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Introduction to computers


Course Overview

You will familiarise yourself with the basic components of personal computers, log on to Windows, explore the Windows interface, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows, customize the Windows desktop and browse the Internet.

Target Audience

This course is targeted to individuals who do not have any background, knowledge, or experience in computers and who need to use personal computers at home or the office.


There are no prerequisites for this course

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Personal Computers

  • Identify Personal Computer Basics
  • Identify Input Devices
  • Identify Output Devices
  • Identify Storage Devices
  • Set Up the Computer
  • Examine Personal Computer Functionality

Module 2: Exploring Windows Operating System

  • Log on to Windows Operating System
  • Explore the Desktop
  • Work with Windows
  • Use Windows Help and Support
  • Turn Off Personal Computers

Module 3: Managing Folders and Files

  • Navigate to Folders with Windows Explorer
  • Work with Folders and Files
  • Copy Data on Storage Media

Module 4: Using Common Tools and Programs

  • Topic 4A Examine Application Software
  • Create a Document in WordPad
  • Work with the Calculator
  • Customize a Graphic with the Paint Tool

Module 5: Customizing the Windows Desktop

  • Customize the Start Menu
  • Customize the Taskbar
  • Personalize the Desktop
  • Set a Screen Saver
  • Add Gadgets

Module 6: Browsing the Internet

  • An Overview of Networks

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