Duration: 1 YEAR

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Hardware and Networking (Skill Development Course)

Course Duration: 1 Year (Part-Time)

Course Overview: This 1-year part-time Hardware and Networking Skill Development Course is designed to provide Indian students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in hardware and networking technologies. In today's digital era, a strong foundation in hardware and networking is essential for career growth and self-employment opportunities. This course covers fundamental concepts, hands-on experience, and soft skills development to prepare students for success in the IT industry.

Course Objectives:

  1. Introduce students to the fundamentals of information technology and operating systems.
  2. Develop a deep understanding of electronics, microprocessors, and PC assembly.
  3. Equip students with troubleshooting skills for hardware components.
  4. Provide a strong foundation in programming with C.
  5. Enhance communication and soft skills for effective teamwork.
  6. Offer hands-on experience in hardware labs.
  7. Teach computer network essentials.
  8. Cover server administration for Windows and Linux.
  9. Introduce students to database administration.

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Lectures and Demonstrations: In-class lectures and demonstrations will cover theoretical concepts and practical applications.
  • Hands-on Practice: Students will have access to hardware components and networking equipment for practical exercises.
  • Assignments and Projects: Students will work on assignments and projects to apply their knowledge and problem-solving skills.
  • Communication Skills Training: Special focus on communication and soft skills to prepare students for effective interaction in the IT industry.
  • Hardware Lab Sessions: Practical sessions in the hardware lab for PC assembly and troubleshooting.
  • Assessments: Regular assessments and quizzes to evaluate student progress.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • Career Growth: Hardware and networking skills are in high demand in the IT industry. Graduates of this course will be well-prepared for entry-level positions and have opportunities for career advancement.
  • Self-Employment: The course equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to start their own IT repair and networking businesses, creating opportunities for self-employment.

Course Contents (Subject to Modification):

Module 1: Fundamentals of Information Technology & Operating Systems

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Basics of Operating Systems

Module 2: Basics of Electronics & Microprocessor

  • Electronics Fundamentals
  • Microprocessor Architecture

Module 3: PC Assembling & Troubleshooting

  • PC Hardware Components
  • Assembling and Disassembling PCs
  • Troubleshooting Hardware Issues

Module 4: Programming in C

  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Variables, Data Types, and Operators
  • Control Structures and Functions
  • Arrays, Pointers, and File Handling

Module 5: Communication & Soft Skills

  • Effective Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Module 6: Hardware Lab-I (PC Assembling & Troubleshooting)

  • Hands-on Practice with Hardware Components

Module 7: Computer Networks

  • Introduction to Computer Networks
  • Network Topologies and Protocols
  • Network Security

Module 8: Windows 2003 Server Administration

  • Windows Server Installation and Configuration
  • Active Directory Management
  • File and Print Services

Module 9: Linux Administration

  • Linux Installation and Basic Commands
  • User and Group Management
  • File System and Permissions

Module 10: Database Administration

  • Introduction to Databases
  • Database Design and Management
  • SQL and Database Queries

Course Adaptability: The course content can be adapted to meet specific requirements, regional needs, or the evolving demands of the IT industry. Instructors will ensure that the curriculum remains relevant to Indian students and current industry trends.

This 1-year Hardware and Networking Skill Development Course will empower students with the knowledge and practical skills needed for a successful career in IT, whether through employment or self-employment ventures in hardware, networking, or system administration.

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