Buying a New Computer
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Buying a New Computer

A Guide for the Technically Challenged
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Last updated 1/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, you will be able to purchase a computer confident that you are buying what you need!
  • You will know what you are looking at when you see the descriptions for the computers and be able to make the right choice for yourself!
  • This class is designed to give you the information you need to know in order to buy a computer with confidence!
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Requirements
  • You want to buy a Windows computer, but don't know where to start!
  • You will need to be able to download some resources like Adobe Reader and documents.
Description

Does just the thought of buying a new computer make you break out in cold sweats? Or are you just gun shy about spending money on a new computer because the last time you did a salesman talked you into spending way more than you needed to? Or maybe you haven't purchased a new computer since before Windows XP became obsolete. In this class, I explain what you need to know to buy a computer that is right for you, and I do it in plain English. I show you a few different methods that you can use buy a new computer, too. All you need in this class is your Udemy account and something to take notes with. I provide all of the links and worksheets that you will need in this class. Welcome! Let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • This class is for non-technical people who want to feel more comfortable investing in a new computer.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
01:01:39
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:35

Welcome to Buying a New Computer. This class introduces you to your instructor, Stephanie Ducheteau, and she describes what this class is about and why you should take it. Stay tuned and hear how that last name is pronounced! 

Preview 01:35
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Let's Get Started!
2 Lectures 17:58

In this class, we go over the different uses for a computer to help you organize your thoughts and ideas about what you want to use your computer for. A pdf document is provided for you to fill out to help keep you focused on what you want and need.

Why Do You Want To Buy A New Computer?
04:31

In this class, we look at the main parts of a computer to give you an idea of what is out there as well as develop your understanding of what to watch for when it comes time to buy a computer. 

What You Need To Know About What You Are Going To Buy
13:27

This quiz helps you to understand and retain the information that we covered in the first two lectures.

Let's See What Stuck!
4 questions
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Let's Go Shopping!
5 Lectures 34:00

Let's take a trip over the internet and see what Dell has to offer and learn how that website works.

Preview 10:25

Let's go to HP.com and see how their website is different and like Dell's, as well as what they have to offer.

Let's Go to HP.com
08:52

Let's look at Lenovo's website and compare it with what we have already looked at. Lenovo is another computer manufacturer that makes good laptops and can be less expensive than Dell or HP. 

Let's Go to Lenovo.com
07:00

In this class, we look around a Best Buy to see what a ginormous electronics store looks like and to get an idea of how shopping in person is different than shopping online.

Let's Take A Field Trip to Best Buy
02:13

In this class, we compare all three websites and Best Buy so that you can see what they all offered all on one page.

Let's Look at a Price Matrix
05:30
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Wrap Up
1 Lecture 08:06

In this class, we go over everything that we have learned and tie it all together, to give you an idea of what you should buy when you are ready to make your purchase.

So What Should I Buy?
08:06
About the Instructor
Stephanie Ducheteau
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Stephanie began her IT jouney seven years ago when she went back to school as an adult student and earned her Associate's degree in Information Technology. She began working at a manufacturing plant while going to school, and has worked in the IT Department there for the past five years. During that time, she also earned a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership and is studying to become a licensed Hypnotherapist, due to graduate in December 2017. She lives in Milford, Indiana with her daughter, two dogs, and Roger the Cat.