Computer Basics - Expert Course Outline

Computer Basics - Expert

Section 1: Understanding Applications

Lesson 1.1: Application Basics

Starting a Program

Moving Around in a Program

Launching Help from Within an Application

Halting a Frozen Program

Exiting a Program


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Lesson 1.2: Basic Applications

The Task Manager

About Notepad

About WordPad

About Calculator

About Paint


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Lesson 1.3: Working with a Window

Anatomy of a Window

Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore

Scrolling in a Window

Moving a Window

Switching Between Windows

Sizing Windows


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Lesson 1.4: Working with WordPad

Launching WordPad

Entering Text

Editing Text

Saving Your Files

Opening a File

Closing WordPad


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Lesson 1.5: Working With Applications

Pre-Installed Programs vs. Installed Programs

Opening the Control Panel

Installing an Application

Finding an Installed Application

Uninstalling an Application


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Web Browsers and the Internet

Lesson 2.1: Basics of Web Browsers

Common Web Browsers

Opening a Browser

Changing the Default Home Page

Opening a Page in a New Window

Showing and Hiding Toolbars

Getting Help


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Lesson 2.2: Browsing the Web

Entering a Web Address

Using Hyperlinks

Using the Back and Forward Buttons

Using Stop and Refresh

Showing or Hiding Web Page Images

Filling out Web Forms


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Lesson 2.3: Working with Bookmarks

Bookmarking a Page

Using Bookmarks

Creating a Bookmark Folder

Adding Favorites to the Folder

Deleting Favorites


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Lesson 2.4: Working With Web Pages

Using a Search Engine

Performing a Search

Creating More Advanced Searches

Copying Text and Images

Saving a Web Page

Downloading Files


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Lesson 2.5: Printing Web Pages

Using Print Preview

Print Commands

Changing the Page Orientation

Changing the Paper Size

Changing Margins

Setting Range Options

Setting the Number of Copies


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions


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