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Computer Systems is a foundational course that guides learners through the intricacies of setting up hardware, installing software, connecting to a network and the Internet, and troubleshooting. The course covers servicing, upgrading, and maintaining processing components for memory, storage, input, and output. It also addresses protecting, maintaining, and upgrading software and provides troubleshooting techniques. Finally, learners research the current computer systems careers.

Planning Tools
For Learners

PLANNING TOOLS provides essential information to guide course implementation, including scope and sequence, detailed lesson plans, semester planning outline, course updates, and project overview. Several courses offer free online resources with hyperlinked URLs to enhance blended, synchronous, and asynchronous learning. The scope and sequence guide the resource selections to ensure the content aligns with lesson topics. The online resource collection includes course outlines, modules, lesson plans, videos, projects, and articles.

FOR LEARNERS: Did you know that in 2030, 85% of the jobs are not in existence yet? So, how can what you are learning in school today possibly prepare you for an unknowable future?

The answer is simple! You do not stop learning just because you graduated from high school. You must embrace the concept of life-long learning to thrive in a highly tech-enabled and information-driven future. Your skillsets are less about what a teacher “poured” into your head and more about exploring issues and topics about which you are passionate. In the future, employers will not be as interested in your grade point average as compared to the initiative you took to extend your knowledge.

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SAP Developer Pre-Internship

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Getting Started
Unit 2 Security
Unit 3 Operating Systems
Unit 4 Hardware and Electricity
Unit 5 Memory and Storage Devices
Unit 6 Networks
Unit 7 Careers and Course Closure

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NAF will no longer update the Curriculum Library in the Academy Support Hub (ASH), but you can still access it below. Stay on the NAF Future Ready Learning site for our updated curricula and resources.

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