PC Pro Objectives
 

TestOut PC Pro Exam Objectives

Basic Hardware Components

  • Identify power supply connectors, motherboard characteristics, CPU features, memory module attributes, and expansion bus types.
  • Given scenarios with system specifications and end-user requirements, select and install appropriate power supplies, motherboards, CPUs, memory modules, and expansion cards.
  • View BIOS/UEFI settings for basic hardware components.
  • Configure the settings of basic hardware components.
  • Troubleshoot basic hardware components and resolve issues.

Video

  • Identify video adapter components, features, connectors, and cables.
  • Given a scenario with system specifications and end-user requirements, select and install the appropriate video adapters.
  • Identify display device types.
  • Given a scenario with system specifications and end-user requirements, select and install appropriate display devices.
  • Configure display and video adapter settings.

Audio

  • Identify external device component, features, connectors and cables.
  • Given a scenario with system specifications and end-user requirements, select and install the appropriate sound cards.
  • Identify audio device types.
  • Given a scenario with system specifications and end-user requirements, select and install appropriate audio devices.
  • Manage sound card and audio device settings.

External Devices

  • Identify external device component, features, connectors and cables.
  • Connect external devices using the appropriate connectors and cables.
  • Manage device driver updates, roll back drivers, and enable or disable devices.
  • Install drivers for external devices.
  • Prepare devices for safe removal.

Storage

  • Identify storage device components, features, connectors, and cables.
  • Given scenarios with specifications and end-user requirements, select and install appropriate storage solution.
  • Configure BIOS/UEFI settings for hard disks.
  • Configure common RAID arrays.
  • Install and configure a new storage device with volumes, partitions, a drive letter, and format it with an appropriate file system.
  • Add space to an existing volume.
  • Manage the file system type on an existing drive by converting a file system type or reformatting a partition.
  • Schedule and run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmentation in Windows.

Networking

  • Identify Ethernet wired and wireless network adapter components, features, and connectors.
  • Identify Ethernet wired network cable features and connectors.
  • Identify Ethernet wireless access point components, features, connectors, and cables.
  • Identify common network connectivity devices and their roles.
  • Understand the function of different network devices.
  • Given a scenario with specifications and networking requirements, select and install the necessary Ethernet adapters, access points, or cables.
  • Given basic IPv4/IPv6 configuration settings or a network diagram, configure a wired or wireless network connection.
  • Use appropriate networking utilities to view, test, and troubleshoot basic network configuration, communication, and connectivity problems.

Printing

  • Identify printer types and connectors.
  • Given a scenario with system specifications and end-user requirements, select and install the appropriate printer.
  • Use Windows utilities to configure a local printer, set the default printer, manage print jobs, start and stop the print spooler, and print a test page.
  • Connect and configure a network printer.

Mobile Devices

  • Identify notebook computer types, features, and special keys.
  • Install and configure basic hardware components on notebook computers.
  • Maintain notebook computers and troubleshoot common issues.
  • Identify and configure mobile device features and accessories.
  • Configure mobile device connection, data synchronization, email, and security settings.
  • Maintain mobile devices and troubleshoot common issues.

System Management

  • Use Windows Backup to configure a full system or file backup schedule.
  • Enable system restore and configure a restore point.
  • Configure Windows Update settings.
  • Configure local users and groups for a Windows system.
  • Configure User Access Control (UAC) settings in Windows.
  • Troubleshoot common Windows operating system and software issues.

Security

  • Configure BIOS/UEFI security settings.
  • Configure password and account lockout settings in a local security policy.
  • Configure a screen saver and require a password to unlock a Windows workstation.
  • Configure the basic Windows Firewall.
  • Encrypt files and folders.
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