Introduction to Computer Hardware Subject

This post is lesson 1 of 42 in the subject Computer Hardware

1. Subject summary

The Computer Hardware subject teaches students the basics of computers, with a focus on desktop computers. The subject covers:

  • Fundamental computer concepts
  • Different models and architectures of computers
  • Essential components of a computer
  • How to install operating systems and software on computers

2. Subject content

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Computer Hardware Subject

Part 1 – Overview of the computer

Lesson 2 – Difference between Desktops, and Laptops

Lesson 3 – What is software? Program and firmware concepts

Lesson 4 – How many generations in the history of computer evolution?

Lesson 5 – What is information? Information processing in computers

Lesson 6 – Basic number systems commonly used in computers

Lesson 7 – Convert between basic number systems

Lesson 8 – Units of measurement for information in computers

Lesson 9 – General model of computer

Part 2 – Essential components of the computer

Lesson 10 – Function and structure of Desktop case

Lesson 11 – How to connect front panel cables to the mainboard

Lesson 12 – Location, functions, and features of Audio and USB cable

Lesson 13 – Structure of ATX power supply unit of Desktop

Lesson 14 – Functions, design standard, and block diagrams of the mainboard

Lesson 15 – Socket: function, classification, and compatibility with CPU

Lesson 16 – Northbridge and Southbridge chipset on the mainboard

Lesson 17 – Types of ICs commonly found on the mainboard

Lesson 18 – What are the CMOS battery and RAM CMOS on the motherboard?

Lesson 19 – Types of RAM slots on the motherboard

Lesson 20 – Types of expansion slots on the mainboard

Lesson 21 – What is a bus? Kind of buses on the mainboard

Lesson 22 – The power connector on the motherboard

Lesson 23 – The back panel of the mainboard

Lesson 24 – Technologies on the motherboard

Lesson 25 – Review specifications of the mainboard

Part 3 – Central processing unit (CPU)

Lesson 26 – What is CPU? How is CPU classified and how it works?

Lesson 27 – The structure of the CPU

Lesson 28 – The specifications of the CPU

Lesson 29 – How to read the name of the Intel CPU

Lesson 30 – Review the specifications of the CPU

Part 4 – Memory of the computer

Lesson 31 – What is ROM memory? Types of ROM memory

Lesson 32 – What is RAM memory? The specifications of RAM

Lesson 33 – Floppy disk drive (FDD) and hard disk drive (HDD)

Lesson 34 – Solid-state drive (SSD) and Compact Disc (CD)

Lesson 35 – Some common peripherals of computer

Lesson 36 – BIOS in computer and configuring BIOS settings

Part 5 – Install the operating system (OS)

Lesson 37 – What is the operating system? Popular operating systems

Lesson 38 – What is a hard disk partition and how do you create one?

Lesson 39 – Steps to install Windows 10 operating system

Lesson 40 – Command Line Interface on Windows 10

Part 6 – Some additional knowledge

Lesson 41 – How to calculate RAM bandwidth on the motherboard

Lesson 42 – Some popular “onboard video cards” in computer

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