Week 17: January 4-8, 2021

Troubleshooting & Maintenance

The WEEKLY Download

January 4, 2021

Teachers' Workday
Teachers' Workday

January 5, 2021

  • Lesson: 3.10 BIOS/UEFI
  • Lab: 3.10.7 Find BIOS/UEFI Settings
  • Lab: 3.10.8 Clear CMOS Settings
  • Assessment: 3.10.9 Practice Questions

January 6, 2021

Bonus/Recovery Day

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If you are missing assignments please email me to set up a time for Wednesdays.

January 7, 2021

  • Lesson: 3.10 BIOS/UEFI
  • Lab: 3.10.7 Find BIOS/UEFI Settings
  • Lab: 3.10.8 Clear CMOS Settings
  • Assessment: 3.10.9 Practice Questions

January 8, 2021

3.11 Expansion Cards
  • Lesson: 3.11 Expansion Cards
  • Lab: 3.11.4 Install Expansion Cards
  • Assessment: 3.11.5 Practice Questions

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Lesson Overview

This lesson is designed to prepare students for entering an Information Technology career by providing them with information regarding PC maintenance and the Troubleshooting Process Model, a standardized approach to troubleshooting personal computers (PCs). Students will learn the steps to take to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot personal computers by following the seven stages of the model (GIC DIED): G - Gather information, I - Identify changes, C- Create a hypothesis, D – Determine the fix, I – Implement the fix, E – Ensure user satisfaction, D – Document the solution. Students demonstrate a PC's construction and gain full knowledge of each of the components, including how to troubleshoot, maintain, and secure them. Students will learn how to select, install, and troubleshoot issues with the power supply, motherboard, processor, memory, BIOS, expansion cards, video, audio, and cooling system.

State Standards:

ITF-7: Utilize troubleshooting techniques for personal computer components and portable devices.

ITF-8: Perform preventive maintenance on personal computer components and portable devices, operating systems, and computer security systems.

ITF-9: Identify tools, diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for operating systems, printers and scanners, and security.

ITF-10: Demonstrate the construction of a computer system, including the installation of hardware and software.

ITF-11: Demonstrate configuring, upgrading, and optimizing security.

Learning Target(s):


  • Build/disassemble a computer
  • Install hardware
  • Install Operating System
  • Install other software
  • Use the troubleshooting process for personal computers

Essential Question:

  • How does preventative maintenance reduce the frequency of computer problems?
  • Why is updated security software essential?
  • How important is your skill level in troubleshooting computers?
  • What are the functions of the BIOS?
  • What advantage does a PCIe have over a PCI bus?
  • How does adequate cooling improve performance and extend the life of components?

TestOut Sections to be covered:

TestOut 3.10-3.14


From January 5-20, 2021 all students and teachers will be on remote instruction. We are scheduled to return to face-to-face instruction (for those who chose to be on traditional learning) on January 21, 2020. If you have chosen to be on remote learning you will continue to be remote.

If there are any changes we will let you know.

Remote Learning Schedule January 5-20, 2021