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About the Course

If you’re ready to enter the world of Information Technology (IT), you need job-ready skills. This course provides the core hardware and operating system knowledge needed by anyone new to IT and computer hardware who wants to start a new career in technology, including IT Support, Networking, Cybersecurity, and Software Development. Learn about the software brain of a computer—its operating system software—and explore Microsoft Windows. Become knowledgeable of internal computer components, including motherboards, central processing units (CPUs), memory, hard drives, expansion slots, and others. Learn to identify interfaces, ports, connectors, and peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and others. Explore workstation setup processes, commonly used operating system settings, screen capture commands, computer acquisition practices, and job-essential troubleshooting processes. You will also learn about mobile operating systems, Linux, and macOS, and complete a final project. Throughout the course you will practice what you learn using interactive exercises and hands-on labs. This course is also part of the series to help you prepare for CompTIA ITF+ and A+ certification exams....

Top reviews


Nov 8, 2022

Fantastic course. I learnt the basics of system setup, adjusting user settings for optimal experience and basic troubleshooting skills. I can't wait to proceed in this course.


Jul 16, 2022

very well organized, and I liked that videos were short but numerous enough to articulate the different facets individually

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By Sindusanka A G

May 5, 2022

This course really helped me to gain new knowledge about Hardware & Operating systems. Video lessons are so nice.

By Farbod -

Oct 15, 2022

The course was very imformative and linux Lab was amazing! very smooth set yp, keep up the great work! Thank you!

By León F M L

Jun 24, 2022

Exelente curso, la mayoría del contenido ya lo habia estudiante en algún momento pero ahora con la certificación, puedo colaborar que efectivamente cuento con los conocimientos en el área.

By Lisa T M

Jun 4, 2022

Very helpful and educational. Short explanations makes it easier to remember the information. Great narrater.

By Oluwajimisola A

Feb 22, 2023

This course was really interesting and insightful. It broadened the little knowledge I formerly had about computing devices and their hardware and operating systems. It has given me a clearer picture on how computer works and even nudged me to study more and do more research about hardware and operating systems. Taking this course was great and I look forward to taking the next course.

Thank you, IBM Skills Network! Thank you Coursera! Unto the next!

By Brandon

Aug 20, 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Thanks for the information that I was privy to in exploring the mechanics and ellectronics of the computer. I was completely surprised that I was so unaware of how intricate the computer was. I like being able to not only view the components of the computer while listening to the narrator but also read the materia, take notes, and revisit anything I may have missed in the lecture.

By Roland G

Jul 17, 2022

very well organized, and I liked that videos were short but numerous enough to articulate the different facets individually

By Kwame O

Jul 11, 2022

i really enjoyed this course because of the text and video tutorials it offers , it makes learning easy for even a biginner

By Abe A

Sep 28, 2022

The course is well-structured. Perfectly suitable for anyone who is interested to learn about hardware and operating system. I just don't find that Linux part useful. I mean the platform used is not as interactive and easy to use. Overall, fun and good experience with the course. Thank you!

By Mamdouh A

Dec 30, 2022

more than wonderful Course I never seen . with lap make this course amazing to idntify all coputer hardware and operating system . also there are full of infor to let your future amaizng thanks teacher thanks my country to let me taking this course .. thanks Future X for that

By John K L

Jul 15, 2022

As someone who is interested in finding a career within the tech industry, this Course has been amazing. It touches all of the important basics and prepare to further develop these key skills as you progress

By Agboola O

Nov 9, 2022

Fantastic course. I learnt the basics of system setup, adjusting user settings for optimal experience and basic troubleshooting skills. I can't wait to proceed in this course.

By Pascal U E

Sep 18, 2022

Great course, information is very well presented as always with IBM course rencently. Keep doit great stuff for our delight ! Thanks


Jan 31, 2023

This course collected several amazing parts and details, basic things and important details that should be known by any specialist.

By Miguel I G L

Feb 6, 2023

Un curso excelente. Estoy muy agradecido y satisfecho con el contenido y el material proporcionado como los mini laboratorios.


Jan 9, 2023

الدوره رائعه فيها كمية معلومات مهمه كان يوجهني مشكل في ترجمة شرح الفديو يا ليت تكون الفدوهات بالعربي

شكرا لكم

By Paulo G

Jul 3, 2022

I feel this course so helpful, really help you to understand the fundamentals of how computer works.

By Syrius B

Feb 24, 2023

This is an amazing course. I understand hoe to troubleshoot and feel more confident moving forward.


Sep 12, 2022

Could be more detailed but since this is the Introduction, it is fine with the amount of details !

By Mohamad M

Nov 3, 2022

very Simple explanation about the historical evolution of the Hardware and Operating Systems

By Arshak O

May 6, 2022

This course was difficult but needed very much. Passed quiz's and test's with 95 and above.

By Andre T

Dec 11, 2022

I found this course to be intriguing I learned so much. Thank you Coursera and Google.

By Manthy B T

Dec 13, 2022

An excellent learning material from IBM and Coursera. keep up the good work team

By Felipe M

Jun 5, 2022

A great course to be introduced into the world of the IT. Totally recommended!

By Ammar K

Jun 23, 2022

Very nice & very well expalined & recommended to those are newly in IT field.