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Course: CompTIA IT Fundamentals; FC0-U51. The Total Course

CompTIA IT Fundamentals; FC0-U51. The Total Course

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About this Course

Welcome to the IT Fundamentals; FC0-501. The Total Course from Mike Meyers, Scott Jernigan, and Total Seminars.

Be your own Geek. This course is for everyone who has had to call a Help Desk or a Geek friend to help them with basic PC and mobile issues. You will learn about PCs, tablets, phones, networks, and Internet issues. You will also learn about security, safety, and preventative maintenance.

Learn how to:

  •  Identify and understand basic computer components and what they do
  •  Understand operating systems, data storage and sharing
  •  Set up and configure a basic PC workstation
  •  Work with applications and files
  •  Handle basic software installation
  •  Set up and configure a mobile device
  • Connect to networks and the Internet
  •  Identify/prevent basic security risks
  •  Identify compatibility issues
  •  Understand safety and preventative maintenance of computers

This course covers everything you need to know to pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification FC0-U51 exam. The first goal of the course is to help users better understand, set up, configure, and troubleshoot PCs and mobile devices. The process will prepared you to pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam. 

The course covers all the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 objective domains:

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Security
  • Networking
  • Basic IT Literacy

The Total IT Fundamentals Course covers everything you need to know to be your own PC, mobile, network, and security Geek.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for EVERYONE who uses PCs and mobile devices.
  • CompTIA has a certification for IT Fundamentals (FC0-U51) but the course will help any user better understand the technology they use every day.
Basic knowledge
  • Basic user of PCs, mobile devices, the Internet and networks.
  • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail.
What you will learn
  • The first and most important goal of this course is to help every PC and mobile device user to better understand setup, software installation and configuration, network connectivity, security issues and basic troubleshooting.
  • By the end of the course you will better understand everything from file structure, to software installation, to WiFi connectivity and troubleshooting to overall setup, configuration and troubleshooting PCs and mobile devices.
  • This course will help you prepare for and pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 Certification exam.
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 59
Common duration: 04:29:43
Introduction
  • Introduction to IT Fundamentals  

    In this episode, Scott welcomes you to the CompTIA IT Fundamentals video series.

How People Use Computers
  • The Case for Computer Literacy  

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

  • Features Common to Every Computing Device  

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

  • Common General-Purpose Computing Devices  

    In this episode, Scott gives an overview of the widely-available and highly-adaptable general-purpose computing devices.

  • Networks of Computing Devices  

    In this episode, Scott explains networking, including LANs, WANs, and the Internet.

  • Remotely-Accessed Computer Systems  

    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!

  • Specialized Computer Systems  

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

System Hardware
  • CPUs  

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

  • Passive and Active Cooling  

    In this episode, Scott describes methods for cooling processors.

  • RAM and Active Memory  

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

  • Motherboards  

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

  • Power Supplies  

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

  • Basics of Binary  

    In this episode, Scott explains the language of a computer: binary.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything about System Hardware  

    In this episode, Scott discusses additional questions about CPU's, RAM, Binary, and Heating and cooling.

Input and Output Ports and Peripherals
  • General Use I/O Devices  

    In this episode, Scott discusses interactive devices common to most personal computers.

  • Specialty I/O Devices  

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

  • Ports and Connectors  

    In this episode, Scott names names and connects devices.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About I/O, Ports and Peripherals  

    In this episode, Scott talks about adding video cards, why there are so many types of cables, video connectors and iPhone connectors.

Data Storage and Sharing
  • Storage Technologies  

    In this episode, Scott describes features of hard drives, the most commonly-used long-term storage device in PCs.

  • Mass Storage Variation  

    In this episode, Scott explores the many types of mass storage devices used in computing devices.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Data Storage and Sharing  

    In this episode, Scott talks about external hard drives, CD's DVD's and Blu-ray. He also explains the difference between hard drives and SSD's and other types of stroage.

Setting Up and Configuring a PC
  • Preparing the Work Area  

    In this episode, Scott discusses topics related to productivity, such as temperature and ergonomics.

  • Setting up a Desktop PC  

    In this episode, Scott explains the first steps needed to set up a new PC.

  • Completing PC Setup  

    In this episode, Scott moves through the final setup tasks, personalizing and updating the PC.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Setting up and Configuring a PC  

    In this episode, Scott drivers, setting up a laptop, setting up a PC, power strips vs.surge protectors, and uninstalling software.

Understanding Operating Systems
  • Operating System Functions  

    In this episode, Scott explores the four functions common to every operating system, from desktop to mobile.

  • Operating System Interfaces  

    In this episode, Scott provides names for OS interface elements on a variety of OSes, from desktop to mobile.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Understanding OS's  

    In this episode, Scott discusses Windows versions, Windows OS vs. macOS, Windows 10 and selling an old laptop.

Working with Applications
  • Walking Survey of Applications  

    In this episode, Scott explores the amazing variety of applications available on many computing devices.

  • Applications and Extensions  

    In this episode, Scott explains the essential functions of file extensions, with lots of examples.

  • Managing Applications  

    In this episode, Scott describes the lifecycle of an application, from installation to maintenance to uninstallation.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Working with Applications  

    In this episode, Scott talks about team collaboration software, Office 365 vs. Open Office, Software installation and updates.

Managing Files
  • File Management Tools  

    In this episode, Scott describes the tools used for file management in a variety of operating systems.

  • File Manipulation  

    In this episode, Scott explains variations of moving, copying, adding, and deleting files.

  • Backups  

    In this episode, Scott explores strategies and tools for backing up important data.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Managing Files  

    In this episode, Scott talks about losing data and Hot keys.

Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device
  • Personalizing a Tablet  

    In this episode, Scott discusses the steps involved in setting up a typical tablet computer.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Mobile Devices Part 1  

    In this episode, Scott talks about cellular date vs. storage, iPhone vs. Android, mobile operating systems, and Operating system differences.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Mobile Devices Part 2  

    In this episode, Scott talks about setting up Gmail, Apps crashing, synchronization, and buying a new tablet.

Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity
  • Going High Speed  

    In this episode, Scott explores different options for high-speed Internet capability, including wired and wireless.

  • Wi-Fi Setup  

    In this episode, Scott discusses an increasingly common home-user task, setting up a SOHO router for wireless Internet.

  • Setting Up and Sharing Printers  

    In this episode, Scott runs through the typical ways to set up and share a printer.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Networks and Internet Connectivity Part 1  

    In this episode, Scott talks about switches vs. routers, concurrent users, and wireless Internet on a PC.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Networks and Internet Connectivity Part 2  

    In this episode, Scott talks about connecting to the Internet. and wireless repeaters.

Local Computer Security Threats and Best Practices
  • Physical Security  

    In this episode, Scott explores threats to local networks, such as social engineering and tailgating.

  • Password Management  

    In this episode, Scott discusses current thinking about best password practices.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Computer Security Threats  

    In this episode, Scott talks about password storage, restoring licenses, logout and timeout options and local encryption.

Online Security Threats and Best Practices
  • Clickworthy  

    In this episode, Scott explores how to tell a good site or e-mail attachment from a potentially malicious one.

  • Dealing with Malware  

    In this episode, Scott describes common malware, such as spyware and ransomware, and discusses remedies.

  • Perils of Public Internet  

    In this episode, Scott explains the perils of public Internet and how to use such access safely.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Online Security Part 1  

    In this episode, Scott talks about browser homepages, firewalls, ransomeware, dealing with a virus, and plus-ins.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Online Security Part 2  

    In this episode, Scott talks about browser updates, HTTP vs. HTTPS, and peer-to-peer file sharing.

Computer Maintenance and Management
  • Power Management  

    In this episode, Scott describes power management tools and best practices.

  • Cleaning and Maintaining Computers  

    In this episode, Scott discusses common cleaning solutions and practices for a PC.

  • Trash it or Stash it  

    In this episode, Scott explores disposal best practices for electronic components.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Computer Maintenance and Management  

    In this episode, Scott talks about recycling an old device,when to shut down your PC, vacuuming your computer, and ink and toner recycling. 

Computer Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving
  • Troubleshooting 101  

    In this episode, Scott discusses a fundamental methodology all users can employ to troubleshoot problems.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Troubleshooting Computers Part 1  

    In this episode, Scott talks about troubleshooting email, and what to do when you run low on disk space.

  • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Troubleshooting Computers Part 2  

    In this episode, Scott talks about what to do when your PC is running slowly, when your Internet isn't working and how to speak Tech Support.

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