Computer Basics - Advanced Course Outline

Computer Basics - Advanced

Section 1: Working With the Computer

Lesson 1.1: First Steps

Starting the Computer

Using the Start Menu

Shutting Down the Computer


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Lesson 1.2: Basic Tasks

Viewing System Information

Changing the Keyboard Language

Formatting a Removable Disk

Using the Print Screen Command

Finding Help


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Lesson 1.3: Using the Desktop

Anatomy of the Desktop

Selecting Icons

Moving Icons

Opening Files, Folders, and Applications from the Desktop

Creating Shortcuts


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Lesson 1.4: Customizing Your Computer

Changing the Date and Time

Changing the Volume

Changing the Resolution and Color Depth

Changing the Background

Changing the Screen Saver


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Lesson 1.5: Printing

Adding a Printer

Viewing Available Printers

Changing the Default Printer

Printing from an Application

Viewing Print Jobs

Managing Print Jobs


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Working with Files and Folders

Lesson 2.1: The Basics of Files and Folders

Understanding Files

Understanding Folders

Understanding Storage Devices

Drive Structure


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Lesson 2.2: Managing Files and Folders, Part I

Browsing to a File or Folder

Opening a File

Opening a Folder

Creating and Naming Folders

Creating and Naming Files

Using the Recent Files List


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Lesson 2.3: Managing Files and Folders, Part II

Renaming and Deleting Folders

Renaming and Deleting Files

Selecting Files and Folders

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Files and Folders

Sorting Items in a Folder


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Lesson 2.4: Viewing File or Folder Properties

Viewing the File or Folder's Location

Viewing the Number of Items in a Folder

Checking the Size of a Folder

Checking the Size of a File

Changing the Access Permissions of a File


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Lesson 2.5: Working With Files and Folders

Backing Up Files and Folders to a Disk

Deleting Files and Folders

Restoring Files or Folders

Finding Files or Folders

Using Wild Cards in your Search


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Lesson 2.6: Compressed Files

Understanding Compressed Files

Compressing Files

Extracting a Compressed File


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions


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