Identifying, Adding, and Removing System Components

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To present system modules and their characteristics and demonstrate how to add and remove field replaceable units (FRUs) from desktops and portables

Target Audience

Anyone wanting to become a hardware support technician


Computer service technicians at entry level or with up to 6 months on-the-job experience

Expected Duration

200 min.

Course Objectives

Identifying, Adding, and Removing System Components

  • identify system module names and characteristics.
  • identify the characteristics of power supplies, storage, and display devices.
  • identify external connectors, ports, and system modules.
  • add and remove a system board, a power supply unit, and a fan for a desktop computer.
  • remove and install floppy disk drives, hard drives, CD-ROM drives, DVDs, tape drives, and removable storage devices.
  • add input devices, and add and remove adapters for a desktop computer.
  • replace an existing power supply and add a DVD drive.
  • add and remove input devices and power sources for portable systems.
  • add and remove memory, storage devices, and adapters in portable systems.
  • add memory to a notebook computer and install a DVD-RW drive.