Building Your First Computer

Course Overview

This course demonstrates the skills needed to safely set up the components of an IT system (e.g. personal computer - PC, keyboard, mouse and printer), removable storage media (e.g. data stick or external DVD drive), communication service to access the Internet and associated software - and check that they are working properly.

On completion of this course the student should be able to select and connect up an IT system with a range of hardware, removable storage media and a communication service safely and run more advanced tests to check it is working successfully.

The learner will:

  • Select and connect up a personal computer safely with associated hardware and storage media to meet needs
  • Select and connect an IT system to a communication service to meet needs
  • Install and configure software for use
  • Check that the IT system and communication service are working successfully

    Added February 2019

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered over eight weeks (three hours a week)

Assessment of this course will be based on a short practical test

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