IT Fundamentals; FC0-U51. The Total Course
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IT Fundamentals; FC0-U51. The Total Course

What EVERY USER needs to know about basic setup, configuration, and troubleshooting PCs, networks, and mobile devices.
4.7 (30 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.
231 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2017
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The first and most important goal of this course is to help every PC 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 WiFi connectivity and troubleshooting to overall setup, configuration and troubleshooting PCs and mobile devices.
  • This course will help you prepare for and pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 Certification exam.
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Requirements
  • Basic user of PCs, 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; FC0-501. 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 PC and mobile issues. You will learn about PCs, tablets, phones, networks, and Internet issues. You will also learn about security, safety, and preventative maintenance.

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 PC 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

This course covers everything you need to know to pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification FC0-U51 exam. The first goal of the course is to help users better understand, set up, configure, and troubleshoot PCs and mobile devices. The process will prepared you to pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam. 

The course covers all the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 objective domains:

1.0 Software

2.0 Hardware

3.0 Security

4.0 Networking

5.0 Basic IT Literacy

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

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for EVERYONE who uses PCs and mobile devices.
  • CompTIA has a certification for IT Fundamentals (FC0-U51) but the course will help any user better understand the technology they use every day.
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Curriculum For This Course
59 Lectures
04:29:24
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:17

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

Preview 02:17
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How People Use Computers
6 Lectures 17:08

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.

Features Common to Every Computing Device
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
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System Hardware
7 Lectures 28:36

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
04:57

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 explains the language of a computer: binary.

Basics of Binary
03:34

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything about System Hardware
07:53
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Input and Output Ports and Peripherals
4 Lectures 14:38

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

General Use I/O Devices
02:39

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

Specialty I/O Devices
01:17

In this episode, Scott names names and connects devices.

Ports and Connectors
03:13

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
07:29
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Data Storage and Sharing
3 Lectures 13:34

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

Storage Technologies
03:44

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
07:00
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Setting Up and Configuring a PC
4 Lectures 16:15

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
08:45
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Understanding Operating Systems
3 Lectures 14:07

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
05:16
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Working with Applications
4 Lectures 16:55

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 explains the essential functions of file extensions, with lots of examples.

Applications and Extensions
04:12

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

Managing Applications
02:44

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
07:13
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Managing Files
4 Lectures 18:36

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
03:08

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

AMA - Ask Me Anything About Managing Files
07:42
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Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device
3 Lectures 22:07

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
07:14
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About the Instructor
Total Seminars
4.7 Average rating
11,890 Reviews
36,986 Students
8 Courses
Home of Mike Meyers and his Team of IT Certification Pros

Total Seminars provides certification training services and training materials to thousands of schools, corporations, and government agencies including the United Nations, the FBI and all branches of the Department of Defense. Total Seminars produces the #1 selling CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification books with over 1 million books in print.


Total Seminars has created a number of “Best-Selling” Udemy video courses by Mike Meyers and the Total Seminars team of Instructors. They also develop supplemental materials such as the TotalTester certification practice tests and TotalSims lab simulations to support your certification preparation. These are available on the Total Seminars web site.


Scott Jernigan
4.6 Average rating
28 Reviews
232 Students
1 Course

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.

With a Master of Arts degree in medieval history, Scott feels as much at home in the musty archives of London as he does in the warm computer glow of Total Seminars' Houston headquarters. After fleeing a purely academic life he dove headfirst into IT working as an instructor, editor, and writer. 

Scott has written, edited, and contributed to dozens of books on computer literacy, hardware, operating systems, networking and certification. His latest book is Computer Literacy: Your Ticket to IC3 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 Strata IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide (all with Mike Meyers).

Scott has taught computer classes all over the US, including stints at the United Nations and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. 

Scott brings his energetic fun style of video training to Udemy with the launch of his IT Fundamentals course. A course every PC and technology user will find helpful. Check out the first few lessons which are available free and you will quickly see what makes Scott such a popular instructor.