ITE 5 - Chapter 12 - Part 2 of 2

Advanced Troubleshooting - Part 2 - Sections 12.4 - 12.6

In your career as a technician, it is important that you develop advanced skills in troubleshooting techniques and diagnostic methods for computer components, operating systems, networks, laptops, printers, and security issues. Advanced troubleshooting can sometimes mean that the problem is unique or that the solution is difficult to perform. More often, advanced troubleshooting means that the probable cause is difficult to diagnose.

Advanced troubleshooting uses not only your advanced diagnostic skills when working with hardware and software, but also the interaction between technicians and customers or other technicians. The way in which you work with customers and other technicians can determine how quickly and comprehensively the problem gets diagnosed and solved. Take advantage of your resources, other technicians, and the online technician community to get answers to your diagnostic challenges. You might be able to help another technician with a problem.

Open / Close Ended Questions (click to expand)




Assignments: for these worksheets, you will need to take on the role of the "Remote Technician", somebody trying to assist and diagnose a problem from a distance. 

You will be expected to follow the appropriate troubleshooting steps as described in the chapter and suggest appropriate solutions based on the information provided in the worksheet.

Task 1 - In your own words, describe the difference between open and closed questions. Describe why can one be better than the other and vice-versa?

Tasks 2,3,4




Place in the hand-in folder when complete.
Additional Resources



Key PC Troubleshooting Tips

Networking Troubleshooting

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