Computer literacy training

Computer literacy training comprises three interactive courses:

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Using Your Computer
  • Living Online

Each course has inbuilt exercises and tests that you can take at any time.

These courses will help you to become a proficient computer user, able to run applications and use current media in pursuit of your personal and business objectives. They show you how to become a more adept Internet browser by demonstrating the best practices for accessing, bookmarking and retrieving online information.

The training examines in detail how you can keep your computer safe from viruses and malware while browsing, and also covers online shopping and banking so that you can make informed decisions on all matters relating to web security and commerce.

You will also learn how to easily communicate via the Internet, by receiving information via bulletin boards, signing up to mailing lists and participating in newsgroups. You will discover how to configure and customize your e-mail settings and use instant messaging for real-time Internet communication.

Each individual course builds the foundation required to work with a PC, its software, and its accessories in clear and concise language and covers what you need to know to become a confident user of computers and the Internet. The courses also give you a solid foundation should you wish to study further for certification such as IC³ or ICDL.

Program content

Course 1 – Introduction to Computers

Lesson 1: Introducing computers
Topic Learning Points
1. Computer functions and types
  • Computer basics
  • Computer types
  • Handheld devices
  • Summary
2. Computer hardware
  • Components
  • Inside the cabinet
  • Peripheral devices
  • Ports and connectors
  • Storage
  • Summary
3. Key components and performance
  • Clock speed
  • RAM and graphics requirements
  • Storage requirement
  • Summary
Lesson 2: Computers in everyday life
Topic Learning Points
1. Networks
  • WANs and LANs
  • Internet connection options
  • Intranets and extranets
  • Client/server networks
  • Summary
2. ICT in business, education and leisure
  • ICT in action
  • Internet communication services
  • Virtual communities
  • Summary
Lesson 3: Health, security, and the law
Topic Learning Points
1. Using your computer wisely
  • Ergonomics and health
  • The environment
  • Summary
2. Security
  • Physical damage
  • Preventing thefts and losses
  • Viruses
  • Summary
3. The law
  • Copyright issues
  • Informational privacy
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Summary
Course Test

 

Course 2 – Using Computer Software

Lesson 1: Getting started
Topic Learning Points
1. Introducing computer software
  • Operating systems
  • Application software
  • Accessibility options
  • Summary
2. Your desktop setup
  • Computer setup
  • Time, date, and volume
  • Keyboard and language
  • Summary
3. Personalizing your settings
  • Working with icons
  • Background and screensaver
  • Color and resolution
  • Summary
4. Using the Help functions
  • Help home page
  • Searching Help
  • Browsing Help
  • Summary
5. Exercise: Desktop and Help
  • T1 Changing the screensaver
  • T2 Changing the background
  • T3 Browsing to a Help page
  • T4 Returning to Help and Support
Lesson 2: Using software
Topic Learning Points
1. Using windows
  • Opening windows
  • The basic structure of windows
  • Working with windows
  • Summary
2. Capturing screen images
  • Using Print Screen
  • Using the Snipping Tool
  • Summary
3. Installing software
  • Introducing software installation
  • Installation wizards
  • Installing Microsoft Office from a CD
  • Installing from a web site
  • Uninstalling a program
  • Summary
Lesson 3: File management
Topic Learning Points
1. Introduction to file management
  • Considerations when storing files
  • The Windows data storage system
  • Navigating through folders
  • Navigate to a file on a drive
  • Summary
2. Files and folders
  • Common file types
  • File status
  • Viewing files and folders
  • Summary
3. Creating files and folders
  • Best naming practices
  • Creating and naming files
  • Renaming files
  • Creating and renaming folders
  • Summary
4. Organizing files and folders
  • Selecting files and folders
  • Deleting and restoring
  • Copying and moving files and folders
  • Compressing files and folders
  • Summary
5. Exercise: Working with files and folders
  • Creating a file
  • T1 Opening a new Word document
  • T2 Opening the Save As dialog box
  • T3 Saving to a location
  • T4 Saving your document
  • T5 Compressing your file
Lesson 4: Finding and protecting files
Topic Learning Points
1. Finding files
  • Search functions
  • Searching in the Start menu
  • Using the Search Results window
  • Searching in location folders
  • Searching by file properties
  • Summary
2. Protecting files against viruses
  • Anti-virus protection
  • Scanning your computer
  • Scanning removable media
  • Scanning individual folders
3. Exercise: Finding and organizing files
  • Finding and organizing a file
  • T1 Finding a file
  • T2 Viewing document contents
  • T3 Renaming the file
  • T4 Cutting the Roast Chicken Recipe
  • T5 Pasting the file into Recipes.zip
Lesson 5: Using printers
Topic Learning Points
1. Installing and configuring printers
  • Installing a printer automatically
  • Installing a network printer
  • Installing a printer manually
  • Printing a test page
  • Selecting a default printer
  • Summary
2. Printing
  • Printing documents
  • Using the print queue
  • Summary
3. Exercise: Using the printer
  • T1 Printing a document
  • T2 Changing your default printer
  • T3 Pausing a print job

 

Course 3 – Living Online

Lesson 1: Starting out on the Internet
Topic Learning Points
Browsing the Web
  • The browser interface
  • Navigating
  • Saving pages for future access
  • Speeding up web access
Searching the Web
  • Types of search service
  • Using search engines and web directories
  • Assessing web information
Web security
  • Undesirable and malicious content
  • Password safety
  • Configuring security settings
  • Viruses
Web commerce
  • Online shopping and banking
  • Security issues for Web commerce
  • Digital certificates
Module test
Lesson 2: Communicating on the Internet
Topic Learning Points
Introducing e-mail
  • E-mail and its beginnings
  • Common e-mail features
  • Delivering e-mail
  • E-mail message components
  • E-mail privacy and encryption
Using e-mail
  • Configuring e-mail software
  • Appropriate use of e-mail
  • Writing an e-mail
  • Sending an e-mail
Using Outlook Express
  • Working with folders
  • Searching, sorting, and saving e-mail
  • Working online and offline
  • Using the Address Book
  • Adding a signature block
  • Blocking senders
Information sources
  • Usenet newsgroups
  • Newsgroups principles
  • News-reading software
  • Participating in newsgroups
  • Mailing lists and bulletin boards
  • Web sites and online databases
Real-time Internet communication
  • Real-time conversation
  • Using instant messaging clients
  • Video conferencing
Module test

Computer literacy training courses:

  • are modular
  • include summaries, topic questions, web resources, glossary, and scored testing
  • are graphically illustrated
  • are easily navigable
  • allow bookmarking within the current session
  • are accessible to English first and second-language speakers
  • cost only $79.00 (Single User License)

Each course has inbuilt exercises and tests that you can take at any time.

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