Basic Computer Course

Our goal is to give you a solid foundation. Once you have understood these basics, you will have a clear understanding on which to build your future knowledge of and skill with computers and the Internet.

This basic course course is divided into ten separate modules: Computer Skills; E-Mail Skills; Word Processing Skills and Web Skills. Each module is self-paced and includes review questions so you can check how much you have learned.


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Description of the computer Classes Course:
  1. Comfortable Work Area/Proper posture
  2. What is a Computer and CPU (A walk around the PC)
  3. What is a Monitor (LCD/Flat)
  4. What is a keyboard (different types of keys)
  5. What is a mouse (left click, right click and scroll)
  6. How to start up a computer
  7. Username and password
  8. How to Log on/Log off a computer
  9. How to shutdown or restart a computer
  10. What is Software
  11. What is the Internet
  12. Types of web browsers, Explorer/Firefox
  13. What is a website
  14. How to enter website information
  15. How to search for information on the internet using Google
  16. How to refresh a page on the website
  17. How to bookmark /favorites a website
  18. How to open a favorite website
  19. Start (online) getting know Computers and Mousing Exercise
  20. How to block pop ups and Internet Safety (Viruses, Spy ware, Ad ware)
  21. Different Operating Systems, we are using XP
  22. Tour Windows XP (Basics)
  23. The Windows Desktop
  24. Icons
  25. Taskbar
  26. The “Start” menu
  27. Files and Folders
  28. Windows (Minimize/Maximize etc.)
  29. Control Panel
  30. Ending your Session
  31. Explain the different drives (C, D and A)
  32. How to check the properties of the drive
  33. How to check the size, empty space on the drive
  34. How to check the properties of the computer
  35. How to check the RAM, difference between hard drive (ROM) and RAM
  36. How to change your desktop wallpaper, screensaver
  37. What is Hibernate/Sleep
  38. What is the IP address, how to check the computers IP address
  39. How to open a program
  40. How to create a desktop shortcut
  41. How to create a ‘quick launch’
  42. Windows “Games” (a good way to get use to the Mouse)
  43. Paint, how to create a logo or picture
  44. Paint Tools
  45. How to save a document
  46. Difference between save and save as
  47. Digital Cameras, Flash Cards
  48. How save Photo/pictures onto your computer
  49. Creating a Word document
  50. How to enter information into a document
  51. How to format text in the word document
  52. Change the font colour and size of the text
  53. How to check spelling
  54. How to go to the start and end of the line
  55. How to use the tab button
  56. How to find and replace text
  57. How to create a border on a document
  58. How to insert a picture in a document
  59. What is E-mail
  60. What is Spam
  61. Why worry about what you receive
  62. Do not open “.exe” attachments
  63. What are the E-mail programs like Outlook, or E-mail online
  64. How to create a E-mail account in Yahoo Mail
  65. How to create an E-mail
  66. How to email an attachment
  67. Attachments can be Document’s or Pictures
  68. How too find and play games
  69. How to use the calculator
  70. How to search for a document on your computer
  71. How to check your internet connection
  72. What is a network
  73. What is a router
  74. How to connect to a router/hub
  75. How to connect a printer to a computer
  76. How to print a document
  77. Brief about excel
  78. Entering and formatting data in Excel




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