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Basic Computer Literacy

Computer basics or Computer literacy skills is designed to help participants gain an understanding of the current technologies that can be used for personal as well as professional purposes. The hands on course will teach how to create, save, access and manage documents, use basic excel and write emails besides effective use of the internet. We demystify, two areas of knowledge that is Hardware and Soft ware for the beginners.

Benefits and Objectives: The course is aimed at ensuring that the students understand basic computer skills which include: Starting and shutting down computers, Navigate on the screen to start applications, understand what is file management, use basic PowerPoint and Excel functions, use printers, write e-mails and surf the internet. Course Contents
1. Learning how to use a computer System
✓How to safely switch a computer on and off.
✓Understand the components and the input /output devices of the computer
✓How to use computer hardware, such as the keyboard, screen, and mouse.
✓Basic computer terminology and concepts.
✓How to use AAA, DVDs, and other types of memory devices as well as communication devices like the Smart Phone and tablets.
✓How to work with computer files.
✓How to use an operating system such as Windows, programmes and apps.
2. Learning how to use computer software Understand and use basic computer software, especially word-processing programs, the Windows screen, running programs from the Start Menu, minimising, maximising, moving, resizing and closing windows.
✓Microsoft Outlook
✓Microsoft Word
✓Internet Explorer
✓Windows Media Player
✓Microsoft Excel
✓Running multiple programs
✓Desktop icons and creating a desktop shortcut
✓Managing programs from the taskbar
✓Closing programs
3. File Management
✓Managing Windows Explorer
✓Creating, moving, renaming and deleting folders and files
✓Understanding file extensions
✓Viewing storage devices and network connections
✓Managing USB flash drives
4. Learn how to use software to perform specific functions, including:
✓Sending e-mails
✓Creating documents
✓Printing documents
✓Opening and saving documents
✓Copying and Pasting
5. Spreadsheet
✓Understanding spreadsheet functionality
✓Creating spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
✓Typing text numbers and dates into a worksheet
✓Easy formulas
✓Easy formatting
✓Charting your data
✓Making and saving changes to your workbook
✓Printing a worksheet
6. Accessing the Internet
✓Going to a specific website and bookmarking
✓Understanding how to search/Google effectively
✓Copy and paste Internet content into your documents and emails
✓Stopping and refreshing pages
✓Demystifying the Cloud
✓Understanding social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
✓Computer security best practices