About This Course

Gain an understanding of the basics of computer assembly to improve your IT knowledge and capability while enhancing your confidence to continue learning.

  • Expert Instruction

    5 expert delivered modules to complete at your own pace while studying anywhere, anytime, and from any device.

  • Career Projection

    Individuals who have at least a basic grasp on how computers work will be highly sought after in that marketplace. The Build Your Own Computer class will give you a significant foot-in-the-door advantage over your peers.

  • Certification

    Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification.

5 Modules

  • Module 1: Say Hello To The Modern Computer

    Evolution of the PC
    What Makes a Computer Tick
    Design Overview
    Need vs. Want: Practical &
    Budget Considerations
    Operating Systems Peripherals

  • Module 2: The Component Challenge, Part 1

    Quick Advice
    Storage & Optical Drives Graphics

  • Module 3: The Component Challenge, Part 2

    WIFI and Bluetooth Adapters
    Power Supply
    Cooling & Ventilation

  • Module 4: Let’s Build A Computer!

    A Word on Safety
    Tools, Location, and Comfort
    Putting it all Together, Part 1
    Putting it all Together, Part 2
    Cable Management
    Closing Up

  • Module 5: Getting Your Computer Ready For Action

    Review of Our Computer Build
    BIOS Updates
    Installing an Operating System
    Connecting to the Internet
    Downloading & Installing Updates
    Happy Computer, Happy User

The Build Your Own Computer Course is offered by our partners at the International Open Academy (IOA). You will be forwarded to the IOA course page to proceed with your application.

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With our technology driven world, learning the basics of how to build a computer and how they work will be extremely useful for your every day technical needs.  

Save money by learning about how to build your own custom computer and getting familiar with all the components required.  


Calling all tech aficionados, super users, and computer newbies!

In our modern digital age, it’s no longer considered “nerdy” to be fascinated by computers and technology. In fact, nerd culture is considered the height of cool, and techies are lauded and highly sought out for their knowledge and expertise. We all use computers in some way, shape, or form, so why not become better acquainted with your computer? In this course, you'll peel back the layers and show you what’s behind the scenes of your machine.

Learn how to build your own computer in this online course

Learning how to build a computer not only gives you the steps to physically build a unit, but it will also give you a better understanding and appreciation for how your computer functions. You'll get a crash course in computer lingo and you'll learn how to  explain all the terms you’ve always heard about – RAM, CPU, Graphics Card, etc. and learn why they’re important. You will also get advice on the parts and accessories you should be using to get the most from your machine.

Whether you’re dissatisfied with floor models and want to build a custom unit, or just want to know how your computer works, this course is perfect for the computer-curious individual who wants to learn more about their technology.

What you will learn

Whether you’re already computer literate or are starting from scratch, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to better interact with, and make use of, your personal computer. Once you know how they work, it’s easy to figure the rest out!

  • The mechanics behind your computer screen – how all the parts come together to make your computer work.

  • An intro to operating systems and computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.)

  • The components and parts inside AND outside a computer, and what function they service.

  • A crash course in Motherboards, CPU, Memory, Storage and Graphics.

  • How to select components and parts to meet your needs and budget.

  • How to build your own computer, including tools, supplies, and safety tips.

  • To test your new machine and get it ready to use.

  • Who is this course for?

    Those who are considering a career in the tech industry (i.e. network support, help desk, or computer repair and want to take your computer proficiency to the next level.

  • Career path

    The tech industry has a multitude of jobs, almost all of which require a basic understanding of how computers work! After completing this course, you will have the competency to build, repair and test computers for client and personal needs.

  • Requirements

    This course is delivered through the International Open Academy. Whose courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

  • International Open Academy

    The International Open Academy (IOA) is a leader in online learning. They are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (icoes.org), and their online courses and exams are accessible to students all over the world - from any digital device. The IOA have helped over 320,000 students from 139 countries upgrade their job training, launch new careers, and discover exciting new passions. All IOA courses span a wide spectrum of topics, and are geared towards career training, skill development, and finding sustainable employment. IOA is a proud member of the European Commission’s The Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition, a multi-stakeholder partnership involving Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs, and educational establishments working to advance digital skills and job training throughout the European Union. They are also proud to collaborate with Tech Partnership, where they join Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, and others in the network, to promote skill development and training for today’s digital economy.

    International Open Academy

    External Partner Educator

Delivered and certified by The International Open Academy

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