The Power of Computers

najeebullah-rezayeeA Message from Najibullah Rezayee, Senior Instructor at Star Educational Society

 

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” -Steve Jobs

In 2006, I joined Ibni Sina Educational Center in Dasht-e-Barchi to learn computer programs. I began studying from Operating System (OS) and then Microsoft Office packages. In 2012, I studied the one year Diploma of Information Technology course at Sun Shine Institute of Higher Education. During my studies at Ibni Sina Educational Center and Sun Shine Institute of Higher Education, I received many appreciation letters and trophies which helped serve as the inspiration and motivation for me to focus all my efforts on working toward my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Gharjistan University.

I was introduced to computers by my brother at the age of fourteen. My brother taught me to play computer games such as IGI, the first shooter game in pc games, and King of the Road. He also instructed me in basic software programs. Gradually, I obtained a moderate understanding of computers. Through more formal courses, my instructors taught me not only just basic programs but also about the hardware of computers. Whenever they were taking apart or looking inside the casing of a computer, they would call me and show me how to troubleshoot hardware issues. In this way, I learned how to recognize the motherboard, hard drive, video card and so on. All of these things led me to realize the depth of my fascination with computers.

In fact, I would be surprised if the same were not true for everyone who has used a computer. After all, we are in the midst of a computer age. The billions of things that can be accomplished with computers are quite astounding. In today’s age, computers can process information faster than ever. Massive amounts of data are available to regular citizens through the World Wide Web. Many learning institutions use computers to show representations of real world scenarios to help students comprehend material. With the use of webcams, people are able to complete assignments at home or telecommute. Employees can make presentations to their fellow colleagues without going into the office. Most people have a device that can be used to communicate with anyone in the world. In addition, computers allow for complex mathematical equations that no human could solve in a lifetime. The power of computers today allows them to be used for any task that can be done over and over.

More importantly, with all of these advancements, everyday someone finds a new use for computers in terms of helping society. New technological advancements are being made by the minute. At this point, anything is possible with the way technology is progressing. In a couple of years, we might see flying cars being produced or completely interactive games where you will be able to completely control your character. And even more probable is the idea that we might eventually be able to visit other planets in our solar system. With technology, the sky is the limit and it is hard to predict the direction it might take.

Due to my long-held fascination with computers, I dream of being a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). I will finish my certification courses at Zoom Byte IT Services and Training Center within eight months. It is my long term goal to use my computer expertise to contribute to society in a positive way.computer_dep