Intro to Computer Hardware: Turn Knowledge Into Big Savings ✅

Nicolas Brandan, Certified Computer Surgeon

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16 Videos (1h 2m)
    • Intro

      2:05
    • CPUs

      3:31
    • CPUs Pt. 2 Electric Boogaloo

      7:57
    • Heatsinks and Fans

      3:32
    • Types of Memory

      3:32
    • Volatile Memory

      4:31
    • Non-Volatile Memory

      5:15
    • A Word on Capacity

      2:18
    • Motherboards

      2:53
    • PSUs

      4:58
    • Monitors

      4:53
    • Videocards

      4:34
    • Introspection

      3:45
    • The Big Secret

      3:17
    • Example Scenario

      2:31
    • Project

      2:03
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About This Class

Processors, GPUs, RAM, Memory, Storage, Resolution . . .
What does any of it mean? 

These days, just about everything is done using a computer. With how ubiquitous this technology is, its amazing how little most people know about the very devices they're using so intimately. Even those selling these devices often don't have a clue what it is they're talking about, which can be especially dangerous to consumers and their wallets!

In this class, I'll condense and explain the details of a computer, primarily focusing on the things that computer builders (such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc) compete with: the computer hardware itself.

The course is intended for anyone interested in learning the basics of how a computer operates. It is designed with the novice in mind - no prior experience with the technical side of computers is needed. This class also serves as an excellent foundation for those looking to eventually tackle a professional hardware certification like the CompTIA A+.

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I am a Software Engineering student myself, just came here to solidify my knowledge and maybe find some stuff I don't know. The course is really good, simple, w/o the unnecessary terminology and the inner workings, concise and not boring at all, which definitely can happen when talking about hardware, esp. for novices. Great job, definitely recommend!
Very helpful for beginners!
Short sweet but still covers all the stuff you need to know. Atleast now I am confident to look at the specifications and understand what they mean. Thanks for the course

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Nicolas Brandan

Certified Computer Surgeon

I'm an IT Networking and Security Specialist for a sizable restaurant company with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems, an AAS in Computer Support, and an AAS in Computer Networking, I hold lifetime CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications and have over 15 years experience in the industry, with nearly 20 years experience in putting together custom PCs.

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