SUMMER OF EXCELLENCE
Monday - Thursday 9am-4pm
Virginia Union University
1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220
Cost Covers All Equipment, Games & Prizes
Please Bring Lunch
This session is designed to introduce students to the concept of computers and technology. Students will learn the history of computers & the internet. Students will take part in interactive building of systems and learning the critical parts of the computer. Students will perform the following: Learn the main purpose of computers
- Learn the parts of computer
- Break down older systems and rebuild
- Put together the parts that make up your PC
- Installation of various operating systems
- Installation of anti-virus & malware software
- Testing new system
- Troubleshooting and Identifying Problems
Wired vs Wireless
Computers communicate the same way that people communicate. In this learning session, students will learn how computers communicate. Students will work on a series of projects that will allow them to connect computers into work groups and domains. Students will also work on building Smart Rooms and utilizing wireless technology.
What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. Once constructed by the students, it can be used in electronics projects and for many of the things that your desktop PC does - like spreadsheets, word processing, plays high-definition video, browsing the internet, and playing games. Future camp sessions will use the already constructed Raspberry Pi and learn programming and digital making.
Coding, in the simplest of terms, is telling a computer what you want it to do, which involves typing in step-by-step commands for the computer to follow. Code powers our digital world. Smartphones, tablets, websites, Facebook, Google Maps, computers, and robots all run on software applications, making coding and app development some of today's most sought-after skills. This makes coders the architects and builders of the digital age.
According to CNN Money, jobs in “software architecture” are predicted to show an impressive 10-year growth rate of 34%—and are the top-ranked industry category. Over the next 10 years it is estimated that there will be 1.4 million jobs in computer sciences and only around 400,000 graduates qualified to do them.Want to discover the building blocks behind it all?
This introduction to cybersecurity will help you to understand online security and will show you how to recognize the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.
This course will also introduce you to different types of malware, including viruses and trojans, as well as concepts such as network security, cryptography and identity theft.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- start to protect your digital life
- recognize threats to your online safety
- take steps to reduce the risk of online threats
- understand concepts including malware, viruses and trojans
- consider network security, cryptography and identity theft.