If you work in the Technology industry or plan to, and don’t have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science background, this ~100-minute course could be the most valuable training of your career.
Understanding how a computer works provides numerous advantages to the IT professional. For example:
* Familiarity with terminology and concepts that might otherwise be a complete enigma.
* Ability to communicate more effectively, gain credibility, and influence others.
* Improved technical program management capability.
* Career path options that might otherwise not be available.
* Technical understanding upon which additional knowledge can be built.
The fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are incredibly broad and incredibly deep.
* The key to learning how a computer works quickly is to become familiar with just the right detail about just the right topics so you can understand what a computer actually does.
This training is comprehensive but requires no specific technical background.
* Part 1 is free so you can assess the content and determine if you want to learn more.
* Part 2 describes the Processor which provides the primary function of every computer and also introduces Software.
If you want to understand how a computer works quickly to gain a significant competitive advantage, you’ll want to complete this unique learning experience.
Who this course is for:
* The course is for students or Technology professionals without an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science background who want to understand how a computer actually works
* No pre-requisites are required. You will learn everything you need to know.
What you'll learn:
* Learn just enough about Electricity, Transistors, Logic Gates, and Binary Numbers to understand Processor Building Blocks (e.g. Clock, Cache, Controller).
* Learn Instruction Execution to understand what every Processor does and review the specifications of two example Processors.
* Learn what each Processor Building Block does to understand Instruction Execution which is the primary function of every computer.
* Learn what Software actually is and some of what it does as well as how to learn more about Software.