Basic Computing

September 3rd, 2016

  • Intro to PCs for Beginners

Intro to PCs for Beginners

Delivery & Duration

  • Face-to-face: 1 day, OR
  • Live online: 3 x 1-hour sessions

General Outline

This course is great for minimising the ‘fear factor’ many people have when using computers.

The course guides participants through the basics in using a PC and shows them important shortcuts and easy-to-remember ‘rules’ for carrying out common tasks quickly.

Participants will learn how to create and manage simple documents and spreadsheets that can later be saved and stored for later use. Participants will also perform hands-on exercises with Internet navigation and email communication.

Detailed Content

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Windows Basics:

  • Start a Windows PC and log on.
  • Use shortcut tips and rules for using a Windows PC.
  • Start and exit Windows applications using shortcuts.
  • Move, size, maximise and minimise windows.
  • Swap between opened applications.
  • Navigate and create folders to organise files.
  • Use the Recycle Bin.

Word processing Basics:

  • Type a simple letter in MS Word or Google Docs.
  • Edit and format text.
  • Create, save and open files.

Spreadsheet Basics:

  • Create a simple spreadsheet in MS Excel or Google Sheets.
  • Enter headings, data and simple formulas.
  • Edit and format data.
  • Create a simple chart.

Email Basics:

  • Create, send and receive e-mail.
  • Use an e-mail address book.
  • Reply to e-mail.
  • Use simple e-mail management techniques.

Internet Basics:

  • Use shortcuts for browsing the Internet.
  • Save web pages to favourites.
  • Use correct search techniques to minimise ‘hits’.

Flexible Options

Courses are delivered in our training rooms, or can be conducted in your training room onsite, or as live, online sessions. And content/outcomes can be customised/tailor-made to your requirements.

See Benefits to the right for a list of services provided to all participants (depending on the course).

For more details or to inquire about a closed corporate or online program, use our inquiry form here or phone us on (02) 6041 2711.


The course is designed for anybody with little or no experience in using a Windows PC.

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