Are you new to using a personal computer (PC)? If so, they can seem intimidating — and this is the class for you.
During this course, we’ll use the Windows 10 Operating System (OS) to learn how to be efficient and comfortable with a PC and its related hardware.
- Gain experience using the Windows 10 desktop, including how to operate various applications, navigate files, and folder management, and how it compares to older versions
- Learn about email, browsing the internet, and using cloud storage
- Receive guidance in creating backups of your important files, and how to access them in the future
- Get tips on choosing the best computer for your needs
Please note: This class focuses specifically on computers using the Microsoft Windows OS and does not use Apple computers.
- Different types of computers
- Power functions: start, log in, turn off
- Review of hardware components on a PC
- Touch Screen operations
- Ancillary components; printers, speakers, etc.
- The Windows Desktop
- Start panel
- Icons, shortcuts, etc.
- Starting and stopping applications
- Introduction to the Office Suite
- File management
- Opening, Saving and Retrieving files
- Files and Folders
- Deleting and restoring files
- Finding files
- Backup options
- Getting Online
- Wired or Wireless
- Wi-Fi options
- Searching the Internet
- Browsers vs. Search Engines
- Smart, Safe Searching
- Creating an email
- Receiving, retrieving, storing, deleting
- Security with Email
- Attachments, Links
- Online Applications
- Office Online
- Google Apps online
- Open Office
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify the various components of computers and discuss different types of PC computers
- Understand and use the Windows 10 environment
- Practice hands-on skills in using PC computers
- Apply Windows 10 knowledge to various programs and applications
- Evaluate and apply safety and security issues related to the internet, browsing, and email.
Who Should Take this Class?
- Anyone who would like hands-on guidance in learning the basics of Windows-based PC computers
- Students who have some background using computers, but would like to learn best practices of using and staying secure on the internet
- No previous knowledge or experience required