Introduction to Using Computers
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COURSE LENGTH: 1 Day

COURSE COST: $295.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This course introduces students to the basic features of using a personal computer and is appropriate for all PC and Microsoft Windows users.

Students will get oriented to the key Microsoft Windows features, work with desktop properties, use online Help, create folders and files, and learn how to customize their work environment. Students also learn to use the Internet browser.

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

This introductory course is recommended for new computer users. There are no prerequisites to attend.

  

*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244).

COURSE TOPICS:


Basic Computer Terminology
Computer terminology - What are all of those computer terms?
What is the Desktop?
Explain the Terms Icons, Shortcuts, Folders, and Files
Explain the Terms Recycle Bin, My Computer and Networking
Explain the Terms Applications and Programs
Explain the Terms Windows and Operating System
What are Local Drives and Network Drives?

Controlling and Using the Various Window Parts
Orientation to Windows and the Windows Desktop
Orientation to the Mouse
Opening & Closing Items on the Desktop
Single Click vs Double Click
Moving the Windows on the Desktop
Moving the Icons on the Desktop
Using the Window's Borders to Change Sizing
Using the Window's Borders to Change Sizing
Using the Start Button
Using the Taskbar
Controlling the Taskbar Using Height and Location
Using the Start Button

Starting Programs on the Computers
What are Computer Programs/Applications?
What are the various programs that people use?
Starting Microsoft Word with a Shortcut and the Start Button
Starting Microsoft Word with a Shortcut and the Start Button
Starting Microsoft Excel with a Shortcut and the Start Button
Opening and Closing Microsoft Word

Running and Moving Between Multiple Programs like Word and Excel
Using the Taskbar to Move Between Word and Excel
Using the Minimize Button with Word and Excel
Using the Maximize Button with Word and Excel
Opening and Closing Microsoft Word
Running Other Programs at the Same Time
Entering Basic Information in Word
Entering Basic Information in Excel

Basic Copying and Pasting Information Between Programs
Copying Information from Excel
Pasting the Information to Word
The Exact Procedure to Copy and Paste Information Correctly

Saving Information Correctly on Your Computer
What should you consider when Saving a File?
What is important in the Saving Process?
What is the difference between a File and a Folder?
Creating and Naming Folders
Saving a Word File with a "Good" Name
Saving a Word File in the Right Location
Saving an Excel File with a "Good" Name
Saving an Excel File in the "Right" Location

Using Other Popular Programs like PowerPoint and Outlook
Starting Microsoft Outlook
Creating and Sending an e-mail
Opening an e-mail
Starting Microsoft PowerPoint
Creating and Running a Basic Slide

Using the Internet
Basics of Connecting to the Internet
What is a Browser?
What is Hyperlinking on the Internet?
Starting Internet Explorer
Visiting Different Web Sites
Using a Search Engine like Google