Introduction to PCs online training courses
Total Courses: 10    Estimated Training Time: 35 Hour(s)


1 Year Unlimited access to all 10 courses listed below, includes over 35 hours of online courseware.

This series is designed to introduce users to personal computers. Users will learn what a PC is and what an operating system is. They will learn basic computer skills such as turning a computer on, logging on to Windows, and working with files. Users will also learn to identify and use the major components of a PC, both externally and internally, including: disk drives, monitors, mice, keyboards, and printers.

Current Price: $29.95 | List Price: $99.95

This Introduction to PCs online training series provides 35 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

  1. Introducing the PC
  2. Using Your PC
  3. Working with Folders and Files
  4. Inside Your PC
  5. Basic Peripherals
  6. Other Peripherals
  7. Understanding Software
  8. Introducing the Internet
  9. Internet and E-mail Tips
  10. Troubleshooting and Tips

Lesson Detail:

  • Introduction to PCs: Introducing the PC
    This course introduces users to basic computer concepts and instructs users on how to start the PC.

    • Defining a PC
    • Describing a typical PC
    • The front of the PC's console
    • The back of the PC's console
    • Types of PCs
    • Basic PC software
    • Turning on the PC
    • Using a power strip or UPS (uninteruptible power source)
    • Starting Windows
    • Logging on to Windows
    • Shutting down the PC
    • Resetting the PC
    • Leaving the computer on

  • Introduction to PCs: Using Your PC
    This course teaches users how to navigate within the Windows operating system and use the drives in a PC.

    • Navigating the desktop
    • Using the Windows taskbar
    • Using the Start menu
    • Exploring Windows
    • Using windows in Windows
    • Using menus and dialog boxes
    • Getting help from Windows
    • Describing a PC's disk drives
    • Locating a PC's disk drives
    • Accessing disk drive information
    • Using the CD-ROM/DVD drive
    • Using the floppy drive
    • Using the Zip drive

  • Introduction to PCs: Working with Folders and Files
    This course introduces users to the concepts of folders and files and explains how they are used within the Windows operating system

    • Using folders
    • Viewing folders
    • Creating folders
    • Deleting folders
    • Compressing folders
    • Using the Open dialog box
    • Using the Save As dialog box
    • Naming files
    • Selecting files
    • Moving files
    • Copying files
    • Creating shortcuts
    • Deleting and undeleting files
    • Finding files in Windows

  • Introduction to PCs: Inside Your PC
    This course explains the components within a PC and how they are used.

    • The motherboard and BIOS
    • The microprocessor
    • Connecting to the motherboard
    • Using the PC's clock
    • Jacks and ports
    • Using USB ports
    • Using FireWire and serial ports
    • Using other connections
    • Types of disk drives
    • The hard disk drive
    • CD-ROM and DVD drives
    • Other disk drives
    • Defining memory
    • Identifying your PC's memory
    • Adding memory to your PC

  • Introduction to PCs: Basic Peripherals
    This course describes the function and uses of typical peripherals that are used with PCs.

    • Monitors and graphics
    • Adjusting the monitor
    • Altering the display
    • Using two monitors
    • Troubleshooting monitors
    • Types of mice
    • Using a mouse
    • Adjusting a mouse
    • Using the keyboard
    • Troubleshooting the keyboard
    • Types of printers
    • Setting up a printer
    • Using a printer

  • Introduction to PCs: Other Peripherals
    This course and uses of other peripherals available for a PC including modems, sound cards, scanners, digital cameras, and external disk drives and explains how to install these peripherals.

    • Defining Modems
    • Types of Modems
    • Connecting a Modem to Your PC
    • Using a Modem
    • Sound on a PC
    • Using Sound in Windows
    • Using Other Sound Features
    • Scanners and Digital Cameras
    • Moving Images to a PC
    • Editing Images
    • Installing Peripherals
    • Identifying Popular Peripherals
    • Upgrading Your PC

  • Introduction to PCs: Understanding Software
    This course introduces users to typical software available for PCs and how to install and update the software.

    • Buying software for your PC
    • Installing software
    • Uninstalling software
    • Updating software
    • Software for the some
    • Entertainment software
    • Business software
    • Other software

  • Introduction to PCs: Introducing the Internet
    This course introduces users to the Internet and explains how to use a Web browser and e-mail.

    • Getting on the Internet
    • Configuring Windows for the Internet
    • Connecting to the Internet
    • Using Internet software
    • Using a Web browser
    • Visiting Web sites
    • Starting Outlook Express
    • Sending e-mail
    • Reading e-mail

  • Introduction to PCs: Internet and E-mail Tips
    This course provides users with detailed information on how to best use the Internet, Web browsers, and e-mail.

    • Searching the Web
    • Shopping online
    • Using bookmarks and history
    • Other tips for using the Internet
    • Personalizing your e-mail
    • Managing your e-mail
    • Using your address book
    • Other tips for using e-mail
    • Saving a Web page
    • Downloading programs and music
    • Working with e-mail attachments
    • Using FTP

  • Introduction to PCs: Troubleshooting and Tips
    This course provides users with information on how to protect data on their computer and overcome potential problems in addition to offering tips on how to maximize the efficiency of their PC.

    • Using the Emergency Boot Disk
    • Backing Up Your Files
    • Dealing with Viruses
    • Using System Restore
    • Checking Your PC for Trouble
    • Using Safe Mode
    • Checking for Device Conflicts
    • Restoring a Device Driver
    • Troubleshooting Startup Problems
    • Identifying Sources for Help
    • Identifying Ten Common Mistakes
    • Identifying Ten Smart Purchases
    • Top Ten Tips from a Guru


Introduction to PCs


This series is for anyone who wants an introduction to the use of a PC with Windows as the operating system.


  • Simulations teach learners to perform specific tasks in applications through guided, multi-step exercises.
  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

Technical Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

What You Get

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the Introduction to PCs training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 1 year unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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