Topics to be covered in this course:
►How computers compare with humans?
► How Computers work?
►Types of Computers Available
►Introduction to Microcomputer with focus on Personal Computer (PC)
►Anatomy of a PC with focus on CPU, Memory and Hard Disk drive
►Introduction to Optical (CD, DVD) and other Storage Media types (like USB flash drives, etc)
►Common I/O ports on a PC and some common devices that connect to them
►Some common PC peripheral devices like scanners and printers
►Taking care of Laser printers (eg. changing toner, preventing & fixing paper jams)
►What is a computer Program?
►System Programs Vs Application Programs
►Introduction to Windows Operating System (OS)
►Becoming familiar with Windows GUI
►Introduction to PC Keyboard
►How the Mouse functions?
►Interacting with Windows GUI using Mouse and Keyboard
►Operating a computer by interacting with GUI
►What is Touch Typing and how to learn to type without looking at the keyboard?
►All about entering and editing text (including Block editing)
►Creating & Editing a Document with a Word-processor
►Learning special commands for Capturing screen data
►How to share data between different programs and applications
►Introduction to Hard Disk Management
►Introduction to Files, Folders, and pathnames
►Common file types and their relationship to common Applications
►Introduction to Windows Explorer
►Managing Files and folders in Windows Explorer
►Introduction to File management interface available within Application programs
►Most common File management examples (for creating and opening files, saving, copying, moving, deleting, and Printing files, compressing/decompressing files, and more!)
►How to archive or store data on CD/DVD
►Introduction to Internet
►Introduction to some useful websites like Download.com
►How to search for special programs on the Web?
►How to Download and Save files?
►How to install programs?
►How to un-install programs?
►Introduction to some useful third-party Utilities (Screen Capture, pdf, video, etc) and how to get them and install them on your PC
►What are device drivers? How to install device drivers?
►Installing a Printer driver for a new Printer on your computer?
►Becoming familiar with email
►Sharing and sending files via email
►Basic Introduction to Home/Office networks
►How to setup a simple wireless network?
►What to look for when shopping for the right computer?
►How to set up your new computer right out of the box?