Introduction to Using Computers
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9:00am - 4:30pm
This course introduces students to the basic features of using a personal computer and is appropriate for all PC and Microsoft Windows users.
AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-775-0244).
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 ButtonStarting 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 WordRunning 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 ExcelBasic Copying and Pasting Information Between Programs Copying Information from Excel Pasting the Information to Word The Exact Procedure to Copy and Paste Information CorrectlySaving 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" LocationUsing 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 SlideUsing 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