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Texas Computer Maintenance Framework


Standard Description
130.303.1A employ effective reading and writing skills Lessons
130.303.1B employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills Lessons
130.303.1C solve problems and think critically Lessons
130.303.1D demonstrate leadership skills and function effectively as a team member Lessons
130.303.1E identify and implement proper safety procedures Lessons
130.303.1F demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities in relation to the field of IT Lessons
130.303.1G demonstrate planning and time-management skills such as project management, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project Lessons
130.303.2A identify job opportunities and accompanying job duties and tasks Lessons
130.303.2B examine the role of certifications, resumes, and portfolios in the IT profession Lessons
130.303.3A demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with individuals from varied cultures such as fellow workers, management, and customers Lessons
130.303.3B interpret appropriate documentation such as schematics, drawings, charts, diagrams, technical manuals, and bulletins Lessons
130.303.4A explain the fundamentals of microprocessor theory Lessons
130.303.4B define the use of Boolean and Binary logic in computer technologies Lessons
130.303.4C explain the theories of magnetism, electricity, and electronics as related to computer technologies Lessons
130.303.4D explain proper troubleshooting techniques as related to computer hardware Lessons
130.303.4E differentiate among digital and analog input and output electronics theory Lessons
130.303.4F explain the relationships relative to data-communications theory Lessons
130.303.4G describe the architecture of various computer systems Lessons
130.303.4H describe the function of computer components such as central processing units, storage devices, and peripheral devices Lessons
130.303.4I explain computer system environmental requirements and related control devices Lessons
130.303.4J identify new and emerging technologies that may affect the field of computer technology Lessons
130.303.5A identify the purpose and function of computer components in the operation of the computer system such as central processing unit, mother board, sockets, chipsets, basic input and output system and their drivers, memory, hard drive technologies, video cards, input and output devices and ports, and modem and network interface cards (NIC) Lessons
130.303.5B identify how mobile devices such as personal data assistants and cell phones operate Lessons
130.303.5C identify how mobile devices such as personal data assistants and cell phones connect and share data Lessons
130.303.5D demonstrate an understanding of the rationale behind error messages and symptoms of hardware failures Lessons
130.303.5E research interrupt sequences and beep codes Lessons
130.303.5F identify priorities and interrupts at the system level Lessons
130.303.6A explain the fundamentals of an operating system Lessons
130.303.6B compare and contrast different operating systems Lessons
130.303.6C identify the operating systems of mobile devices Lessons
130.303.7A identify the operational features and proper terminology related to computer software systems Lessons
130.303.7B evaluate application software packages Lessons
130.303.7C verify that software is properly licensed prior to installation Lessons
130.303.7D differentiate between types of software such as Software as a Service, single-user, per-seat, enterprise, freeware, shareware, and open-source licensing Lessons
130.303.7E explain proper troubleshooting techniques related to computer software Lessons
130.303.8A explain the fundamentals of network connections and interface requirements Lessons
130.303.8B explain the steps required to install and configure a computer on a network Lessons
130.303.8C identify the steps to troubleshoot network connectivity Lessons