Computer Basic

MTA Class Building a computer Building a computer

Student will gain the knowledge and skills required to identify types of computers, their components such as microprocessors, motherboard, flash drive, hard disk, Memory, Keyboard, mouse and Input / Output devices, and how the data is managed by a computer. Students will also learn to build a computer from scratch! They will learn to install a motherboard, use software to create background image, work with sound, eliminate viruses, and use different parts of the computer. This is an introductory course for student interested in building a computer, learning how computers work, interested in programming or learning to develop games.

Prerequisite: None

Topics:

  • Introduction to Computer
  • History of Personal Computer
  • Types of Computer, Parts of a Computer
  • Input Device, Output Device
  • The Main Computer, Motherboard, Microprocessor, BUS
  • The Front of a Computer, The Back of a Computer, The Inside of a computer
  • Memory, Random Access Memory (RAM), Read Only Memory (ROM)
  • Expansion Slot, Storage, Soundcard and Speaker, Monitors, Keyboarding
  • Software, Printers, Internet, Operating System, Command-Line Interface
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Prompted User Interface
  • Troubleshooting Problems in Your Computer
  • Printer Problem, Network Problem
  • Taking Care of Your Computer
  • Antivirus
  • Tool for Improving Hard Disk Performance
  • Disk Cleanup, Defragmentation, Device Manager
  • Folder & Files, Computer file, File-naming Conventions
  • Previewing your file, Quickly finding a file, Working with NotePad,
  • Create Document, Windows Tools,
  • Using Photo Gallery
  • Placing Taskbar, Using Sticky Notes
  • Using Sound Recorder, Using Speech Recognition
  • Introduction to Software such as Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Reader, Editing a Photo
  • ASCII Code