International Open Academy Building your own Computer International Open Academy
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  • Accredited by: Intl. Council for Online Educational StandardsCPD
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  • Course delivery: This course is delivered in video format

Course details

About the program

Calling all tech aficionados, super users, and computer newbies!
In our modern digital age, it's no longer considered "nerdy" to be fascinated by computers and technology. In fact, nerd culture is considered the height of cool, and techies are lauded and highly sought out for their knowledge and expertise. We all use computers in some way, shape, or form, so why not become better acquainted with your computer? In this course, we'll peel back the layers and show you what's behind the scenes of your machine.
Learn how to build your own computer in this online course
Learning how to build a computer not only gives you the steps to physically build a unit, but it will also give you a better understanding and appreciation for how your computer functions. We'll give you a crash course in computer lingo and explain all the terms you've always heard about RAM, CPU, Graphics Card, etc. and show you why they're important. We'll also advise you on the parts and accessories you should be using to get the most from your machine.
Whether you're dissatisfied with floor models and want to build a custom unit, or just want to know how your computer works, this course is perfect for the computer-curious individual who wants to learn more about their technology.

What you will learn

In this course we will teach you:

The mechanics behind your computer screen how all the parts come together to make your computer work
An intro to operating systems and computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.)
The components and parts inside AND outside a computer, and what function they service
A crash course in Motherboards, CPU, Memory, Storage and Graphics
How to select components and parts to meet your needs and budget
How to build your own computer, including tools, supplies, and safety tips
To test your new machine and get it ready to use

Whether you're already computer literate or are starting from scratch, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to better interact with, and make use of, your personal computer. Once you know how they work, it's easy to figure the rest out!

Course for?

This course is for you if you:

Are in the market for a new computer and want to understand the nuances between brands and models to get more value for your spend
Enjoy electronics, gadgetry, building, and working with your hands
Want a custom computer to meet your specific user needs (i.e. gaming, digital art, etc. or if you suffer from impairment or disability, etc.)
Want more value for your spend (build a cheap gaming computer that has all the features you want!)
Are considering a career in the tech industry (i.e. network support, help desk, or computer repair)
Want to take your computer proficiency to the next level


International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you're already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Career path

After completing this course, you could:

Find work at a computer store, building and fixing units for clients
Teach others to build their own units
Work in as an IT person
Build yourself the perfect computer to run your online business

Updated on 04 April, 2018

About International Open Academy

All IOA courses are created by an international team of professional online educators with years of experience across a variety of industries. You can benefit from a wealth of hands-on knowledge and get the inside track on working within the industries that interest you most.

Our courses are created just for you. All study is completed online. You can learn anywhere, anytime, anyplace. Get comfortable and let us guide you on your way to becoming a professional in your chosen industry.

The courses are structured into clearly defined topics, containing detailed written lessons, graphical representations as well as a wealth of instructional videos.

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