Hardware covers the physical parts of the computer. That is, these are the parts of the computer you can touch such as the monitor, mouse, hard drive, and motherboard just to name a few. These parts can be found both inside and outside the tower. These parts must work together for a computer to operate correctly.
This section of Computer Science deals with operating the GUI (Graphic User Interface) known as Microsoft Windows. Opening and minimizing windows, mulitple window operations, uploading and downloading files from various network and removable drives, the desktop, cutting files, and leaning about various icons are just some of the concepts covered in this category.