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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.
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Scott JerniganScott 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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- Hi, there. I'm Scott Jernigan, and in this episode, I want to explore databases. Databases are incredibly powerful and useful in modern computing. To new users, though, they can seem difficult or opaque, so let's clear that picture right now, starting with what you know. We have a teacher, Eliza, who wants to keep track of her math students throughout the semester. She needs to record information, such as student names, maybe demographic information, like gender or race, test scores, notes on improvements or discipline and so on. By recording this information, she can track how the students are doing during the semester, very quickly seeing if Joy's grades are slipping or if Billy's acting up more than usual. How could she accomplish this goal of tracking her students? The traditional way is through a gradebook, right, a handwritten list of names, grades, and other information. In computer jargon, this gradebook is…
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