Computer Fundamentals: Mobile Devices

Any aspiring computer technician must be familiar with mobile devices. From smartphones to tablets and laptops, this course explores the unique hardware and software challenges of portable computers and phones.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 14, 2019
Duration
2h 33m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 14, 2019
Duration
2h 33m
Description

Aspiring computer technicians must be familiar with the wide world of mobile devices. In this course, Computer Fundamentals: Mobile Devices, you will learn foundational knowledge of configuring, securing, equipping, networking, and synchronizing mobile devices. First, you will see the hardware components of laptops and tablets, including memory, storage, system board, and display. Then, you will discover procedures for performing field upgrades and repair. After that, you will explore the different connectors and ports on today’s laptops, tablets, and phones, as well as the accessories that make them more convenient and practical. Next, you will be shown how to configure both wired and wireless network connectivity and set up e-mail on portable devices. Finally, you will delve into how to ensure that settings and preferences are consistent across multiple computers, and back up data files for safety and disaster recovery. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of mobile computing needed to configure and support laptop, tablet, and smartphone users in a business environment.

About the author
About the author

Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course, Computer Fundamentals: Mobile Devices. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software, Inc. in Colorado and an author of 18 books on Windows, networking, and certification. Any aspiring computer technician must be familiar with the wide world of mobile devices. From smartphones to tablets and laptops, this course discusses the unique hardware and software challenges of lightweight, portable computers and phones. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include disassemble a laptop to show key components, understand mobile ports and connectors, set up network connectivity, synchronize settings on tablets and smartphones, configure email on portable computers. By the end of this course, you'll know how to perform repair or replacement of key mobile device components, use special Windows and Mac function keys and mobility consoles, configure port replicators, back up tablets and phones to cloud storage, perform device tethering, choose practical laptop accessories, troubleshoot inverter and digitizer issues, and understand the pros and cons of different wearable devices. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with operating system basics, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about laptops, tablets, smartphones, and more with the Computer Fundamentals: Mobile Devices course at Pluralsight.