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Unit description

Provides an introduction to the IT industry and interactive exposure to personal computers, hardware, and operating systems. Students participate in hands-on activities and virtual lab-based learning to become familiar with various hardware and software components and discover best practices in maintenance and safety.

Unit content

1A: PC hardware
1B: Advanced Computer Hardware
2A: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
2B: Printers
3A: Introduction to Networking Concepts
3B: Applied Networking
4A: Laptops and Mobile Devices
4B:Virtualisation and Cloud
5A: Operating System Installation
5B: Operating System Configuration
6A: Security
6B: The IT Professional
 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1install and configure computers and mobile devices
2troubleshoot problems with computers and mobile devices
3identify common security threats like malware and social engineering
4identify and discuss safety and environmental issues associated with Information and Communication Technology.
5identify requirements for Industry CompTIA A+ Certification.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. install and configure computers and mobile devices
  2. troubleshoot problems with computers and mobile devices
  3. identify common security threats like malware and social engineering
  4. identify and discuss safety and environmental issues associated with Information and Communication Technology.
  5. identify requirements for Industry CompTIA A+ Certification.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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