Time to roll up those sleeves and dive inside the personal computer! The Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course teaches you about the hardware common to virtually every personal computer, including microprocessors, RAM, power supplies, motherboards, UEFI/BIOS, the system setup utility, the expansion bus, and input/output devices. This course gives you the knowledge upon which you'll base the rest of your CompTIA A+ certification studies for the 220-901 and 220-902 exams.
The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that information security analysts will be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2022. CompTIA's Security+ certificate is widely regarded as the entry-level certificate for gaining access to this high-paying, in-demand field. In this six-week course, you'll learn the key terminology and concepts you need to know to achieve your Security+ credential.
The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that computer security and related computer-support specialties will be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2018. CompTIA's Security+ certificate is widely regarded as the entry-level certificate for gaining access to this high-paying, in-demand field. In this six-week course, the second of two, you'll continue to review the key terminology and concepts you need to know to prepare for the CompTIA® Security+ exam and earn your Security+ certificate.
Learn the fundamental computer skills you need to succeed in today's workplace. You'll discover practical applications for email, word processors, spreadsheets, and databases, gaining a working foundation for the critical computer skills you need to survive in the modern job market. This is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016.
The latest Web standards—in particular, HTML5 and CSS3—make it possible for you to create cross-platform mobile apps using skills you may already have. This course will teach you how to build and optimize a Web app for almost any mobile device including Apple's iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. You'll also learn scripting with Java Script and techniques such as jQuery, and see how to use Web Application Programming Interfaces (Web APIs) to combine different Web services to create mobile mashups. Finally, you'll learn what you need to do to distribute your work to the world!
Learn how to build an attractive blog or website without coding. WordPress is the world's most popular Web creation tool. It's easy to use, produces professional results, and is supported by a large user community. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently launch and maintain your own blog or interactive website using the simple yet powerful WordPress.org platform. Course includes a free, three-month hosting company subscription. .
If you want to learn computer programming but don't have any prior experience, you'll enjoy a tour of Java, one of the most widely used computer languages in the world. It's a breeze to learn in a friendly and supportive environment. Start with the basics of program design and go on to write your own programs and integrate input and output, calculations, decision making, and loops. Build your knowledge and confidence with easy-to-understand examples and plenty of skill-building exercises.
Learn how to create an interactive Web site, allowing visitors to post and retrieve information provided by you or your site's visitors. You'll see how to use the PHP programming language to generate dynamic Web sites that automatically change as your data changes. You'll also learn how to use the popular MySQL database server with PHP to store and retrieve data over the Web.
Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer! Using Just BASIC, a free and simple programming language, you'll learn how to create and work with graphical user interfaces, controls, variables, arrays, conditional logic, and loops. You'll even dig into graphics and sound as you master basic programming concepts. In each lesson, you’ll get hands-on practice as you write a working computer-game application. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to program in BASIC and design your own custom applications for home, school, or work.
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming in Python to create basic programming structures like decisions and loops. You'll then move on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions, and later unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries. You'll even learn how to create Python programs with graphical elements that range from simple circles and squares to graphical user interface objects like buttons and labels.
Enhance your résumé by adding Python to your programming skills! In this course, you'll learn to create basic programming structures including decisions and loops. Then you'll move on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions. In addition, you'll explore unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries. You'll even learn how to create Python programs with graphic elements that range from simple circles and squares to graphical user interface (GUI) objects like buttons and labels.
Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL) and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. You'll learn the basic structure of relational databases, how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements, and advanced data manipulation techniques.
In this course, you'll learn how to write code for programs using Visual Basic, the most widely used programming language and development tool for creating Windows applications. The course covers the building blocks of programming, including using variables to store data, control structures, and loops. You'll also master the principles of object-oriented and event-driven programming that you can use not only with Visual Basic, but also with other programming languages you may want to learn.
Today's world of Web design requires building sites that are intuitive, inviting, accessible, and attractive in every possible device and environment. In this course, you'll learn to design and build fully responsive websites optimized for smartphones, tablets, and laptop/desktop viewing environments. You'll master how to use HTML5 linked to media queries in CSS3 to adapt content to fit your user's viewport, and see how jQuery Mobile can help you add app-like animation and interactivity to mobile sites.
What is the cloud? If you have trouble answering this question, you're not alone. In this course, we'll explore how the cloud works, what drives its incredible growth, and how you can use cloud services. You'll look at cloud networking, learn about the differences between kinds of public, private, and hybrid clouds, and examine the concept of big data. You'll also see how Facebook and Twitter contribute to the cloud, and how start-ups can use social media to shake things up like never before. And don't worry if you're not tech-savvy!