This course introduces students to the current state of computer systems. Topics covered include motherboard features such as, bus systems, I/O interfaces, system resources, CPU socket types, and RAM socket types. Additional topics include CPU characteristics, storage devices, and cabling. Preventive and corrective maintenance, as well as computer upgrade and troubleshooting are exercised in the laboratory. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to identify the physical components of a computer, choose components based on a set of requirements, and configure an operating system.