Visited Bridge of Don Academy this afternoon to give two workshops on How to Build a PC and Computer Networking to a class of students studying for their Highers. The Academy is about four miles from our base at St Andrews Street in the city center. For the Build a PC workshop after a short lecture the students were able to break up into pairs assemble a PC adding components such as FFD, HDD, Graphics Card, CD Drive, Memory and so forth. Once completed the machines were then booted to see if everything was working correctly. The Computer Networking workshop started off by making use of a switch to interconnect a set of laptops. After this we went creating Shares, Mapping Network Drives, FTP with filezilla, dealing with secuity issues and the like before bringing the workshop to an end with some computer games running on our local network server which the students had uploaded to.
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