Course code DatZ2055

Credit points 2

Computer Hardware I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures32

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation26.09.2017

Responsible UnitDepartment of Computer Systems

Course developer

author reserch

Aldis Pecka

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Students will learn computer hardware, the principles according to which work computer, interaction between computer components, as well as individual computer electronic components and construction activities. Students are introduced to components such as processors, memory, bus, power supply, BIOS, expansion cards, ports, computer control, computer repairs and computer upgrades. Computer external devices (peripherals). Computer input units and output units. The most important external equipment is designed their development over time. Get knowledge about technological principles for the work.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

As a result of learning this course students get:
• knowledge about computer hardware, mutual cooperation and architecture of computer parts and operation principles of external equipment;
• skills to repair and upgrade computer and peripheral equipment, swap the obsolete elements;
• competence to use hardware parts in the specified computer, to justify the purchase needs of a computer in personal and business, to justify the purchase of external equipment, to justify the replacement computer element.

Compulsory reading

1. Mueller S. Upgrading and Repairing PCs 21st Revised edition, 2015. 1162 lpp.
2. Rathbone A. Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yorself For Dummies, 2010. 340 lpp.
3. Gookin D. Troubleshooting and maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2017. 456 lpp.

Further reading

1. Datora arhitektūra [tiešsaite] [skatīts 29.05.2017.]. Pieejams:
2. Datortermini [tiešsaite][skatīts 29.05.2017.]. Pieejams:
3. Computer [tiešsaite][skatīts 29.05.2017.]. Pieejams: