Computer Hardware: is the first course for Information Technology. In this course we explain components and tools used by computer builders. You will learn how to repair, upgrade and build a PC for your personal use or join a hardware company.

Recommendation:

Computer Hardware course is for System Builder. After this course you can follow Operating Systems. Once you have pass the exam for these two courses you can start building computers.

This course is for handy persons that have some experience with tools and basic electricity knowledge. If you do not have these knowledge maybe reading electricity article on Wikipedia will help a bit.

Video Lectures

I have posted on YouTube a series of videos very detailed about PC hardware. If you watch all these videos you will learn a great deal about computers. I have explain in details how to build a PC step by step.

Introduction to Computer Hardware (~ 5h)

Review only the most important preparatory videos for exam: ~ 2h

  1. Computer Components
  2. Tools for PC Builders
  3. Install PC Memory
  4. PC Power Supply
  5. PATA Hard Disk
  6. Using SATA HDD
  7. Optic disk storage
  8. SD Memory Card
  9. USB Data Storage
  10. Video output connectors

For advanced computer builders: ~ 13h

Complete retro PC build

In this series I will explain in details all the steps required to create a computer from A to Z. The first video demonstrate how to put all parts together. Second video show about cable routing and the smoke test. After this course you will be able to appreciate how difficult is to create a computer from parts.

Total watch time ~ 2h

Certification Exam

This exam has general IT questions and is very easy to take if you have followed the 10 mandatory videos. If you take a high score you can register into our leaderboard at the end of the exam. I hope you will enjoy this exam. It has pictures and is fun to take. Good lack!

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Leaderboard: Computer Hardware

maximum of 120 points
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Note:  After this course you can take ITO: Operating System to learn how to use a computer.