Computers for Beginners Online Short Course

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Learn how to use a computer properly! The Computers for Beginners course is aimed at people who need to acquire basic information and communications technology skills. Maybe you run your own business, but are still not up to scratch with computing technology? Perhaps you just want to learn how to set up an email and keep in touch with far off family abroad? The Computers for Beginners course covers all of the basic computing skills you will need to operate your hardware, navigate your software and delve into the deep dark waters of the internet. It also covers email, word processing documents, data and understanding Windows XP. By the end of this course, you will be able to: Operate a personal computer. Operate a word processing application. Using the internet. Creating a document. Send and retrieve information using web browsers and email. Using Windows XP. Course Fast Facts: Only 5 to 10 hours to complete this course
This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course How to study online course? Upon enrolment an automated email will be sent to you with your URL login address and your password (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online material, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. The course is easy to follow and understand. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Other Beginner Computer Courses Would you like to advance your computer skills? A beginner computer course with Courses For Success will give you a deeper...

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Requisitos: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Minimum age Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. For students who do not have access to either a...


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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Basic IT training
Word Processing
PC training
Internet Explorer
Basic IT
Skills and Training
Ms Word


This course has five units of study.


  • Introduction
  • What is a PC?
  • Hardware and Software
  • Examples of PCs
  • Hardware
  • On Your Own
  • Base Unit
  • On Your Own
  • Base Unit Back
  • On Your Own
  • Types of PC's
  • On Your Own
  • Software
  • Operating System
  • Applications
  • Peripherals
  • Keyboard
  • Typical Keys
  • Computer Mouse
  • Using a Mouse
  • Printers
  • Screen
  • Inside Your PC
  • Motherboard
  • Microprocessor
  • Disk Drives
  • CD or DVD types
  • Memory
  • Quantities
  • Turning off a PC

Internet Explorer and the World Wide Web

  • Using Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • What is the Internet?
  • Workd Wide Web
  • A Network
  • Who owns the Internet?
  • Why would you use the Internet?
  • A brief history
  • What do I need?
  • Equipment
  • Connections
  • Starting Internet Explorer
  • The screen
  • The screen
  • URLs
  • Parts of a web address
  • Using a URL
  • Hyperlinks
  • Types of Hyperlinks
  • Navigation buttons
  • Search engines
  • Using Google
  • Sponsored links
  • The search box
  • Searching from the address bar
  • Multiple web sites
  • Printing a web page
  • Favourites
  • Exiting Internet Explorer

Creating Documents

  • Creating Documents
  • Starting a program
  • WordPad screen
  • Deleting text
  • Selecting text
  • Bold text
  • Italics
  • Font size
  • Underline
  • Fonts
  • Saving a file
  • Opening a document
  • Printing a document
  • Exiting a program


  • Email
  • What is email
  • Email address
  • Email program
  • Screen
  • In box
  • Message indicators
  • Opening an email
  • Closing an email
  • Creating an email
  • Text in massages
  • Deleting text
  • Selecting text
  • Formatting
  • Emoticons
  • Sent emails
  • Contacts
  • Replying to an email
  • Forwarding a message
  • Deleting emails
  • Attachments
  • Viewing attachments
  • Saving attachments
  • Sending attachments
  • Spam or junk email

Managing Files

  • Using Windows XP
  • What is Windows
  • The desktop
  • Screen elements
  • Program icons
  • Windows skills
  • My Documents
  • File details
  • My Pictures
  • Opening files
  • Closing a program
  • Deleting files
  • The Recycle Bin
  • The Control Panel

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Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes,...