About

In our modern digital age, it’s no longer considered “nerdy” to be fascinated by computers and technology. In fact, nerd culture is considered the height of cool, and techies are lauded and highly sought out for their knowledge and expertise. We all use computers in some way, shape, or form, so why not become better acquainted with your computer? In this course, we’ll peel back the layers and show you what’s behind the scenes of your machine.

Learning how to build a computer not only gives you the steps to physically build a unit, but it will also give you a better understanding and appreciation for how your computer functions. We’ll give you a crash course in computer lingo and explain all the terms you’ve always heard about – RAM, CPU, Graphics Card, etc. and show you why they’re important. We’ll also advise you on the parts and accessories you should be using to get the most from your machine.

Whether you’re dissatisfied with floor models and want to build a custom unit, or just want to know how your computer works, this course is perfect for the computer-curious individual who wants to learn more about their technology.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Say Hello To The Modern Computer

    • Evolution of the PC
    • What Makes a Computer Tick
    • Design Overview
    • Need vs. Want: Practical & Budget Considerations
    • Operating Systems
    • Peripherals

    Module 2: The Component Challenge, Part 1

    • Quick Advice
    • Motherboard
    • CPU
    • Memory
    • Storage & Optical Drives
    • Graphics

    Module 3: The Component Challenge, Part 2

    • Sound
    • WIFI and Bluetooth Adapters
    • Power Supply
    • Case
    • Cooling & Ventilation

    Module 4: Let’s Build A Computer!

    • A Word on Safety
    • Tools, Location, and Comfort
    • Putting it all Together, Part 1
    • Putting it all Together, Part 2
    • Cable Management
    • Closing Up

    Module 5: Getting Your Computer Ready For Action

    • Review of Our Computer Build
    • BIOS Updates
    • Installing an Operating System
    • Connecting to the Internet
    • Downloading & Installing Updates
    • Happy Computer, Happy User

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone who is in the market for a new computer and wants to understand the nuances between brands and models
    • Those who enjoy electronics, gadgetry, building, and working with their hands
    • People who want a custom computer to meet their specific user needs (i.e. gaming, digital art, etc. or if they suffer from impairment or disability, etc.)
    • Those who wants more value for their spend (build a cheap gaming computer that has all the features they want!)
    • Anyone considering a career in the tech industry (i.e. network support, help desk, or computer repair)
    • People who want to take their computer proficiency to the next level

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could:

    • Find work at a computer store, building and fixing units for clients
    • Teach others to build their own units
    • Work in as an IT person 
    • Build yourself the perfect computer to run your online business

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    In our modern digital age, it’s no longer considered “nerdy” to be fascinated by computers and technology. In fact, nerd culture is considered the height of cool, and techies are lauded and highly sought out for their knowledge and expertise. We all use computers in some way, shape, or form, so why not become better acquainted with your computer? In this course, we’ll peel back the layers and show you what’s behind the scenes of your machine.

    Learning how to build a computer not only gives you the steps to physically build a unit, but it will also give you a better understanding and appreciation for how your computer functions. We’ll give you a crash course in computer lingo and explain all the terms you’ve always heard about – RAM, CPU, Graphics Card, etc. and show you why they’re important. We’ll also advise you on the parts and accessories you should be using to get the most from your machine.

    Whether you’re dissatisfied with floor models and want to build a custom unit, or just want to know how your computer works, this course is perfect for the computer-curious individual who wants to learn more about their technology.

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Say Hello To The Modern Computer

      • Evolution of the PC
      • What Makes a Computer Tick
      • Design Overview
      • Need vs. Want: Practical & Budget Considerations
      • Operating Systems
      • Peripherals

      Module 2: The Component Challenge, Part 1

      • Quick Advice
      • Motherboard
      • CPU
      • Memory
      • Storage & Optical Drives
      • Graphics

      Module 3: The Component Challenge, Part 2

      • Sound
      • WIFI and Bluetooth Adapters
      • Power Supply
      • Case
      • Cooling & Ventilation

      Module 4: Let’s Build A Computer!

      • A Word on Safety
      • Tools, Location, and Comfort
      • Putting it all Together, Part 1
      • Putting it all Together, Part 2
      • Cable Management
      • Closing Up

      Module 5: Getting Your Computer Ready For Action

      • Review of Our Computer Build
      • BIOS Updates
      • Installing an Operating System
      • Connecting to the Internet
      • Downloading & Installing Updates
      • Happy Computer, Happy User

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Anyone who is in the market for a new computer and wants to understand the nuances between brands and models
      • Those who enjoy electronics, gadgetry, building, and working with their hands
      • People who want a custom computer to meet their specific user needs (i.e. gaming, digital art, etc. or if they suffer from impairment or disability, etc.)
      • Those who wants more value for their spend (build a cheap gaming computer that has all the features they want!)
      • Anyone considering a career in the tech industry (i.e. network support, help desk, or computer repair)
      • People who want to take their computer proficiency to the next level

      Career path

      After completing this course, you could:

      • Find work at a computer store, building and fixing units for clients
      • Teach others to build their own units
      • Work in as an IT person 
      • Build yourself the perfect computer to run your online business

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      8984 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited