Introduction to PCs and Software

This course provides the learner with comprehensive foundational knowledge of PCs working with Microsoft Windows Microsoft application software and using the Internet and E-mail. The course covers an introduction to the PC benefits components hardware and software input and output devices storage and general maintenance. Working with Microsoft Windows XP opening and closing applications and managing windows and files are also covered. Additionally the course will cover the main types of Microsoft application software: word processing spreadsheet database graphics and presentation and the basics of Internet technology and uses.

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Audience

This course is for anyone who is beginning to work with computers or would like to learn about the basic concepts and features of computers and application software. There are no prerequisites.

Objective

  • Identify benefits of computers.
  • Identify the components of a personal computer.
  • Sequence the steps of a computer bootup process.
  • Identify features of operating systems.
  • Match standard Windows desktop components with their functions.
  • Open an application in Windows XP by using the start menu.
  • Identify features of word processing software.
  • Identify features of spreadsheet software.
  • Match the different types of data that can be entered into an Excel spreadsheet with their definitions.
  • Identify advantages of Internet networks.
  • Identify features and functions of Internet modems.
  • Identify uses of the Internet.

Topics Include

Unit 1: Personal Computers Introduction

  • Identify benefits of computers.
  • Identify the components of a personal computer.
  • Sequence the steps of a computer boot-up process.
  • Identify hardware and software components of a computer.
  • Identify types of input devices.
  • Identify the sections of a keyboard.
  • Identify methods of using a mouse.
  • Identify features of a scanner.
  • Identify functions of graphics devices.
  • Identify types of output devices.
  • Identify features of monitor types.
  • Identify features of printer types.
  • Identify types of computer memory.
  • Identify features of hard disk types.
  • Identify types of removable media.
  • Identify guidelines for maintaining a computer.
  • Identify guidelines for protecting software and files from viruses.
  • Identify features of backup types.
  • Identify guidelines for preventing health and safety problems in your workspace.

Unit 2: Working with Windows XP

  • Identify features of operating systems.
  • Match standard Windows desktop components with their functions.
  • Open an application in Windows XP by using the start menu.
  • Close an application in Windows XP.
  • Match components of My Computer with their features.
  • Modify the size of a window.
  • Rename a file in Windows Explorer.
  • Move a file from one folder to another.
  • Copy a file from one folder to another.

Unit 3: Basic Application Software

  • Identify features of word processing software.
  • Identify features of spreadsheet software.
  • Match the different types of data that can be entered into an Excel spreadsheet with their definitions.
  • Identify features of database management software.
  • Identify functions of graphics software.
  • Identify features of presentation software.
  • Create a new Word document.
  • Move text in a Word document by using the Cut Copy and Paste commands.
  • Format a Word document.
  • Print a Word document.

Unit 4: Internet WWW and e-Mail

  • Identify advantages of Internet networks.
  • Identify features and functions of Internet modems.
  • Identify uses of the Internet.
  • Identify the process of gaining access to the Internet.
  • Gain access to a Web site by using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Identify Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation options.
  • Download a file from a Web page.
  • Add a Web site or Web page to a list of favorites.
  • Perform a search for a Web page that contains a specified word.
  • Mail a message by using Microsoft Outlook.
  • Attach a document as a file attachment by using the Insert menu.
  • Save a message attachment to a folder.

Duration

8

Minimum Requirements

The CDROM version of this course requires:

  • At least a 486DX 33Mhz CPU.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
  • At least 8MB RAM.
  • At least VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512K video RAM (1MB video RAM recommended).
  • At least a double speed CDROM drive.
  • An MPC compliant sound card with attached speakers or headphones is recommended (Currently only the CDROM version supports audio).
The network version of this course requires:
  • At least a 486DX 33Mhz CPU.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
  • At least 8MB RAM and 22MB available hard disk space or file server space.
  • At least VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512K video RAM (1MB video RAM recommended).

Media

CDROM


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