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Introduction to Basic Computing  

Overview

Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to learn the basics of computing.

  • Define the key component of a computer, identify basic Windows interface elements, use a mouse, and open and close applications.
  • Describe the computing process, identify storage devices, check the capacity of a hard disk, navigate in Windows Explorer, and word with folders and files.
  • Search for items on your computer, and use Windows Help and Support.
  • Customize your desktop and Start menu, use gadgets, and use the Control Panel to change system settings.
  • Use Internet Explorer to browse the Internet, use the Address bar, History list, tabs, and RSS feeds, manage
  • Favorites, clear the browsing history, and discuss the role of social networking sites.
  • Protect a computer from malware, configure Windows Defender and Windows Firewall, clean up and defragment a disk, and lock and log off of the computer.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, before you begin the class, it’s important that you have some understanding of the students’ experience and comfort level with computers. 
Strong understanding of English Literacy.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, students will know how to: 

  •  Define the key component of a computer, identify basic Windows interface elements, use a mouse, and open and close applications.  
  •  Describe the computing process, identify storage devices, check the capacity of a hard disk, navigate in Windows Explorer, and word with folders and files. 
  •  Search for items on your computer, and use Windows Help and Support.
  •  Customize your desktop and Start menu, use gadgets, and use the Control Panel to change system settings.
  •  Use Internet Explorer to browse the Internet, use the Address bar, History list, tabs, and RSS feeds, manage Favorites, clear the browsing history, and discuss the role of social networking sites.
  •  Protect a computer from malware, configure Windows Defender and Windows Firewall, clean up and defragment a disk, and lock and log off of the computer. 

Price

R1,400.00 Per Person Excluding VAT.

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.

Duration

1 Day (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

1. Computer basics 

  • Topic A: Computer components
  • Topic B: What makes computers work 

2. Managing computer contents 

  • Topic A: Storing items on your computer
  • Topic B: Working with folders
  • Topic C: Working with files 

3. Searching for content and using Help 

  • Topic A: Searching for data on your computer
  • Topic B: Windows Help and Support 

4. Customizing Windows 

  • Topic A: Shortcuts
  • Topic B: Gadgets
  • Topic C: System settings 

5. Using the Internet 

  • Topic A: Browsing the Web
  • Topic B: Customizing Internet Explorer
  • Topic C: Social networking 

6. Security and maintenance 

  • Topic A: Basic security
  • Topic B: Routine maintenance 

7. Course summary 

  • Topic A: Course summary
  • Topic B: Continued learning after class
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