Basic PC concepts and Windows 7

Basic PC concepts and Windows 7

BASIC PC CONCEPTS AND WINDOWS 7

1. SCOPE

Qualifying learners are able to:

Basic PC concepts – Discuss the history of computers briefly; – Learn what a PC is and how it basically works; – Identify the main components of PC hardware; – Understand why upgrading a PC is important; – Identify various PC software applications; – Differentiate between hardware and software; – Understand the interaction between hardware and software using the IPOS cycle; – Understand what networks are used for; – Identify the basic components of networks; and – Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using computers.

Working with Microsoft Windows 7 – Understand where the Windows concept comes from; – Learn how to use basic tools in Windows; – Learn how to log on to your PC; – Identify the desktop and the taskbar; – Identify objects in Windows; – Use the recycle bin; – Identify tooltips; – Identify common Window components; – Learn how to control multiple opened Windows; – Learn how to start a programme; – Use the help, support and search tools; – Learn how to adjust PC hardware and PC software properties; – Learn how to change basic mouse properties; – View the display properties; – Understand user accounts; – Add and remove programmes; – Learn what drivers are; – Use Windows Explorer to browse and create folders; – Open and navigate through the Windows Explorer structure; – Learn how to work with files and folders in Windows Explorer; – Create and save a document in Windows; and – Know how to launch a programme.

2. PROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS / LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE

It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:

• Mathematical literacy and communication skills at least at NQF Level 1.

3. DURATION

2 Days

4. UNIT STANDARD REFERENCE

Workshop

5. COST

Please refer to office for formal quotation.

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