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Standards Framework

for Texas Computer Maintenance


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
130.303.1A employ effective reading and writing skills
130.303.1B employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills
130.303.1C solve problems and think critically
130.303.1D demonstrate leadership skills and function effectively as a team member
130.303.1E identify and implement proper safety procedures
130.303.1F demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities in relation to the field of IT
130.303.1G demonstrate planning and time-management skills such as project management, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project
130.303.2A identify job opportunities and accompanying job duties and tasks
130.303.2B examine the role of certifications, resumes, and portfolios in the IT profession
130.303.3A demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with individuals from varied cultures such as fellow workers, management, and customers
130.303.3B interpret appropriate documentation such as schematics, drawings, charts, diagrams, technical manuals, and bulletins
130.303.4A explain the fundamentals of microprocessor theory
130.303.4B define the use of Boolean and Binary logic in computer technologies
130.303.4C explain the theories of magnetism, electricity, and electronics as related to computer technologies
130.303.4D explain proper troubleshooting techniques as related to computer hardware
130.303.4E differentiate among digital and analog input and output electronics theory
130.303.4F explain the relationships relative to data-communications theory
130.303.4G describe the architecture of various computer systems
130.303.4H describe the function of computer components such as central processing units, storage devices, and peripheral devices
130.303.4I explain computer system environmental requirements and related control devices
130.303.4J identify new and emerging technologies that may affect the field of computer technology
130.303.5A identify the purpose and function of computer components in the operation of the computer system such as central processing unit, mother board, sockets, chipsets, basic input and output system and their drivers, memory, hard drive technologies, video cards, input and output devices and ports, and modem and network interface cards (NIC)
130.303.5B identify how mobile devices such as personal data assistants and cell phones operate
130.303.5C identify how mobile devices such as personal data assistants and cell phones connect and share data
130.303.5D demonstrate an understanding of the rationale behind error messages and symptoms of hardware failures
130.303.5E research interrupt sequences and beep codes
130.303.5F identify priorities and interrupts at the system level
130.303.6A explain the fundamentals of an operating system
130.303.6B compare and contrast different operating systems
130.303.6C identify the operating systems of mobile devices
130.303.7A identify the operational features and proper terminology related to computer software systems
130.303.7B evaluate application software packages
130.303.7C verify that software is properly licensed prior to installation
130.303.7D differentiate between types of software such as Software as a Service, single-user, per-seat, enterprise, freeware, shareware, and open-source licensing
130.303.7E explain proper troubleshooting techniques related to computer software
130.303.8A explain the fundamentals of network connections and interface requirements
130.303.8B explain the steps required to install and configure a computer on a network
130.303.8C identify the steps to troubleshoot network connectivity