Computer Essentials Course

This Computer Essentials course is for anyone who needs to understand the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for using computers and mobile devices. It's suitable for complete beginners.

Learning  Objectives

  • This course includes topics for creating and managing files, for dealing with networks, and ensuring data security. 

Estimated Course duration is 2 - 3 hours.  Each lesson take on average 3-5 minutes to complete.

Course Content

Computer and Devices

Computer Memory
Input Devices
Output Devices
Introducing PC Components
Explaining Operating Systems
Logging On
Log Off, Shut Down and Restart


The Desktop
The Taskbar
Icons and Shortcuts
Using Windows
Switch Between Open Windows
Available Help Functions
Desktop Configuration
Language Settings
Task Manager
Installing/Uninstalling Applications
USB Devices
Screen Capture


Opening and Closing MS Word
Opening and Closing Documents
Entering and Deleting Text
Copying and Moving Text
Saving Documents
Previewing and Printing Documents

File Management

File Explorer
Displaying Files and Folders
Creating Folders
Renaming Files and Folders
Searching for Files
Viewing Recently Used Files
Selecting Files and Folders
Sorting Files
Copying and Moving Files
Recycle Bin
Data Storage
Understanding Compression
Compressing Files and Folders


Network Access
Network Concepts

Security and Well-Being

Protecting Devices
Protecting Data
Computer Use
Green IT