I received an email recently from a student who is participating in A+ course right now. This particular gentleman started with Home Track and then signed up for A+. Here’s a snip:
“I had the opportunity to troubleshoot a church computer that was having trouble and found it to be an issue with the power supply which I replaced and was able to check for and install updates. The system is now running without glitches.”
I was thrilled to see this. Is replacing a power supply super hard? No, the mechanics of it aren’t amazingly involved. But, that’s just part of the equation. He had to troubleshoot the computer first. Perhaps it was the motherboard or CPU that had failed? Once he identified the problem component, he had to find a compatible replacement unit. All cables had to be hooked up correctly. And, in closing the project out he noticed that security updates were behind on the PC. He caught those up and left the PC not only working, but the OS in better shape than he found it.