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Tech Lab: Module 1

NEKLS Tech Lab Zoom Notes

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Tech Lab: Module 1

  2. 2. WELCOME TO TECH LABS • Module Features • Zoom Meeting: Recap last module, overview of current module • Reading Assignment • Each Week: Quiz or Project • Forum, Glossary, Pre Assessment/Post Assessment • NEKLS Technology Manual • Keeping Technology Healthy Document • Expectations • Keep Up – Don’t let yourself fall far behind • Reach Out – Call, email, or use the forum • Learn New Skills – We are all at different skills levels, • up to the student to use this time wisely • Make Tech Labs Better – Suggestions are welcome
  3. 3. MODULE 1 OBJECTIVES • Given a diagram of a workstation, the learner will identify and explain the function of common computer hardware. • Given a diagram of cabling and ports, the learner will identify and explain the function of common computer interfaces. • The learner will demonstrate a working knowledge of common technology based terminology and concepts. • Given problematic hardware and software scenarios, the learner will demonstrate a successful troubleshooting process.
  4. 4. MODULE 1: DIAGRAMS • Know your Cables • Look inside the Machine, careful to eliminate shocks, don’t force • Use part numbers to ID components • Google and Manufacture’s Website
  5. 5. MODULE 1: TERMINOLOGY • Why? • Critical for Search Results and Explaining Problems to Others • “My Screen is Blank” • Categories • Hardware – Parts of the Computer • eContent – Digital Book Platforms • Mobile – Relating to Phones and Tablets • Networking – Hardware and Protocols used in Data Networks • Operating System – Relating to functions of the OS • Peripherals – Printers, Scanners, USB Devices • Software – Applications • Submissions • What terms are undefined?
  6. 6. MODULE 1: HARDWARE & SOFTWARE QUIZ • Around 50 parts of the quiz, could take a while to get through • Spend time looking over the given diagrams, open up a machine, quiz yourself on what each part is called and what is its function • Look up terms that are unfamiliar, there is a lot of unexplained jargon, check the glossary or Google • Take notes on questions you have difficulty with, follow up with more research or ask for more help
  7. 7. MODULE 1: TROUBLESHOOTING • Power Cycle • Work from the Bottom-up / Outside-in • Process of Elimination • Document Your Work • Be Informed
  8. 8. MODULE 1: TROUBLESHOOTING QUIZ • Quiz is shorter than Hardware & Software quiz, but possibly more difficult • There is a lot of unexplained jargon, check the glossary or Google • Quiz draws from real world problems, you may have run or will run into these issues in the future, commit to memory if possible • Document the questions that give you difficulty, research the question or ask for help
  9. 9. A SMOOTH SEA NEVER MADE A SKILLED SAILOR NOTES ABOUT BEING A TECH • Be Prepared – Always have a backup, be familiar with systems • Don’t Fear – Ask questions, reach out to peers • Release the Pressure – Set temporary fixes • Remain Calm – Find your inner Guru
  10. 10. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES • ALA Library Support Staff Certification • Comp TIA Certification • A+, Network+ & Security+ • Professor Messer Videos: • Mike Myers: A+ Certification Exam Guide • • NEKLS Professional Collection • GCF Learn Free,, Treehouse