Probably-Dont-Know-About.91442 1 Networking with Vista FAQs. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2Farchive 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

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Chapter 16 Syllabus

Objective(s) Outline security requirements based on customer needs. Describe a local security policy. Describe and compare access control devices. Describe protection against malicious software. Describe wireless security configuration. Learn new ways to protect your computer, network, data and privacy. Describe and compare firewall types. Research a topic in more depth. Share expertise with others. Configure a software firewall. Review new concepts, clearing up any misconceptions. Assess students understanding of Chapter 16 concepts. In

Assignment Done Fill out before column of anticipation guide. Begin reading, taking notes over chapter 16. March 28 Read, finish notes. Re-visit anticipation guide. March 31 Read72 Tips for Safer Computing and make a poster about your subheading. Worksheet 16.1.1 April 1 Walking tour of posters. Exit quiz. April 2 Worksheet 16.2.3: research firewalls April 3-4 Research and create a poster, paper or presentation on a topic below April 7 Report on research topic from links below. April 8 Lab 16.3.2: configure Windows XP firewall April 9 Review for test. April 10 Chapter 16 Test Poster, Paper, or Presentation Topics: 2008: Major concerns for network administrators http://hosteddocs.ittoolbox.com/GFI011708.pdf Worried about Wi-Fi security? http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/hardware/0,39042972,39214094,00.htm Data backup and recovery http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727010.aspx Differences and features of hardware and software firewalls http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2004/firewall_types.asp WPA wireless security for home networks http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_03july28.mspx So, how did I get infected in the first place? http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=60955 Microchips everywhere http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080126/D8UDMN980.html IT risks rise on USB drives http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do? command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=266990 Are your passwords strong enough? http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1076787 ID theft: before and after http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1016105 Building a human firewall http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=663084 Living the Least Privilege Lifestyle http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=663084 How to stop laptop theft http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/141388/how_to_stop_laptop_theft.html

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