Module 1: Say Hello To The Modern Computer
Evolution of the PC
What Makes a Computer Tick
Need vs. Want: Practical &
Operating Systems Peripherals
Module 2: The Component Challenge, Part 1
Storage & Optical Drives Graphics
Module 3: The Component Challenge, Part 2
WIFI and Bluetooth Adapters
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
Module 5: Getting Your Computer Ready For Action
Review of Our Computer Build
Installing an Operating System
Connecting to the Internet
Downloading & Installing Updates
Happy Computer, Happy User
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.
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.
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.
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
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