PC maintenance: an introduction

Course Dates: 26/06/20 - 24/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Terry Myers

Learn how to troubleshoot and solve common computer hardware problems. Discover what is inside a computer, how it works and how to upgrade computer components.


What is the course about?

This course is about making your computer work for you. You will look at what is inside the computer, how it works, how to troubleshoot common problems and upgrade simple features.

What will we cover?

Computer jargon and terminology
The parts of the computer and their function
Health and safety when working with computers
Installing and configuring an operating system and drivers
Troubleshooting common computer problems
Computer maintenance and optimisation
Installing and configuring part of a computer.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify the parts that make a computer.
Upgrade parts of your computer.
Install an operating system, drivers and antivirus software.
Have a better understanding of hardware and software terminology.
Assess, troubleshoot and fix basic hardware issues.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for complete beginners - no previous experience or knowledge is necessary.

You should be able to follow spoken and written instructions. You will also be expected to take part in the practical elements of this course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Students will work mainly in groups.
Presentations will be made using computers, interactive whiteboard, overhead screen and printed notes.
Step by step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Raspberry Pi, introduction to cyber security essentials, stay safe online.


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Interesting course and great tutor
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 15/02/2020)
I greatly enjoyed the course , you will be able at the end of the course to dismantle and reassemble a PC . Understand computer parts and their functions , even if you had no previous knowledge. Great !
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Review by Eve / (Posted on 18/10/2019)
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Course Code: CPM03

Fri, eve, 26 Jun - 24 Jul '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £121.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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