Introduction to Computers
Part 1
Course Code: AD110

An introductory course which explains computer terminology and the basic features and functions of the personal computer and Windows XP.  It is especially suited to people with little or no computing knowledge.

Course participants will gain a sound understanding of:
  • Computer terminology

  • Computer parts, functions and capabilities

  • Keyboard and mouse skills

  • Windows basics

  • Basic word processing

  • Spreadsheets, databases, and
    Windows XP accessories programs

  • Basic printer operations

  • Computer peripherals

What you will learn
Topics covered by this course include:

Getting Started

  • Basic Mouse Techniques

  • The Windows XP Desktop

  • Moving & Resizing a Window

  • Playing an Audio CD

  • Using Windows XP Paint

  • Selecting Commands in Windows

Word Processing

  • Word Menu System & Toolbars

  • Entering and Modifying Text

  • Saving, Printing & Closing Documents

General Computer Information
  • Printing

  • Troubleshooting

  • Names of Computer Parts

More Windows XP

  • Folder and File Properties

  • Windows Explorer & Control Panel

  • Copying, Deleting & Renaming files

  • Installing a CD application


  • Exploring the World Wide Web

  • Electronic Mail

Software & Hardware Operations

  • Spreadsheets & Databases

  • Desktop Publishing

  • Online Help


No previous knowledge is required for this course.

Dates and times
Courses are available either in the morning or the evening. Contact the relevant training centre for further details and enrolment information.

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