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Build and Secure your PC

July 31, 2024

Tech Workshop: Building and Securing Your PC

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Echtenkamp Building, Norfolk Campus

Join us for an exciting hands-on workshop where you'll learn the fundamentals of building your own PC, installing an operating system, and implementing basic cybersecurity settings to keep your system secure.

During this event, participants will:

  1. PC Hardware Assembly:
    • Learn the essential components of a PC and how they work together.
    • Gain hands-on experience in assembling a PC from scratch, including installing the CPU, RAM, motherboard, storage drives, and power supply.
    • Understand proper cable management techniques for optimal airflow and aesthetics.
  2. Operating System Installation:
    • Explore different operating systems available for PCs, with a focus on Windows and Linux distributions.
    • Learn how to create bootable installation media using USB drives or DVDs.
    • Walk through the step-by-step process of installing the chosen operating system onto your newly assembled PC.
  3. Basic Cybersecurity Settings:
    • Understand the importance of cybersecurity and the potential risks associated with an unprotected system.
    • Learn essential cybersecurity practices, such as setting up user accounts with strong passwords, enabling firewall protection, and configuring automatic software updates.
    • Explore additional security measures, such as installing antivirus software and enabling encryption for sensitive data.
  4. Q&A Session:
    • Engage with experienced instructors and fellow participants to ask questions and troubleshoot any issues encountered during the workshop.
    • Get personalized advice on optimizing your PC's performance and security based on your specific needs and preferences.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Shubha Krishnamurthy, Director of Academic IT Program, at (402) 241-6404 or