Certificate in Hardware Essentials


Certificate in Hardware Essentials (FETAC Level 5)

Course Aims

Learn to build, upgrade and maintain PCs and the equipment they support. You will learn to install and maintain a range of hardware, software and peripheral devices found in domestic and business environments.

Course Content

  • Learners who successfully complete this will be able to:
  • Install and configure common system components
  • Install common system components into a desktop system unit
  • Install and configure common peripheral devices
  • Identify basic troubleshooting procedures and tools
  • Develop safe working practices when working with computer equipment

Course Outline

  • Unit 1 Hardware Devices
  • Unit 2 Mainboard Components
  • Unit 3 Storage Devices
  • Unit 4 PC Assembly
  • Unit 5 Peripheral Devices
  • Unit 6 Preventative Maintenance

Course Work

Skills Demonstration 70%: In a series of skill demonstrations, candidates will be assessed in a range of practical exercises in PC assembly and maintenance Examination 30%

Entry Requirements

  • Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life or work experiences.
  • Basic Computer Skills

October, Saturday, 10am – 2pm, 10 weeks


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