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CSH: Hardware

In this class you learn how to repair, upgrade and build a PC for your personal use or home office. This course is for handy persons having basic electricity knowledge and some experience with tools.

Video Lectures

I have posted on YouTube a series of videos very detailed about PC components and tools. If you watch all these videos you will learn a great deal. I will explain how to build a PC step by step and I describe several generations of computer components. 

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

Skill Consolidation 

Rating Exam

This has it is fun to take. It has pictures of components, cables and media storage. We do not advertise products in our exam but we show some products that may represent a category important to be recognized by average PC user. After you pass you can register your score into our leader-board. 

Start Exam

Leaderboard: Computer Hardware

maximum of 120 points
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Next:  After this class, we recommend to follow CST: Technology class. This will help you to install the operating system and start using your computer for programming. The two classes are related and usually taken to get an IT certification.