computer essentials v2

Computer Essentials Course Outline

Reinforce your knowledge of the key fundamentals of using computers and mobile devices.

Topics Covered

Computer and Devices

Computer Memory
Input Devices
Output Devices
Introducing PC Components
Explaining Operating Systems
Logging On
Log Off, Shut Down and Restart

Desktop, Icons and Settings

The Desktop
The Taskbar
Icons and Shortcuts
Using Windows
Switch Between Open Windows
Available Help Functions
Desktop Configuration
Language Settings
Task Manager
Installing/Uninstalling Applications
USB Devices
Screen Capture


Opening and Closing MS Word
Opening and Closing Documents
Entering and Deleting Text
Copying and Moving Text
Saving Documents
Previewing and Printing Documents
File Management

File Explorer

Displaying Files and Folders
Creating Folders
Renaming Files and Folders
Searching for Files
Viewing Recently Used Files
Selecting Files and Folders
Sorting Files
Copying and Moving Files
Recycle Bin
Data Storage
Understanding Compression
Compressing Files and Folders


Network Access
Network Concepts

Security and Well-Being

Protecting Devices
Protecting Data
Computer Use
Green IT

Computer Essentials Test

This test covers questions relating to the essential skills required for the use of devices and file management.
20 questions which are either true/false, multiple choice, hotspot, fill in the blank or match.
Pass mark is 80% and you will receive a competency certificate if you pass. Re-take the test anytime

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