Computing Basics & Essentials
Computing Basics & Essentials – Set of 7 Interactive Courses is best suited to:
Employees and operators who need to improve their basic computer skills.
Persons entering the workplace for the first time and who need to learn how to complete basic tasks using a computer.
Individuals who want to cross-train from another industry and who need to learn to use a computer.
People who want to earn a basic qualification that proves their experience.
Businesses who want to introduce a common level of computing ability throughout their workforce.
Using a blend of instructor led videos and self-study manuals, this Computing Basics & Essentials course package is delivered online using our learning platform. Students enrolling on the course will be able to access elearning content anyplace anytime, so they can study whenever is most convenient for them.
The package comprises seven separate modules that take students through the most common basic computing tasks they will face in the workplace. A series of flash cards allow learners to test their progress, and a series of practical examples encourage them to apply that knowledge. End of unit tests ensure students have fully grasped the concepts being taught before moving on to the next learning goal. Our social network allows students to discuss course content with other learners, helping them share and learn from each other’s experiences.
Key Learning Points
Among the topics that students will master are:
The basic concepts of modern computing, including a high level discussion of the parts of a computer, and the various legal regulations that users must follow – such as data protection.
Basic file management techniques including creating, moving and deleting folders, accessing Windows help for advice and how to install software.
Using a word processing application and taking advantage of the many text formatting options provided to insert graphics, build tables and perform a simple mail merge operation.
Using a spreadsheet application to capture and format data, build graphs and construct simple formulas to automatically calculate values.
Designing and building a basic database to store data, and how to build reports and forms to retrieve information.
Creating presentations to accompany a talk or meeting, and using graphics themes and animations to improve the visual appearance and engage an audience.
Effective use of email tools to build a contact list and to communicate with them.
Using the Internet effectively to find information, fill in forms and transmit data securely.
Advantages of this Course
As well as helping to raise skill levels and confidence, students completing the course will benefit from:
A broad range of basic skills that help them perform their duties more efficiently.
Develop skills that also help them get more from their home computer.
A Course completion certificate that proves they have gained knowledge and may help secure a new job.
The Computing Basics course is an essential step towards building confidence in using computers– without mastering the topics covered in this course, students will not have the knowledge or experience they need to complete the practical aspects of the tests or gain the certificate.
Units of study
Concepts of Information and Communication Technology
Using the Computer and Managing Files
Web Browsing and Communication
1 gigahertz (GHz)
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Safari 6 or above