Introduction to Computers
Part 1
Course Code: AD600

An introductory course which explains computer terminology and the basic features and functions of the personal computer and Windows 7.  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

  • Windows 7 accessories programs

  • Basic printer operations

  • Computer peripherals

What you will learn
Topics covered by this course include:

Getting Started

  • Basic Mouse Techniques

  • The Windows 7 Desktop

  • Moving & Resizing a Window

  • Playing an Audio CD

  • Using Windows 7 Paint

  • Selecting Commands in Windows

Word Processing

  • Word Menu System

  • Microsoft Office button and Quick Access toolbar

  • Entering and Modifying Text

  • Saving, Printing & Closing Documents

  • Copy and Paste

General Computer Information
  • Printing

  • Software and the different types

  • Understanding Basic Hardware Components

  • Names of Computer Parts

More Windows 7

  • Creating a New Folder

  • Windows Explorer & Control Panel

  • Copying, Deleting & Renaming files

  • Finding files

  • Installing a CD application


  • Exploring the World Wide Web

  • Electronic Mail

  • Shopping Online

  • File Extensions

Software & Hardware Basics

  • Understanding computer components

  • Software types

  • Printing


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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