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WEEK - 1

Familiarization with the Institute and Safety
  1. Visits to workshops, labs, office, stores etc., of the institute
  2. Demonstration of safety precaution.
  3. Demo of first aid practice.
  4. Demo of artificial respiration and practice.
  5. Demo of electrical safety precautions.
Basic concepts of Electricity
  1. Identify specification of types of fuses. Identification and specification of type of switches.
  2. Identification of meter types and measuring range
  3. Measure voltage and current using Multi-meter (analog-digital).
  4. Measure DC and AC power using V-I method and using power meter

WEEK - 2

Resistors, Inductance, Capacitance and Soldering & De-soldering
  1. Identify different types of resistors from physical appearance.
  2. Identify resistor value and tolerance using colour code
  3. Measuring resistance using Multimeter
  4. Soldering and desordering techniques, practice using hook-up wires. Soldering resistors on Tag board.
  5. Verification of Ohms Law and Kirchhoff's Laws.
  6. Soldering resistors on PCB.
  7. De-soldering practice
  8. Experiment using P.T.C and NTC resistors.
  9. Experiment to check VDR's
  10. Experiment to check LDR's
  11. Test Pots, Presets
  12. Identification of different types of inductors and its specifications.
  13. Measure inductance using LCR meter. Calculate inductive reactance at different input signal frequencies.
  14. Demo on self and mutual induction
  15. Check step down transformers.
  16. Rewind a transformer to given specification using winging machine.
  17. Finding losses and efficiency of given transformers
  18. Identifying and testing high frequency transformers used in electronic circuits.
  19. Identify of different types of capacitors from colour code and typographic code.
  20. Test working condition of capacitor. Measure capacitance using RLC meter
  21. Measure capacitive reactance at different frequencies
  22. Measure capacitance and capacitive reactance of, capacitors in series and capacitors in parallel.
  23. Find the resonance frequency of a given Series and parallel resonance circuit.
Resistors, Inductance, Capacitance and Soldering & De-soldering
  1. Classification, characteristics and application of different types of resistors.- carbon film, metal film, wire wound, cermets and surface mounted
  2. Colour coding of resistors. Calculating Imeasuring resistance value and its tolerance value. Wattage of resistors, specific resistance and their importance.
  3. Resistors in series and parallel.
  4. Soft soldering and precautions to be taken for making a good solder joint. Types of solder and need of soldering paste.
  5. Ohms law and Kirchoff's Laws.
  6. Printed circuit boards and its application.
  7. De-soldering tools.
  8. Temperature dependent resistors and their applications.(PTC and NTC) .
  9. Voltage dependent resistors (VDR).
  10. Photoelectric effect, Light Dependent resistors.
  11. Variable resistors, pots, presets, types and application. Log and Linear resistors.
  12. Definition of inductance. Properties. Types of inductors and their application.
  13. Inductive reactance, measuring inductance and inductive reactance. Meaning of lead, lag. Effect of inductor on power factor. Frequency dependence of inductive reactance
  14. Self and Mutual inductance. Coefficient of coupling
  15. Transformers. Turns ratio. Transformer winding. Winding machines.
  16. Transformer losses and efficiency
  17. Uses, losses, efficiency type of cores and uses for LF, HF, VHF transformer
  18. Transformers used in high frequency applications.
  19. Working principle of capacitors. Electrostatic action, dielectric constant. Unit of capacitance and capacitive reactance. Types of Capacitors-electrolytic, ceramic, polyester, tantalum, mica, surface mounted. Colour coding, and tolerance
  20. Measuring capacitance and capacitive reactance
  21. Behavior of capacitance at different frequencies.
  22. Capacitors in series and parallel.
  23. Meaning of Resonance. Application of resonance. Series and parallel resonance circuits

WEEK - 3

Electronic Components
  1. Identify terminals of different types of diodes. Record its specifications referring to diode data sheet.
  2. Plot forward and reverse characteristics of diode Testing working condition of diodes
  3. Construct and test a half wave and full wave diode rectifiers
  4. Construct and test a Bridge rectifier with and without filter
  5. Construct a bridge rectifier with capacitance input filter.
  6. Draw Zener diode characteristics, Simple voltage regulator using zener diode.
  7. Identify types transistors based on their physical appearance. Identify the leads of the given assorted types of transistors.
  8. Quick test given transistors using Multimeter. Identify opens, shorted junctions
  9. Wire and find the gain of amplifiers in - CB, CE, CC configurations.
  10. Practice on identifying and using the controls on a regulated power supply.
  11. Assemble and test a series regulated power supply.
  12. Assemble and test a shunt regulated power supply.
  13. Assemble and test a fixed voltage regulator using 3pin IC.
  14. Assemble and test a variable voltage regulator using IC
  15. Assemble a simple inverter and converter for use with emergency lamp
  16. Identify the parts and controls of a UPS. Practice switch-on and switch-off procedures
Electronic Components
  1. Semiconductor, intrinsic and extrinsic semi conductors, P and N type semiconductor. Development of P.N. junction barrier potential. Effect of temperature. Breakdown voltage.
  2. Different types of Diodes. Diode terminals. Diode specifications using data book.
  3. Forward and reverse characteristics of diode. Testing diodes using Multimeter.
  4. Half wave and Full wave rectifiers using diodes. Transformer requirements. Calculating output DC, ripple factor
  5. Bridge rectifier. Calculating output DC, ripple factor.
  6. Filters for rectifiers. Calculating output DC, ripple factor
  7. Zener diode-Its characteristics and application for voltage regulation. Calculating the series resistor for required current rating
  8. Specifications of a regulated power supply and testing a power supply for its specifications
  9. Working principle of PNP, Bipolar transistors. Types of transistors and applications. Leads of transistors and their identification.
  10. Forward and reverse bias of transistor Junction. General values of junction resistances. Quick testing a transistor-using Multimeter
  11. Transistor configuration - CB, CE, CC, alpha, beta. Types of Biasing of transistor amplifiers, comparison and applications. Thermal runaway. Steady and Dynamic characteristics. Testing- get frequency response, gain bandwidth product, signal to noise ratio.
  12. Unregulated, regulated DC Power supply specifications. Application of different types of power supply for specific application types.
  13. Series regulator using transistor. Short circuit protection. Overload protection
  14. Shunt regulators using transistors.
  15. Fixed Voltage regulators using IC's
  16. Variable voltage regulators using IC s.
  17. Mains voltage stabilizers.
  18. Inverters and converters
  19. Un-interrupted power supply, types and applications.

WEEK - 4

  1. Identify the specifications of given digital IC's referring to data books
  2. Verify the truth table of two input OR, NOR, AND, NAND, NOT gates.
  3. Verify of truth table of multiple input logic gates
  4. Verify the truth table of XOR and XNOR Gates
  5. Realization of different gate type using NAND gates
  6. verification of Boolean laws.
  7. Realization of half adder & full adder using NAND gates. Realization half subtractor and full subtractor using NAND gates
  8. Verification of truth table of 7483- 4bit adder
  9. Verifying encoder/ decoder/ multiplexer/ demultplexer IC truth tables.
  10. Realization and verification of truth table of RS, JK and MS- JK flip-flop.
  11. Realization and verification of D- flip flop
  12. Realization and verficiation of up & down (sync/async) counter.
  13. Verification of A/D & D/A converter
  14. Realization of shift registers using FF
  15. Verification of Right-shift, Left- shift registers
  16. Verification of Serial-in-parallel out and parallel in serial out of data
  1. Number systems and conversions. Classification of digital IC's. Use of data book for identification of digital IC's
  2. Basic LOGIC GATES and truth table. Boolean algebra.
  3. Logic families, logic levels, propagation delay. Multiple input gates
  4. XOR, XNOR gates and application
  5. Simplification of Boolean equations.
  6. Combinational logic circuits.
  7. Half adder, full adder, parallel binary adder, half subtractor, full subtractor
  8. Commercially available adders/subtractors
  9. Comparator, decoders, encoders, multiplexer, demultiplexer
  10. Parity generators/checkers. RS Flip - Flop, JK flip-flop, Master- Slave flip-flops.
  11. Types of triggering and applications. D flip-flops.
  12. Counters, ripple, synchronous, updown, scale-n counters
  13. Principles of A/D & D/A converter. Commercially available A/D & D/A converters. Applications
  14. Shift registers. Types, applications.
  15. Commercially available shift registers and applications.
  16. Conversion of serial data into parallel and vice-versa Basics of gears, Belts, Stepper Motor, Drive.
    Sensors, its types and working principles. Relays, types and its working principles. Introduction to Microprocessor, Pentium processor architecture basics. Timing Circuits, Electronic Display (7 segment, LED, LCD, Plasma, LED matrix.

WEEK - 5

Desktop PC Repair Safety :
  • Important Safety Basics
  • Identification, specification and application of basic hand tools.
  • How to handle components to ensure their longevity
  • What one shouldn't wear while working inside a computer
  • The danger of static electricity
  • How to protect a PC from lightning strikes and power outages
Desktop PC Repair Safety :
  1. Introduction to computers, classification, generations, applications. Basic blocks of a digital computer
  2. Hand Tools Basics and Specifications.
    1. Types of cabinets, relation with mother board form factor. Precautions to be taken while opening and closing PC cabinet.
    2. Main devices, components, cards, boards inside a PC(to card or device level only).
  3. Types and specifications of the cables and connectors used for interconnecting the devices, boards, cards, components inside a PC.
  4. Precautions to be taken while removing and/or re-connecting cables inside a PC.

WEEK - 6

Hardware Identification
  • Identify the front and raer panel controls and ports on a PC
  • Cases
  • Cooling
  • Power Supplies
  • Power Supplies Connections
  • Motherboard Connections
  • Motherboard Components
  • CPU (Processor)
  • RAM (Memory)
  • Hard Drive Connections
  • Mechanical vs. Solid State Drives
  • ROM Drives
  • Video Cards
  • Sound Cards
Hardware Identification
  1. Type of I/O devices and ports on a standard Pc for connecting I/O devices.
  2. Function of keyboard, brief principle, types, interfaces, connectors, cable.
  3. Function of Mouse, brief principle, types, interfaces, connectors, cable.
  4. Function of monitor, brief principle, resolution, size, types, interfaces, connectors, cable.
  5. Function of Speakers and Mic, brief principle, types, interfaces, connectors, cable.
  6. Function of serial port, parallel port, brief principle of communication through these ports, types of devices that can be connected, interface standards, connectors, cable.
  7. Precaution to be taken while connecting/removing connectors from PC ports. Method of ensuring firm connection.
    Types of Processors and their specifications (Intel: Celeron, P4 family, Xeon, and AMD).

WEEK - 7-8

Hardware Remove-Test-Replace/ Install
  • Removing RAM
  • Installing RAM
  • Removing a ROM Drive
  • Installing a ROM Drive
  • Removing a Hard Drive
  • Installing a Hard Drive
  • Defects related to SMPS, its cable,
  • connector and servicing procedure.
  • Removing a Power Supply
  • Installing a Power Supply
  • Removing a Video Card
  • Installing a Video Card
  • Install Expansion Cards
  • Removing Fans
  • Installing Fans
  • Removing the Motherboard
  • Installing the Motherboard
  • Removing the Processor
  • Installing the Processor
  • Installing a CPU Cooler
  • Troubleshooting
  • Checking the Power Switch
  • Removing the CMOS Battery
  • Seating Expansion Cards
Hardware Remove-Test-Replace/ Install
  1. Memory devices, types, principle of storing. Data organization 4 bit, 8 bit, word
  2. Semiconductor memories, RAM, ROM, PROM, EMPROM, EEPROM, Static and dynamic.
  3. Example of memory chips, pin diagram, pin function of
  4. Concept of track, sector, cylinder. FD Drive components- read write head, head actuator, spindle motor, sensors, PCB
  5. Precaution and care to be taken while dismantling Drives
  6. Drive bay, sizes, types of drives that can be fitted. Precautions to be taken while removing drive bay from PC.
  7. HDD, advantages, Principle of working of Hard disk drive, cylinder and clusture, types, capacity, popular brands, standards, interface, jumper setting. Drive components- hard disk platens, and recording media, ,air filter, read write head, head actuator, spindle motor, circuit board, sensor, features like head parking, head positioning, reliability, performances, shock mounting capacity. HDD interface IDE, SCSI-I/2/3 comparative study. Latest trends in interface technology in PC and server HDD interface.
  8. Precautions to be taken while fitting drives into bays and bay inside PC cabinet.
  9. CMOS setting.(restrict to drive settings only).
  10. Meaning and need for using Scan disk and defrag.
  11. Basic blocks of SMPS, description of sample circuit.
    Types of software. System software-OS, Compiler. Application software-like MS office. Functions of an operating system. Disk operating system


Windows Installation

A walkthrough of installing Windows 7 / 8 A walkthrough of installing Windows XP Imaging: create a Windows system image How to Backup/Restore your Windows partition with the bootable image disk Duplicating a partition (creating a multiboot system)
A multiboot system: the Windows bootmanager vs. an alternative bootmanager Setting up a multiboot/dualboot system Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows Windows XP registry tweaks

Hardware Troubleshooting
  • The danger in not diagnosing problems first
  • Learn how to test your RAM
  • Check your hard drive for errors
PC Cleaning
  • The best cleaning supplies to use
  • How to increase airflow and increase your computer's lifespan
  • How to clean your computer
Windows Installation
  1. Concept of GUI, Modes of starting on different occasions.
  2. Desktop, Icon, selecting, choosing, drag and drop.
  3. My computer, network neighbourhood / network places.
  4. Recycle bin, briefcase, task bar, start menu, tool bar, and menus.
  5. Windows Explorer
  6. Properties of files and folders.
  7. Executing application programs.
  8. Properties of connected devices.
  9. Applications under windows accessories.
  10. Windows Help.
  11. Finding files, folders, computers.
  12. Control panel. Installed devices and properties. Utilities for recovering data from defective/bad hard disks.
  13. Introduction to removable storage devices, Bulk data storage devices-magnetic, optical, magneto optical drives, WORM drives
  14. CD ROM drives- Technology, Types of CD drives, working principle application.
  15. Minor repairs and maintenance of CD ROM drives.
  16. Technology, working principle, capacity, media of DVD ROM drive .
  17. Important parts and functions of DVD ROM drive.
  18. Minor repair works on a DVD ROM drive.
  19. Technology, working principle, capacity, media of CD WRITER and use different modes of writing on a CD. Using of utility for CD writing.
  20. Minor repair works on a CD WRITER.
  21. Latest trends in backup devices/media

WEEK - 10

Hard Drives
  • Partitioning hard disk (primary and extended partitions)
  • Hard Drive Failures
  • How To Troubleshoot a Noisy Hard Drive
  • How to Format a Hard Drive
  • How to Completely Erase a Hard Disk Drive
  • How to check to see if your hard drive has bad sectors
  • Fix the master boot record
  • Installation and configuration of storage devices. Integration of PATA and SATA drivers
  • Recover emails, files, and data from a crashed hard drive or computer
Virus Removal
  • How to run a full system scan
  • How to fix your browser from redirecting to other websites (browser hijack)
  • Using a modern anti-virus utility
  • When utilities don't fix everything, how to manually remove a virus
  • 2 specific things to disable when trying to get rid of a nasty virus
  • 2 special utilities that work wonders
Hard Drives
  • What's Inside a Hard Drive?
  • How Hard Disks Work
  • Inside: Hard Drive Motherboard
  • Desktop Hard Drive Buyer's Guide
  • What is RAID? Using Multiple Hard Drives for Performance and Reliability
  • Partitioning hard disk (primary and extended partitions)
  • Bad Sectors in Hard disk, Master Boot Record, in-place installation, Registry fixing, performance level check, Shortcut fixing, Fixing Startup process, log, etc.
  • Learn how to prevent your PC from getting malware
  • All the different types of malware and how they attack your PC

The difference between Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software

WEEK - 11

Windows Update & Device Driver
  • How to find your system version in Windows, Linux
  • Installing a service pack
  • How to perform a Windows Update
Software Installation
  • Installing a software program in windows
  • How to run a file from MS-DOS
  • Extracting or uncompressing a compressed file
  • How to compress or make files into one file
  • Extracting files from the Windows cabinets
  • Uninstalling Windows software
  • Unable to remove a program from Windows Add/Remove programs
Installing Hardware Drivers
  • How To Update Drivers in Windows
  • How To Roll Back a Driver in Windows
  • Familiarization with Device manager
  • Interfacing with cellphone, tablet PC, synchronization of contacts
Windows Utilities
  • How to Repair Corrupted Files Problems
  • How to check for corrupted files
  • Restore your machine back to normal
  • Hard disk is filling up, what should one do?
  • Where's the disk space ?
  • Top 15 Ways to Speed Up the Computer
  • How to Automatically Clean and Organize the Desktop, Downloads, and Other Folders
  • 5 Simple Rules To Keep Files Organized
  • 5 Reasons - Computer Is Running Slow
Windows Update & Device Driver

Version of a software, Service pack, Updating of OS, Different configurations of Computer system and its peripherals, Compatible with different hardware/software.

Software Installation

Pre-installation - Prerequisites, Install procedure, Rollback or Un-install procedure, Tests.
Post-installation Backup procedure & specifications, Restore procedure, Periodical view check.
Awareness of legal aspects of using computers such as copyright, patent etc.

  • What is a Driver?
  • What hardware device drivers should be updated
  • What is a Device manager?
  • Computer Maintenance Tips and Tricks to Backup, Scan and Clean

Power on self test, Peripheral diagnostics, general purpose diagnostics, Operating system diagnostics. Hardware boot process, Windows boot process.

WEEK - 12

Project Work

WEEK - 13



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