Understanding Computer Systems

Mac Bowley, Raspberry Pi Foundation

Learn what really happens when you turn a computer on

Understanding how a computer works after you press the power button is key to working with technology effectively. On this course, you will explore what happens inside the machine and learn how computers turn inputs into outputs.

You will learn what the computer operating system does and why you need it. You will also compare software and hardware, understand the importance of the central processing unit (CPU), and address factors that affect computer performance.

This course is for GCSE computing teachers as well as teachers from other countries at an equivalent level.

Dates:
  • 3 May 2021
  • 1 February 2021
  • 2 November 2020
  • 3 August 2020
  • 4 May 2020
  • 6 January 2020
  • 4 November 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 25 March 2019
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  • Language: English Gb

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