Computer Basics – Advanced


How You Will Benefit:

  •  Understand general computing concepts
  • • Understand the difference between hardware and software, and how each works
  • • Understand how information networks operate
  • • Become aware of security concerns and how to work safely
  • • Learn the first steps of using a computer, including using the keyboard, mouse, and Windows desktop
  • • Be able to effectively manage and use files and folders
  • • Learn how to use the basic Windows applications, including WordPad, NotePad, Task Manager, Calculator, Paint, and Internet Explorer
SKU: VSCRS357 Category: Tags: ,

This four-level course is intended for those who have little or no experience with computers. We will take you through the inside and outside of a computer, into the operating system, and through some basic applications. Course objectives map to Modules 1, 2, and 7 of the ICDL core.

Requirements: No previous experience with computers is required. A computer with Windows XP or Windows Vista is required for the Advanced and Expert levels.

What You Will Cover:

  •  Basic computing terms
  • Anatomy of a PC
  • • Input, output, and storage devices
  • • Operating systems and applications
  • • Legal issues, including licensing of software
  • • Networking and Internet basics
  • • Computers in the workplace
  • • Tele-commuting and the electronic world
  • • Ergonomics, safety, and the environment
  • • Being proactive about security
  • • Protecting your data
  • • Understanding malware
  • • Using the mouse, keyboard, and desktop
  • • Customizing your computer
  • • Printing
  • • Understand and using files and folders
  • • Basic Windows applications
  • • Working with a window
  • • Working with applications
  • • Browsing the Web

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