TeacherCarey Holzman is an IT professional, author, freelance journalist and former co-host of Craig Crossman's nationally syndicated radio show, Computer America. He earned his bachelor of computer science from Harvard University} and his MBA from Fuqua... View Profile
- Total Time 1 hr, 44 min
- Lessons 4
- Attachments 20
- Exercises 12
4 Lessons in This Course
20 minFREEEngineering lesson 1Free11 CQ
Customize your computer to meet your exact needs by building it yourself! Learn what hardware you’ll need to get started in the Part 1 of this four-part series.
25 minFREEEngineering lesson 2Free13 CQ
Installing the power supply in your custom-built computer was a breeze! Now learn how to install the optical drive, card reader, and hard drive.
38 minFREEEngineering lesson 3Free20 CQ
Mounting the motherboard and connecting the cables properly are the final hurdles to clear when putting together your own custom-built computer.
19 minFREEEngineering lesson 4Free10 CQ
Now that you’ve finished putting together the hardware for your custom-built computer, all that’s left installing an operating system and the motherboard drivers!
6103 minFREE6-part Engineering courseFree54 CQ
Building a custom gaming computer can be easy when you have a step-by-step guide. Learn how to install each component—from the motherboard to the graphics card—and build a high-performance gaming PC!
643 min6-part Hardware course25 CQ
If you’re looking to put together an electronic prototype that will last, you’ll want to solder the parts together. In this course, learn how to use a soldering iron on sensitive electronics.
11145 min11-part Hardware course80 CQ
Want to become a certified computer genius? Take on the rewarding challenge of building and customizing your own PC. CPU Modder reveals the necessary parts and calls out beginner PC builder mistakes.
11112 min11-part Computer Science course61 CQ
You've likely heard about hacking and tried to protect your online identity from hackers. But what is hacking, who does it, and why? In this complete web hacking basics course, answer these questions!
1240 min12-part Basic Computing course26 CQ
If you're new to either computers or Windows 7 and want to learn how to navigate this easy-to-use operating system, this beginner-friendly course from Instructor Gadget is for you.
4104 minFREE4-part Engineering courseFree54 CQ
Building a computer from scratch? Watch how to do each step from start to finish—from choosing the right computer hardware, to installing the motherboard, to booting up your new DIY computer!
11110 min11-part Computer Science course61 CQ
Learn how to set up a do-it-yourself home wireless network in this course. From terminology and equipment to setup and best practices, this hands-on IT course teaches how to build a wifi network.
958 min9-part Engineering course32 CQ
Sensors perform a hugely valuable function in electronic devices, and in this course, electrical engineer Dorian McIntire provides an in-depth look at how different kinds of sensors operate.
1582 min15-part Engineering course50 CQ
In this course, learn what defines the discrete-time Fourier transform, how it is related to different signal functions, as well as how to evaluate its properties numerically and graphically.
633 min6-part Engineering course20 CQ
Are you an electronics hobbyist who wants to start building simple electronic circuits with LEDs? This course is a great way to apply a circuitry foundation and learn a bit of electrical engineering!