Computer Basics & Job Skills Training

Basic Computer Job Skills Training

Computer Literacy is an essential skill for both the corporate workforce and personal productivity. This hands-on, simulator based computer basics course is for anyone who wants to understand basic computing and learn the skills needed to use desktop applications for writing letters (Word), entering financial data (Excel), creating presentations (PowerPoint), and managing information (Access).

 

Your training for the Information Technology field starts here:

This interactive, hands-on lab based online Personal Computer (PC) training provides over 100 video lectures and 149 Hands-on Lab Simulations. Additional simulations are provided in the exam modules as students can take our certification exam. Step-by-step instructions are provided for performing the lab exercises for students needing help. Start acquiring real-world corporate job skills as you are guided through the lessons. Effective learning goes beyond simply watching video tutorials or listening to a trainer in a classroom. Actual hands-on practice sessions are essential for imparting new skill. This is a skills-based training program.

Our hands-on interactive courses are use by schools and universities around the nation!

Computer Basics topics covered:

  1. Computer Hardware
  2. The Windows Operating System
  3. File Management
  4. Networking and System Updates
  5. Online Safety and Security
  6. Microsoft Office Application Features

See below for a detailed course outline.

Computer Based Training with Interactive Hands-on Labs

This is an integrated training product that includes videos lectures, video demonstration, hands-on labs, notes, and exam software. The student can rewind and fast forward so as to review concepts as many times as you like, allowing you to learn and retain much more information.

The hands-on labs are the heart and soul of this training. You will build real-world job skills, validate acquired knowledge, and gain experience.

A Comprehensive Training Package:

This course provides a comprehensive learning experience for the student. Visual learners can see the application in use as the lecturer shows step-by-step examples on how to perform various tasks in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

There are two types of learning approaches, knowledge and skills. This training combines both methodologies to more effectively train the student. Watching video lectures provides knowledge based content to the learner, but performing frequent tasks imparts skills. Combining both approach and incorporating real-world scenarios to the practical hands-on labs is what we call experienced based learning.

This training program enables the student to gain workforce skills by providing Challenge labs which enables the student to practice the basic procedural skills required in performing tasks in Word or Excel for example. Thereafter, the student is presented with a text lesson to review key terminologies that they are required to know (or understand) in order to use key features of the software. The text lessons also provide tips for using application features in the real-world.

Finally, the Applied Labs in each section give students real world scenarios where they can apply the procedural skills they learned in the drill and practice labs. See the course outline below for topics that use the various methodologies.

Practice Exams

These practice exams will measure and validate your skills, knowledge, and experience. They let you:

  • Measure your knowledge and experience
  • Identify areas that you need to improve with links to course content
  • Get detailed feedback for each question
  • View robust score reports

 

 

Prerequisite: None

No prior experience with Windows is required to take this online course. If you need additional help on using the keyboard or mouse, please contact us for further assistance at no additional cost to you. Take any of the training in the order you desire.

Online Enrollment:

Once your payment is processed, you will be sent an online activation code within 1 business day via email to create your online account (login and password). You must have access to the Internet. Access the online course at any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Take any class whenever you want as you will have online access to your account for 18 months.
  • Learn at your own pace and review the lessons as often as you need.
  • Each course may be completed in as little time or as long as you want based upon our schedule. But please note that with the included interactive hands-on labs, you may want to extend your practice time to gain mastery. And if you do not know how to perform a lab, step-by-step solutions are included so that you do not get stuck!
  • Work with confidence knowing that our industry-leading, interactive hands-on computer-based courses are used by Schools and Universities around the nation to give their students both video based training and hands-on labs experience, providing them with real-world corporate job skills. So as you study from home or the office, feel confident that you are using the best interactive training tool available.

Return Policy:

Once you have created your online account, you may evaluate any part of the course for up to 90 minutes for your risk free evaluation. The system will automatically record the duration of your usage. If you are not completely satisfied with the training, please log out of the system and contact us for a full refund. We thank you for considering EDULEARN.

Hands-on Labs: Detailed step-by-step solutions are provided for all labs

Computer Basics and Job Skills Training

Part#: to-com | Contents: 18 months online access

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System Requirements: 2.2 GHz or higher (Processor), High-Speed Internet (3.6 MBPS or faster per computer), 3 GB RAM, Sound Card. Supported Browsers: Google Chrome 31+, Microsoft IE 10+, Microsoft Edge 20+, Firefox 42+, and Safari 8+. Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Mac OS: 10.8 or higher. IOS on iPad (Videos and Text only). [Special note: systems requirements for Microsoft Office 2013 students: 64-Bit Windows OS, Intel-based Mac OS. VM Virtual Machine: Graphics Acceleration Enabled]

 

Computer and Office Desktop Essentials Content Outline

Total Instructional Videos: 110
Total Fact and Tip Sheets: 90
Total Lab Simulations: 149 (not including additional labs in end-of-module exams)

  1. Computer Basics
    1. Computer Hardware

      Perform the following tasks:

      -- Identify common peripheral devices by sight.
      -- Identify common ports and connectors by sight.
      -- Connect cables and peripherals to a computer system.
      -- Select appropriate hardware devices for particular scenarios.

      1. Video: Desktop and Mobile Devices
      2. Text: Desktop vs. Mobile Devices
      3. Video: PC Hardware Components
      4. Text: PC Hardware Facts
      5. Video: PC Ports and Connectors
      6. Text: PC Port and Connector Facts
      7. Video: Peripheral Devices
      8. Text: Peripheral Device Facts
      9. Video: Printers
      10. Text: Printer Facts
      11. Demo: Using the Hardware Simulator
      12. Lab: Explore the Lab Interface
      13. Lab: Set Up a Computer
      14. Lab: Connect Devices
      15. Lab: Install USB Devices
      16. Lab: Choose a Printer
    2. The Windows Operating System

      Perform the following tasks:

      -- Change display settings in Windows.
      -- Use the Settings App to view system information.
      -- Configure a screen saver through the Settings App.
      -- Run Windows applications.
      -- Pin applications to the Start Menu and the taskbar.
      -- Unpin applications from the Start Menu and the taskbar.
      -- Create application shortcuts on the Windows desktop.

      1. Video: Operating System Functions
      2. Text: Common Operating Systems
      3. Video: The Windows 7 Operating System
      4. Text: Windows 7 Components
      5. Video: Desktop Applications
      6. Text: Desktop Application Facts
      7. Video: The Windows Control Panel
      8. Text: Windows 7 Control Panel Facts
      9. Lab: Use the Window 7 User Interface
      10. Lab: Change Display Settings
      11. Lab: Run Desktop Applications
    3. File Management

      Perform the following tasks:

      -- Create folders in the Windows file system.
      -- Copy, rename, and delete files in Windows.
      -- Copy files from the local Windows file system to OneDrive.
      -- Connect a USB thumb drive to a desktop computer and copy files from the drive to your local file system.
      -- Remove USB devices properly.
      -- Share a Windows folder with other users and grant them specific access to files within the folder.
      -- Use the Windows Recycle Bin.

      1. Video: Storage Devices
      2. Text: File Storage Options
      3. Video: Windows File Management
      4. Text: Windows File Management Facts
      5. Video: Shared Storage
      6. Text: Shared Storage Facts
      7. Video: Cloud Storage
      8. Text: Windows Cloud Storage Facts
      9. Lab: Copy and Move Files and Folders
      10. Lab: Insert a USB Thumb Drive and Copy Files
      11. Lab: Use OneDrive Storage
    4. Networking and Security

      Perform the following tasks:

      -- Create a local account for a user who already has a Microsoft login.
      -- Create a non-Microsoft user account.
      -- Connect to a secure wireless network.
      -- Configure Windows Update to install updates automatically.

      1. Video: Wired and Wireless Networks
      2. Text: Networking Facts
      3. Video: Windows User Accounts
      4. Text: Windows User Account Facts
      5. Video: Windows Update
      6. Text: Windows Update Facts
      7. Video: Computer Security Risks
      8. Video: Windows Security
      9. Text: Windows 7 Security Facts
      10. Lab: Create a User
      11. Lab: Connect to a Wireless Network
      12. Lab: Configure Windows Update
      13. Lab: Configure Windows Firewall
    5. Online Safety and Security

      Perform the following tasks:

      -- Configure Windows Firewall for different networks.
      -- Configure privacy settings in Internet Explorer.
      -- Clear the browser history within Internet Explorer.
      -- Configure the Internet Explorer pop-up blocker.
      -- Evaluate email messages to determine if they are safe or if they represent a possible social engineering attack.

      1. Video: Web Browsers and Email
      2. Text: Rules of Netiquette
      3. Video: Internet Safety and Security
      4. Text: Internet Safety Facts
      5. Text: Computer Ethics
      6. Lab: Configure Privacy Settings in IE
      7. Lab: Clear the Browser Cache
      8. Lab: Respond to Social Engineering
      9. Lab: Configure the IE Popup Blocker
    6. Microsoft Office Application Features

      Perform the following tasks:

      -- Connect to a shared printer.
      -- Configure the default printer.
      -- Share a local printer with other users.
      -- Open and print a document from Microsoft Word.
      -- Open and print a spreadsheet from Microsoft Excel.

      1. Video: Office Application Features: The Ribbon
      2. Video: Office Application Features: Beyond the Ribbon
      3. Text: Microsoft Office Application Components
      4. Text: Desktop vs. Web Applications
      5. Video: Windows Printing Features
      6. Text: Windows Printing Facts
      7. Lab: Install and Configure a Local Printer
      8. Lab: Connect to a Network Printer
      9. Lab: Configure the Default Printer
      10. Lab: Open and Print a Document in Word
    7. End-of-Module Exam (Hands-on Labs)
  2. Microsoft Word
    1. Introduction to Word
      1. Video: Learning Office Applications
      2. Video: Introduction to Word
      3. Text: Word Tasks Overview
    2. Creating Documents
      1. Video: Text Selection
      2. Video: The Clipboard
      3. Text: Document Creation Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Create Documents
      5. Challenge Lab: Create Documents
      6. Text: Document Creation Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Prepare a Business Memo
      8. Applied Lab: Reorganize Class Notes
    3. Managing and Printing Documents
      1. Video: Document File Formats
      2. Video: Word Printing Tips
      3. Text: Document Management Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Manage and Print Documents
      5. Challenge Lab: Manage and Print Documents
      6. Text: Document Management Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Distribute a Company Memo
      8. Applied Lab: Prepare a Document for the Web
    4. Modifying Fonts
      1. Video: Font Changes
      2. Video: Font Choices
      3. Text: Font Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Modify Fonts
      5. Challenge Lab: Modify Fonts
      6. Text: Font Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Prepare a Resume
      8. Applied Lab: Format a Math Worksheet
    5. Formatting Paragraphs
      1. Video: Paragraph and Line Spacing
      2. Video: Indentation and Tabs
      3. Video: Bulleted and Numbered Lists
      4. Video: Paragraph Borders and Shading
      5. Text: Paragraph Formatting Facts
      6. Skills Lab: Format Paragraphs
      7. Challenge Lab: Format Paragraphs
      8. Text: Paragraph Formatting Tips
      9. Applied Lab: Format Research Paper Paragraphs
      10. Applied Lab: Format Lists
    6. Formatting Pages
      1. Video: Page Layout Options
      2. Video: Page and Column Breaks
      3. Video: Tab Stops
      4. Text: Page Formatting Facts
      5. Skills Lab: Format Pages
      6. Challenge Lab: Format Pages
      7. Text: Page Formatting Tips
      8. Applied Lab: Format a Report Draft
      9. Applied Lab: Format a Music Program
    7. Editing Documents
      1. Video: AutoCorrect Options
      2. Video: Spell Checking
      3. Video: The Thesaurus
      4. Text: Document Editing Facts
      5. Skills Lab: Edit Documents
      6. Challenge Lab: Edit Documents
      7. Text: Document Editing Tips
      8. Applied Lab: Edit an Essay
      9. Applied Lab: Edit a Newspaper Article
    8. Inserting Illustrations and Other Elements
      1. Video: Text Wrap Options
      2. Video: Illustration Formatting
      3. Text: Word Illustration Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Insert Illustrations
      5. Challenge Lab: Insert Illustrations
      6. Text: Word Illustration Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Insert Images for a Poster
      8. Applied Lab: Insert Images for a Flyer
    9. Creating and Formatting Tables
      1. Video: Word Tables
      2. Video: Table Formatting
      3. Text: Word Table Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Create and Format Tables
      5. Challenge Lab: Create and Format Tables
      6. Text: Word Table Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Format a Calendar
      8. Applied Lab: Format Tables for a Sales Report
    10. Using Themes, Styles, and Templates
      1. Video: Word Styles
      2. Video: Themes and Style Sets
      3. Video: Word Templates
      4. Text: Word Theme & Style Facts
      5. Skills Lab: Use Themes, Styles, and Templates
      6. Challenge Lab: Use Themes, Styles, and Templates
      7. Text: Word Theme & Style Tips
      8. Applied Lab: Create a Certificate Using a Template
      9. Applied Lab: Format a Newsletter
    11. Managing References
      1. Video: Citations and References
      2. Video: Footnotes, Endnotes, and Advanced Citations
      3. Text: Reference Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Manage References
      5. Challenge Lab: Manage References
      6. Text: Reference Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Manage Essay References
      8. Applied Lab: Add Sources and Footnotes for Research Report
    12. Managing Headers, Footers, and Sections
      1. Video: Word Headers and Footers
      2. Video: Word Header and Footer Options
      3. Video: Next Page Section Breaks
      4. Video: Continuous Section Breaks
      5. Text: Word Header, Footer, & Section Facts
      6. Skills Lab: Manage Headers, Footers, and Sections
      7. Challenge Lab: Manage Headers, Footers, and Sections
      8. Text: Word Header, Footer, & Section Tips
      9. Applied Lab: Format a Research Paper with Sections
      10. Applied Lab: Format a Survey Report
    13. End-of-Module Exam (Hands-on Labs)
  3. Microsoft Excel
    1. Introduction to Excel
      1. Video: Introduction to Excel
      2. Text: Excel Tasks Overview
    2. Creating and Managing Workbooks
      1. Video: Worksheet Management
      2. Video: External Data
      3. Text: Workbook Management Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Create and Manage Workbooks
      5. Challenge Lab: Create and Manage Workbooks
      6. Text: Workbook Management Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Organize Budget Worksheets
      8. Applied Lab: Import & Organize Research Data
    3. Organizing and Entering Data
      1. Video: Copy and Paste Options
      2. Video: Large Data Sets
      3. Text: Data Entry Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Organize and Enter Data
      5. Challenge Lab: Organize and Enter Data
      6. Text: Data Entry Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Enter Survey Results Data
      8. Applied Lab: Organize Sales Data
    4. Changing Properties and Printing Worksheets
      1. Video: Data Protection
      2. Video: Excel Printing Tips
      3. Text: Worksheet Printing Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Change Properties and Print Worksheets
      5. Challenge Lab: Change Properties and Print Worksheets
      6. Text: Worksheet Printing Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Prepare and Print Sales Data
      8. Applied Lab: Protect a Budget Worksheet
    5. Formatting Cells
      1. Video: Number Formats
      2. Video: Cell Formats
      3. Video: Cell Styles and Colors
      4. Video: Cell Borders
      5. Text: Cell Formatting Facts
      6. Skills Lab: Format Cells
      7. Challenge Lab: Format Cells
      8. Text: Cell Formatting Tips
      9. Applied Lab: Camping Equipment Store
      10. Applied Lab: Format a Directory
    6. Entering Simple Formulas
      1. Video: AutoFill Options
      2. Video: Excel Formulas
      3. Text: Formula Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Enter Simple Formulas
      5. Challenge Lab: Enter Simple Formulas
      6. Text: Formula Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Cheese Shop
      8. Applied Lab: Gradebook
    7. Using Advanced Functions
      1. Video: Relative and Absolute References
      2. Video: The IF Function
      3. Video: Logical Functions
      4. Video: Excel Error Messages
      5. Text: Advanced Function Facts
      6. Skills Lab: Use Advanced Functions
      7. Challenge Lab: Use Advanced Functions
      8. Text: Advanced Function Tips
      9. Applied Lab: County Fair
      10. Applied Lab: Toy Company
    8. Analyzing Data in Charts
      1. Video: Chart Formatting
      2. Video: Chart Types
      3. Text: Chart Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Analyze Data in Charts
      5. Challenge Lab: Analyze Data in Charts
      6. Text: Chart Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Stock Portfolio
      8. Applied Lab: Election Results
    9. Analyzing Data in Tables
      1. Video: Conditional Formatting
      2. Video: Excel Tables
      3. Video: Table Customization
      4. Text: Excel Table Facts
      5. Skills Lab: Analyzing Data in Tables
      6. Challenge Lab: Analyzing Data in Tables
      7. Text: Excel Table Tips
      8. Applied Lab: Pizza Chain
      9. Applied Lab: Baseball Statistics
    10. End-of-Module Exam (Hands-on Labs)
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint
    1. Introduction to PowerPoint
      1. Video: Introduction to PowerPoint
      2. Video: Best Practices in PowerPoint Design
      3. Text: PowerPoint Tasks Overview
    2. Creating and Managing Presentations
      1. Video: Slide Management
      2. Video: Presentation Sections
      3. Text: Presentation Management Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Create and Manage Presentations
      5. Challenge Lab: Create and Manage Presentations
      6. Text: Presentation Management Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Reorganize Presentation Slides
      8. Applied Lab: Create a New Presentation Using a Template
    3. Formatting Textual Content
      1. Video: Text and Content Placeholders
      2. Video: Text Formatting in PowerPoint
      3. Text: PowerPoint Text Formatting Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Format Textual Content
      5. Challenge Lab: Format Textual Content
      6. Text: PowerPoint Text Formatting Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Format Text for a Sales Presentation
      8. Applied Lab: Format a Class Report
    4. Designing Slides
      1. Video: Themes and Templates
      2. Video: Slide Backgrounds
      3. Text: Slide Design Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Design Slides
      5. Challenge Lab: Design Slides
      6. Text: Slide Design Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Design a Business Plan Presentation
      8. Applied Lab: Design a Class Presentation
    5. Using the Slide Master
      1. Video: The Slide Master
      2. Video: Slide Footers
      3. Text: Slide Master Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Use the Slide Master
      5. Challenge Lab: Use the Slide Master
      6. Text: Slide Master Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Create a New Slide Master Layout
      8. Applied Lab: Customize a Slide Master Layout
    6. Formatting Illustrations and Tables
      1. Video: SmartArt
      2. Video: PowerPoint Tables
      3. Video: Object Formatting
      4. Text: Illustration and Table Formatting Facts
      5. Skills Lab: Format Illustrations and Tables
      6. Challenge Lab: Format Illustrations and Tables
      7. Text: Illustration and Table Formatting Tips
      8. Applied Lab: Format Elements in a Class Presentation
      9. Applied Lab: Format a Business Presentation with SmartArt
    7. Formatting Pictures and Other Media
      1. Video: Media Formatting
      2. Text: Media Formatting Facts
      3. Skills Lab: Format Pictures and Other Media
      4. Challenge Lab: Format Pictures and Other Media
      5. Text: Media Formatting Tips
      6. Applied Lab: Format a Class Presentation on Confucius
      7. Applied Lab: Format Class Presentation on Plato
    8. Applying Animations and Transitions
      1. Video: Animation
      2. Video: Transitions
      3. Text: Animation and Transition Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Apply Animations and Transitions
      5. Challenge Lab: Apply Animations and Transitions
      6. Text: Animation and Transition Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Add Transitions to a Presentation
      8. Applied Lab: Add Animations for Emphasis
    9. Delivering Presentations
      1. Video: Presentation Tools
      2. Video: PowerPoint Print Options
      3. Text: Presentation Delivery Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Deliver Presentations
      5. Challenge Lab: Deliver Presentations
      6. Text: Presentation Delivery Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Prepare for a Presentation
      8. Applied Lab: Deliver a PowerPoint Lecture
    10. End-of-Module Exam (Hands-on Labs)
  5. Microsoft Access
    1. Introduction to Access
      1. Video: Introduction to Relational Databases
      2. Text: Access Tasks Overview
    2. Managing Databases
      1. Video: Tour of Access
      2. Video: Database Terminology
      3. Text: Database Management Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Managing Databases
      5. Challenge Lab: Managing Databases
      6. Text: Database Management Tips
    3. Designing and Creating Tables
      1. Video: Database Planning
      2. Video: Table Design
      3. Video: Default Values
      4. Video: Relationships and Lookups
      5. Video: Data Importing
      6. Text: Table Design Facts
      7. Skills Lab: Design and Create Tables
      8. Challenge Lab: Design and Create Tables
      9. Text: Table Design Tips
      10. Applied Lab: Creating a Student Database
      11. Applied Lab: Creating a Library Database
    4. Using Simple Queries
      1. Video: Introduction to Queries
      2. Video: Query Criteria
      3. Video: Aggregate Functions
      4. Text: Query Facts
      5. Skills Lab: Create Queries
      6. Challenge Lab: Create Queries
      7. Text: Query Tips
      8. Applied Lab: Creating Queries for a School
      9. Applied Lab: Creating Queries for a Library
    5. Creating Forms
      1. Video: Access Forms
      2. Video: Form Formatting
      3. Text: Form Facts
      4. Skills Lab: Create Forms
      5. Challenge Lab: Create Forms
      6. Text: Form Tips
      7. Applied Lab: Creating Forms for a School
      8. Applied Lab: Creating Forms for a Library
    6. Creating Reports
      1. Video: The Report Wizard
      2. Video: Reports With Totals
      3. Video: Report Formatting
      4. Text: Report Facts
      5. Skills Lab: Create Reports
      6. Challenge Lab: Create Reports
      7. Text: Report Tips
      8. Applied Lab: Creating Reports for a School
      9. Applied Lab: Creating Reports for a Library
    7. End-of-Module Exam (Hands-on Labs)
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  • 512 MB RAM
  • Sound Card
  • Available Hard Disk Space 200 MB
  • 1024x768 Screen Resolution & 32 bit true color display required
  • Windows Media Player 10.0 or later
  • Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Microsoft Silverlight 4 or 5
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