How Computers Work - P1

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  • Self-paced with Life Time Access
  • Access on Android and iOS App

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If you work in the Technology industry or plan to, and don’t have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science background, this ~100-minute course could be the most valuable training of your career.

Understanding how a computer works provides numerous advantages to the IT professional. For example:

  • Familiarity with terminology and concepts that might otherwise be a complete enigma.
  • Ability to communicate more effectively, gain credibility, and influence others.
  • Improved technical program management capability.
  • Career path options that might otherwise not be available.
  • Technical understanding upon which additional knowledge can be built.

The fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are incredibly broad and incredibly deep. 

  • The key to learning how a computer works quickly is to become familiar with just the right detail about just the right topics so you can understand what a computer actually does.

This training is comprehensive but requires no specific technical background. 

  • Part 1 is free so you can assess the content and determine if you want to learn more.
  • Part 2 describes the processor which provides the primary function of every computer and also introduces software including how to learn more.

If you want to understand how a computer works to gain a significant competitive advantage, you’ll want to complete this unique learning experience.

Basic knowledge
  • No pre-requisites are required. You will learn everything you need to know

What will you learn
  • Learn just enough about Electricity, Transistors, Logic Gates, and Binary Numbers to understand Processor Building Blocks (e.g. Clock, Cache, Controller).
  • Learn what each Processor Building Block does to understand Instruction Execution which is the primary function of every computer.
  • Learn Instruction Execution to understand what every Processor does and review the specifications of two example Processors.
  • Learn what Software actually is and some of what it does as well as how to learn more about Software
Course Curriculum
No of Lectures: 5 Total Duration: 00:53:44
jon duc – April 03, 2022

This is the overall view of the computer works. I like it

Ciara Rodricks – January 21, 2022