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- Total Time 2 hr, 25 min
- Lessons 11
- Attachments 12
- Exercises 41
11 Lessons in This Course
10 minFREEBasic Computing lesson 1Free6 CQ
In this first lesson in a course on building your own computer, learn about the hardware, software, peripherals, binary, and GUIs that make up a computer.
10 minEngineering lesson 26 CQ
In this second lesson, learn about the pros and cons of building your own PC versus buying one pre-built, including cost, labor, warranty, and quality issues.
13 minEngineering lesson 37 CQ
Now that you've decided to build your own PC, it's time to learn exactly what makes up a computer system, from CPUs and GPUs to iGPUS and PSUs.
14 minEngineering lesson 48 CQ
All computers need cooling. In this fourth lesson, learn passive and active ways to cool a computer and get a how-to for installing thermal interface material.
10 minEngineering lesson 56 CQ
Building your own PC is all about picking the right parts. Learn how to pick the right parts depending on your budget and what your computer will be doing.
11 minEngineering lesson 66 CQ
Working safely on a computer is essential for your and your computer's safety. Learn about clean workspaces and static electricity when building a PC.
9 minEngineering lesson 75 CQ
Everyone makes mistakes, but when building a PC, it's important to avoid them. Learn about first-time PC builder mistakes in this lesson from CPU Modder.
28 minEngineering lesson 815 CQ
Ready to build a PC from start to end? In this computer building lesson, learn how to connect each part and check to see if your computer is running properly.
10 minEngineering lesson 96 CQ
Now that your PC hardware is set up, it's time to install and set up programs and operating systems. Learn the simplest way to install your favorite PC apps!
13 minEngineering lesson 107 CQ
Need help troubleshooting your PC computer? In this computer tech lesson, discover the common ways to determine hardware and software problems and solutions.
14 minEngineering lesson 118 CQ
Maintaining your new PC is essential to its future functionality. In this lesson, learn how to keep your storage drives clear of junk and how to clean hardware.
858 min8-part Basic Computing course35 CQ
In this course, pick up expert advice about setting up a computer safely and quickly, creating a network drive, replacing a laptop screen, installing a CPU, overclocking your computer, and more!
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.
6 minBasic Computing lesson4 CQ
In this lesson, learn about the domain name system, or DNS, and the complex communication that happens in a split second when you look up a website.
12 minBasic Computing lesson7 CQ
From cleaning up your old laptop, to finding the best place to sell it, to photographing it, learn the best tips for selling your laptop in this lesson.
18 minHardware lesson10 CQ
Learn how to use the Cisco Packet Tracer. Begin with a basic overview of the user interface, and then learn how to set up and configure the network.
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.