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CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) Cert Prep 1: Computer Basics, Hardware, and Operating Systems

AMA: Ask me anything about I/O, ports, and peripherals

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  • Course details

    Learn the fundamentals you need to ace the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) exam. Passing the exam earns you the ITF+ certification, designed for advanced users considering a career in IT. This certification is a great entry point for novices transitioning to IT pros—and this three-part cert prep series provides "self-help" style guidance that you can use to study for the exam. The first course covers computer basics, hardware, and operating systems. Instructor Scott Jernigan helps you identify the components of a computer, connect devices and peripherals, set up data storage, and recognize the commonalities of different operating systems. In the final chapter, he provides a hands-on demo of setting up a PC and closes with an Ask Me Anything-style video where he answers common questions about PCs.

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      Scott Jernigan

      • Scott Jernigan has been chief editor at Total Seminars for over 15 years.

        Another unlikely hero in the Total Seminars' saga, Scott was a University of Houston medieval history doctoral student. He sure knew a lot about computers though, primarily because of his obsession with computer games. Scott left the doctoral program and has poured his heart and soul into making great books and other training materials.

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  • Introduction to IT fundamentals

    - I wanted to take some time to hear from you and answer questions you might have on I.T. fundamentals or computer literacy. So that's why we put together these, Ask Me Anything episodes. My friend Erin is going to ask questions about stuff in this chapter from viewers like you. I also want to hear from you as well. My email is at the end of the episode. Ask me anything. - Trevor in Dallas, Texas asks, can I just add another video card to make my games play faster? - And the answer is maybe. On a portable or laptop-type computer the answer is no. Video card manufacturers are trying to come up with some awesome external video card solution for portables but not so much right now. On a desktop computer, the answer is maybe. Right? - Correct. - A lot of desktop computers have built-in video but they also have an extra expansion slot for video cards. So you can just go to the store, spend two, three hundred dollars…

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