You will familiarize yourself with the basic components of personal computers, log on to Windows, explore the Windows interface, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows, customize the Windows desktop, and browse the Internet. 

You will create, edit, and enhance standard business documents using Microsoft® Word, Work with spreadsheets using Microsoft® Excel and create presentations using Microsoft® PowerPoint. 

You will be introduced to networks and the Internet. You will also learn to create a safe work environment 

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  

  • examine the parts that make up a personal computer to familiarize yourself with the basic components and individual functions of each component.
  • explore the Windows operating system after logging on to it using the personal computer.
  • manage files and folders using Windows Explorer to navigate to folders and manage files.
  • examine the various categories of application software to use them for various business needs.
  • customize the Windows desktop using the customizing tools and shortcuts to personalize the desktop to suit your business requirements.
  • identify best practices followed by professional personal computer technicians.
  • create a basic document using Microsoft Word.
  • edit documents by locating and modifying text.
  • format text.
  • format paragraphs.
  • add tables to a document.
  • explore the Microsoft® Office Excel® environment and create a basic worksheet.
  • modify a worksheet.
  • format a worksheet.
  • print workbook contents.
  • organize worksheets and table data using various techniques.
  • perform calculations.
  • create and modify charts.
  • get started with PowerPoint.
  • create a presentation.
  • format text on slides.
  • Introduction to Outlook
  • Using Internet Explorer & Chrome
  • Security Threats

Target Student

This course is targeted at individuals who do not have any background, knowledge, or experience in computers and who need to use personal computers at home or the office.

Prerequisites 

  • There are no prerequisites required for this course except for the basic typing skills 


Course Content

  1. 1
    • Identify Personal Computer Basics

    • Identify Input Devices

    • Identify Output Devices

    • Identify Storage Devices

    • Set Up the Computer

    • Examine Personal Computer Functionality

  2. 2
    • Log On to Windows 10 Operating System

    • Explore the Desktop

    • Work with Windows

    • Use Windows Help and Support

    • Turn Off Personal Computers

  3. 3
    • Navigate to Folders with Windows Explorer

    • Work with Folders and Files

    • Copy Data on Storage Media

  4. 4
    • Examine Application Software

  5. 5
    • Customize the Start Menu

    • Customize the Taskbar

    • Personalize the Desktop

    • Set a Screen Saver

    • Add Gadgets

  6. 6
    • Perform Preventative Maintenance

  7. 7
    • Explore the User Interface

    • Open and View a Document

    • Customize the Word Environment

    • Enter Text

    • Save a Document

    • Preview and Print a Document

  8. 8
    • Navigate and Select Text in a Document

    • Insert, Delete, or Rearrange Text

    • Undo Changes

    • Search and Replace Text

  9. 9
    • Change Font Appearance

    • Highlight Text

  10. 10
    • Set Tabs to Align Text

    • Control Paragraph Layout

    • Add Borders and Shading

    • Apply Styles

    • Create Lists

    • Manage Formatting

  11. 11
    • Create a Table

    • Modify the Table Structure

    • Format a Table

    • Convert Text to a Table or Tables to Text

  12. 12
    • Explore the User Interface and the Ribbon

    • Navigate and Select in Excel

    • Obtain Help

    • Enter Data and Save a Workbook

    • Enter Data and Save a Workbook

  13. 13
    • Create Basic Formulas

    • Calculate with Functions

    • Copy Formulas and Functions

  14. 14
    • Manipulate Data

    • Insert and Delete Cells, Columns, and Rows

  15. 15
    • Modify Fonts

    • Add Borders and Color to Cells

    • Change Column Width and Row Height

    • Apply Number Formats

    • Position Cell Contents

    • Position Cell Contents

  16. 16
    • Print Workbook Contents Using Default Print Options

    • Set Print Options

    • Set Page Breaks

  17. 17
    • Create and Modify Tables

    • Format Tables

    • Sort or Filter Worksheet or Table Data

  18. 18
    • Create a Chart

    • Modify Charts

    • Format Charts

  19. 19
    • Explore the User Interface

    • Navigate and View a Presentation

    • Use Microsoft PowerPoint Help

    • Enter Text

    • Save a Presentation

  20. 20
    • Create a Presentation

    • Edit Text

    • Add Slides to a Presentation

    • Arrange Slides

    • Work with Themes

  21. 21
    • Apply Character Formats

    • Apply Paragraph Formats

    • Format Text Placeholders

  22. 22
    • Explore the Outlook Interface

    • Send a Simple Message

    • Read Messages

    • Reply to and Forward a Message

    • Print a Message

    • Delete a Message

  23. 23
    • Delete a Message

    • Format a Message

    • Check Spelling and Grammar

    • Attach a File

  24. 24
    • Open and Save an Attachment

    • Flag a Message

    • Flag a Message

  25. 25
    • Add a Contact

    • Sort and Find Contacts

  26. 26
    • An Overview of Networks

  27. 27
    • Overview of the Internet

    • Explore the Internet Explorer Interface

    • Customize the Internet Explorer Interface

    • Use the Internet Explorer 10 Help System

  28. 28
    • View Web Pages on Tabs

    • Navigate Through a Web Page

  29. 29
    • Search the Web

    • Search Within a Web Page

    • Find People

    • Customize Search Settings

    • Download Information from the Web

  30. 30
    • Download Information from the Web

    • Configure Pop-Up Settings

    • Configure the SmartScreen Filter

    • Configure Internet Security and Privacy Settings

  31. 31
    • Social Engineering