Understanding Computer Systems CO212 / A06

Duration
4 Weeks
Learning Method
Online Delivered CPD

Summary

Understanding how a computer works after you press the power button is key to working with technology effectively. On this course, you will explore what happens inside the machine and learn how computers turn inputs into outputs. 

You will learn what the computer operating system does and why you need it. You will also compare software and hardware, understand the importance of the central processing unit (CPU), and address factors that affect computer performance.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between hardware and software
  • Assess the importance of operating systems and virtual memory
  • Describe and compare storage, input, and output device
  • Discuss factors affecting the performance of a system
  • Identify the functions of the hardware in a computer system
  • Explore different types of software such as application, system, and utility Investigate how devices interact with the operating system and other software

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Understanding Computer Systems04 May 202000:00-00:00Online course

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

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