Basic Training On Computer Software from Activia

Computer Basics Windows XP - Level 1

A 1-Day Training Course

Course Content

Course Aims

This half-day interactive workshop course has been designed to give delegates an invaluable start to using computers. The course starts with general concepts which explain what computers are, how they work and how they are used. Delegates are then taken through the basics of using a computer in an easy-to-follow, hands-on session where they can practice working with Microsoft Windows XP under full guidance from an experienced instructor.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is new or inexperienced with computers who wants an easily understood introduction to what computers are and how to start to use them.

Course Outline
This course is a 1-day training course structured into 2 modules.
Module 1
General Concepts
Topics covered Basic Terms:
  • What is a Computer?
  • What is Hardware?
  • What is Software?
  • What are Peripheral Devices?
  • What is Meant by Information Technology?
  • Types of Computers:
  • What is a Personal Computer?
  • Mainframe Computers
  • What is a Network Computer?
  • What is a Laptop?
  • What is a PDA?
  • Operating Systems and Applications:
  • What Does an Operating System Do?
  • What are Some Common Operating Systems?
  • What Does a Software Application Do?
  • What Are Some Common Applications?
  • Module 2
    Introduction to Using Windows XP
    Topics covered Using your Peripherals:
  • How to Use Your Mouse
  • How to Use Your Keyboard
  • Switching On and Logging In:
  • Troubleshooting when Booting your PC
  • Using your desktop:
  • Right-Clicking with your Mouse
  • Understanding your Desktop Layout
  • Understanding your Start Menu
  • Using the Taskbar
  • Switching between Windows Using the Taskbar
  • Advanced Taskbar Properties
  • Moving the Taskbar
  • Resizing the Taskbar
  • Adjusting Features and Logging Off:
  • Changing the Date and Time
  • Adjusting the Sound Level
  • Restarting, Shutting Down, Logging Off, and Switching Users
  • Creating and Deleting Shortcuts
  • Show the Desktop

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