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Computer Essentials

The Office Expert’s brand new Computer Essentials course has come about by popular demand. If you are a person who has moved from a non-computing work environment, like Construction, to an office where computers are part of the normal operations of your work, this course is for you! Whether this career change may has come about due to a work-accident, or perhaps you have made a career change on your own volition? Either way, you’ll learn all of the essential skills to effectively transit you into your new office position.

Basic Computer Essentials skills for an Office Administrator

Our Computer Essentials course offers the bare minimum skills you’ll be expected to know as a new employee in an Administrative role. May you’ve transferred into a different position which requires more computer skills as part of your job? Or you were injured on the job forcing you into an office position? Nonetheless, this course will equip you with the skills you need on the job. Once you master the skills in this course, you may want to try our Beginner All-Rounder course. Or, if there is anything we missed in this Computer Essentials curriculum, maybe try our Basic Computer Course to fill any gaps. Still can’t find the content you want or need? Send us an enquiry now and request the topics you want. We can most probably accommodate your request. Also, while you are looking around for help, check out our free tutorials on The Office Expert’s YouTube channel.

Computer Essentials

This level includes:

Windows Essentials

  • Startup and shutdown
  • Navigating the desktop
  • Exploring/customising desktop
  • Adjust the Date and Time
  • Use Scroll Bars
  • Add or remove icons to the Task Bar
  • Customise font sizes and colours to suit your needs
  • Change the Background Picture of your Desktop
  • Using a memory stick
  • Connecting a devices
  • Resizing/moving/splitting windows
  • Arranging/tiling windows
  • Minimising/maximising/restoring/closing windows
  • Creating/renaming/deleting shortcuts

Managing Files on your Computer - Computer Essentials!

  • Identifying Files vs Folders
  • Saving a file correctly
  • Finding a saved file in your computer
  • Where does the computer automatically save your files
  • Warnings about Overwriting an existing saved file
  • Create a New Folder/Directory
  • Copying/moving/renaming/deleting files

Printing and Scanning

  • Identifying Installed printers
  • Printing Quality
  • Identifying where your Scanning Software is
  • Scanning a Document
  • Scanning as a PDF, JPG or other format
  • Configuring the Saving of a Scanned Document
  • Finding your saved/scanned document

Basic Mouse Functions

  • Copying/pasting information
  • Cutting/pasting information
  • Right-Clicking vs Left-Clicking
  • Dragging Files or Data
  • Double-Clicking
  • Mouse practice
  • Screen Captures (shots or grabs)

Recycle Bin

  • Where is your Recycle Bin?
  • Empty your recycle bin frequently
  • Restoring a file to its original location

Software Applications

  • Write a Letter in Word while learning basic Formatting techniques
  • Create a Basic Spreadsheet in Excel and use Basic Functions
  • Send an Email in Outlook, Microsoft Mail, Hotmail or Gmail and more
  • Attach a scanned file to an Email and Send it

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