Motherboards Course

Brush up on your knowledge of the motherboard with this course on motherboard form factors, chipsets, installation and more.

41 minutes

Course description

A motherboard enables parts of the system to communicate with each other. Expand your knowledge of motherboard parts and functions with this course covering motherboard form factors, chipsets, add-ons (such as cables and standard connectors), case layouts and the installation process.


Installing a Motherboard

Video - 00:09:00

Installing a motherboard into a case is part science and part art.
Touring the Case

Video - 00:07:00

A PC’s case is an amazing and often overlooked part of the system, and understanding common case features makes it easier to select and install them.
Touring the Motherboard

Video - 00:14:00

A good tech has a solid understanding what goes on a motherboard and the function of most (if not all) of the connections.

Video - 00:05:00

Good techs not only know their CPUs but also the chipsets associated with those CPUs.
Form Factors

Video - 00:06:00

Motherboards, power supplies, and cases are surprisingly interchangeable, and techs should know common form factors and the benefits and challenges of each.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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