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Intro to Computer Hardware: Turn Knowledge Into Big Savings

Nicolas Brandan, Certified Computer Surgeon

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16 Videos (1h 2m)
    • Intro

    • CPUs

    • CPUs Pt. 2 Electric Boogaloo

    • Heatsinks and Fans

    • Types of Memory

    • Volatile Memory

    • Non-Volatile Memory

    • A Word on Capacity

    • Motherboards

    • PSUs

    • Monitors

    • Videocards

    • Introspection

    • The Big Secret

    • Example Scenario

    • Project


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+.

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

IT's a great class, tought well and really enjoyed it!
This was a very fun and well taught video. He used creative terminology along with proper terminology and definitions to help movies learn the hardware.
Amazing class so far, explanation of huge books which i read in college was summarized in a 5 minute video which is great on CPU1 and CPU2. I would rate this as the best course on understanding computers.





Nicolas Brandan

Certified Computer Surgeon

I'm a recent graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems, an AAS in Computer Support, an AAS in Computer Networking and lifetime CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. I have 10 years experience in the Information Technology field, and 15 years experience in putting together custom PCs.

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