Computer Fundamentals: Files, Folders, And The Command Line (2024)

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

Original price was: € 39.00.Current price is: € 19.00.

It can be challenging and frustrating to get into programming because many courses assume you have more than basic knowledge about computers. This Computer Fundamentals course will fix the knowledge gap! This course is the ideal precursor to Python Fundamentals or any other programming course. I made it because I see many students struggle with some “beyond the basics” concepts like files, directories, and using the command line.

This brand-new course covers the following topics:

  • The basic components of a computer and how they relate
  • The difference between Windows, MacOS, and Linux. And what should you use for programming?
  • Files, directories, and paths
  • Navigating and using the command line on your operating system (Windows and Mac/Linux)
  • Some optional, more advanced topics for those who are interested

After this course, many of these concepts will make a lot more sense! You will start programming with more confidence and less confusion.

Lifetime access

You get lifetime* access to the course, including all its updates and improvements.

* OK, let’s be fair: for as long as this site exists!

Easy refunds

Not for you? Let me know within five days of your initial purchase, and I’ll refund your money.


Python Land constantly monitors and updates its courses. This course will stay up-to-date even after you buy it.

About the author

Python Land is owned by Erik van Baaren (more about him here), who also happens to be the author of numerous articles and tutorials featured on this and other websites. With 25 years of experience as a professional software developer, Erik holds a Master of Science degree in computer science.

Erik carefully crafted this course and continually tweaks and updates it to reflect the latest developments so you can be sure it is up-to-date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get help if I get stuck?

Erik is available for questions and comments through the contact form (e-mail). If you get stuck, he will do everything possible to get you going again. This personal approach is also what sets this course apart from others. Erik values all input and encourages you to get in touch if needed. Your input will no doubt help to improve the course.

Will the course stay the same after my purchase?

We continuously update our courses and promptly fix mistakes and issues brought to our attention. You will keep your lifetime access to this course and all its improvements.

Which OS do I need for this course?

You can follow the course on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

Can I follow this course on a mobile phone or tablet?

Yes. The course system will work fine on mobile phones or tablets and adapt to smaller screens.

What experience level is required to follow this course?

This course suits those who want to learn more about their computer beyond turning it on and starting some applications from the start menu. You don’t need extra material or previously completed courses; it is self-contained. In addition, we designed this course so that both complete beginners and those with some prior experience can benefit. This course aims to make you understand computers up to a level where you can start programming using our Python Course For Beginners.

How long will it take to finish the course?

It depends on your experience level, the effort you put into the exercises, extra material/links, etc. As a very rough guideline, you will spend about 40 hours before finishing the course.

Can I try it before I buy it?

Yes, you can! See below. There are several sample lessons open for everyone to see and try. In addition, there’s a refund policy that should give you some piece of mind.

Computer Fundamentals
Computer Fundamentals: Files, Folders, And The Command Line (2024)
Original price was: € 39.00.Current price is: € 19.00.