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  • This course will help you prepare for and pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 Certification exam.
  • The first and most important goal of this course is to help every PC and mobile device user to better understand setup, software installation and configuration, network connectivity, security issues and basic troubleshooting.
  • By the end of the course you will better understand everything from file structure, to software installation, to WiFi connectivity and troubleshooting to overall setup, configuration and troubleshooting PCs and mobile devices.

***NOTE: This course has just been updated for the NEW CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) exam objectives for 2019. We added new videos and quiz questions to cover the new exam domains.***

Welcome to the IT Fundamentals; FC0-U61. The Total Course from Mike Meyers, Scott Jernigan, and Total Seminars.

Be your own Geek. This course is for everyone who has had to call a help desk or a geek friend to help them with basic computer, laptop, mobile and network issues. You will learn about all kinds of computing devices (like PCs and Macs, tablets, and phones) as well as how to troubleshoot issues (like with networks, the Internet, and why your computer won't turn on). You will also learn about security, safety, and preventative maintenance, as well as the basics of databases and programming (basic IT skills everyone should know these days).

Learn how to:

  • Identify and understand basic computer components and what they do

  • Understand operating systems, data storage, and sharing

  • Set up and configure a basic computer workstation

  • Work with applications and files

  • Handle basic software installation

  • Set up and configure a mobile device

  • Connect to networks and the Internet

  • Identify/prevent basic security risks

  • Identify compatibility issues

  • Understand safety and preventative maintenance of computers

  • Understand basic database concepts

  • Learn the fundamentals of programming code and languagues

This course covers everything you need to know to pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) Certification (FC0-U61) exam. Not interested in certification? No problem! The main goal of the course is to help users better understand, set up, configure, and troubleshoot all kinds of devices, and to understand basic IT concepts.

The course covers all the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 objective domains:

  • 1.0 IT Concepts and Terminology

  • 2.0 Infrastructure

  • 3.0 Applications and Software

  • 4.0 Software Development

  • 5.0 Database Fundamentals

  • 6.0 Security

The Total IT Fundamentals Course covers everything you need to know to be your own computer, mobile, network, and security Geek.

  • Basic user of PCs, mobile devices, the Internet and networks.
  • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail.
  • This course is for EVERYONE who uses PCs and mobile devices.
  • CompTIA has a certification for IT Fundamentals (FC0-U51) but the course will help any user better understand the technology they use every day.
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  • Section 1 : How People Use Computers 8 Lectures 00:18:25

    • Lecture 1 :
    • The Case for Computer Literacy Preview
    • In this episode, Scott demonstrates that many computers have similar functions, and how this knowledge can help you understand all computing devices.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Features Common to Every Computing Device
    • In this episode, Scott breaks down the common features of computing devices: input, processing, output, and storage.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Common General-Purpose Computing Devices
    • In this episode, Scott gives an overview of the widely-available and highly-adaptable general-purpose computing devices.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Networks of Computing Devices
    • In this episode, Scott explains networking, including LANs, WANs, and the Internet.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Remotely-Accessed Computer Systems
    • In this episode, Scott explains how many applications run on remote servers, instead of having to take up space on local storage. Thanks, remotely-accessed computer systems!
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Specialized Computer Systems
    • In this episode, Scott introduces specialized computer systems, such as point-of-sale terminals, ATMs, and GPS computers.
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Specialty I/O Devices
    • In this episode, Scott explores devices used to accomplish specific tasks with personal computers.
    • Lecture 8 :
    • How People Use Computers Quiz
    • How People Use Computers Quiz
  • Section 2 : System Hardware 7 Lectures 00:25:01

    • Lecture 1 :
    • CPUs
    • In this episode, Scott discusses features of central processing units.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Passive and Active Cooling
    • In this episode, Scott describes methods for cooling processors.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • RAM and Active Memory
    • In this episode, Scott explores the functions and characteristics of random access memory.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Motherboards
    • In this episode, Scott peers into the depths of a computer to reveal the mysteries of the motherboard.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Power Supplies
    • In this episode, Scott plugs in, exploring the electricity that powers the grid and computing devices.
    • Lecture 6 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything about System Hardware
    • In this episode, Scott discusses additional questions about CPU's, RAM, Binary, and Heating and cooling.
    • Lecture 7 :
    • System Hardware Quiz
    • System Hardware Quiz
  • Section 3 : Device Ports and Peripherals 4 Lectures 00:13:05

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Ports and Connectors
    • In this episode, Scott names names and connects devices.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • General Use I/O Devices
    • In this episode, Scott discusses interactive devices common to most personal computers.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About I/O, Ports and Peripherals
    • In this episode, Scott talks about adding video cards, why there are so many types of cables, video connectors and iPhone connectors.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Input and Output Ports and Peripherals Quiz
    • Input and Output Ports and Peripherals Quiz
  • Section 4 : Data Storage and Sharing 5 Lectures 00:17:09

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Basics of Binary
    • In this episode, Scott explains the language of a computer: binary.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Storage Technologies
    • In this episode, Scott describes features of hard drives, the most commonly-used long-term storage device in PCs.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Mass Storage Variation
    • In this episode, Scott explores the many types of mass storage devices used in computing devices.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Data Storage and Sharing
    • In this episode, Scott talks about external hard drives, CD's DVD's and Blu-ray. He also explains the difference between hard drives and SSD's and other types of stroage.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Data Storage and Sharing Quiz
    • Data Storage and Sharing Quiz
  • Section 5 : Understanding Operating Systems 4 Lectures 00:14:07

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Operating System Functions
    • In this episode, Scott explores the four functions common to every operating system, from desktop to mobile.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Operating System Interfaces
    • In this episode, Scott provides names for OS interface elements on a variety of OSes, from desktop to mobile.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Understanding OS's
    • In this episode, Scott discusses Windows versions, Windows OS vs. macOS, Windows 10 and selling an old laptop.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Understanding Operating Systems Quiz
    • Understanding Operating Systems Quiz
  • Section 6 : Setting Up and Configuring a PC 5 Lectures 00:16:15

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Preparing the Work Area
    • In this episode, Scott discusses topics related to productivity, such as temperature and ergonomics.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Setting up a Desktop PC
    • In this episode, Scott explains the first steps needed to set up a new PC.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Completing PC Setup
    • In this episode, Scott moves through the final setup tasks, personalizing and updating the PC.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Setting up and Configuring a PC
    • In this episode, Scott drivers, setting up a laptop, setting up a PC, power strips vs.surge protectors, and uninstalling software.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Setting Up and Configuring a PC Quiz
    • Setting Up and Configuring a PC Quiz
  • Section 7 : Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device 4 Lectures 00:22:07

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Personalizing a Tablet
    • In this episode, Scott discusses the steps involved in setting up a typical tablet computer.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Mobile Devices Part 1
    • In this episode, Scott talks about cellular date vs. storage, iPhone vs. Android, mobile operating systems, and Operating system differences.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Mobile Devices Part 2
    • In this episode, Scott talks about setting up Gmail, Apps crashing, synchronization, and buying a new tablet.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device Quiz
    • Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device Quiz
  • Section 8 : Managing Files 5 Lectures 00:18:36

    • Lecture 1 :
    • File Management Tools
    • In this episode, Scott describes the tools used for file management in a variety of operating systems.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • File Manipulation
    • In this episode, Scott explains variations of moving, copying, adding, and deleting files.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Backups
    • In this episode, Scott explores strategies and tools for backing up important data.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Managing Files
    • In this episode, Scott talks about losing data and Hot keys.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Managing files Quiz
    • Managing files Quiz
  • Section 9 : Using and Managing Application Software 5 Lectures 00:16:55

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Walking Survey of Applications
    • In this episode, Scott explores the amazing variety of applications available on many computing devices.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Managing Applications
    • In this episode, Scott describes the lifecycle of an application, from installation to maintenance to uninstallation.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Applications and Extensions
    • In this episode, Scott explains the essential functions of file extensions, with lots of examples.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Working with Applications
    • In this episode, Scott talks about team collaboration software, Office 365 vs. Open Office, Software installation and updates.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Working with Applications Quiz
    • Working with Applications Quiz
  • Section 10 : Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity 6 Lectures 00:25:55

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Wi-Fi Setup
    • In this episode, Scott discusses an increasingly common home-user task, setting up a SOHO router for wireless Internet.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Going High Speed
    • In this episode, Scott explores different options for high-speed Internet capability, including wired and wireless.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Setting Up and Sharing Printers
    • In this episode, Scott runs through the typical ways to set up and share a printer.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Networks and Internet Connectivity Part 1
    • In this episode, Scott talks about switches vs. routers, concurrent users, and wireless Internet on a PC.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Networks and Internet Connectivity Part 2
    • In this episode, Scott talks about connecting to the Internet. and wireless repeaters.
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity
    • Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity
  • Section 11 : IT Security Threat Mitigation 8 Lectures 00:31:11

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Physical Security
    • In this episode, Scott explores threats to local networks, such as social engineering and tailgating.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Dealing with Malware
    • In this episode, Scott describes common malware, such as spyware and ransomware, and discusses remedies.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Password Management
    • In this episode, Scott discusses current thinking about best password practices.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Clickworthy
    • In this episode, Scott explores how to tell a good site or e-mail attachment from a potentially malicious one.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Perils of Public Internet
    • In this episode, Scott explains the perils of public Internet and how to use such access safely.
    • Lecture 6 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About IT Threat Mitigation Part 1
    • In this episode, Scott talks about password storage, restoring licenses, logout and timeout options and local encryption.
    • Lecture 7 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About IT Threat Mitigation Part 2
    • Lecture 8 :
    • IT Security Threats and Mitigation Quiz
    • IT Security Threats and Mitigation Quiz
  • Section 12 : Computer Maintenance and Management 5 Lectures 00:16:51

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Power Management
    • In this episode, Scott describes power management tools and best practices.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Cleaning and Maintaining Computers
    • In this episode, Scott discusses common cleaning solutions and practices for a PC.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Trash it or Stash it?
    • In this episode, Scott explores disposal best practices for electronic components.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Computer Maintenance and Management
    • In this episode, Scott talks about browser updates, HTTP vs. HTTPS, and peer-to-peer file sharing.In this episode, Scott talks about recycling an old device,when to shut down your PC, vacuuming your computer, and ink and toner recycling.
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Computer Maintenance and Management Quiz
    • Computer Maintenance and Management Quiz
  • Section 13 : IT Troubleshooting 4 Lectures 00:23:38

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Troubleshooting 101
    • In this episode, Scott discusses a fundamental methodology all users can employ to troubleshoot problems.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Troubleshooting Computers Part 1
    • In this episode, Scott talks about troubleshooting email, and what to do when you run low on disk space.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • AMA - Ask Me Anything About Troubleshooting Computers Part 2
    • In this episode, Scott talks about what to do when your PC is running slowly, when your Internet isn't working and how to speak Tech Support.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Computer Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving Quiz
    • Computer Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving Quiz
  • Section 14 : Understanding Databases 4 Lectures 00:17:56

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Databases
    • In this episode, Scott describes the purpose and functions of databases, information gathering and querying tools used every day by millions of people. The episode provides a motivation for why we use databases (rather than flat-file documents or spreadsheets) once the amount and variety of information desired gets . . . big.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Database Details
    • In this episode, Scott explains how relational databases rely on interlinked tables to make data entry and queries fast and efficient. In the process, you’ll examine essential components of databases, tools you’ll use a lot in every aspect of information technology.
    • Lecture 3 :
    • AMA – Ask Me Anything about Databases
    • In this episode, Scott discusses additional questions about persistence, IOPS, non-relational databases, and database permissions.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Understanding Databases Quiz
    • Understanding Databases Quiz
  • Section 15 : Developing and Implementing Software 4 Lectures 00:16:07

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Programming
    • In this episode, Scott introduces concepts and terminology about programming, the skill that enables talented individuals to add functions to computing devices. You’ll learn about varieties of programming languages, such as Assembly and Java, used by programmers for various tasks.
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Programming with a PBJ Sandwich
    • In this mouth-watering episode, Scott explores program development through an extended food prep analogy. You’ll learn essential terminology and processes involved in computer programming, such as flow charts, pseudo code, objects, looping, branching, and more. And you get to eat the results at the end!
    • Lecture 3 :
    • AMA – Ask Me Anything about Programming
    • In this episode, Scott discusses additional questions about arrays, vectors, functions, and interpreted languages.
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Developing and Implementing Software Quiz
    • Developing and Implementing Software Quiz
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