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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Understanding Computer Systems

Understand how components of a computer system interact with each other on this online course for teachers supported by Google.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the difference between hardware and software
  • Assess the importance of operating systems and virtual memory
  • Describe and compare storage, input, and output devices
  • Discuss factors affecting the performance of a system
  • Identify the functions of the hardware in a computer system
  • Explore different types of software such as application, system, and utility
  • Investigate how devices interact with the operating system and other software