i want to learn about computers and what is the best way to learn about computers?  i don't know what a ram is! i was thinking about taking a computer class at a community college, but i don't know which one to take, they all sound confusing. i'm deciding between 2 classes the first is called computer information systems beginning and the other class is microcomputer applications. what do these classes teach and which class do you think i should take and won't be overwhelming.
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hi shrock,

if you were serious about it then you could always chhose the mcse (microsoft certified service engineer) or maybe mcna (microsoft certified network administrator). they are excellant to have and you could travel anywhere with them. the network side of thinks (mcna)would be more hands on (physical), setting up networks etc. if you know nothing about computers you could do a 2 or 3 month ground course to prepare you for beginning these exams? if i were you and i were serious then i would do the microsoft exams??

good luck with what you choose....

i think the best way to learn is at https://www.google.com.
like dalty said, go to google and research things like:

ram (random access memory)
rom (read only memory)
cpu (central processing unit)
data storage - hard drive, cdrom, dvd, flash drive, jump drive
software - os( operating system, applications

those things will get you started:)

it aint brain surgery, there's just a lot of it
the way all of us old hackers learned about computers was by realizing that we wanted to do something, such as put up a bbs or play (or program) certain kinds of games, then we did whatever research was necessary to learn enough to make it happen.

the hardest part is knowing what you want to do, the easy part is figuring out how to do it.
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i was always a "get my hands on it first guy". so basically i would agree with all of the above.  don't be afraid to explore, play, push the system around, and read everything you can.  it all boils down to; what do i want to do with this thing?
why don't you read up a few books on computers? they've got plenty of them out there for people who don't know much about computers. try searching your local library or maybe go to the bookstore to find a couple books. you'll be suprised at what you might find!
but what is computer information systems class
read the course description
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