Personal Computer Fundamentals For End Users
In the Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users course, students learn about the components and basic operation of the personal computer. The content in this course is both conceptual and practical and is intended to provide students with a working knowledge of computing. Students explore hardware troubleshooting, file management, multimedia options, and browsing the Internet.
Introduction to Keyboarding course, or equivalent typing skills with the ability to type 10 to 20 words per minute.
METHOD OF DELIVERY
Integrated Learning™ System training facilitated by Academy of Learning Career College facilitators.
A Student Guide is provided for this course. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.
The Advent of the Personal Compute; Categories of Personal Computers
The System Unit; Common Peripheral Devices for Input; Common Peripheral Devices for Output; Common Peripheral Devices for Storage; Common Peripheral Devices for Communications
How a Computer Works; Preparing a Computer for Use; Introducing Operating Systems
Understanding Device Drivers; Using the Mouse; Using the Keyboard; The Monitor; Understanding Printers; Troubleshooting Hardware and Configuration Problems; Health Issues
Common Business Software Applications; Using a Word Processing Application; Using a Spreadsheet Application
Exploring Files and Folders; Using the Recycle Bin; Installing and Uninstalling Software
Introduction to Multimedia; Introduction to Graphics; Introduction to Animations; Introduction to Video; Introduction to Sound
Communication Between Computers; Introduction to the Internet; Browsing the World Wide Web; Using E-mail