PC Systems and Networking Fundamentals





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About the course

This is the foundation course for those wishing to build confidence in dealing with PC components and networks, or start their career in IT Support. It is a practical course that gives an opportunity to build, diagnose and rectify basic hardware/software faults in a supported and safe environment. It provides a framework to assist in analysing a users needs in order to specify an appropriate system  whilst raising awareness of manufacturing and purchasing compatibility issues. 

Benefits for Students

As a student of City of Bristol College, you will have free access to:

Microsoft Office, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as access to Office 365, which gives you online access to the web-based applications and 1TB of personal cloud storage space.

The Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premier, Dreamweaver, Animate and many many more. You will also have access to Adobe Online and use of Adobes online platforms and cloud storage space for all your work and resources. This would normally cost you £15 per month but is absolutely free as part of your course


Entry Requirements

You need an interest in IT servicing & repairs or the desire to continue onto recognised vendor qualifications.

What will I do on this course?

Through theory and practical activities you will develop your understanding of the PC and its operation. Typical topics covered include:

  • General microprocessor principles
  • PC configurations and system components
  • Assembling and testing a PC
  • Demonstration of fault finding tools
  • Introduction to operating systems and the BOOT process
  • Principles of storage devices & interfaces
  • Home & small office networking
  • Introduction to laptop repair
  • Troubleshooting techniques
Who is it for?

This course is for those who want to build, maintain and rectify faults with PC equipment and basic networks. It is suitable for:

  • Individuals wishing to enter the PC Servicing and Networking industry.
  • Entry level PC Technicians
  • Home PC Users.
  • Enthusiastic beginners
How to apply

To enrol please call 0117 312 5000

How Is this course assessed?

You will sit a multiple choice test at the end.

What could I do next?

You can progress on to the Comptia A+ course, then onto either the Cisco CCNA or onto the MicrosoftCertified Solutions Associate Windows 8.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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