Introduction to Computers w/ Microsoft Word & Excel

Duration: 2 days

This course is for those who have never used a computer and those who have some computer experience but no formal qualification proving their knowledge or skills. Participants will learn introductory topics in areas such as Microsoft Windows 7 and the Internet; how to create documents and spreadsheets send email and back-up files. Introduction to Microsoft Word & Microsoft Excel for users with no previous knowledge, or limited experience in the use of these applications.

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
 Identify various kinds of computers, from mainframes to microcomputers
 Distinguish between computer hardware and software
 Identify the main parts of a personal computer
 Identify the steps in developing a computer-based system
 List several ways that networking extends the capabilities of a personal computer
 List several precautions to follow to prevent damage to a computer
 List several ways to protect data from being corrupted, stolen, or destroyed
 Distinguish differences among copyrighted software, shareware, and freeware
 Start, shut down, and restart a personal computer
 Display information about the operating system and the desktop
 Use a flash drive
 Use application help
 Move and use icons to start programs
 Identify the parts of an application window
 Manage folders and files
 Edit and print data



Target audience

Novice/ Beginner

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