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Introduction to PCs Training


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 w

This Introduction to PCs online training series provides over 35 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

1 . Basic Peripherals
2 . Inside Your PC
3 . Internet and E-mail Tips
4 . Introducing the Internet
5 . Introducing the PC
6 . Other Peripherals
7 . Troubleshooting and Tips
8 . Understanding Software
9 . Using Your PC
10 . Working with Folders and Files

Lesson Detail:

Basic Peripherals
This course describes the function and uses of typical peripherals that are used with PCs.

  • 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

Inside Your PC
This course explains the components within a PC and how they are used.

  • 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

Internet and E-mail Tips
This course provides users with detailed information on how to best use the Internet, Web browsers, and e-mail.

  • 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

Introducing the Internet
This course introduces users to the Internet and explains how to use a Web browser and e-mail.

  • 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

Introducing the PC
This course introduces users to basic computer concepts and instructs users on how to start the PC.

  • 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

Other Peripherals
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.

  • 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

Troubleshooting and Tips
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.

  • 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

Understanding Software
This course introduces users to typical software available for PCs and how to install and update the software.

  • Buying software for your PC
  • Installing software
  • Uninstalling software
  • Updating software
  • Software for the some
  • Entertainment software
  • Business software
  • Other software

Using Your PC
This course teaches users how to navigate within the Windows operating system and use the drives in a PC.

  • 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

Working with Folders and Files
This course introduces users to the concepts of folders and files and explains how they are used within the Windows operating system

  • 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

Introduction to PCs

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


  • Simulations teach learners to perform specific tasks in applications through guided, multi-step exercises.
  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

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What You Get:

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the Introduction to PCs training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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