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Discover Hardware

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In this course, you will explore the fundamentals of computer hardware, gain insights into the physical components of computer hardware, understand the role of memory and operating systems, learn about file systems and the command line, and dive into the world of physical networks and their functionality. You will also expand your knowledge and develop a solid foundation in computer hardware through this engaging and informative course.

In this course, you will explore the fundamentals of computer hardware, gain insights into the physical components of computer hardware, understand the role of memory and operating systems, learn about file systems and the command line, and dive into the world of physical networks and their functionality. You will also expand your knowledge and develop a solid foundation in computer hardware through this engaging and informative course.

Beginner

8 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated April 29, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Basic computer literacy
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Exploring Hardware-Physical Components of Computer Hardware

This lesson goes over the basic hardware components that make up a computer. We'll discuss how we measure these different components and how to compare the same type of component.

Lesson 2

Exploring Hardware-Memory and Operating Systems

In this lesson, we will take a closer look at the different types of memory used in computer hardware, along with the role of firmware, operating systems, and mobile operating systems.

Lesson 3

Exploring Hardware-File Systems and the Command Line

This lesson will explore the command line and basic commands used to navigate filesystems. In addition, we will take a closer look at file systems and file formats.

Lesson 4

Exploring Networks-Physical Networks and Their Functionality

In this lesson, we'll cover the different physical network connections and the differences in speed between them. We'll also investigate basic network protocols and network security.

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Rebecca Coutts

Senior Technical Content Developer at Udacity

Rebecca has been with Udacity for 3 years and works as a senior technical content developer helping to create curriculum across a wide array of subjects. Prior to her time at Udacity she worked as a college instructor teaching and creating curriculum for programming, data structures, and algorithms. She has also developed K-12 robotics curriculum and developed assessments for the Advanced Placement Computer Science program.

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Valerie Scarlata

Senior Technical Content Developer at Udacity

Valerie is a Sr. Technical Content Developer at Udacity who has developed and taught a broad range of computing curricula for multiple colleges and universities. She is a former professor and software engineer for over 10 years specializing in web, mobile, voice assistant, and full-stack application development.

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