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CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) Cert Prep 3: Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Databases, and Programming

Cleaning and maintaining computers

From the course: CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) Cert Prep 3: Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Databases, and Programming

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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 third course covers computer maintenance, troubleshooting, databases, and programming. Instructor Scott Jernigan shows how to clean and maintain computers, troubleshoot the most common issues, identify the essential components of databases, and understand the building blocks of programming—in any language.

    This course was created by Total Seminars. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

    Instructor

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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.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Power management

    - Just like everything else, computers, over time, get dirty and need cleaning. The best thing to use on a monitor is a microfiber cloth all by itself. This cloth is also good for cleaning the outside of the case. Getting rid of all that nasty grimy stuff. You can use isopropyl alcohol for cleaning the outside of the case, or you can use a commercial cleaner. Just make sure it's designed specifically for electronics. The inside of the case also gets really nasty with lots of pet dander and dust. It needs cleaning, and for that you need compressed air. This can be a pretty messy thing though, so don't be like this guy. (compressed air whooshing) (coughs) Okay, that really got the fire department called, and true story, bad idea. Instead, take it outside. Accessing the inside of the case differs according to the case, obviously. Usually it's just a couple of screws on the back. And then you pop the side panel off…

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