Basic Computers

Program Details: Basic Computers
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School: Macmillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
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Program Length: 20 Hrs.
Program Fees: $55.00
Location: College Campus/Online

Basic Computers introduces new users to computers, the different types of computers that exist, how they’re used, what makes up a computer, and an introduction to the Windows operating system. Living Online using Windows provides specific guidelines for the knowledge and skills required to be a functional user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Employers, Colleges and Universities now understand that exposure to computers does not equal understanding computers. So, more than ever, basic computer and Internet skills are being considered prerequisites for employment and higher education.


Computer Fundamentals using Windows

Unit 1: Computers All Around Us

  • Computers All Around Us
  • Looking at Networks
  • Elements of a Personal
  • Identifying Input/Output
  • Working with Storage Systems
  • Looking at Printers
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Buying a Computer
  • Looking at Software Applications
  • Using the Computer

Unit 2: Using Windows

  • Looking at Windows
  • Looking at the Desktop
  • Working with Windows
  • Exiting Windows
  • Getting Help
  • Running Application
  • Looking at Files and
  • Using Windows Explorer
  • Using the Recycle Bin
  • Managing Disks
  • Customizing System
  • Installing and Uninstalling Programs

Living Online using Windows

Unit 1: Getting Connected

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Looking at the Internet
  • Understanding E-mail
  • Using Microsoft Outlook Express

Unit 2: Using the Internet

  • Getting Started
  • Looking at Web Browsers
  • Using Microsoft Internet
  • Using Information From the Web
  • Searching for Information
  • Qualifying the Information
  • The Risks of Computing
  • Accessing the Internet in a Legal & Safe Manner

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