SW103  Introduction to Computers

For many people, the era of personal computers has developed so fast during the last 20 years, that they now feel that there is absolutely no way that they can possibly understand the technology involved.

The Introduction to Computers course is a half-day highly interactive course designed to teach the basics of personal computing in a friendly and sociable environment, with others who are at the same level.

The course includes the following:

  • Hardware & Software
  • How Computers Work
  • Peripheral Equipment
  • CPU – the Computer’s Brain
  • The Computer Basics
  • Interface Ports
  • Power Supply
  • The Keyboard
  • Talking to other Computers
  • Sound
  • Memory
  • Hard Drive & Storage
  • What is a Virus – How can I be protected?
  • Drives – Floppy, CD, Zip
  • Multimedia
  • Text – An Introduction to Word-Processors
  • Numbers – An Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • Graphics
  • Printers – Laser, Ink Jet, Bubble Jet, Dot Matrix

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to train the individuals to be able to use the basic functions of the computer, and to assess needs for additional training and development in specific applications, such as the Microsoft Office suite of products.

Candidate Profile

This course is designed for all levels and ages of staff, who will be looking to use a computer for any application either at work, or at home. The course does not assume that the individual is familiar with computer basics, and is therefore non-threatening and user-friendly.

Maximum attendees: 12

Duration: 1/2 day 


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