DF099 How Computers Work and Store Data
This course was funded by the Bureau of Justice
The first module of this course
covers fundamentals such as recognizing computer components and their functions, accessing computer firmware, and the startup and shutdown processes. The second module covers how a
hard disk drive works, how data is converted into digital information, how to
calculate the storage capacity of a device, partitioning and how that is used
for storage, and how a solid state hard drive functions.
This course serves as a prerequisite for BDFA-Acquisition
but can also be
completed as a stand-alone course.
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|60 min||Part 1: How Computers Work|
This module covers the following
- Course introduction
- Connection types
- Storage devices
- Powering on and off
After completing this module, proceed to Part 2: How
Computers Store Data.
|90 min||Part 2: How Computers Store Data|
This module covers the following topics:
- Bits and bytes
- Number systems
- Storage configurations
- Identifying volumes
After completing this module, proceed to the post-test.
Students who score 80% or higher have passed the post-test and will be
awarded a certificate of completion.
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