CIS 312 Week 6 System Implementation

System Implementation

 

ACTIVITIES

·         TestOut PC Pro

10. System Implementation
10.1 Component Selection
10.2 Windows Pre-Installation
10.3 Windows Installation
10.4 Post Installation
10.5 Virtualization
Discussion Question: Pre-Built or Custom-Built?
Itcan be very overwhelming trying to find the right computer to purchase. For example, maybe your customer wants a computer that has threeHDMI outputs for threedifferent monitors on his or herworkstation. You are aware from your education here that integrated graphics cards can be disabled, and you can plug in a peripheral graphics card to handle the additional output. However, you won’t get the fastest and best performance with this configuration. It’s best to use a motherboard without integrated graphics.

 

When a client sends you specific requirements for a computer, the easiest thing to do is find an off-the-shelf computer that meets all the requirements. If the client wants an i7 processor with 16 GB of DDR RAM, that’s easy, but what about if the client wants a 1TB SSD with a 2TB HDD and fourinternal DVD R/W drives? That might be a little more difficult. You may also want to consider building the computer yourself, as this can be more cost effective. Choose one of the following questions sets to address.

 

o    Describe three considerations, that you’ve learned about this week, when researching hardware integration. 

o    What strategy would you use to determine which system would be less expensive: pre-built or custom-built? 

o    Describe your experience with building a computer from scratch or what you’d expect to encounter if you have never built one. 

 

Instructor Note: Consider posting the following to urge students to seek and acquire workforce experience.

o    Locate a small computer shop, public K-12 school, or hospital; inform them that you’re in school and that you’d really like to volunteer assisting them in building a computer.

o    Don’t forget to insert this new skill on your resume. Also, remember to ask the shop owner for a job reference. Start building those professional relationships now!

 

EVALUATION

Assessment 6 (weight: 7%)
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