Introduction to terminology regarding a computer.
Explaining Input and Output devices with their purpose.
Introducing File handling, using Windows.
Copy and Paste between packages.
Get to know the keyboard.
How to use the mouse.
A Freeware Typing program is included on the Exercise CD.
The course covers ISETT Unit Standard: 117925
Duration: 7 hours. NOTE: The course should be done over 2 days when delegates would need time to learn typing and using the mouse.
Target Group: This course is intended for delegates who have NO computer background. This would be the first step for delegates who would like to be assessed for a computer qualification or delegates who wish to obtain Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
Prerequisites: The delegate must be able to read and write and communicate in English.
Method of training: Instructor led, hands-on exercises using a computer. Groups not more than 12 delegates.
Topic 1: Terminology
Different types of computers
Practise in using the mouse correctly
The Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Floppy & Hard Disk Drives
CD-ROM (Compact Disk Read Only Memory)
CD-R/RW (Compact Disk Read/ Read Write)
DVD-R/RW Drive (DVD Read/Read Write)
Flash Drive/ Memory Stick
TYPES OF NETWORKS - Introductory
LAN,WAN,MAN,Peer to Peer
System Software / Operating Systems
WINDOWS (Introduction to the basic WINDOWS functionality)
Date And Time Display
Topic 2: USING APPLICATIONS
Introduction to Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Using Files And Folders
Saving a document into a specific folder
Renaming a Folder or a File
Copying or Moving a File or Folder
Using Cut, Copy And Paste In Documents and Copy and paste between different applications
Topic 3: Computer Viruses
Topic 4: Backing Up Data
Topic 5: Ergonomic Principles
Topic 6: Health And Safety When Working With Computers
Topic 7 :Self Assessment Tests