Understanding Computer Hardware & Peripherals Course

Learn the Ins and Outs of PC Maintenance to Build or Upgrade a PC in 2 Days
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*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

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Overview of Course

Discover how computers work from the inside out with this 2-day Understanding Computer Hardware & Peripherals course. Gain insights into the backbone of computing that focuses on the essentials. 

The course introduces you to the integral components of a computer, how they connect and interact, and the practical skills required for building or upgrading a PC. The course also delves into the foundational BIOS process, guiding you through the sequence of booting a computer. 

It is designed to instil theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience to ensure trainees are well-equipped to comprehend, identify, and work with various computer hardware and peripherals.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, trainees should be able to:

  • Acquire a holistic understanding of computer hardware, encompassing its definition, significance, identification of core components, and their pivotal role in facilitating user-computer interactions.
  • Attain a comprehensive understanding of computer hardware, encompassing the primary roles of essential components like the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and storage devices, as well as familiarity with a variety of user interaction tools and the foundational mechanisms of data transfer via ports and cables.
  • Build capabilities for assembling and upgrading a PC, discerning component compatibility during upgrades, and effectively troubleshooting prevalent challenges that arise during the PC building process.
  • Articulate the role of BIOS in the boot process, optimise BIOS settings for enhanced system performance, and proficiently diagnose and resolve boot-related issues and errors.
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for tech enthusiasts, students, DIY computer builders, professionals in non-technical fields, job seekers, small business owners, and IT support staff. Whether you’re a beginner seeking to understand computers or looking to enhance your IT skills, this course provides essential insights into computer hardware and peripherals.
Prerequisites
To enroll in this Understanding Computer Hardware & Peripherals course, you should possess the following:

  • 1 GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent; OR
  • NITEC/Higher NITEC; OR
  • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years’ work experience in an ICT-related field); OR
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Instructional Methods
  • Lectures & Demonstrations
  • Hands-On Lab Sessions
  • Interactive Simulations
  • Group Discussions & Collaborative Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Practical Application
Certification

Upon successful completion of the Understanding Computer Hardware & Peripherals course assessment, participants who have attended at least 75% of the course will receive a SkillsFuture Statement of Attainment (SOA), along with a Certificate of Achievement by @ASK Training.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Computer Hardware
  • Definition and significance of computer hardware
  • Key hardware components of a computer system
  • Interface between users and computer systems through hardware components
Identifying the Parts and Connectivity
  • Motherboard and CPU
  • RAM and Storage Devices
  • Graphics Cards and Display Devices
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Connectivity
PC Build-Up//Upgrading
  • Understanding the PC building process
  • Compatibility considerations when upgrading components
  • Step-by-step guide to assembling a PC.
  • Troubleshooting common issues during PC build-up
BIOS & Process Flow of Booting
  • Introduction to BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
  • Understanding the boot process and the role of BIOS
  • Configuring BIOS settings for optimal performance.
  • Troubleshooting boot-related problems
*Participants to troubleshoot their own systems (bring from home) or sample systems will be provided

This course is part of the Certificate in Infocomm Technology - Infrastructure and Operations and SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP).

Fees and Subsidies

Understanding Computer Hardware & Peripherals Course - Up to 90% SkillsFuture Singapore Funding Diagram

*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

Course Fee:
S$550 (exclusive of 9% GST)

Course Fee After Eligible SSG Subsidies:
From S$69.85 (inclusive of 9% GST) after 90% SSG Subsidies

Learners  
Singaporean Citizens ≥ 40 years old S$69.85 (after SSG 90% Funding)

SkillsFuture Credits can be used on top of existing subsidies
Singaporean Citizens, PRs or LTVP+ Holders ≥ 21 years old

S$179.85 (after SSG 70% Funding)

For Singapore Citizens learners aged ≥ 25 years old SkillsFuture Credits can be used on top of existing subsidies.

For Singapore Citizens aged 21-31 Post Secondary Education Account Funds can be used.

Learners SMEs Non-SMEs
Singaporean Citizens ≥ 40 years old S$69.85 (after SSG 90% Funding)
Singaporean Citizens, PRs or LTVP+ Holders ≥ 21 years old S$69.85 (after SSG 90% Funding)
S$179.85 (after SSG 70% Funding)

All prices are inclusive of 9% GST.

Course Schedule

8 Jurong Town Hall Road, JTC Summit #27-01 S(609434)

Course Duration:
2 Days (9am - 6pm)

Course Schedule:

23-24 May (Thur, Fri)
06-07 Jun (Thur, Fri)
11-12 Jun (Tue, Wed)
02-03 Jul (Tue, Wed)
01-02 Aug (Thu, Fri)
03-04 Sep (Tue, Wed)

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Understanding Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Learn the Ins and Outs of PC Maintenance to Build or Upgrade a PC in 2 Days

Course Duration:
2 Days (9.00am – 6.00pm)
Course Fee Details:

S$550 (exclusive of 9% GST)

SkillsFuture Credits & PSEA Claimable

Course Fee After Eligible SSG Subsidies:
From $69.85 (inclusive of 9% GST) after 90% SSG Subsidies

Course Code: TGS-2023038591
Up to 90%
SkillsFuture Subsidy