Do you or someone you know understand little to nothing about how to use a computer? Ever wonder what computer terms like virus, mouse, keyboard and antivirus mean? What about all of this downloading and the internet? If you are not sure about those terms or think you may want to know more, this is for you!
You hear people talking about all of these weird terms like the Windows Desktop, the start menu and the dreaded virus! You will learn what all of that means in simple, easy to understand terms and actual demonstrations.
We will learn the basics of using a computer bit by bit. Each section will be a different computer topic and there will be several lessons in each section. We will learn about using your computer, computer parts such as the mouse, monitor, keyboard, USB and Ethernet as well as topics such as computer security, the internet, problems and troubleshooting as well as a few more advanced topics!
An overview of what you will be learning in Section 2 - The Beginning!
Why you should not fear your computer!
What is the difference among the three and what would best work for you?
Learn the compnents, ports and buttons on the front of your computer!
Understand what all those crazy ports and antenna are on the back of the computer and what you can plug into them!
Where to (and not to) place your computer!
Sooooo many wires, what do I do?
Learn about your computer mouse, what it looks like, the different types of mice and its main functions.
Learn about the computer keyboard, what it looks like, the different types and functions.
An Overview of the things you will learn about Windows in this sections!
You have heard the name many times, but what is Windows?
An Overview of the Exploring Windows section
The CORRECT methods for turning your computer power on and off
The Windows Desktop and the basic features
Changes to the Windows 8 / 8.1 Desktop
A brief description of some changes / features of the Windows 10 desktop
That bar on the bottom of the screen that contains the start button, the clock and your running tasks. It is more than just a bar to look at!
These have important power saving functions
A brief overview of the word "windows" and its many meanings!
The hierarchy of the Windows system is made of folders with files or more folders in them.. learn how it works and how to navigate your way around them!
What is the recycle bin and how to use it!
Basic applications that come with windows
How to adjust your display and settings from the control panel
This video will go over your date and time settings from the control panel
How to make changes to your keyboard settings: Changing the repeat delay and repeat speed.
Making changes to your mouse settings, click speed, reversing buttons and more!
How to remove unneeded or unwanted programs from your computer
Why are passwords so important regardless of what you do on your computer? How do you make a secure password?
What to do when you receive an error messge!
Patrick is an I.T. professional that has been in the field for over 15 years. Growing up during the dawn of the computer age, he quickly took hold of all things technology. Patrick is a Comptia A+ and Network + certified professional that focuses on computer hardware, networking, computer security as well as helping others break the fear of technology.
Patrick attended technical school and college in Florida while also maintaining his own personal computer maintenance and repair shop. Eventually obtaining technical positions working with cities and corporate environments.
Aside from technology, Patrick also studies weather and frequently observes weather anomalies, especially during the spring storm season. He is also a trained weather spotter.