Computer Fundamentals

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • How Applications and Hardware Work with an OS • The Old Days of the CLI • What the Modern OS Supplied • Common OS Features • Directory Infrastructure • Drivers and Hardware • Common Interface • Directory Infrastructure • Updates and Patches • Visual Options • Working with the Operating System • Working with the Software • Hardware and Peripherals • Configuration • Storage Devices • How a Hard Drive Works • Server Types • Switches • Routers • Firewalls • Managing Software • Types of Software Licenses • Pirating • Hardware Limitations • Presentations • Publishing • Content and Entertainment • Working with Media • Database vs. Spreadsheet • File Compression • Disk Management • Malware Detection DESCRIPTION: In this time of growing technology and increased digital use, having a strong understanding of the basics of using a computer is essential. In this course, we will cover the fundamentals of operating systems including describing their importance and how you can best use them to be productive. We will discuss networking and the terminology most commonly used when discussing computers. Finally, we will explore working with software and introduce you to some of the basic troubleshooting steps to take for issues such as connecting to the internet, using software, or connecting external devices like a printer. This course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of computers and the basics of using them in your day to day life.
Understanding Hardware And Software
DURATION (time given)
6 months
3 Months
Introduction Module 1: Computer Equipment Module 2: Operating System Fundamentals Module 3: Computer and Network Terminology Module 4: Working with Software and the OS Module 5: Troubleshooting
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