Basic Computer Skills You Must Learn

We are living in a digital world. So in order to achieve professional success, a thorough learning of your craft, might not be enough anymore. Many young professionals from non technical background are now seeking basic technical/computer education in order to have an edge over their non tech savvy peers. Having a firm grasp of basic computer skills will help you succeed in the current job market. In this essay we will underline some basic computer/technology related information.



Operating System : The Windows Operating System is the system through which your PC ( Personal Computer) & Laptop functions. Basic details about operating systems include :

Opening, running & closing a programme.
How to operate a file, folder and directory . (How to save files will also be included)
How to use Windows Explorer to find and open a particular file.
How to shut down and restart computer properly.

Basics of Computer Hardware : Hardware is the tangible parts of a computer. This includes the computer case, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. It also includes all the parts inside the computer case, such as the hard disk drive, motherboard, video card, and many others. In this course you will be taught how to :

Use the mouse to use the cursor on screen.
Clicking, right clicking and double clicking the mouse if needed.
How to type fast without committing spelling errors.
How to use the keyboard effectively. For example various components of the keyboard such as backspace, enter/return, space bar, delete, tab, shift and caps lock, etc will be covered.

Word Processor : This course will also include how to operate the word processor effectively. Word processors are used to store, design and format text typed from the keyboard and make them ready for print. A few examples of word processors are MS Word, Wordpad, Notepad etc. You will learn how to :

Create a new document
Open and save a document
How to use various fonts, formats, use bold and italics
How to print a document.

Electronic Spreadsheet : This is a document which is used to arrange data in rows and columns of a grid and can be utilized to perform calculations. While using Electronic Spreadsheet, you should be aware of how to :

Create a new document
Open a document
Save a document
How to use formulas and references
How to draw up graph and charts.

Basics of Internet : Internet is a global network system to communicate across countries and share information instantly. It consists of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols. In this course you will be taught :

How to open a browser, clear cookies, cache etc
How to create and maintain an email account
How to create and download files.

Network Diagnosis : This consists of one of the common problems with computers. In this course you will be taught how to :

Determine the IP address
Verify network connectivity
Find out what path network traffic takes to get to its destination
Create DNS names from IP addresses

The basic computer skills training will end with computer virus awareness training. This will basically teach you about various types of malawares, harmful softwares, about computer viruses which replicates itself into hard drive, programmes and data file of a computer.

This basic computer skill course will help you handle your day to day job more effectively.




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