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Intro to Computers in Fergus

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$199

This four evening course running on November 12, 15, 19 & 22 will give you an overall Introduction to Computers.

  1. Intro to Computers

1) Parts of a computer

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • O/S

2) Computer terminology

  • RAM, Memory, CPU
  • Hard drive, Flash Drive, SD Card
  • Network, Modem
  • Units of measurement (File size, Storage)
  • CD / DVD (uses & storage capacity)
  • Desktop
  • the “Cloud” – what is it?

3) What should I look for when buying a computer?

4) What is included in MS Office suite?

  • Free alternatives to MS Office

Common Computer Actions
1) Mouse practices

  • Click, Double click, Right click
  • Drag & drop
  • Mouse settings – Double click speed, Right vs Left-handed, etc.

2) Laptops – Tracking Pads

3) Keyboard

4) Function keys on a laptop

5) Minimize / Maximize / Close

6) Start / Shut Down / Restart / Log Off

7) Using / Modifying the Taskbar

8) Back up your files

9) Personalize your computer

  • Multiple users
  • Change the Display Resolution
  • Change the Desktop background
  • Customize Taskbar & Desktop icons
  • Control Panel

o Date, Time, Number formats

o Metric or Imperial settings

o PC clock

  • Install a printer

10) Download pictures from camera

  1. Internet / Email

1) Computer Threats / Security

  • Best practices
  • Automatic computer updates
  • Phishing schemes
  • Antivirus software
  • Content filter
  • Passwords
  • Free software
  • Helpful / Recommended add-ons

2) Internet

  • Discuss browsers & search engines
  • Searching tips
  • Hyperlinks
  • Internet history & favourites
  • AutoComplete
  • Working with Internet tabs
  • Changing your home page
  • Downloading internet files
  • Saving pictures from a web page
  • Print a web page (or only a portion of it)

3) Email (using Gmail as our example)

  • Best practices
  • Web based email vs. Outlook
  • Send file attachments
  • Viewing & downloading file attachments
  • How to handle spam
  • Contacts
  1. File Management

1) Working with files – using File Explorer

  • View your files / Change file view
  • Select a file
  • Copy / Move a file
  • Rename a file
  • Open a file / Open With …

2) Create a new folder

3) Save a file in a new location

4) Desktop shortcuts

5) Delete a file

6) Recycle Bin – Restore a deleted file

7) Search for a file

8) File compression

9) Good file organizational practices

  1. Introduction to MS Office

1) MS Word

  • Basic text commands
  • Basic text and paragraph formatting
  • Inserting images
  • Headers & Footers

2) MS Excel

  • Basic worksheet formulas & functions
  • Reusing formulas
  • Basic worksheet, text, number formatting

3) MS PowerPoint

  • Basic slide layouts
  • Drawing shapes
  • Basic Transitions & Animations
  • Running your presentation

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Date:
November 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$199
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Organizer

Horizon Quest
Phone:
519-787-7641
Email:
admin@horizonquest.ca
Website:
http://horizonquest.ca

Venue

Horizon Quest
265 Bridge St.
Fergus, ON N1M 1T7 Canada
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Phone:
519-787-7641
Website:
http://horizonquest.ca

Address

265 Bridge Street,
Fergus ON N1M 1T7

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: (519) 787-7641
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