Computer Basics

This is a fundamental course which covers basic and intermediate theory and practical applications of how to use a computer and the various applications through a combination of lecture and hands-on practical sessions

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Computing:

For someone who has never used a computer before. We cover the basics. 

2. Microsoft WORD

The Basics

  • Open and examine components of the screen
  • Create, edit and save a new document
  • Execute commands using the menu, toolbar and shortcut menus
  • Insert a date and time in a document
  • Save and close a document
  • Work with page breaks in a multiple page document
  • Use 'Find & Replace' to quickly update a document
  • Correct a document with Spell Checking and Grammar Checking
  • Use, create and customize Autotext entries
  • Enhance a document bu adding attributes, changing font and font size
  • Change page margins and page orientation for a document
  • Adjust paragraph setting such as tabs, indentation, alignment, line spacing and text flow
  • Create numbered and bulleted lists
  • Print a letter document

Intermediate - Creating and Formatting Tables

  • Create and format tables
  • Add borders and shading to tables
  • Revise tables. insert and delete rows and columns and change cell formats
  • Modify table structure, merge cells, and change cell height and width
  • Rotate text in a table

Intermediate - Working with Objects

  • Insert symbols
  • Use the Drawing toolbar
  • Insert pagebreaks
  • Create sections with formatting that differs from other sections
  • Insert graphics into a document, including WordArt, ClipArt and Images Creating and Using Newspaper Columns
  • Create and use newspaper columns
  • Revise the width and structure of newspaper columns
  • Apply borders and shadIng to paragraphs
  • Copy formats using the Format Pointer
  • Use the Office Assistant to find help

Using Newspaper Columns

  • Create and use newspaper columns
  • Revise the width and structure of newspaper columns
  • Apply borders and shading to paragraphs
  • Copy formats using the Format Pointer
  • Use the Office Assistant to find help

3. Microsoft EXCEL

The Basics

  • Examine the look and features of Excel
  • Enter and change constant values
  • Save and retrieve Excel Files
  • Enter both simple formulas and formulas with functions by typing and pointing
  • Using AutoSum and AutoCalculate
  • Study concepts including the mathematical order of operations and absolute and relative cell references
  • Use the toolbar and menu commands to change selection with number formats, cell alignments, font, cell borders and patterns
  • Use the SpellCheck and AutoCorrect features
  • Change worksheet appearance by inserting, deleting and changing the size of columns/rows
  • Preview and print entire or partial worksheets with new margins, header and footer, gridlines and column heading

Intermediate

  • Create Formula using various function
  • Creating and printing Graph
  • Protect files, worksheets and cells
  • Link worksheet data
  • Use Dote and Time functions and Numeric functions In a Worksheet

4. Microsoft POWERPOINT

The Basics

  • Start the PowerPoint program, identify on-screen features, and navigate presentation
  • Create and Edit bullet slides
  • Use PowerPoint's drawing tools
  • Working with Clipart
  • Printing

Intermediate

  • Creating Organization Chart
  • Creating of Graph
  • Working with outline view
  • Working with Note Pages View
  • Setting up slide show
  • Animation effects in slide show
  • Advance Printing

5. MS Access (Introduction to Table, Forms & Reports)

  • Database concept
  • MS Access Table concept
  • Table fields and various data type
  • Creating Ms Access Table using design view
  • Edit table structure and records
  • Simple search in table
  • Design and modify simple forms and reports
  • Calculate within database reports
  • Print reports

6. Internet

  • Internet Browsers and URLs
  • Finding things on the Web
  • Introduction to Email
  • The Parts of an Email
  • Understanding Email Address
  • Setting up an Email Account
  • Working with Email

 

STAGES:

  • Beginner Class: GHC 500. Duration: 3 weeks (Only physical class option)
  • Advance Class: GHC 650.  Duration: 4 weeks (Online option available)

    

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