Lesson 5


Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define problem solving.
  • Identify problem-solving steps.
  • Identify criteria for selecting a computer.
  • Describe warranties and support agreements.
  • Describe the concept of “useful life” as related to a computer.
  • Explain the process of discarding equipment.


  • 6670-47  Identify the basic parts of a computer system and the relationships among components.
  • 6670-49  Explain the functions and characteristics of system expansion devices (e.g., graphics cards, sound cards, and modems.
  • 6670-56  Investigate the building stages of a computer.