How People Use Computers Course

Begin your exploration of IT fundamentals with this course on how people use computers.

19 minutes

Course description

Explore the details of computers and computer use with this course. Our experienced instructor takes you through computer functions, common computer features and computer types, networks, specialized systems and speciality I/O devices which focus on specific tasks.


Welcome to the CompTIA IT Fundamentals path!

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Specialty I/O Devices

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In this episode, Scott explores devices used to accomplish specific tasks with personal computers.
Specialized Computer Systems

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In this episode, Scott introduces specialized computer systems such as point-of-sale terminals, ATMs and GPS computers.
Remotely-Accessed Computer Systems

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In this episode, Scott explains how many applications run on remote servers instead of having to take up space on local storage. Thanks, remotely-accessed computer systems!
Networks of Computing Devices

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In this episode, Scott explains networking, including LANs, WANs and the internet.
Features Common to Every Computing Device

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In this episode, Scott breaks down the common features of computing devices: input, processing, output and storage.
The Case for Computer Literacy

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In this episode, Scott demonstrates that many computers have similar functions, and how this knowledge can help you understand all computing devices.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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