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Personal Computer Fundamentals

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Overview Computers are part of our everyday world. Those who have never used one can be intimidated. Those who use …

Overview

Computers are part of our everyday world. Those who have never used one can be intimidated. Those who use one every day have often not been provided basic instructions. In this course, we take away the fear and mystery of the PC. We introduce the parts, terminology and basic skills everyone needs to know to be comfortable using a computer in a visual, easy-to-understand way. Computers are used across every sector and industry. Qualifying in this course will give a boost to your CV, and make you a marketable candidate to get a range of job positions. You will be an asset to potential employers.

Want to know what the Windows operating system actually does or why you should care about RAM? How about what actually happens when you log on? With Total Training, you’ll master the fundamentals of the PC so you can enjoy and benefit from it without frustration or fear.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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This course consists of the following:

  • Module 01: PC Components
  • Module 02: The Mouse
  • Module 03: The Keyboard
  • Module 04: Operating Systems
  • Module 05: Window Basics
  • Module 06: Software Basics
  • Module 07: Printing Basics
  • Module 08: Understanding File Structure
  • Module 09:Network Basics
  • Module 10: Basic Maintenance

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed the course.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate in Personal Computer Fundamentals.

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

This course does not train you to do a specific job, but would be an asset to those hoping to work with computers, and would be very helpful for those hoping to use computers in everyday life.

Erin A. Olsen has been spreading her enthusiasm and vision for the power of desktop technology since 1994 to more than 37,000 people in seven countries. Since founding PCKeys Technology Solutions, she has authored more than 36 CBT titles, developed hundreds of courses and effectively presented to thousands. When Erin started her technology career, the PC was fairly new. Windows 3.1 was just coming out so she had to find ways to explain this new technical environment in terms non-technical people could understand. Her illustrations and explanations did and continue to do so today in fundamental to advanced topics. Erin combines her formal education in information technology and education with an emphasis in instructional design and technology (B.I.T., M.Ed.), with her technical expertise, real-world experience and understanding of adult learning to present these technical topics in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-apply and fun manner using relatable examples and analogies. Erin’s unique combination of personality and skills allow her to provide an enhanced learning experience for all that is effective, engaging and memorable.

 

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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Personal Computer Fundamentals FREE 00:00:00
1: PC COMPONENTS
1. What This Course Covers & PC Overview
2. The Basic PC System Parts
3. Computer Memory
4. Buttons & Lights & Ports, Oh My!
5. The Boot Process
2: THE MOUSE
1. Mouse Basics
2. Moving the Cursor
3. Mouse Techniques
4. Adjusting Mouse Settings
3: THE KEYBOARD
1. Keyboard Basics
2. Keyboard Parts
3. Applying Keyboard Techniques
4. Adjusting Keyboard Settings
4: OPERATING SYSTEMS
1. What Operating Systems Do
2. The Windows® Desktop
3. The Start Menu & Task Bar
4. Configuring Basic Desktop Settings
5: WINDOW BASICS
1. Minimizing, Maximizing & Menus
2. Resizing Windows & Using Scroll Bars
3. Toolbars, Tabs, Flyouts & Dialog Boxes
4. Understanding Multitasking
5. How to Multitask
6: SOFTWARE BASICS
1. Software Categories
2. Saving & Naming Files
3. Storage & Media
4. Save & Save As
7: PRINTING BASICS
1. Printing Concepts & Devices
2. Setting Up a Default Printer
3. Adding & Sharing a Printer
4. Printing a Document
5. Printing Pictures & Canceling Print Jobs
8: UNDERSTANDING FILE STRUCTURE
1. File System Concepts
2. Folder Hierarchy & Breadcrumbs
3. Navigation Options
4. View Options, Properties & Creating a New Folder
5. Understanding Cut, Copy & Paste
6. Selecting Text
7. Cutting, Copying & Pasting Text
8. Cutting, Copying & Pasting Files
9. Creating Shortcuts & Deleting
10. The Recycle Bin
9: NETWORK BASICS
1. Network Fundamentals
2. Network Terminology
3. Networking Devices
4. Going Global
5. Reviewing Your Network
6. Setting Up a User Account
7. Setting Up Parental Controls & Switching Users
10: BASIC PC MAINTENANCE
1. Using Windows Defender
2. Optimizing the System
3. Backing Up Your Data
4. Credits

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