TOTAL: CompTIA IT Fundamentals ITF+ (FCO-U61).
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TOTAL: CompTIA IT Fundamentals ITF+ (FCO-U61).

What EVERY USER needs to know about troubleshooting devices, and basic IT concepts.
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The first and most important goal of this course is to help every computer 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 Wi-Fi connectivity and troubleshooting to overall setup, configuration and troubleshooting devices.
  • This course will help you prepare for and pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 Certification exam.
Requirements
  • Basic user of computers, mobile devices, the Internet and networks.
  • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail.
Description

Welcome to the IT Fundamentals; FC0-U61. 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 computer, laptop, mobile and network issues. You will learn about all kinds of computing devices (like PCs and Macs, tablets, and phones) as well as how to troubleshoot issues (like with networks, the Internet, and why your computer won't turn on). You will also learn about security, safety, and preventative maintenance, as well as the basics of databases and programming (basic IT skills everyone should know these days).

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 computer 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

  • Understand basic database concepts

  • Learn the fundamentals of programming code and languagues

This course covers everything you need to know to pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) Certification (FC0-U61) exam. Not interested in certification? No problem! The main goal of the course is to help users better understand, set up, configure, and troubleshoot all kinds of devices, and to understand basic IT concepts.

The course covers all the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 objective domains:

  • 1.0 IT Concepts and Terminology

  • 2.0 Infrastructure

  • 3.0 Applications and Software

  • 4.0 Software Development

  • 5.0 Database Fundamentals

  • 6.0 Security

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

Subject Mater Expert Scott Jernigan is editor-in-chief for Total Seminars, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Scott has been involved in the computer, network and IT industry since 1996 as a technician, instructor, editor, author and speaker.​

Scott has written, edited, and contributed to dozens of books on computer literacy, hardware, operating systems, networking and certification. Scott co-authored the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, the Mike Meyers A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs and the CompTIA IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide (all with Mike Meyers).​

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for EVERYONE who uses computers, laptops, mobile devices, and networks.
  • Anyone who wants to pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) certification exam, but the course will help any user better understand the technology they use every day.
Course content
Expand all 64 lectures 04:53:45
+ How People Use Computers
8 lectures 21:14

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

Preview 02:49

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

Preview 02:30

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

Preview 02:25

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

Common General-Purpose Computing Devices
02:19

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

Preview 04:16

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!

Remotely-Accessed Computer Systems
03:37

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

Specialized Computer Systems
02:01

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

Specialty I/O Devices
01:17
How People Use Computers Quiz
7 questions
+ System Hardware
6 lectures 24:13

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

CPUs
03:29

In this episode, Scott describes methods for cooling processors.

Passive and Active Cooling
03:12

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

RAM and Active Memory
04:54

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

Motherboards
02:34

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

Power Supplies
02:57

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything about System Hardware
07:07
System Hardware Quiz
5 questions
+ Device Ports and Peripherals
3 lectures 12:44

In this episode, Scott names names and connects devices.

Ports and Connectors
03:13

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

General Use I/O Devices
02:23

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything About I/O, Ports and Peripherals
07:08
Input and Output Ports and Peripherals Quiz
4 questions
+ Data Storage and Sharing
4 lectures 17:10

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

Basics of Binary
03:34

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

Storage Technologies
03:45

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

Mass Storage Variation
02:50

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.

AMA - Ask Me Anything About Data Storage and Sharing
07:01
Data Storage and Sharing Quiz
5 questions
+ Understanding Operating Systems
3 lectures 13:58

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

Operating System Functions
04:18

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

Operating System Interfaces
04:33

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything About Understanding OS's
05:07
Understanding Operating Systems Quiz
6 questions
+ Setting Up and Configuring a PC
4 lectures 16:07

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

Preparing the Work Area
01:54

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

Preview 01:23

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

Completing PC Setup
04:13

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything About Setting up and Configuring a PC
08:37
Setting Up and Configuring a PC Quiz
5 questions
+ Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device
3 lectures 21:59

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

Personalizing a Tablet
07:37

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 1
07:16

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything About Mobile Devices Part 2
07:06
Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device Quiz
3 questions
+ Managing Files
4 lectures 18:29

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

File Management Tools
02:00

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

File Manipulation
05:46

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

Backups
03:05

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything About Managing Files
07:38
Managing files Quiz
10 questions
+ Using and Managing Application Software
4 lectures 16:49

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

Walking Survey of Applications
02:46

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

Managing Applications
02:44

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

Applications and Extensions
04:12

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything About Working with Applications
07:07
Working with Applications Quiz
6 questions
+ Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity
5 lectures 25:47

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

Wi-Fi Setup
06:20

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

Going High Speed
03:11

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

Setting Up and Sharing Printers
04:51

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 1
06:35

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything About Networks and Internet Connectivity Part 2
04:50
Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity
8 questions