IC³ Computing Fundamentals

Course Specifications

Course number: 084303
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Course Objective: You will familiarize yourself with the basic components of personal computers, log on to Windows 7, explore the Windows 7 interface, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, customize the Windows 7 desktop, and browse the Internet.

Target Student: This course is targeted to individuals who do not have any background, knowledge, or experience in computers and who need to use personal computers at home or the office.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites required for this course.

Hardware Requirements

For this course you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware components:To complete an activity in Lesson 6, you will need a cleaning kit consisting of:

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Personal Computers

Topic 1A: Identify Personal Computer Basics
Topic 1B: Identify Input Devices
Topic 1C: Identify Output Devices
Topic 1D: Identify Storage Devices
Topic 1E: Set Up the Computer
Topic 1F: Examine Personal Computer Functionality
Lesson 2: Exploring Windows 7 Operating System

Topic 2A: Log On to Windows 7 Operating System
Topic 2B: Explore the Desktop
Topic 2C: Work with Windows
Topic 2D: Use Windows Help and Support
Topic 2E: Turn Off Personal Computers
Lesson 3: Managing Folders and Files

Topic 3A: Navigate to Folders with Windows Explorer
Topic 3B: Work with Folders and Files
Topic 3C: Copy Data on Storage Media
Lesson 4: Using Common Programs

Topic 4A: Examine Application Software
Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 7 Desktop

Topic 5A: Customize the Start Menu
Topic 5B: Customize the Taskbar
Topic 5C: Personalize the Desktop
Topic 5D: Set a Screen Saver
Topic 5E: Add Gadgets
Lesson 6: PC Technician Professional Best Practices

Topic 6A: Perform Preventative Maintenance