Master Computers From Beginner to Expert in One Week

Become a master of computers. In one week, you will understand how computers work and how to use them well.
Master Computers From Beginner to Expert in One Week
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Todd McLeod


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Master Computers From Beginner to Expert in One Week

What you’ll learn

Learn from a highly rated instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching individuals of all ability levels.
From the fundamentals, to the most advanced features, this course covers everything you need to know to use computers well.
Learn incredibly valuable hands-on computer skills.
Presented with high-quality video lectures, this course will visually show you how to easily do everything with computers.
Lifetime access to this course allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material.
After taking this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to use computers well.
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Master Computers From Beginner to Expert in One Week


Suitable for all ability levels. Perfect for beginners while also being valuable to advanced users who will also learn valuable new insights and skills. Microsoft Office will be used for a portion of the hands-on skills.


You are about to embark on an exciting journey learning about the information revolution and the incredible world of computers.  This course is very practical and applicable. It focuses on teaching you skills you can use. These skills include not only specific hands-on skills, like “right-clicking” and taking “screenshots,” but also skills such as keeping yourself safe online, not texting while you’re driving, and what to look for when buying computers (just to mention a very small fraction of the skills you will learn in this course).  This is course is designed to introduce individuals to the world of computers, so it is rich in its depth and breadth of content. I have taught this course for over a decade and have refined it to be incredibly amazing. You are going to love this course and it will forever change your life. You will gain skills in this course which you will use for the rest of your life and which will make your life easier. Knowing how to use computers is essential in our day-and-age. This course will give you the skills you need to use computers well.  This is some of what you will learn in this course:  Learn the basic principles of hardware including circuits, coding schemes, binary, the five generations of computers, Moore’s Law, IPOS, registers, cache, RAM, magnetic storage, optical storage, solid-state storage, ROM, BIOS, the motherboard, buses, and the CPU. Learn how to operate a computer including a vast array of hands-on skills – just to mention a few for example: managing files, backing up files, right clicking, taking screenshots, determining your computer’s properties, upgrading your computer, changing settings on your computer. Learn how to use word processing software including the creation of a title page, document sections, headers and footers, styles, an automatically generated table of contents, the insertion of images, references, and the insertion of an automatically generated citation of works referenced. Learn how to use spreadsheet software including formulas, functions, relative references, absolute references, mixed references, and the creation of a graph or chart. Learn how to use video editing software including adding credits and transitions then publishing that video to a video hosting website such as YouTube. Learn how to use databases including table creation, the setting of a primary key, the establishment of table relationships, the setting of referential integrity, and the creation and execution of a query. Learn how to use presentation software to more effectively give presentations.Learn to do some simple programing including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and running a program. Learn about the world wide web including sending email, conducting searches , having familiarity with online educational resources such as Khan Academy, and having an awareness of online “cloud computing” tools such as Google Word Processing, Google Spreadsheets, and the many other online tools offered by Google.Learn about application software and system software including operating systems, utilities, and drivers. Learn about networks including architecture, topology, firewalls, security, wireless networks, and securing wireless networks. Learn about the Internet, the World Wide Web, censorship, the digital divide, net neutrality, differing legal jurisdictions, website creation, multimedia, social media, and eCommerce. Learn about information systems, systems development, and the systems development life cycle. Learn about program development, programming languages, and the program development life cycle. Learn about databases including table creation, primary keys, relationships, referential integrity, queries, and structured query language. Learn about privacy and security issues related to computers. Learn about robots and artificial intelligence including the Turing test. Learn about intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and the creative commons. Learn about ethics and ethical issues relating to the use of technology. Learn about health ramifications of using computers including repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ergonomics. Learn about e-Waste and other environmental concerns related to technology. After taking this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to use computers well.  Lifetime access to this course allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material.  Described as “fun” and “amazing” and “life changing,” this course will forever transform the way you work with computers.


Section 1: Welcome

Lecture 1 Welcome

Lecture 2 Improving Video Quality

Lecture 3 Two Types of Students

Lecture 4 Course files

Section 2: Tech Is A Tool

Lecture 5 Gratitude

Lecture 6 Focus

Lecture 7 Secret To Success

Lecture 8 Steve Jobs on Success

Lecture 9 Information Revolution

Lecture 10 Professor Wesch’s Take on The Information Revolution

Lecture 11 Tech Is A Tool

Lecture 12 We’re Monkeys!!!

Lecture 13 Disconnect – A Great Movie About Digital Life Today

Lecture 14 Why Learn About Computers?

Lecture 15 Defining Computers

Lecture 16 Why Do We Like Computers?

Lecture 17 Further Defining Computers

Lecture 18 5 Generations of Computers & Moore’s Law

Lecture 19 Networks, Internet, WWW

Lecture 20 How much time do you have, and how are you spending it?

Lecture 21 An Inspirational Motorcross Rider

Lecture 22 The Secret To Success – Grit

Lecture 23 Screenshots

Lecture 24 Right Clicking

Lecture 25 Email CC & BCC

Lecture 26 Email Replying & Snopes

Lecture 27 Email Attachments

Lecture 28 Email Capitalization

Lecture 29 No Unsend With Email

Lecture 30 Copy / Paste Without Formatting

Section 3: How Computers Work

Lecture 31 Computers Run On Electricity

Lecture 32 Coding Schemes

Lecture 33 Zero’s & One’s

Lecture 34 Generations of Computers

Lecture 35 Moore’s Law

Lecture 36 Computers Get Old Fast

Lecture 37 Circuits & Switches

Lecture 38 How Many Messages?

Lecture 39 Binary Digits & Measuring Bits

Lecture 40 How Many Bits?

Lecture 41 Power Symbol Origins

Lecture 42 Your Computer’s Properties

Lecture 43 Changing Your Desktop

Lecture 44 Copying & Pasting

Lecture 45 Cutting & Pasting

Lecture 46 Select All

Lecture 47 Undo & Redo

Lecture 48 Using “Find”

Lecture 49 Alt Tab

Lecture 50 Working On A Mac

Lecture 51 Review & More Coding Schemes

Lecture 52 Counting In Binary

Lecture 53 How Transistors Work

Lecture 54 Make It Count

Section 4: Understanding Hardware

Lecture 55 Hardware Overview

Lecture 56 I/O Devices

Lecture 57 Categorizing Hardware

Lecture 58 The System Unit

Lecture 59 Opening The Computer & The Motherboard

Lecture 60 Buses

Lecture 61 The Power Supply

Lecture 62 Drives

Lecture 63 Drive Terminology

Lecture 64 Ports

Lecture 65 Expansion Slots

Lecture 66 RAM

Lecture 67 Upgrading RAM

Lecture 68 Computer “Remembering”

Lecture 69 CPU Terminology

Lecture 70 Understanding The CPU

Lecture 71 ROM, BIOS, & Booting

Lecture 72 BIOS Settings

Lecture 73 The Device Manager

Lecture 74 Word Size

Lecture 75 Factors Impacting Computer Speed

Lecture 76 Speeding Up Your Computer

Lecture 77 Surge Suppressors

Lecture 78 Protecting Your Computer

Lecture 79 Working Efficiently With Copy & Paste

Lecture 80 An Introduction to Elon Musk

Lecture 81 The Voices of China’s Workers

Lecture 82 Touring Foxconn Chinese Computer Factory

Lecture 83 Al Pacino’s Inspirational Speech

Lecture 84 “IF” by Rudyard Kipling

Section 5: The Importance of Storage

Lecture 85 Computer Storage

Lecture 86 Categories of Storage

Lecture 87 Storage Terminology

Lecture 88 HDD & File Systems

Lecture 89 Fragmentation & Defragmentation

Lecture 90 Magnetic Storage

Lecture 91 Optical Storage

Lecture 92 Solid State Storage

Lecture 93 Flash Drives & Viruses

Lecture 94 File Management

Lecture 95 Securely Destroying Data

Lecture 96 Backup Your Files

Lecture 97 Partitions & Linux OS Install

Lecture 98 Google Data Centers

Lecture 99 Famous Failures

Lecture 100 Michael Jordan on Failure

Lecture 101 Alan Watts on Passion

Lecture 102 The Importance of Innovation

Section 6: I/O Devices

Lecture 103 I/O Devices Overview

Lecture 104 Keyboards

Lecture 105 Pointing Devices

Lecture 106 Input Devices

Lecture 107 Source Data Automation

Lecture 108 Scanners

Lecture 109 Digital Cameras

Lecture 110 Microphones

Lecture 111 RFID Commercial

Lecture 112 Brain Interfaces

Lecture 113 Keyboard Tour

Lecture 114 Protect Your Hearing

Lecture 115 Monitors / Displays

Lecture 116 Monitor Terminology

Lecture 117 Reality Overlays

Lecture 118 Virtual Reality

Lecture 119 Projectors

Lecture 120 Printers

Lecture 121 3D Printing

Lecture 122 Speakers

Lecture 123 Display Settings

Lecture 124 Will 3D Printing Change The World?

Lecture 125 3D Printed Guns

Lecture 126 Printing Human Organs

Lecture 127 Bay Bridge Lights

Section 7: System Software

Lecture 128 System Software Overview

Lecture 129 Operating System Defined

Lecture 130 Operating System Functions

Lecture 131 Categorizing Operating Systems

Lecture 132 Operating System Brands

Lecture 133 Operating System Market Share

Lecture 134 Microsoft & Apple Rivalry

Lecture 135 The Operating System Kernel

Lecture 136 Operating System Terminology

Lecture 137 Spooling & Buffering

Lecture 138 Virtualization

Lecture 139 Operating Systems Review

Lecture 140 Utility Software

Lecture 141 Device Drivers

Lecture 142 Open With

Lecture 143 Operating System Updates

Lecture 144 AntiVirus Software

Lecture 145 AntiVirus Software Updates

Lecture 146 System Requirements

Lecture 147 Task Manager

Lecture 148 Ejecting USB Flash Drives

Lecture 149 How To Uninstall Software

Lecture 150 System Restore

Lecture 151 Installing an Operating System

Lecture 152 Open Source

Lecture 153 How Linux Is Built

Lecture 154 Bill Gates Tribute

Lecture 155 Bill Gates 2 0

Lecture 156 Bill Gates on Steve Jobs

Lecture 157 Bill Gates on School

Section 8: Application Software

Lecture 158 Application Software Overview

Lecture 159 Software Licenses

Lecture 160 Cloud Computing

Lecture 161 Software Suites

Lecture 162 Educational Pricing

Lecture 163 Common Design

Lecture 164 Finding Answers

Lecture 165 Introduction To Word Processing

Lecture 166 Page Level Formatting in Microsoft Word

Lecture 167 Section Level Formatting in Microsoft Word

Lecture 168 Styles and Table of Contents in Microsoft Word

Lecture 169 References and Bibliographies in Microsoft Word

Lecture 170 Inserting Pictures in Microsoft Word

Lecture 171 Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word

Lecture 172 Find and Replace in Microsoft Word

Lecture 173 Mail Merge in Microsoft Word

Lecture 174 Introduction to spreadsheets 1

Lecture 175 Introduction to spreadsheets 2

Lecture 176 Introduction to spreadsheets 3

Lecture 177 Introduction to spreadsheets 4

Lecture 178 Relative References in Microsoft Excel

Lecture 179 Absolute References in Microsoft Excel

Lecture 180 Functions in Microsoft Excel

Lecture 181 Creating Charts in Microsoft Excel

Lecture 182 Calculate A Grade in Google Spreadsheets

Lecture 183 Gathering Data with Google Forms

Lecture 184 Introduction to Databases

Lecture 185 Databases In Action

Lecture 186 How Do Databases Work?

Lecture 187 Creating a Table in Microsoft Access

Lecture 188 Creating More Tables in Microsoft Access

Lecture 189 Database Relationships in Microsoft Access

Lecture 190 Creating a Query in Microsoft Access

Lecture 191 Data Mining

Lecture 192 Presentation Software

Lecture 193 How To Give A Presentation

Lecture 194 Image Editing Software

Lecture 195 Video Editing Software

Lecture 196 How To Make A Movie

Lecture 197 Screen Recording Software

Lecture 198 Audio Editing Software

Lecture 199 Application Software Conclusion

Lecture 200 Introduction To Salman Khan

Section 9: Networks & Networking

Lecture 201 Networking Introduction

Lecture 202 Internet & WWW

Lecture 203 Cellular Network

Lecture 204 GPS – Global Positioning Systems

Lecture 205 Networking Applications

Lecture 206 VideoConferencing

Lecture 207 Telecommuting

Lecture 208 Collaborative Computing

Lecture 209 Telemedicine

Lecture 210 Categorizing Networks By Size

Lecture 211 Categorizing Networks By Access

Lecture 212 Wired Connections

Lecture 213 Wireless Connections

Lecture 214 Network Topology

Lecture 215 Network Architecture

Lecture 216 Network Protocols

Lecture 217 Bandwidth

Lecture 218 Modems

Lecture 219 Signal Transmission Types

Lecture 220 Packet Switching

Lecture 221 Hubs, Switches, & Routers

Lecture 222 Firewalls

Lecture 223 Texting & Driving

Lecture 224 How To Create Ethernet Cables

Lecture 225 Video Resources on Networking

Section 10: Internet & WWW

Lecture 226 Internet & WWW Overview

Lecture 227 Defining The Internet

Lecture 228 Guidance & Governance

Lecture 229 Information Restriction & Censorship

Lecture 230 Net Neutrality

Lecture 231 Digital Divide

Lecture 232 Web 2.0

Lecture 233 Internet Service Providers

Lecture 234 Internet Connection Types

Lecture 235 Understanding URLs

Lecture 236 Internet Hardware

Lecture 237 Searching More Effectively

Lecture 238 Points of Interest

Lecture 239 An Introduction to Wiki’s

Lecture 240 eCommerce

Lecture 241 Making Money Online

Lecture 242 Managing Bookmarks

Lecture 243 Syncing Google Chrome

Lecture 244 Browser Extensions

Lecture 245 Video Resources

Section 11: Web Programming, Databases, & eCommerce

Lecture 246 An Introduction to Web Programming

Lecture 247 Databases Reviewed

Lecture 248 Web Development Terminology

Lecture 249 Mockup Software

Lecture 250 Viewing Source Code

Lecture 251 Creating a Website Portfolio

Lecture 252 eCommerce Categories

Lecture 253 Merchant Accounts

Lecture 254 Google Wallet

Lecture 255 Securing Critical Info

Lecture 256 Dot Com Boom

Lecture 257 Video Resources

Section 12: Cyberwar, Robots, Drones, & Artificial Intelligence

Lecture 258 Introduction to Cyberwar

Lecture 259 Robots

Lecture 260 Drones

Lecture 261 Quantum Computing

Lecture 262 Video Resources

Section 13: Privacy & Security

Lecture 263 Privacy & Security Introduction

Lecture 264 Course Overview, Review, and Preview

Lecture 265 Privacy & Security Today

Lecture 266 Information About You

Lecture 267 Information Gathering

Lecture 268 Privacy & Security Resources

Lecture 269 Public Publishing

Lecture 270 Protecting Privacy

Section 14: Hacking & Safety

Lecture 271 Identity Theft

Lecture 272 Hacking

Lecture 273 How To Hack

Lecture 274 Browsing Anonymously

Lecture 275 Two Step Verification

Lecture 276 Online Precautions

Lecture 277 Securing Wireless Routers

Lecture 278 Authentication Framework

Lecture 279 Encryption Basics

Lecture 280 Cyberbullying & Cyberstalking

Lecture 281 Safety Guidelines

Lecture 282 Media & Children

Lecture 283 Ergonomics

Lecture 284 Internet Addiction

Lecture 285 Information Overload

Lecture 286 Video Resources

Section 15: Systems Development & Programming

Lecture 287 Systems Development And Programming

Lecture 288 Systems Terminology

Lecture 289 Business Intelligence

Lecture 290 Customer Relationship Management

Lecture 291 Transaction Processing Systems

Lecture 292 MIS, DSS, EIS

Lecture 293 CMS, EDI, GIS

Lecture 294 System Implementation

Lecture 295 Civilization Starter Kit

Lecture 296 Programming and Algorithms

Lecture 297 Everyone Should Program

Lecture 298 Flow Control Structures and Bugs

Lecture 299 Programming Paradigms

Lecture 300 Variables and Coding Standards

Lecture 301 Programming Acronyms

Lecture 302 Video Resources

Section 16: Multimedia & Intellectual Property

Lecture 303 Multimedia, Intellectual Property, and Piracy

Lecture 304 Multimedia Overview

Lecture 305 Serif & Sans-Serif Fonts

Lecture 306 Installing Fonts

Lecture 307 Vector & Raster Images

Lecture 308 Stock Photography

Lecture 309 Capturing Images Off The Web

Lecture 310 Image Compression

Lecture 311 Video File Formats

Lecture 312 Intellectual Property

Lecture 313 Why Have Intellectual Property?

Lecture 314 Proving Ownership

Lecture 315 Creative Commons

Lecture 316 Wanna Work Together

Lecture 317 Piracy

Lecture 318 Video Resources

Section 17: Ethics

Lecture 319 Ethics Overview

Lecture 320 Ethics Defined

Lecture 321 Kohlberg’s Theory

Lecture 322 Laws vs. Ethics

Lecture 323 Moral Relativism

Lecture 324 Universal Principles

Lecture 325 Prosocial Behavior

Lecture 326 Ethical Dilemmas

Lecture 327 Decision Making Tools

Lecture 328 Video Resources

Section 18: eWaste

Lecture 329 eWaste

Section 19: Farewell

Lecture 330 Congratulations!

Lecture 331 Bonus lecture

From beginners, to advanced users, this course is perfect for all ability levels. This course will add value to everyone’s skill set.

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