Personal Computers for Engineers: How to Keep Your Computer Safe and Functional (Revised 2015)

Course Number: BS-2031
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Jack Warner, P.E.
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Overview

In Personal Computers for Engineers: How to Keep Your Computer Safe and Functional (Revised 2015), you'll learn ...

  • Hardware basics
  • Moore’s Law and CPU’s
  • Operating Systems
  • Why computers start acting "old"

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 11 pages

The personal computer has become an indispensable tool in the practice of engineering. Many engineers now rely on their computer more than their calculator, more than their phone – in fact, more than any other instrument.

If you rely on a personal computer or laptop to send emails, write reports, and perform calculations, then you have likely experienced at some point the frustration of a slow computer. There are a variety of reasons for computer performance problems, ranging from insufficient memory to viruses and adware.

In this course, you’ll learn about the basic components of a personal computer that allow you to perform tasks that are useful to your professional practice, including hardware, software, drivers and computer memory. You’ll also learn about malware and causes of poor PC performance.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Hardware basics
  • Moore’s Law and CPU’s
  • Operating Systems
  • Why computers start acting “old”
  • Drivers
  • Viruses and spyware
  • Backing up your data
  • Compression utilities
  • PDF viewers

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 12 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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