Server Maintenance & Repair Technician course aims to enable participants to diagnose and repair system level faults in computer based systems at foundation level.
Learning Objectives

Server Maintenance & Repair equips participants with practical “Hands-on” skills relevant to the workplace and the theory required for certification. On successful completion of the course, participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of standalone / Rack mount systems
  • Install and commission a working stand-alone Servers
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of RAID
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of hotswap Hard Drives & Installation

Course Content
Server Repair and Maintenance with OS Installation.
Skills, Knowledge and Certification

  • Components of a computer: – microprocessor, memory, video slot/card, sound card, I/O card, FDD and CD controllers, serial and parallel interfaces, expansion modules.
  • Microprocessor: – Specifications, speed, data and address bus widths
  • Memory: – RAM, ROM, cache, floppy and hard disk, CD and DVD ROM, USB. Maintenance, testing and cleaning drives.
  • I/O: – Serial and parallel, RS232, RS423, Centronics, serial and parallel cables and connector testing for use in current PC systems
  • Monitors and Displays: – Definitions, types, uses and applications.
  • Printers: – types, applications and specifications. Principles of operation of inkjet and laser printers, paper handling, printer cables and connections.
  • Power supplies. Ratings: – Voltage, current and power requirements, DC and AC. The energy saving function, block diagram, typical faults, software setup and menu-driven adjustments.
  • Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) and Safety Precautions.
  • The WEEE directive, correct disposal of PC and printer waste.
  • Installing and commissioning functioning systems.
  • Fault Diagnosis: – PC boot-up sequence, Power On Self Test (POST), virus checking and clearing, Software diagnostics and flowcharts. Component and module substitution and testing techniques.
     

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