# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Network Software Operations Task 938583466

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the hardware found in a computer.


Explanation should include the roles of and relationships among a computer’s various hardware components, including

  • CPU
  • IRQs
  • memory
  • storage devices
  • ports (e.g., USB)
  • peripherals
  • input and output devices.

Other Related Standards

FBLA Competitive Events and Activities Areas

Computer Applications


Desktop Publishing


Network Design


Networking Concepts


Word Processing


Microsoft Imagine Academy Resources

[2.009] Microsoft Digital Literacy: Computer Basics—Lesson 4

[4.070] Windows 7: Using Disks and Devices—Lesson 4

[5.188] Windows 7 Higher Education: Lesson 8—Exercise 1

NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology

Describe current and emerging hardware; configure, install, and upgrade hardware; diagnose problems; and repair hardware.


Describe interrelationships between hardware components and supportive software.


Remove, upgrade, store, and install computer hardware and supportive software.


Repair computer hardware and solve supportive software problems.


Select operating systems and utilities appropriate for specific hardware, software, and tasks.


Troubleshoot advanced hardware and supportive software problems.