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Introduction to PCs Online Course

12 Month Subscription - $35
Live Mentor +$30

Summary:
This series is designed to introduce users to personal computers. Users will learn what a PC is and what an operating system is. They will learn basic computer skills such as turning a computer on, logging on to Windows, and working with files. Users will also learn to identify and use the major components of a PC, both externally and internally, including: disk drives, monitors, mice, keyboards, and printers.

Audience:
This series is for anyone who wants an introduction to the use of a PC with Windows as the operating system.

Features:
●  Exercises that allow users to practice the application
●  A file containing the text of the exercises
●  Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application
●  A glossary
●  A Skill Assessment

Topics included in this course:
Introduction to PCs Series: Introducing the PC
Introduction to PCs Series: Using Your PC
Introduction to PCs Series: Working with Folders and Files
Introduction to PCs Series: Inside Your PC
Introduction to PCs Series: Basic Peripherals
Introduction to PCs Series: Other Peripherals
Introduction to PCs Series: Understanding Software
Introduction to PCs Series: Introducing the Internet
Introduction to PCs Series: Internet and E-mail Tips
Introduction to PCs Series: Troubleshooting and Tips

Introduction to PCs Series: Introducing the PC
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course introduces users to basic computer concepts and instructs users on how to start the PC.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain what a PC is
Identify components of a PC
Describe types of PCs
Start and shut down a PC

Topics:
Defining a PC
Describing a typical PC
The front of the PC's console
The back of the PC's console
Types of PCs
Basic PC software
Turning on the PC
Using a power strip or UPS (uninteruptible power source)
Starting Windows
Logging on to Windows
Shutting down the PC
Resetting the PC
Leaving the computer on
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Introduction to PCs Series: Using Your PC
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course teaches users how to navigate within the Windows operating system and use the drives in a PC.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Navigate the desktop
Use the Windows taskbar and Start menu
Use windows, menus and dialog boxes
Use a PC's disk drives

Topics:
Navigating the desktop
Using the Windows taskbar
Using the Start menu
Exploring Windows
Using windows in Windows
Using menus and dialog boxes
Getting help from Windows
Describing a PC's disk drives
Locating a PC's disk drives
Accessing disk drive information
Using the CD-ROM/DVD drive
Using the floppy drive
Using the Zip drive
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Introduction to PCs Series: Working with Folders and Files
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course introduces users to the concepts of folders and files and explains how they are used within the Windows operating system

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create, use and delete folders
Create, open, name and save files
Find, move, copy and delete files
Create shortcuts to files

Topics:
Using folders
Viewing folders
Creating folders
Deleting folders
Compressing folders
Using the Open dialog box
Using the Save As dialog box
Naming files
Selecting files
Moving files
Copying files
Creating shortcuts
Deleting and undeleting files
Finding files in Windows
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Introduction to PCs Series: Inside Your PC
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course explains the components within a PC and how they are used.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the motherboard, BIOS and microprocessor
Explain the use of jacks, ports and other connections
Recognize types of disk drives
Define, idenify and add memory

Topics:
The motherboard and BIOS
The microprocessor
Connecting to the motherboard
Using the PC's clock
Jacks and ports
Using USB ports
Using FireWire and serial ports
Using other connections
Types of disk drives
The hard disk drive
CD-ROM and DVD drives
Other disk drives
Defining memory
Identifying your PC's memory
Adding memory to your PC
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Introduction to PCs Series: Basic Peripherals
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course describes the function and uses of typical peripherals that are used with PCs.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Adjust and operate a monitor
Use a mouse
Operate a keyboard
Configure and use a printer

Topics:
Monitors and graphics
Adjusting the monitor
Altering the display
Using two monitors
Troubleshooting monitors
Types of mice
Using a mouse
Adjusting a mouse
Using the keyboard
Troubleshooting the keyboard
Types of printers
Setting up a printer
Using a printer
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Introduction to PCs Series: Other Peripherals
Summary: Time: 3.0 hour(s)
This course and uses of other peripherals available for a PC including modems, sound cards, scanners, digital cameras, and external disk drives and explains how to install these peripherals.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Connect and use a modem
Utilize sound on a PC
Create and edit images
Identify and install peripherals

Topics:
Defining Modems
Types of Modems
Connecting a Modem to Your PC
Using a Modem
Sound on a PC
Using Sound in Windows
Using Other Sound Features
Scanners and Digital Cameras
Moving Images to a PC
Editing Images
Installing Peripherals
Identifying Popular Peripherals
Upgrading Your PC
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Introduction to PCs Series: Understanding Software
Summary: Time: 2.0 hour(s)
This course introduces users to typical software available for PCs and how to install and update the software.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Install software
Uninstall software
Update software
Describe common types of software

Topics:
Buying software for your PC
Installing software
Uninstalling software
Updating software
Software for the some
Entertainment software
Business software
Other software
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Introduction to PCs Series: Introducing the Internet
Summary: Time: 3.0 hour(s)
This course introduces users to the Internet and explains how to use a Web browser and e-mail.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Configure Windows for the Internet
Connect to the Internet
Disconnect from the Internet
Use a Web browser
Send and read e-mail

Topics:
Getting on the Internet
Configuring Windows for the Internet
Connecting to the Internet
Using Internet software
Using a Web browser
Visiting Web sites
Starting Outlook Express
Sending e-mail
Reading e-mail
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Introduction to PCs Series: Internet and E-mail Tips
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course provides users with detailed information on how to best use the Internet, Web browsers, and e-mail.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use Internet search engines
Set bookmarks on Web pages
Personalize e-mail messages
Use the Outlook Express Address Book
Download programs and music from the Internet
Send and receive e-mail attachments

Topics:
Searching the Web
Shopping online
Using bookmarks and history
Other tips for using the Internet
Personalizing your e-mail
Managing your e-mail
Using your address book
Other tips for using e-mail
Saving a Web page
Downloading programs and music
Working with e-mail attachments
Using FTP
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Introduction to PCs Series: Troubleshooting and Tips
Summary: Time: 3.0 hour(s)
This course provides users with information on how to protect data on their computer and overcome potential problems in addition to offering tips on how to maximize the efficiency of their PC.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Back up files
Use System Restore and Safe Mode
Handle viruses and other issues
Troubleshoot common problems
Identify common mistakes and helpful tips

Topics:
Using the Emergency Boot Disk
Backing Up Your Files
Dealing with Viruses
Using System Restore
Checking Your PC for Trouble
Using Safe Mode
Checking for Device Conflicts
Restoring a Device Driver
Troubleshooting Startup Problems
Identifying Sources for Help
Identifying Ten Common Mistakes
Identifying Ten Smart Purchases
Top Ten Tips from a Guru
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12 Month Subscription - $35
Live Mentor +$30