PC Maintenance For Beginners
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PC Maintenance For Beginners

Learn ten steps to make your computer run faster and more efficiently and always performing at its best.
3.7 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
820 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 26 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify the ten tasks needed to speed up their computer and keep it running at its best performance
  • Learn new computer terms
  • Perform each of the ten tasks to speed up their computer
  • Impress their friends and family with their new knowledge!
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Requirements
  • You will need a Personal Computer or a PC Laptop with Windows 7 or 8.
Description

In this ONE hour live, on-line course your tutor will reveal:

  • The startling truth about computer maintenance – And why it is important for you to learn how to do it yourself
  • Ten tasks you should do regularly to ensure your PC or laptop runs at its best
  • Secrets ONLY 5% of computer users know that guarantees a fast PC every time


Why take this course?

Yes, you can do your own computer maintenance. Here are five reasons why you need to learn to do it yourself:

  • It saves you money – no more expensive trips to the techies
  • It will save you time – the techie has a lot to do and will either take your PC away, or be busy working on it, for a while
  • It will speed up your computer and extend its life
  • You will be in charge of your own computer and not have to rely on someone else to manage it for you
  • You learn some new skills


Course requirements

You will need a Personal Computer or a PC Laptop with windows 7 or 8. Students with earlier operating systems have found the course beneficial, but you need to be able to apply the differences yourself. You also need a headset with a microphone.

The course is co-written by an IT support veteran and a qualified teacher, each with 30 years' worth of experience.

Who is the target audience?
  • students and small business owners should take this course to get to know their computers and to save money on expensive trips to the techies
  • This course is not for those already in IT or who have knowledge of computer maintenance
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Curriculum For This Course
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12 Lectures 25:57

PC Maintenance: Learn ten steps to make your computer run faster and more efficiently and always performing at its best: What the computer sales people don't want you to know….

Preview 01:50

Learn about data on your desktop: What you should keep on your desktop, what shouldn't ever be on your desktop and why.

Preview 04:45

Why you need only one anti virus and malware program on your computer.

Preview 00:36

You will be able to remove programs you don't want on your computer so that you have more space and your computer works faster.

Preview 01:22

You will know how to turn off Skype to make your start-up times faster.

Preview 00:31

You will be able to find your graphics card, find out which one you have, and go to the correct website to update and download new driver software.

Preview 01:39

You will be able to understand Windows Updates, change the settings for it, and find where and how to fix issues on your computer.

Windows Updates
01:51

Understand what CCleaner is, and what it does and why you need it. Learn how to download and use CCleaner effectively to speed up your computer.

Run CCleaner On A Monthly Basis
02:07

You will learn what RAM is and what it does. You will be able to find out how much RAM you have, and whether you will be able to install more.

More RAM Will Speed Up Your Computer
03:42

You will be able to understand Disk Defragment and why you should care. You will be able to find it on your computer, and run it to speed up your computer.

Run Disk Defragment Once A Month
04:42

How to run a checkdisk, and how this speeds up your pc.

Run Check Disk Once A Month
01:58

A Summary of what we have learned

The End!
00:54
About the Instructor
Hannah Kramer
3.7 Average rating
20 Reviews
826 Students
2 Courses
Music and IT teacher

Hannah has a Master's Degree in music, specializing in performance in piano and violin. She obtained her degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 1996 she immigrated to New Zealand and started her own music school: Allegro Music. She taught piano, violin, guitar, recorder and music theory.

Hannah has taught music for more than 20 years, and started off her teaching career teaching class music in primary school. She had various positions before progressing to High School where she ended up as Head of Department before starting her own school.

At the same time as running her music school, she went back to university and did a certificate in Information Technology. She joined Step by Step Computer Services LTD where she taught computer literacy to adults. She did this from home in the mornings, and took her music students in the afternoons.

When she moved from Whangarei to Auckland, she continued Allegro Music School, and also taught students who had trouble with reading, spelling and mathematics. When she met Malcolm and he shared his idea of weteach-it with her, she jumped at the chance. Together, they formed the company and enjoy working with their passion: To bring computer literacy to everyone.

Hannah believes in a step by step approach: When you master each step, before you know it, you grasp more complicated concepts, and you find yourself a master instead of a novice. Imagine a world where complicated concepts are easily mastered. Yes, you can do it too!

Malcolm McMillan
3.7 Average rating
20 Reviews
820 Students
1 Course
IT Veteran, Business Owner and Mentor

I have been using computers for over 35 years and been in the IT Industry for 25 years. I have expertise in IT Support, IT Management, Project Management, Process Engineering and Business Development. I have mentored well over a thousand people in my career, from IT Experts to Business Owners. I currently own and run 2 companies. Geekmo which is a Mobile IT Support company I started at the end of 2009, and WeTeach-IT an online school, which was started in 2013 with Hannah Kramer.