Estimated Time: 2-3 hours
Description: Computing is an important part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music and photos to banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live. This course introduces you to the fundamentals of computing, explains the components of a computer, explores operating system basics, and shows you how to use a mouse and a keyboard.
Computer Basics Course Topics
Lesson 1: Introduction to Computers
1.1. Describe the importance of computers in today's world.
1.2. Identify the main parts of a computer.
1.3. Identify the steps for starting a computer.
1.4. Identify the different groups of keys on a keyboard.
1.5. Perform different tasks by using a mouse.
Lesson 2: Common Computer Terminology
2.1. Identify the primary hardware components of a computer.
2.2. Define what an operating system is and its role.
2.3. Define the term program.
2.4. Explain what is meant by data.
2.5. Define the term network and identify the benefits of networking.
2.6. Define the term Internet.
Lesson 3: Computer Performance and Features
3.1. Identify and compare the features of different types of computers.
3.2. Explain the role of memory.
3.3. Explain the basics of computer performance and how it relates to productivity.
3.4. Describe the different types of productivity programs and their uses.
3.5. Describe the different types of communications programs and their uses.
3.6. Describe the uses of educational and entertainment programs.
Lesson 4: Computer Operating Systems
4.1. Explain the common functions of an operating system.
4.2. Identify the different components of the Windows XP interface.
4.3. Work with the Windows XP interface within programs.
4.4. Manage files and folders in Windows Explorer.
4.5. Perform basic file operations.
Lesson 5: Career Opportunities
5.1. Describe how computers have become a central part of everyday life.
5.2. Identify different career opportunities available for a person who is computer literate.
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