BTEC Level 3 IT (Computing) – Computer Systems
|Award:||BTEC Level 3 IT Award (Computer Systems)|
|Study Time:||60 Hours|
|Requirements:||Min. 16 Yrs.|
This unit can be studied as a standalone TECOL BTEC Level 3 Award in IT (Computing), or as part of an Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Information Technology. To enrol on Certificate or Diploma courses please return to the correct page as listed on the right.
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Aim and Purpose
The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the components of computer systems and develop the skills needed to recommend appropriate systems for business purposes and set up and maintain computer systems.
Therefore it is important to understand that computer system comprises of both hardware and software components and these two basic elements need to work in harmony.
Manufacturers of hardware offer a wide range of models, each with its own specification. This unit reviews the many hardware components of a computer system and how they interact. Deciding which particular model is appropriate for a given situation depends on a variety of factors. You will explore these factors so that you can make informed choices when selecting the components for a system.
Technicians also need the skills required to set up and carry out routine maintenance of computer systems. Although this unit does not cover fault finding and, it includes the basic maintenance skills that would normally be expected of most technicians.
With reference to software, an computer operating system is needed to run the computer such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux. We will also look at the options available for essential utilities such as anti-virus software, which is often preinstalled but might be purchased from a third party.
After completing this unit you should:
- understand the components of computer systems
- be able to recommend computer systems for a business purpose
- be able to set up and maintain computer systems.