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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Understanding Computer Systems

Raspberry Pi Foundation via FutureLearn

Overview

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.

Taught by

Lauren Hyams

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