Intro to Computer Hardware: Turn Knowledge Into Big Savings Premium class

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

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+.

5 of 5 students recommendSee All

I especially enjoyed the Liam Neeson analogy =D Thank you for making me more knowledgeable about my computer. Never gonna ask that "how much memory this laptop have" in a shop again =D
Mariya Popandopulo

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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 5 years experience in the Information Technology field, and 8 years experience in putting together custom PCs.