Computer appreciation 1. The basics and history of computing, including familiarisation with the hardware and software which enables independent work on a computer performing simple tasks. Components of a computer system (system board, central processing unit (CPU), Random Access Memory (RAM), Read Only Memory (ROM), Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EPROM), hard disks, solid state drives, optical drives, flash drives, monitor, keyboard, mouse, track pad, trackball, etc. Types of computer systems (super computers, mainframe, workstations, desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, and blackberry). Printers (LaserJet, inkjet, Deskjet, Officejet, thermal wax). 2.
Introduction to Operating Systems 1. Working in a Windows environment. Transition from DOS to Windows. Advantages of Windows. Versions of Microsoft Windows. Using the mouse. Using the keyboard. Moving, resizing and closing windows. Windows Explorer. Files and Folders. Copying, moving and deleting Files. Printing. Accessories: Notepad, Wordpad, Calculator, Paint, Bluetooth file transfer. Users and passwords. 3.
Introduction to Operating Systems 2.Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8. 4.
Introduction to Operating Systems 3.Apple OS, Apple iOS, Android, Linux. 5.
Internet appreciation 1: Internet browsers. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Firefox, Opera, Safari. 6.
Internet appreciation2.The use of email (Yahoo! mail, Gmail, Hotmail),social networking (Facebook, Twitter, chat rooms), and communication software (Skype, Instant Messaging (IM), video chats). 7.
Internet appreciation 3. The use of search engines, indices and directories. 8.
Introduction to application packages 1: word processors. Microsoft Word. The user interface. Drop down menu. Quick access toolbar. The status bar. Create a new document. Open an existing document. Saving a document. Character formatting. Paragraph formatting. Page layout. Tables. Spelling and Grammar. Thesaurus. Inserting graphics...
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