Based on previous years pricing and subject to change.
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to computer systems, covering key concepts related to hardware, software, and networking. Students will learn about the role of hardware components within a computer, including the essential parts needed to build one. They will also gain knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques to ensure the optimal functioning of computer systems.
Additionally, the course provides practical skills in working with database and spreadsheet software packages, which are vital tools for managing and organizing data effectively. Students will have the opportunity to learn simple programming using GameMaker, a user-friendly software, as well as Python, a versatile programming language. Moreover, they will learn how to configure a basic home network, enabling them to set up and connect devices within their own network environment.
By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in computer hardware, preventive maintenance, database and spreadsheet software, programming, and basic networking skills. These practical skills will equip them with a better understanding of computers and enhance their abilities in various aspects of computer systems and technology.
Some of the key concepts which will be covered include:
The role of hardware inside a computer
Parts required to build a computer
Preventative maintenance techniques
Learning Database and Spreadsheet software packages.
Simple programming with GameMaker
Configuring a basic network for home
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