The Visible Computer

Brush up on your knowledge of computer hardware and software with this course on PC components, OS types, super users and more.

10 videos  //  79 minutes of training

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Course description

What, exactly, is a computer? Before you start working with sensitive equipment, it’s important to brush up on what it is and what you can expect from each piece. Refresh your knowledge of primary PC components, external connections, operating systems, users and super users, Windows, macOS, Linux and more. What is a distro? What’s the difference between Windows’ Administrator and Linux’s Root? A little knowledge goes a long way!

Course syllabus

Primary PC ComponentsDuration: 4:51

External ConnectionsDuration: 10:37

Inside the PCDuration: 7:48

What is a Computer?Duration: 6:55

What is an Operating System?Duration: 9:23

Users and Super UsersDuration: 5:22

Why Windows?Duration: 7:46

Windows Editions and VersionsDuration: 11:35

Touring the macOSDuration: 6:27

Touring LinuxDuration: 7:55

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

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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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