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A major effort to upgrade training programs to include microcomputer concepts is becoming necessary in many government, industrial and educational institutions. Professional and technical staff who are familiar with conventional digital logic design need to learn new techniques and new technical jargon. This paper will describe training objectives which must be kept in mind when designing or evaluating microprocessor courses. These objectives include giving the student a detailed understanding of the operation of all elements in the basic CPU-memory-I/O microprocessor system configuration. The relationship between the hardware operation and the instruction set of the machine must be emphasized, and machine level programming must be understood. Laboratory exercises are suggested.