Intro to Windows: Getting Started with a Windows PC

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Class Details

Price per person: $119
Length of class:three hours
Version covered:10

Description

In this three-hour session, you will gain the skills essential to using a Windows-based computer effectively, including working the mouse and keyboard, using the Start menu, working with windows, creating and saving documents, creating new folders and the basics of using software programs and browsing the Web.


Prerequisites

This class is designed for new computer users or those new to a Windows-based computer. No prior computer experience is necessary.


Class Outline

Exploring the Computer
- hardware; a look at the parts and ports
- memory vs. storage
- starting up the computer

Using the Mouse
- point, click and drag
- double-click
- right-click

Exploring the Desktop
- the Desktop icons
- Start menu and Taskbar

Using a Window
- opening and closing windows
- moving and resizing windows
- minimize, maximize and restore
- switching between open windows
- changing views

Working with Files and Folders
- navigating local and network storage locations
- creating new folders
- renaming, moving and copying files
- sending to and restoring from the Recycle Bin

Using Programs
- launching and exiting programs
- creating and saving documents
- opening and printing documents
- basic text editing techniques
- typing and editing text
- selecting text
- cut and paste
- undo

Searching for Files

Customizing Your PC
- background image
- set date and time
- adjust volume and other settings

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Quotes from our Windows students

  • "I really enjoyed the class very much. Sue was absolutely amazing. She truly inspired me to overcome my technology anxiety. Thank you so much. I was pleasantly surprised that businesses with your integrity still exist."
    - Dorra Cherif