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Computer Organization and Architecture

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About This Course

“Computer Organization and Architecture” is a 10-week course. This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. The topics included in this course include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills. In addition to learning the fundamentals of hardware, software, and operating systems, students develop problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, negotiation, and entrepreneurial skills, which can help them succeed today’s global workplace. Hands-on lab activities will continue to be an essential element of the course. In support of this, virtual learning tools have been integrated into this course. The Virtual Laptop, Virtual Desktop are stand-alone tools designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive "hands-on" experience. Cisco Packet Tracer activities are designed for use with Packet Tracer. The use of Packet Tracer will support alignment with the new CompTIA A+ certification objectives.

Course goal is to introduce the students to computer hardware and software, as well as operating systems, mobile devices, networking concepts, IT security and troubleshooting. These course materials will assist you in developing the skills necessary to work as a technician in the field of IT.

Course Staff

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Dana Yespenbetova

MS in Computer Information Systems, senior-lecturer, dana.yespenbetova@astanait.edu.kz, Astana IT University, Expo, C1.3.358

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