Basics of Computing


Basics of Computing

This is where the student studies the fundamentals of computing. 

It is made up of two modules: Introduction to Computing, and Internet and Email Concepts.


  1. Introduction to Computing
  2. Internet & Email Concepts
  • Summary

    This course is the first of a numerous of computing courses to be pursued by anyone interested in computing or who has found the need to acquaint him or herself with computing knowledge. The course assumes no previous knowledge of computing, and as such begins from defining what a computer is to being able to operate and utilize one efficiently.

    The course is treated in-depth and is very practical, the aim of which is to give participants a solid foundation on which other computing skills and disciplines will be built.

    Objective

    Upon completion of the course participants will:

    • Know what a computer is, what it does and its history
    • Know the types of computers available
    • Know the main components of a computer
    • Be able to connect the various cables of the various parts of the computer together, and power the computer
    • Know the types of Operating Systems and main Software that run on computers
    • Know the Windows Operating System environment
    • Be able to change basic settings of a computer
    • Know what Files and Folders are
    • Be able to Create, Edit, Copy, Move, Organize, Delete and Restore Files and Folders efficiently

    Prerequisite

    • Conversant in oral and written English

    Target

    • Persons with little or no knowledge of what computers are and how they are operated

     

  • Summary

    The emergence of the Internet has opened a whole new dimension to accessing information and communicating. The availability of information and its quick and easy access makes it almost impossible for one to do without the Internet when searching for information or communicating with friends, family and business colleagues.

    Participants will be taught what the Internet is all about, the numerous applications - such as the World Wide Web, Email and other messaging applications, and modern communication applications -  that run on it,  and how to use it efficiently. 

    Objective

    Upon completion of the course participants will:

    • Know what the Internet is and how it works
    • Have basic knowledge of what a Network is and the various types
    • Know what Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are and what they do
    • Know what the World Wide Web (WWW) is and what it is made up of
    • Know the types of web browsers and their features and how to use them
    • Know what Search Engines are and how to use them
    • Know current technologies using the power of the Internet
    • Know what Email is and how to access it
    • Know how to create an Email Account
    • Know how to create, access, receive and send Emails
    • Know how to Copy, Blind-copy and Attach files to emails

    Prerequisite

    • Introduction to Computing

    Target

    • Persons with little or no knowledge of the use of the Internet and Email
    • People who need to use the Internet and Email more efficiently for their professional or personal endeavours

     



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