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TOTAL: CompTIA IT Fundamentals ITF+ (FCO-U61).

What EVERY USER needs to know about troubleshooting devices, and basic IT concepts.
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The first and most important goal of this course is to help every computer 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 Wi-Fi connectivity and troubleshooting to overall setup, configuration and troubleshooting devices.
This course will help you prepare for and pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 Certification exam.

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.

Subject Mater Expert Scott Jernigan is editor-in-chief for Total Seminars, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Scott has been involved in the computer, network and IT industry since 1996 as a technician, instructor, editor, author and speaker.​

Scott has written, edited, and contributed to dozens of books on computer literacy, hardware, operating systems, networking and certification. Scott co-authored the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, the Mike Meyers A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs and the CompTIA IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide (all with Mike Meyers).​

How People Use Computers

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Introduction to IT Fundamentals

In this episode, Scott welcomes you to the CompTIA IT Fundamentals video series.

2
The Case for Computer Literacy

In this episode, Scott demonstrates that many computers have similar functions, and how this knowledge can help you understand all computing devices.

3
Features Common to Every Computing Device

In this episode, Scott breaks down the common features of computing devices: input, processing, output, and storage.

4
Common General-Purpose Computing Devices

In this episode, Scott gives an overview of the widely-available and highly-adaptable general-purpose computing devices.

5
Networks of Computing Devices

In this episode, Scott explains networking, including LANs, WANs, and the Internet.

6
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!

7
Specialized Computer Systems

In this episode, Scott introduces specialized computer systems, such as point-of-sale terminals, ATMs, and GPS computers.

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Specialty I/O Devices

In this episode, Scott explores devices used to accomplish specific tasks with personal computers.

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How People Use Computers Quiz

System Hardware

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CPUs

In this episode, Scott discusses features of central processing units.

2
Passive and Active Cooling

In this episode, Scott describes methods for cooling processors.

3
RAM and Active Memory

In this episode, Scott explores the functions and characteristics of random access memory.

4
Motherboards

In this episode, Scott peers into the depths of a computer to reveal the mysteries of the motherboard.

5
Power Supplies

In this episode, Scott plugs in, exploring the electricity that powers the grid and computing devices.

6
AMA - Ask Me Anything about System Hardware

In this episode, Scott discusses additional questions about CPU's, RAM, Binary, and Heating and cooling.

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System Hardware Quiz

Device Ports and Peripherals

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Ports and Connectors

In this episode, Scott names names and connects devices.

2
General Use I/O Devices

In this episode, Scott discusses interactive devices common to most personal computers.

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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.

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Input and Output Ports and Peripherals Quiz

Data Storage and Sharing

1
Basics of Binary

In this episode, Scott explains the language of a computer: binary.

2
Storage Technologies

In this episode, Scott describes features of hard drives, the most commonly-used long-term storage device in PCs.

3
Mass Storage Variation

In this episode, Scott explores the many types of mass storage devices used in computing devices.

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.

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Data Storage and Sharing Quiz

Understanding Operating Systems

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Operating System Functions

In this episode, Scott explores the four functions common to every operating system, from desktop to mobile.

2
Operating System Interfaces

In this episode, Scott provides names for OS interface elements on a variety of OSes, from desktop to mobile.

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.

4
Understanding Operating Systems Quiz

Setting Up and Configuring a PC

1
Preparing the Work Area

In this episode, Scott discusses topics related to productivity, such as temperature and ergonomics.

2
Setting up a Desktop PC

In this episode, Scott explains the first steps needed to set up a new PC.

3
Completing PC Setup

In this episode, Scott moves through the final setup tasks, personalizing and updating the PC.

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.

5
Setting Up and Configuring a PC Quiz

Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device

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Personalizing a Tablet

In this episode, Scott discusses the steps involved in setting up a typical tablet computer.

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.

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.

4
Setting Up and Configuring a Mobile Device Quiz

Managing Files

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File Management Tools

In this episode, Scott describes the tools used for file management in a variety of operating systems.

2
File Manipulation

In this episode, Scott explains variations of moving, copying, adding, and deleting files.

3
Backups

In this episode, Scott explores strategies and tools for backing up important data.

4
AMA - Ask Me Anything About Managing Files

In this episode, Scott talks about losing data and Hot keys.

5
Managing files Quiz

Using and Managing Application Software

1
Walking Survey of Applications

In this episode, Scott explores the amazing variety of applications available on many computing devices.

2
Managing Applications

In this episode, Scott describes the lifecycle of an application, from installation to maintenance to uninstallation.

3
Applications and Extensions

In this episode, Scott explains the essential functions of file extensions, with lots of examples.

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.

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Working with Applications Quiz

Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity

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Wi-Fi Setup

In this episode, Scott discusses an increasingly common home-user task, setting up a SOHO router for wireless Internet.

2
Going High Speed

In this episode, Scott explores different options for high-speed Internet capability, including wired and wireless.

3
Setting Up and Sharing Printers

In this episode, Scott runs through the typical ways to set up and share a printer.

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.

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.

6
Configuring Network and Internet Connectivity

IT Security Threat Mitigation

1
Physical Security

In this episode, Scott explores threats to local networks, such as social engineering and tailgating.

2
Dealing with Malware

In this episode, Scott describes common malware, such as spyware and ransomware, and discusses remedies.

3
Password Management

In this episode, Scott discusses current thinking about best password practices.

4
Clickworthy

In this episode, Scott explores how to tell a good site or e-mail attachment from a potentially malicious one.

5
Perils of Public Internet

In this episode, Scott explains the perils of public Internet and how to use such access safely.

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.

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AMA - Ask Me Anything About IT Threat Mitigation Part 2

In this episode, Scott talks about password storage, restoring licenses, logout and timeout options and local encryption.

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IT Security Threats and Mitigation Quiz

Computer Maintenance and Management

1
Power Management

In this episode, Scott describes power management tools and best practices.

2
Cleaning and Maintaining Computers

In this episode, Scott discusses common cleaning solutions and practices for a PC.

3
Trash it or Stash it?

In this episode, Scott explores disposal best practices for electronic components.

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.

5
Computer Maintenance and Management Quiz

IT Troubleshooting

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Troubleshooting 101

In this episode, Scott discusses a fundamental methodology all users can employ to troubleshoot problems.

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.

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.

4
Computer Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving Quiz

Understanding Databases

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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.

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.

3
AMA – Ask Me Anything about Databases

In this episode, Scott discusses additional questions about persistence, IOPS, non-relational databases, and database permissions.

4
Understanding Databases Quiz

Developing and Implementing Software

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.

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!

3
AMA – Ask Me Anything about Programming

In this episode, Scott discusses additional questions about arrays, vectors, functions, and interpreted languages.

4
Developing and Implementing Software Quiz
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