Introduction To Computers



This course provides a very basic understanding of how a personal computers work. Clients will understand what the computer is and how it can be used to effectively manage data through various information processing techniques. Clients will learn about what an Operating System and how the Basic Input/Output System communicates.

Course Details:

Course Name: Introduction to Personal Computers
Price: $89.95

Course Requirements:

  • Windows XP or newer.
  • PC or compatible computer.
  • Pentium III 1000 Mhz processor; Pentium IV or faster (recommended).
  • 512 mb memory (minimum); 1024 MB (recommended).
  • Minimum 4 GB free hard disk space.
  • Mouse and keyboard.
  • Macromedia Flash player and optical storage drive.
  • Sound card and speakers.


  • Macromedia Flash™ streaming audio video.
  • DVD-ROM.


  • High quality DVD.
  • Maximum resolution of 720x480.
  • 32 bit true color.


  • The Basics of What Makes Up a Personal Computer.
  • What Can The Computer Can Do?
  • How To Use A Computer Properly.
  • How To Turn On and Off A Computer.
  • How To Use A Mouse And Keyboard To Control A Computer.
  • How To Turn On And Shutdown A Computer.
  • The Various Roles Of Hardware Components.
  • Introduction To Computer Hardware Components.
    • Introduction to Microprocessors
      • What is the Central Processing Unit (CPU)?
      • Introduction to CPU Speeds and Cores.
      • Introduction To CPU Caches.
      • Introduction To 32 Bit VS 64 Bit Computing Models.
      • Introduction To CPU Socket Types.
      • Installing a CPU.
      • Cooling a CPU.
    • Introduction To Random Access Memory (RAM)
      • Introduction To RAM Sticks and Speeds.
      • Overview Of Ram Capacities.
      • Overview Of Other Types of RAM.
      • Installing More RAM In A Personal Computer.
      • How To Troubleshoot RAM Problems In A Desktop PC.
    • Introduction To The Basic Input Output System (BIOS)
      • What Is A BIOS?
      • Introduction To The Power On Self Test (POST) Routine.
      • Setting Up A Basic BIOS Configuration.
      • Troubleshooting BIOS Problems.
    • Introduction To Hard Disk Drives.
      • The Basics of How Hard Disk Drives Operate.
      • Explanations of the Main Components on a Hard Disk Drive.
      • Introduction to Sectors and Clusters.
      • Introduction to Logical Block Addressing.
      • Introduction to the Importance of Making Hard Drive Backups.
      • Introduction to the Master Boot Record (MBR) on Hard Drives.
      • Introduction To Direct Memory Access (DMA).
      • How Hard Drives Connect to Other Components in a Desktop Computer.
      • Hard Disk Drive Types and Styles.
      • How to Replace a Defective/Non Working Hard Disk Drive.
        • Installing a New Hard Disk Drive For Backup Purposes Only.
        • Installing a New Hard Disk Drive For Running an Operating System.
      • Introduction to Hard Disk Drive Transfer Protocols.
        • Overview of IDE (Integrated Drives Electronics) Protocol.
        • Overview of SATA (Serial ATA) Protocol.
        • Overview of SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) Protocol.
      • Troubleshooting Hard Disk Drive Problems.
        • How To Troubleshoot IDE Hard Drives.
        • How To Troubleshoot SCSI Hard Drives.
        • How To Troubleshoot SATA Hard Drives.
      • How to Replace A Defective Hard Disk Drive.
  • Basic Concepts Associated With Operating Systems
  • The Boot Up Process
  • Introduction To A Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • How A Computer Is Controlled Through A GUI
  • How Software Works
  • The Different Types Of Software


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