Getting Started With Computers
GHC Computer Applications Training provided by Learning & Development will be approximately 3-4 hours in length unlike the courseware designation of 6 hours. Therefore, actual content covered in class will vary from this outline.
Course Objective: Students will log on to Windows 7, explore its interface, identify the different components in the interface, customize the Windows 7 desktop, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, and launch various computer applications. Users will also learn how to create, read, and reply to messages in Microsoft Outlook.
Target Student: This course is designed for any employee who needs knowledge in basic computer skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- log on to Windows 7, explore its interface, and identify the different components present in the interface.
- customize the Windows 7 desktop.
- manage files and folders.
- use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7.
- create, read, and reply to email messages.
Lesson 1: Exploring Windows 7
Topic 1A: Identify Personal Computer Functionality
Topic 1B: Log On to Windows 7
Topic 1C: Explore the Desktop
Topic 1D: Work with Windows
Topic 1E: Access the Help and Support Feature
Topic 1F: Turn Off the Personal Computer
Lesson 2: Customizing the Windows 7 Desktop
Topic 2A: Customize the Start Menu
Topic 2B: Customize the Taskbar
Topic 2C: Personalize the Desktop
Topic 2D: Add Gadgets to the Desktop
Lesson 3: Managing Folders and Files
Topic 3A: Navigate to Folders Using Windows Explorer
Topic 3B: Work with Folders and Files
Topic 3C: Secure Folders and Files
Topic 3D: Organize Folders and Files
Topic 3E: Search for Folders and Files
Lesson 4: Using Common Tools and Programs in Windows 7
Topic 4A: Create a Document in WordPad
Topic 4B: Work with the Calculator
Topic 4C: Capture Screens Using the Snipping Tool
Topic 4D: Customize a Graphic with the Paint Tool
Lesson 5: Email
Topic 5A: Launch Microsoft Outlook
Topic 5B: Explore the environment
Topic 5C: Read and reply to emails.
Topic 5D: Create Emails
Appendix A: Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix B: Personal Computer Basics