Computer Basics – Foundation


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: VSCRS359 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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