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Computer Basics Tutorial


This VTC Computer Basics training course has been developed for the absolute beginner and is based on Microsoft Windows XP. In this course, author Kim Dreyer explains in basic terms, the components of a computer, hardware and software and how they work. She then explains the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, as well as how to manage files and folders, navigate on the Internet, and use e-mail. She recommends further courses which will assist you in learning more about the computer and specific applications. To begin learning today, simply click the links below.

Welcome

Introduction

The PC

Introduction
Power On
Power Off
Shutdown/Restart

The Console

Introduction
Front of the Console
Back of the Console
Inside the Console
Memory

The Monitor

Introduction
Monitor Buttons
The Desktop
Monitor Settings

The Mouse

Introduction
Clicking the Mouse
Mouse Settings
Maintenance and Troubleshooting

The Keyboard

Introduction
The Typical Keyboard
Keys in Detail

Floppy Drive

Introduction
Accessing your 'A' Drive
Formatting a Floppy Disk

CD-ROM Drive

Introduction
More Information

Printers

Introduction
Connecting a Printer
Printing Data

The Modem

Introduction
Modem Speed and Types

Computer Peripherals

Introduction
How to Connect Peripherals

Operating System

Introduction
Getting Started
Interface and Toolbars
Windows Explorer
My Computer
The Control Panel
Accessories
Working in Windows
New/Open/Close Documents
Wrapping up Windows

Files and Folder

Introduction
Creating Folders
Renaming & Deleting Folders
Customizing Folders

Internet - WWW

Introduction
Connecting to the Internet
Internet Explorer
The Interface
Web Pages
Security and Privacy
Closing Internet Explorer
Finding Assistance

E-Mail

Introduction
Sending Messages
Receiving Mail
The Address Book
Attachments and Viruses

Assistance

Introduction

Where to from Here

Where to from Here

Credits

About this Author


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