What is Introduction to Computers ?

This course explains what a computer is and what it does, it looks at the different elements of a computer, both the hardware and software components. The course teaches you the basic functions of a computer, how to hold and operate a mouse and a keyboard, how to open and close programs and documents and many more exciting features.

Introduction to Computers

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What are the prerequisites?

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Email for notifications and communication
  • Internet connection
  • PDF viewer (e.g ADOBE Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Word for notes
  • A web browser

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This course is very easy to understand and well presented. It provided me with concrete understanding of the basics of computers (both software and hardware). I will definitely refer others if I get the chance."

Course Content

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Introduction to Computers is a prerequisite for most companies. 

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Unit 1 - Introduction to computers

1.1 What is a computer?

1.2 What are hardware and software?

1.3 Different types of computers

1.4 What is a storage device?

Unit 2 - Input Devices

2.1 What is an input device?

2.2 How to hold a mouse

2.3 How to use a mouse

2.4 Exploring the keyboard

Unit 3 - Output Devices

3.1 What is an output device?

3.2 Printing

Unit 5 - Internet and Networks

5.1 Introduction

5.2 The Internet and different networks

5.3 Network components and signing in

5.4 Types of telephone network connections

5.5 The World Wide Web

5.6 Internet and Web applications

5.7 Modems, browsers and ISPs

5.8 Bandwidth

5.9 Types of Internet access

5.10 Surfing strategies

5.11 Benefits and limits of the Internet

Unit 6 - Setting up a computer workstation according to ergonomic and health and safety principles

6.1 Computer ergonomics

6.2 Computer health and safety

6.3 Setting up a computer workstation

6.4 Environmentally responsible practices

Unit 4 - Software

4.1 What is an Operating System?

4.2 Exploring the Desktop

4.3 Managing files with File Explorer

4.4 Exploring the taskbar

4.5 Personalising your Desktop

4.6 What is application software?

4.7 Open and save applications

It takes between 4 days and 2 weeks, depending on your speed.

only R 50 (incl VAT)


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