Computer Basics For Seniors: The Easy Way To Learn Computers

Learn how to overcome the intimidation of computers and use this technology to better your life.
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Instructed by Eric Eisenmann IT & Software / Other
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

Do you feel intimidated by computers?

Do you often find yourself frustrated when attempting to do seemingly simple tasks in Windows?

Do you have a parent that struggles with learning how to use a PC?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions than this course is for you.

This course will guide you step by step on the basics of using a PC, from explanations of the terminology to the simple use of your computer to accomplish what you wanted to do with it when you first purchased it.

This course can be given as a gift to a loved one to help them get comfortable with their Windows PC. The course starts out by actually showing how to best use the course and gives examples of how to navigate the course and download the supplemental materials that go along with the course.

As with all of Udemy's course, their is a full 30 day money back guarantee, so this is no risk in trying the course.

What are the requirements?

  • Windows PC
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • Internet Access

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will feel comfortable using a Windows PC
  • You will learn the basics of computer hardware and jargon
  • You will learn the basics of using a Microsoft Windows PC
  • You will learn how to work with files, folders, icons and applications
  • You will learn the basics of surfing the web

Who is the target audience?

  • Computer Novices
  • People who want to brush up on the basics

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
How to use this course
Lesson Preview
Section 2: Hardware
Basic Terminology
Basic Terminology 2
Hardware Basics
Basic Cables
Setup a Pc
Storage Devices
CD-ROM Drives
Section 3: Microsoft Windows
Start Button
What Version of Windows Do You Have?
Files and Folders
Name Files and Folders
Highlight and Select Files
Copy and Paste Files
How To Run a Program
Shutdown and Restart
Surf The Web

This lecture is an overview of how to setup and use the online email service from Google called GMail.

Section 4: Conclusion

A brief summary of the course content that has been viewed by the student.

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Instructor Biography

Eric Eisenmann, A+ cert. PC Tech.12+ yrs. exp., 2 Yr. Computer Sci. Degree

My name is Eric and I've been a PC technician for the past 12 years. I have a full-time job in the IT field and spend 45 - 50 hours a week fixing the problems with people's PC's which include software and hardware issues. These problem's can vary from getting a virus infection on a personal laptop to a company having issues with their email server. In addition to my day job I also have many interests in various tech related fields that vary from Android phones to 3D graphics to video editing to application development. I am an A+ certified tech and also have an Associates degree in Computer Science.

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