|The National Certification II|
Before the exam or one day ahead, the assessment center will conduct an orientation.They will explained to you what are your rights and the purpose why you take the exam of NC2. NC2 exam is mandatory to all Technical Vocational schools and to all of their graduating students in different courses they offered that required NC2 before they will graduated to their different courses.
- Install computer systems and networks= you must know the proper installation of the hardware and know the specifications.And prepare for the oral interview of the assessor for the use and function of the hardware of the computer.Before you will assembled the system unit you will task to write the safety precautions of disassemble and assemble PC. And you must know the basic electronics such as the electronic components and its used and function together with the different acronyms of the computer, click this link to know it, Common Acronyms of Computer
- Configure computer systems and networks=you must know the configuration of the Bios system mostly in standard cmos setup of the main bios and the bios features.And you must know the installation of the LAN or networking of the computer.You must know the two model of networks, cable crimping, TCP/IP and its classes and formats.And performed the actual configuration of computer to computer connection and dedicated server.Together with the file sharing and printer sharing of Local Area Network(LAN).You must know the communication media such as the networks switches, Network Interface Card(NIC), and MODEM. Just click this to know it,Computer Networks Installation
- Diagnose and troubleshoot computer systems and networks=this is the most critical aspects of the exam, this is not written exam but question and answer.You must answer the questions of the assessor intelligently, pass and accurate.It have a test package all of the contents are about the technicality of the computer. By giving a scenarios you learn in troubleshooting.So you must know the basic of computer troubleshooting even one trouble.Example, the symptom is “power light is on, nothing happens nothing on screen.” As a support to your answer it have a question of the use and functions of the hardware through identification as the assessor continue to identify the parts of the computer. Tell also the assessor what are the contact cleaning solution that could be use during troubleshooting. Beep codes included also in the test package, example “one long beep followed by two short beeps” and troubleshooting of the windows 2000 and windows 98.
- Maintain computer systems and networks=you must know how to maintain hardware and software of the computer and networks. Example, how to maintain and clean the CPU such as cleaning the cooler fan. Perform maintenance schedule of the software such as performing virus scanning and running the system utility and perform the backup files of the computer. And the most easy you should know what is format and reformatting of the HDD. When it should be to perform during the maintenance.