CISCO Today - Blk 5


Chapter 5 Test & Start of Ch. 6

posted Jan 23, 2015, 11:28 AM by Jon Hamlin

Today you will complete your Chapter 5 test.

Once you have finished, you are expected to begin reading through your Chapter 6 material.
You have two key assignments due by Friday to complete.

Friday will also be your final test on the Chapter 6 material.

Good luck and Do Not Waste Class Time this week! You have too much to get done.

Please take a moment to look through your Netacad gradebook to see if you are missing any quizzes. You make complete missing quizzes during your off-blocks or during class on Tues, Weds, or Thurs.

Have a nice day!

Ch. 5 - Operating Systems

posted Jan 18, 2015, 8:25 PM by Jon Hamlin

The operating system (OS) controls almost all functions on a computer. In this chapter, you will learn about the components, functions, and terminology related to the, Windows XP, and Windows 7 operating systems.

Chapter 5 is important because operating systems control most of the functions of a computer.  Most software requires an OS to operate.  Many of the common computer problems that technicians must solve are related to the OS and can be solved with the knowledge and skills developed in Chapter 5

Please see Chapter 5, read the chapter material, and complete the assignment (Questions 1-75)

Chapter 4 - Preventative Maintenance

posted Jan 11, 2015, 9:03 PM by Jon Hamlin

Now that you know how to take the computer apart and put it back, it's time to learn how to avoid running into any problems that would require you to do that in the future.

This chapter focuses on Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting. Key skills you will need to diagnose and repair systems as efficiently as possible.

The 50 question Chapter assignment is due by the start of class next Monday.

Computer Hardware Labs

posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:33 PM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 1:30 PM ]

Welcome back, I hope you had an enjoyable holiday!

This week we will be building and dismantling our practice computers in our Hardware Labs.

5 groups of 3 students will work at a time doing this. Each group will have two blocks to dismantle, photograph, and re-assemble their machines.

We will be rotating groups through the 5 stations.

Groups that are waiting for their turn to do the Hardware Labs are expected to view the Computer History film and complete a quiz while they watch.

Block 5 Groups

Group 1 - David S. , Behrad , Ivan 

Group 2 - Chris , Denny , WenBei 

Group 3 - Ethan , Benyamin , Hyunjun 

Group 4 - Camilo , Anthony , Avgustin 

Group 5 - James H. , Alexander , Bowen 

Group 6 - Gursharn , Kayla , Joshi 

Group 7 - Tyler , Kosta , Wildan 

Group 8 - Navin , Mark , Amirali 

Group 9 - Yves , Jack M. , Vivian 

Group 10 - Adrien , Nathan

Custom Computer Build

posted Dec 15, 2014, 2:44 PM by Jon Hamlin

For the rest of the week, you will be completing the custom computer system design project.


This is due by the end of the block on Friday.


Ch. 2 & 3 Test

posted Dec 15, 2014, 8:57 AM by Jon Hamlin

Hi everyone,

Today we will catch up on the Ch. 2 test and also complete the Ch. 3 test. You can have the whole long block which should be plenty of time. Don't forget to also hand-in your Ch. 3 worksheet into the hand-in folder.

Chapter 2 Test *Fixed*

posted Dec 8, 2014, 10:06 PM by Jon Hamlin

Hi Block 5 class.

Sorry the test did not work for you yesterday. I am not sure what happened but either way, I have activated if for you today (Tuesday) and you can write the test during your Blk. 5 period. 

Please continue with you Chapter 3 assignment once the test is complete.

I hope you are all having a good week. Today I learned how to roll over an unconscious person with a neck injury and tomorrow, I get to practice making bandages for people with gaping head wounds! Pretty exciting stuff!

See you next week,

Mr. H

CISCO Ch. 3

posted Dec 5, 2014, 1:58 PM by Jon Hamlin

This week you will write your CISCO Chapter 2 test on Monday.

You will then begin working on Chapter 3 on the CISCO Netacad site.

The Chapter 3 assignment is posted on our Chapter 3 resource page and it will be due next Monday, Dec 15th.

Next week, we will be completing our Hardware labs.

CISCO: Introduction

posted Nov 18, 2014, 12:21 PM by Jon Hamlin

Read through the CISCO Introduction page. You will be completing two small assignments that you will find here.

Please take time to look through additional materials and watch the videos I provide.

Starting with CISCO

posted Nov 17, 2014, 9:03 AM by Jon Hamlin

Please take a moment to add your e-mail to the CISCO sign-up sheet. Please choose the e-mail you use on a regular basis.

When you are done check out the amazing new Google Maps project in Gombe National Park in Tanzania.

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