The course is designed to aim at imparting a basic level appreciation programme for the common man. ... This would also aid the PC penetration program. This helps the small business communities, housewives to maintain their small account using the computers and enjoy in the world of Information Technology.1 session, 7.5 hours totalView upcoming course dates
This basic computer skills course will provide you with an understanding of the most popular, current technologies used at home and in the workplace. You will become computer literate in this hands-on course while you learn to access, create, save and manage documents, spreadsheets and emails and use the Internet effectively. We demystify terminology and impart best practice skills for productive and secure use of hardware and software.
Hardware and software
The main components of a computer, including input and output devices
The function of communication devices such as smartphones and tablets
The role of Operating Systems, programs and apps
Turning on the computer and logging on
The Windows screen
Running programs from the Start Menu
Minimising, maximising, moving, resizing and closing windows
Logging off and shutting down your computer
Working with programs
Running multiple programs
Desktop icons and creating a desktop shortcut
Managing programs from the taskbar
Managing Windows Explorer
Creating, moving, renaming and deleting folders and files
Understanding file extensions
Viewing storage devices and network connections
Managing USB flash drives
Creating documents in Microsoft Word
Typing text, numbers and dates into a document
Checking the spelling in your document
Making and saving changes to your document
Understanding spreadsheet functionality
Creating spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
Typing text numbers and dates into a worksheet
Making and saving changes to your workbook
Printing a worksheet
Managing the print queue
The Outlook mail screen elements
Composing and sending an email message
Managing the Inbox
Accessing the internet
Going to a specific website and bookmarking
Understanding how to search/Google effectively
Copy and paste Internet content into your documents and emails
Stopping and refreshing pages
Demystifying the Cloud
Computer security best practices
Joining a Zoom Meeting
Discuss the concepts and requirements of virtual conferencing
Participate in an interactive Zoom Meeting
This course is designed for adults who have little, or no previous experience using a computer and would like the opportunity to learn with others in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Presented as practical, instructor-led computer-based training. You will have dedicated access to a computer, so you can follow instructor training and work through in-class activities.
A course workbook is provided electronically.
Please bring a USB flash drive to class if you would like to make a copy of your work or any relevant class materials. Alternatively, you can save these to a cloud storage space or email them to your personal email address.
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