System Hardware

System hardware can be complicated. Let's take a look at some different types of hardware.

6 videos  //  24 minutes of training

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Course description

Dig deeper into the details of system hardware in this course. Explore the details of CPUs (Central Processing Units), passive and active cooling, RAM and active memory, motherboards and power supplies. Then we wrap up with a module covering additional questions about CPUs, RAM, binary and heating and cooling.

Course syllabus

CPUsDuration: 3:29

In this episode, Scott discusses features of central processing units.

Passive and Active CoolingDuration: 3:12

In this episode, Scott describes methods for cooling processors.

RAM and Active MemoryDuration: 4:54

In this episode, Scott explores the functions and characteristics of random access memory.

MotherboardsDuration: 2:33

In this episode, Scott peers into the depths of a computer to reveal the mysteries of the motherboard.

Power SuppliesDuration: 2:57

In this episode, Scott plugs in, exploring the electricity that powers the grid and computing devices.

Ask Me Anything about System HardwareDuration: 7:07

In this episode, Scott discusses additional questions about CPUs, RAM, binary, and heating and cooling.

Meet the author

Scott Jernigan

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Scott Jernigan is editor-in-chief for Total Seminars, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations. Scott has been involved in the computer, network and IT industry since 1996 as a technician, instructor, editor, author and speaker.

Scott has written, edited, and contributed to dozens of books on computer literacy, hardware, operating systems, networking and certification. His latest book is Computer Literacy: Your Ticket to IC3 Certification. Scott co-authored the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, the Mike Meyers A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs and the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide. Scott has taught computer classes all over the U.S., including stints at the United Nations and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. 

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