PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
FACULTY WEBSITE FOR WILLIAM A. (BILL) LLOYD 

Contact Information:
Campus Office Telephone Number : 301/322-0057
Office Hours: Variable; Contact me for an appointment.  My office is in Lanham Hall, room L-210.
                     ENT 284 meets Monday 6:00 - 9:00 for lecture in Lanham Hall, room L-210A.
                     ENT 284 lab sections are held Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00 in Lanham Hall, room L-214.
                     ENT 286 meets Saturdays 10:00AM -- 4:00PM for lecture and lab in Lanham Hall, room L-210A.
                     DPR 320 meets Friday nights, 6:00 - 9:00PM in Lanham Hall, room L-210A.
                     DPR 396 classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30PM, in room T-7.
                     DPR 397 classses are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30PM, in room T-7.
E-mail Address: LLOYDWA@pgcc.edu
Classes Taught in the Spring 2005 Semester : ENT 286, A+ Operating Systems Review Session, DPR 320, DPR 396 / 397

Note: The course notes are available the first day of class; cash or check payments are acceptable (no credit cards). 

Availability of Courses
Click here to view the current availability of courses at PG Community College for the Spring 2005 semester.   The courses are listed in alphabetical order ... browse down to the ENT section to find the ENT 184, ENT 188, ENT 284 and ENT 286 course listings.

The information that follows on this page describes the PC Hardware and Repair courses that I have developed that are offered currently at Prince George's Community College.  Several instructors are using the curriculum I have developed, and we meet regularly to discuss ways to standardize and improve the curriculum. Feel free to contact me if you have questions concerning any of the classes listed below.


COURSE WEB SITES AND DOWNLOAD AREAS

The areas listed below will provide additional resources for students currently enrolled in ENT 184 (PC Hardware), ENT 284 (PC Repair), ENT 188 / DPR 303 (Build Your Own PC), ENT 286 (Advanced PC Configuration and Troubleshooting), and also the Continuing Education A+ Certification course (DPR 396 / 397).  Please feel free to visit any of the sites listed below, and let me know of any ideas you may have for improving these sites .

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has a web site that explains about the A+ certification program; click here to visit the CompTIA web site, located at www.comptia.org ...

Many of the files on these course sites, as well as the copies of the course curriculums listed below on this page, are provided for you in Adobe Acrobat format.  You will need to have this free reader "plug-in" program installed on your PC in order to view these files.

Click here to download the Adobe Acrobat reader install program ; once the program is downloaded to your PC, launch the program by double-clicking on it.  It will then install the Adobe Acrobat reader onto your PC.

Click here to visit the DPR 320 (Repair & Maintenance of PCs) web site.
Click here to visit the ENT 184 (PC Hardware) web site.
Click here to visit the ENT 188 / DPR 303 (Build Your Own PC) web site.
Click here to visit the ENT 284 (PC Repair) web site.
Click here to visit the ENT 286 (Advanced PC Configuration & Troubleshooting) web site.
Click here to visit the Continuing Education A+ Certification course web site.



COURSE OFFERINGS IN PC HARDWARE AND REPAIR
AT PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SPONSORED BY
RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES, INC.

Courses Offered through Prince George's Community College

Continuing Education Classes

DPR 320: Repair and Maintenance of Personal Computers - this 12-hour course (9 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) covers basic PC hardware concepts, basic fault isolation procedures, instruction on the DOS/Windows95 boot sequence, instruction on hardware installation/upgrading procedures, and basic software installation procedures.  Lab sections include PC assembly and disassembly exercises, and basic component identification exercises.

Click here to view the DPR 320 Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

DPR 303: Build Your Own PC - this 15-hour course (6 hours lecture, 9 hours lab) covers how to build your own PC, how and where to purchase components, observing the building of a PC in class, reviewing static and electrical safety procedures, and then spending 9 hours actually building the PCs in lab.  Lab sections include exercises in PC assembly, operating system and software installation, and configuration of PC components (i.e., video card, sound card, modem).

Click here to view the DPR 303 Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

DPR 342: Introduction to Local Area Networks - this 12-hour lecture class covers basic networking concepts, basic network card installation procedures, basic network client software installation procedures, and a review of major Novell Netware server and client utility programs (i.e., NWADMIN, PCONSOLE, etc.).  Discussion is also given on how to purchase and design a network from scratch.

Click here to view the DPR 342 Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.


Credit Engineering Classes

ENT 184: PC Hardware - this 36-hour course (24 hours lecture, 12 hours lab) covers basic PC hardware concepts, basic fault isolation procedures, instruction on the DOS/Windows95 boot sequence, instruction on hardware installation/upgrading procedures, basic troubleshooting procedures, basic networking concepts and network troubleshooting procedures, and basic software installation procedures.  Lab sections include PC assembly and disassembly exercises, PC  component identification exercises, a review of CMOS setup program procedures, and upgrade component installations.  Two one-hour tests are included in the course; lecture and lab attendance are graded.

Click here to view the ENT 184 Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

ENT 188: PC Assembly and Configuration (Build Your Own PC) - this 15-hour course (6 hours lecture, 9 hours lab) covers how to build your own PC, how and where to purchase components, observing the building of a PC in class, reviewing static and electrical safety procedures, and then spending 9 hours actually building the PCs in lab.  Lab sections include exercises in PC assembly, operating system and software installation, and configuration of PC components (i.e., video card, sound card, modem).

Click here to view the ENT 188 Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

ENT 284: PC Repair - this 90 hour course (45 hours lecture, 45 hours lab) covers the following topics:

Click here to view the ENT 284 Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

A+ Operating Systems Examination Review Session - this class covers the following topics in the Operating Systems certification exam (and other important topics):

Click here to view the course notes in Adobe .PDF format.

The four courses listed above (ENT 184, ENT 188, ENT 284, and the A+ DOS/Windows Review), will fully prepare the student to take and pass the Core Hardware and DOS/Windows portions of the A+ certification examination.

ENT 286: Advanced PC Configuration and Repair - This course will enable you to do the following things:

These types of problems will be demonstrated and resolved in class, using overhead display projectors. Different types of PCs, different BIOS chipsets, and different operating systems will be used in the class.  Extensive lab sessions are included in the course.

Click here to view the course notes in Adobe .PDF format.
 


Courses Offered by Research Technology Associates at Various Locations

PC Maintenance and Repair - this 18-hour course (12 hours lecture, 6 hours lab) covers basic PC hardware concepts, basic fault isolation procedures, instruction on the DOS/Windows95 boot sequence, instruction on hardware installation/upgrading procedures, and basic software installation procedures.  Lab sections include PC assembly and disassembly exercises, and basic component identification exercises.  Lab sections are also provided to allow students to upgrade and/or trouble-shoot their own computers.

Click here to view the Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

Build Your Own PC - this 18-hour course (9 hours lecture, 9 hours lab) covers how to build your own PC, how and where to purchase components, observing the building of a PC in class, reviewing static and electrical safety procedures, and then actually building your own PC in the lab.  The lab section includes exercises in PC assembly, operating system and software installation, and configuration of PC components (i.e., video card, sound card, modem).

Click here to view the Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

Introduction to Local Area Networks - this 12-hour lecture class covers basic networking concepts, basic network card installation procedures, basic network client software installation procedures, and a review of major Novell Netware server and client utility programs (i.e., NWADMIN, PCONSOLE, etc.).  Discussion is also given on how to purchase and design a network from scratch.

Click here to view the Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

How Did You Do That!? - A 15-hour course that helps new PC users learn to do basic computing tasks, such as the following:

This course is intended for new or inexperienced PC users; lab time is provided, and personal assistants will be available to assist students during the lab portion of the class.

Click here to view the Course Notes in Adobe .PDF format.

Advanced PC Configuration and Repair - This course will enable you to do the following things:

These types of problems will be demonstrated and resolved in class, using overhead display projectors. Different types of PCs, different BIOS chipsets, and different operating systems will be used in the class.  Extensive lab sessions are included in the course.

Click here to view the course notes in Adobe .PDF format.


If you have questions about the courses offered by Research Technology Associates, or if you would like to register for one of these classes, or if you would like to have one of these courses taught at your facility, please contact Bill or Joyce Lloyd on 301/372-2889.

You can write to us at:

Research Technology Associates
12221 Van Brady Road
Upper Marlboro, MD  20772-7924
301/372-2889
E-mail address: LLOYDWA@pgcc.edu


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Links to Various Internet Sites at Prince George's Community College:

PGCC Home Page

Academic Computer Center


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