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Course Overview

The Introduction to Computers course is aimed at those who have little or no knowledge of working with Windows 7 or Office 2010, and would like to be able to start applications, create folders, copy and move files, personalise Windows, search the internet, create basic documents, spreadsheets and emails.

Upcoming Course Dates

30

9.00am to 3.30pm
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12

9.00am to 3.30pm
Brisbane $341 (inc. lunch)    Book Online Now >>

Course Content

Healthy Computing

  • Work Health And Safety
  • Performing Computer Risk Assessment
  • Good Posture At The Workstation
  • A Good Working Environment
  • Rests and Exercise
  • Specifications And Standard
  • Influenza In The Workplace

Computers

  • Information Technology And Computers
  • Types Of Computers
  • Types Of Personal Computers
  • How Computers Are Used
  • Computer Performance

Computer Hardware

  • Main Parts Of A Personal Computer
  • The Central Processing Unit
  • Computer Speed
  • Computer RAM & ROM
  • External Hardware Components
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Keyboards
  • Other Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Input And Output Devices
  • Storage Devices
  • Connecting Hardware And Peripherals
  • Internal Hardware Devices

Software

  • Types Of Software
  • Software Versions
  • Operating System Software
  • Application Software
  • Command Line Operating Systems
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Systems Development

Starting Off With Windows 7

  • Turning On The Computer
  • Logging On
  • The Windows 7 Screen
  • Running Programs From The Start Menu
  • The Anatomy Of A Window
  • Minimising And Maximising A Window
  • Resizing A Window Using The Mouse
  • Moving A Window On The Desktop
  • Understanding Windows Aero
  • Using Aero Snap
  • Shaking Down Windows
  • Scrolling In A Window
  • Understanding Menus
  • Displaying Menus In A Window
  • Closing A Window
  • Putting Your Computer To Sleep
  • Shutting Your Computer Down

Data Storage On Your Computer

  • Viewing Storage Devices On Your Computer
  • Understanding Windows Explorer
  • Viewing Network Connections
  • Understanding USB Flash Drives

Working With Folders

  • Understanding Folder Hierarchy
  • Navigating The Folder Hierarchy
  • Understanding The My Documents Folder
  • Accessing Your Personal Folders
  • Creating A New Folder
  • Copying A Folder
  • Moving A Folder
  • Renaming A Folder
  • Deleting A Folder
  • Viewing The Hierarchy Path
  • Changing Folder Views

Working With Files

  • Understanding Files
  • Creating A Simple File
  • Exploring Files In Windows 7
  • Copying A File
  • Renaming A File
  • Selecting Files
  • Copying Multiple Files
  • Replacing Files
  • Moving Files
  • Copying Files To A USB Flash Drive
  • Setting Files As Read-Only
  • Deleting Files
  • Deleting Folders With Files
  • Common File Types

Word Processing

  • Understanding Word Processing
  • Creating Documents In Microsoft Word
  • Starting Microsoft Word 2010
  • Using The Blank Document Template
  • Typing Text Into A Document
  • Saving Your New Document
  • Typing Numbers Into Your Document
  • Inserting A Date Into Your Document
  • Making Basic Changes To Your Document
  • Checking The Spelling In Your Document
  • Saving Changes To An Existing Document
  • Printing Your Document
  • Safely Closing Your Document

Spreadsheets

  • Understanding How Spreadsheets Work
  • Understanding Spreadsheet Functionality
  • Starting Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Understanding Workbooks
  • Using The Blank Workbook Template
  • Typing Text Into A Worksheet
  • Saving Your New Workbook
  • Typing Numbers Into A Worksheet
  • Typing Formulas
  • Easy Formulas
  • Typing Dates Into A Worksheet
  • Easy Formatting
  • Checking Spelling In A Worksheet
  • Making Basic Changes
  • Printing A Worksheet
  • Charting Your Data
  • Safely Closing A Workbook

About The Internet

  • The Internet And The World Wide Web
  • How The Internet Began
  • Connection Requirements
  • Understanding Web Browsers
  • Understanding Search Engines
  • Understanding Web Addresses
  • Key Terms And Internet Jargon
  • Cookies And Caches

Internet Explorer Basics

  • Starting Internet Explorer 9
  • The Internet Explorer Screen
  • Turning On Screen Elements
  • The Command Bar
  • Going To A Specific URL
  • Controlling The Browser Window Size
  • Activating A Hyperlink
  • Activating An Image Link
  • Hiding And Displaying Images On A Web Page
  • Understanding The New Tab Page
  • Adding New Tabbed Pages
  • Working With Tabbed Pages
  • Closing Tabs
  • Zooming
  • Using The Back And Forward Tools
  • The Browsing History
  • Using Compatibility View
  • Stopping And Refreshing Pages
  • Closing Internet Explorer

Searching The Web

  • Understanding How To Search Effectively
  • Using The Address Bar To Search
  • Adding Search Providers
  • Using A Different Search Provider
  • Setting Your Default Search Provider
  • Removing Search Providers
  • Searching Based On A Keyword
  • Searching Based On A Phrase
  • Combining Selection Criteria
  • Finding Information On A Page

Using Email

  • Starting Outlook
  • Common Outlook 2010 Screen Elements
  • The Mail Screen
  • Composing An Email Message
  • Creating A New Message
  • Sending The Message
  • Understanding The Inbox
  • Retrieving Email
  • Opening An Outlook Data File
  • Reading Messages
  • Deleting Messages

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Pre-requisites

  • None