801Differentiate between motherboard components

20GT20GT Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
When the 801 objectives say Differentiate between motherboard components, their purposes, and properties.

Do the also mean by sight? Are we supposed to tell them apart by what they look like?

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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    Possibly, yes.

    Whatever appears on the objectives a candidate should know and/or understand. Think grammar school writing, if you can describe the part, you will likely also know what it looks like or there would be no way to identify that part.


    And frankly, as a technician, would you not want to know what a part is called when providing service? How will you talk to vendors, other peers, or even write up you bill to the client...would you call it a chingadata or a widget? I would hope not.
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  • cwshellhamercwshellhamer Posts: 90Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    It will more than likely be identifying, for example, the processor socket, SATA connections, back-plate, RAM modules and PCIe card slots and their different types. There will be much more but I cannot remember it all lol. Just make sure you know your way around a MOBO.icon_thumright.gif If you have been in school for any kind of Computer Sciences program and used testout it will be very similar but with better labeling IMO.

    PS: testout = crash.gif
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  • hisesahisesa Posts: 30Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yes! know what cwshellhamer said, then add all the different types of power connection sockets you could run across on a motherboard. Best of luck to you, let us know when you pass!!
  • 20GT20GT Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you
  • cwshellhamercwshellhamer Posts: 90Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    NP and good luck :)
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