Introduction to PC & Basic Microsoft Office Applications

This two-day course is designed to obtain the basic skills to operate and get familiar with the operating system. It will build confidence in users who have never worked on a PC before. Delegates will also learn the layout of the keyboard and on day two they will be introduced to the basics of Microsoft Office, namely Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.

Duration: 2 Day
Who should attend? General workers / Tea Ladies / Cleaners / Drivers & Delivery people
Course Prerequisite: None.

Course Outline

  • What is a personal computer?
  • Uses of personal computers
  • Types of storage devices
  • Computer ports
  • Operating system
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Start the computer and Windows
  • Log on to Windows
  • The Windows 10 welcome screen
  • Explore the desktop
  • The taskbar
  • The start menu
  • Using the mouse
  • Shutting down Windows
  • Getting to know your desktop
  • Window components
  • Window control buttons
  • Taskbar
  • Arrange desktop icons
  • Shortcut icons
  • Basic windows features
  • Create a folder on the desktop
  • Rename a folder
  • Delete a folder
  • Start and use a program
  • The paint tool
  • Search for files or folders
  • The desktop background
  • Recycle bin
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • What is Outlook?
  • Starting MS Outlook
  • The Outlook window
  • Components of the MS Outlook 2013 window
  • Folder pane
  • Use help
  • Inbox
  • Print messages
  • Delete a message
  • Create and send email
  • Select from the address book
  • Add blind copies
  • Format text
  • Reply/reply to all
  • Forward messages
  • Web sites to get you started
  • Basic principles of the internet
  • What is the internet?
  • Applications on the internet
  • What can you do on the internet?
  • Intranet and extranet
  • Firewalls
  • The world wide web
  • History of the world-wide-web
  • Advantages of using the web
  • Disadvantages of using the web
  • User names and internet addresses
  • Using search engines to find information
  • Internet explorer (now referred to as Microsoft Edge)
  • Enter a web address
  • Choosing a search engine
  • Print search results
  • Adding links to the favourites folder
  • Using history; Clearing your history list;
  • Working with graphics
  • Copy and paste text from a web page
  • Microsoft Edge settings
  • Home page button
  • Setting a custom home page
  • What is Microsoft Word?
  • Starting Microsoft Word 2013
  • Exiting Microsoft Word 2013
  • Understanding the word screen
  • The quick access toolbar
  • Zoom bar
  • Creating a new document
  • To display non-printing characters
  • Moving and scrolling with the keyboard
  • Selecting text
  • Deleting text
  • Undo & redo
  • Formatting – using the ribbon
  • Font colour
  • Underline text
  • Switching character case
  • Alignment
  • Bullets & numbering
  • Create a bulleted list; Printing the current document
  • What is Microsoft Excel?
  • The worksheet screen
  • The backstage view
  • Create a spreadsheet
  • Types of information
  • Inserting sheets
  • Renaming sheets
  • Fonts & font sizes
  • Adjusting row heights and column widths
  • Printing a worksheet
  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Lunch & Refreshments (not applicable to on-site training)
  • Electronic Certificate (on successful completion of the course)
  • Electronic Trainer Feedback Report
  • Electronic Delegate Feedback Questionnaire

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