Basic Computer Skills

Duration: 2 day | Book this course
Cost: $750.00 + GST

Who Should Take This Course

First-time computer users or, those whose computer skills may have been outdated.

Course Outline

Understanding Hardware and Software

  • Parts of the Computer
  • Computer storage (internal and external)
  • System memory (RAM)
  • Standard units of measurement
  • Operating Systems and Applications

Using Windows

  • The Windows button
  • Start Screen (Windows 8 & 10) vs. Desktop (Windows 7)
  • Controlling applications from the taskbar
  • Access to applications

Managing Files and Folders with the File Explorer

  • Folders and files
  • Folder selection techniques
  • Switching drives
  • Folder creation
  • Moving or Copying files and folders
  • Renaming and Deleting files or folders
  • The Recycle Bin and Deleted Files

 Introducing Excel

  • Ribbon, Tabs, and Groups
  • Using Excel as a Spreadsheet
  • Using Excel as a Database
  • Excel file types
  • Working with the Excel window
  • Creating and opening workbooks
  • Navigating within a workbook and worksheet
  • Understanding cells and ranges
  • Selecting cells and cell ranges
  • Navigating between worksheets
  • Moving from one workbook to another
  • Entering data into a range of cells
  • Using undo and redo
  • Formatting cells
  • Formatting text
  • Formatting numbers
  • Formatting columns and rows
  • Changing the column width and row height
  • Adding and editing borders
  • Cutting, copying, and pasting
  • Deleting the contents of a cell or range
  • Deleting data without deleting the cell formatting
  • Using page setup
  • Changing page orientation
  • Spellchecking
  • Printing a spreadsheet

Introducing Word

  • Ribbon, Tabs, and Groups
  • Create a new document
  • Page Setup (Orientation, size, and margins)
  • Undo and Redo Tasks
  • Saving Files
  • Font formatting
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Find and Replace text
  • Spellchecking
  • Printing the document
  • Selecting pages to print

Introducing Outlook

  • Overview of Outlook
  • Managing Folders and Messages
  • Creating New Folders
  • Deleting a Folder
  • Creating an email message
  • Editing and Formatting Text
  • Sending and Replying Messages
  • Working with Attachments
  • Forwarding Messages
  • Printing Messages
  • Setting an appointment using the Calendar feature

Accessing the Internet

  • The Browser Window
  • Searching for information using a search engine such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing
  • Visiting web sites
  • Safeguarding your personal information online
  • Importance of Antivirus