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.
Skills covered in this course
- Wow, okay, just got back to the shop and need to get this chapter finished before my deadline. I, what, no, really bad timing for the electricity to go out. Luckily I can adjust the power management settings on my laptop to preserve as much battery life as possible. Let's take a look. In Windows, open Control Panel and go to the Power Options applet. This gives you a lot of control over energy usage and in the case of a portable computer, helps preserve battery life. Click the Change plan settings link to show the edit plan savings dialogue box. Here you can change the brightness of the screen. A dimmer screen means the battery will last longer and choose how quickly the screen turns off and the computer goes to sleep with inactivity. Click the change advanced power settings link to see even more granular options. You can set various components to power down after a certain time, for example, like the hard drive when on battery or plugged in. Power setting help save electricity in general. Think green computing here. A lot of this happens automatically in modern computers, especially portable computers. Knowledge of better, more efficient use of electricity is important. Waste not, want not. (upbeat music)
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