IT Fundamentals – Everything you need to know about IT

Computer Skills -- Great help for passing CompTIA A+ (220-1001) and ITF+ (FCO-U61)
Instructor:
Imran Afzal (250k+ students)
1,911 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Everything about a computer Hardware, Software, Networking, Storage etc.
You will understand the true meaning of IT and how it works
Different components of IT
The course will help you prepare for for CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam.
You will learn why IT is the right field for your career
Binary language (1 and 0), OSI Model, SAN, RAID, computer architecture, and much more...
Foundation of Information technology that can help significantly in learning any other IT field
Students will be better prepared to troubleshoot, problem-solve and understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to securit

Whether you are new to the computers or just want to brush up on your skills, this course provides information technology literacy and basic skills training for learners with limited experience. Course learning outcomes focus on skill development related to basic computer operations and information technology.  This course is highly recommended to those who are entering into IT field and for those who want to improve their computer skills in oder to enhance their work productivity.

 

In this course, each numbered section covers related computer skills divided into Learning Activities

 

Here is the list of topic that will be covered in the course:

Section 1 – Introduction to IT

  • True meaning of IT
  • Importance of IT
  • What is a computer?
  • Computer language (0 and 1 concept)
  • Quiz and handouts

     

Section 2 – Computer Components

  • Hardware
  • Software or operating system
  • Application software
  • Networking
  • Database
  • Storage
  • Virtualization and Cloud
  • Security
  • Quiz, handouts and homework

     

Section 3 – Hardware

  • Different types of computers
  • RAM and installing RAM
  • CPU, CPU cores and sockets
  • Installing CPU
  • 32 vs. 64-bit processing
  • Hard disk drive
  • Motherboard
  • Other internal parts of a computer (Fan, power supply, CDROM etc.
  • External components of a computer (Keyboard, monitor, mouse, printer etc.)
  • Hardware manufacturers
  • Computer comparison with human body
  • Quiz, handouts and homework

     

Section 4 – Operating System

  • Types of operating systems
  • Function of OS
  • Building OS
  • CLI vs. GUI operating systems
  • Computer boot process
  • OS file systems management
  • Quiz, handouts and homework

 

Section 5 – Software

  • Software and types of software
  • System software
  • Application software
  • Freeware and shareware
  • Open-source software
  • BIOS and Accessing
  • Program and services
  • Quiz and handouts

     

Section 6 – Networking

  • How computers communicate
  • IP address (Static vs. DHCP)
  • TCP/IP
  • Gateway
  • Subnet mask
  • Computer MAC address
  • OSI layer
  • OSI vs. TCP/IP
  • Protocols and Ports
  • Types of Network Devices (Hub, Switch, Modem, Router, Access point)
  • How internet works
  • Quiz and handouts

 

Section 7 – Database

  • Database introduction
  • What is RDBMS?
  • What is SQL?
  • Top 5 RDBMS using SQL
  • Quiz and handouts

 

Section 8 – Storage

  • Computer storage introduction
  • How storage is calculated (KB, MB, GB etc.)
  • Types of computer storage
  • Difference between RAM, SWAP, Virtual Memory, Cache etc.
  • Hard Disk and Solid-State drives
  • RAID
  • Hardware RAID vs. software RAID
  • Top data storage vendors
  • Quiz and handouts

     

Section 9 – Virtualization and Cloud

  • Introduction to virtualization
  • How virtualization works?
  • Basic virtualization terms
  • Benefits of virtualization
  • Difference between virtualization and cloud
  • Virtualization technology companies
  • VMWare workstation player installation
  • Oracle VirtualBox installation
  • Setting up virtual machines (VM)
  • Quiz and handouts

     

Section 10 – Security

  • Types of security breach
  • Types of security threat
  • Comparing house security with computer security
  • Securing all Operating Systems
  • Security implementation tools
  • Physical server security
  • Application and DB encryption
  • Quiz and handouts

     

Section 11 – Windows Operating Systems Management

  • Version of Windows OS
  • Download and install Windows
  • Windows system access
  • File system and description
  • User account management
  • System resource monitoring
  • Windows event logs
  • Server manager dashboard
  • Check system hardware through device manager
  • Roles and features
  • Active directory and domain controller
  • Quiz and handouts

 

Section 12 – Linux Operating Systems Management

  • Linux distributions
  • Download and install Linux (CentOS)
  • Accessing Linux
  • Download and install Putty client
  • Access Linux VM via Putty
  • File system structure and description
  • File system navigation commands
  • Directory listing overview
  • Creating files and directories
  • System utility commands
  • System monitoring commands
  • System maintenance commands
  • Quiz and handouts

     

Section 13 – Troubleshooting Concepts

  • Follow policies and standards
  • Documentation or ticking process
  • Patience to work with user and groups
  • Quiz and handouts

 

Section 14 – Additional Resource

Introduction

1
Introduction
2
Course overview
3
True Meaning of IT
4
Importance of IT
5
What is a Computer?
6
Computer Language (0 and 1 Concept)
7
Quiz
8
Handouts
9
Homework

Computer Components

1
Welcome to Computer Components
2
Hardware
3
Software or Operating System
4
Application Software
5
Networking
6
Database
7
Storage
8
Virtualization
9
Cloud
10
Security
11
Quiz
12
Handouts
13
Homework

Hardware

1
Welcome to Computer Hardware
2
Different Types of Computers
3
RAM (Random Access Memory)
4
Antistatic Wrist Band
5
Installing RAM
6
CPU, CPU Cores and Sockets
7
Installing CPU
8
32 vs. 64 bit Processing
9
Hard Disk Drive
10
Motherboard
11
Other Internal Parts of a Computer (Fan, Power Supply, CDROM etc.)
12
External Components of a Computer (Keyboard, monitor, mouse, printer etc.)
13
Hardware Manufacturers
14
Computer Comparison with Human Body
15
Quiz
16
Handouts
17
Homework

Operating Systems

1
Welcome to Computer Operating System
2
Type of Operating Systems
3
Function of Operating System
4
Building Operating Systems
5
CLI vs. GUI Operating Systems
6
Computer Boot Process
7
OS File Systems Management
8
Quiz
9
Handouts
10
Homework

Software

1
Welcome to Computer Software
2
Software and Types of Software
3
System Software
4
Application Software
5
Freeware and Shareware
6
Open-source software
7
Accessing BIOS

When the computer's operating system requires an action from an attached device, the request must go through the computer's BIOS (Basic Input-Output System)

8
Programs and Services
9
Quiz
10
Handouts

Networking

1
Welcome to Networking
2
How Computers Communicate?
3
IP address (Static vs. DHCP)
4
TCP/IP
5
Gateway
6
Subnet Mask
7
Computer MAC Address
8
OSI Layer
9
OSI vs. TCP/IP
10
LAN, MAN and WAN
11
Protocols and Ports
12
Types of Network Devices (Hub, Switch, Modem, Router, Access point)
13
How Internet Works
14
Quiz
15
Handouts

Database

1
Welcome to Database
2
Introduction to Database
3
What is RDBMS?
4
What is SQL?
5
Top 5 RDBMS using SQL
6
Quiz
7
Handouts

Storage

1
Welcome to Storage
2
What is Computer Storage?
3
How Storage is Calculated (KB, MB, GB et.c)
4
Types of Computer Storage
5
Difference Between RAM, SWAP, Virtual Memory, Cache etc.
6
Hard Disk and Solid-State Drives
7
RAID
8
Hardware RAID vs. Software RAID
9
Top Data Storage Vendors
10
Quiz
11
Handouts
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