Master Computers - From Beginner to Expert in One Week
What you'll learn
- Learn from a highly rated instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching individuals of all ability levels.
- From the fundamentals, to the most advanced features, this course covers everything you need to know to use computers well.
- Learn incredibly valuable hands-on computer skills.
- Presented with high-quality video lectures, this course will visually show you how to easily do everything with computers.
- Lifetime access to this course allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material.
- After taking this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to use computers well.
- Money Back Guarantee - Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back
- Suitable for all ability levels. Perfect for beginners while also being valuable to advanced users who will also learn valuable new insights and skills. Microsoft Office will be used for a portion of the hands-on skills.
You are about to embark on an exciting journey learning about the information revolution and the incredible world of computers.
This course is very practical and applicable. It focuses on teaching you skills you can use. These skills include not only specific hands-on skills, like "right-clicking" and taking "screenshots," but also skills such as keeping yourself safe online, not texting while you're driving, and what to look for when buying computers (just to mention a very small fraction of the skills you will learn in this course).
This is course is designed to introduce individuals to the world of computers, so it is rich in its depth and breadth of content. I have taught this course for over a decade and have refined it to be incredibly amazing. You are going to love this course and it will forever change your life. You will gain skills in this course which you will use for the rest of your life and which will make your life easier. Knowing how to use computers is essential in our day-and-age. This course will give you the skills you need to use computers well.
This is some of what you will learn in this course:
Learn the basic principles of hardware including circuits, coding schemes, binary, the five generations of computers, Moore's Law, IPOS, registers, cache, RAM, magnetic storage, optical storage, solid-state storage, ROM, BIOS, the motherboard, buses, and the CPU.
Learn how to operate a computer including a vast array of hands-on skills – just to mention a few for example: managing files, backing up files, right clicking, taking screenshots, determining your computer’s properties, upgrading your computer, changing settings on your computer.
Learn how to use word processing software including the creation of a title page, document sections, headers and footers, styles, an automatically generated table of contents, the insertion of images, references, and the insertion of an automatically generated citation of works referenced.
Learn how to use spreadsheet software including formulas, functions, relative references, absolute references, mixed references, and the creation of a graph or chart.
Learn how to use video editing software including adding credits and transitions then publishing that video to a video hosting website such as YouTube.
Learn how to use databases including table creation, the setting of a primary key, the establishment of table relationships, the setting of referential integrity, and the creation and execution of a query.
Learn how to use presentation software to more effectively give presentations.
Learn to do some simple programing including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and running a program.
Learn about the world wide web including sending email, conducting searches , having familiarity with online educational resources such as Khan Academy, and having an awareness of online "cloud computing" tools such as Google Word Processing, Google Spreadsheets, and the many other online tools offered by Google.
Learn about application software and system software including operating systems, utilities, and drivers.
Learn about networks including architecture, topology, firewalls, security, wireless networks, and securing wireless networks.
Learn about the Internet, the World Wide Web, censorship, the digital divide, net neutrality, differing legal jurisdictions, website creation, multimedia, social media, and eCommerce.
Learn about information systems, systems development, and the systems development life cycle.
Learn about program development, programming languages, and the program development life cycle.
Learn about databases including table creation, primary keys, relationships, referential integrity, queries, and structured query language.
Learn about privacy and security issues related to computers.
Learn about robots and artificial intelligence including the Turing test.
Learn about intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and the creative commons.
Learn about ethics and ethical issues relating to the use of technology.
Learn about health ramifications of using computers including repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ergonomics.
Learn about e-Waste and other environmental concerns related to technology.
After taking this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to use computers well.
Lifetime access to this course allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material.
Described as “fun” and “amazing” and “life changing,” this course will forever transform the way you work with computers.
Who this course is for:
- From beginners, to advanced users, this course is perfect for all ability levels. This course will add value to everyone's skill set.
I am a tenured professor in California. I have taught at both the college and university level. I have also taught in multiple disciplines including business, information systems, computer science, and online education. In 1997, I was one of the first professors at the university to teach online. I did post-graduate work in online education at UC San Diego. I co-founded and taught in the “Online Teacher’s Training Program” which trained professors how to teach online. In 2008, I was selected as one of the best instructors in the entire California Community College system. Currently, when measured by the number of students served, I am the world’s leading trainer in Google’s new programming language which is one of the fastest growing, highest paying programming languages in America. In addition, I have started three businesses (two of them profitable, so far). My background in business, information systems, computer science, online education, and real-world entrepreneurship has prepared me to teach all of these courses. I look forward to helping you learn great skills to improve your life. Better skills, better life.