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Computer Maintenance & Security you too can do !

Learn what and how to do to get & keep your computer running it's best.
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Created by Darrell Hyatt
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand why computer maintenance is inportant
Describe a variety of computer maintenance tools
perform basic computer maintenance tasks
Understand security concerns when using the computer
How to protect yourself from security threats
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  • Individuals should be familiar to basic computer skills and use of the mouse.

Course Description

Is your computer running slow, or not working the way it should? Are your photos, documents and music safe?

Would you like to be on line? But you have questions, answers to some of the key questions you may have about being online are here.

If you answered yes to either of these questions then this course is for you.

During the computer maintenance portion of this course we will be looking at several key tools to keep your computer running smoothly including;

  • Recycle Bin
  • Disk cleanup
  • Disk Defragmentation
  • Backup

Computer Security and Safety

In this portion of the class we will be looking at a variety of topics to keep you and your information secure while online. Using the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives in many ways, this means we must take extra care to protect both ourselves and our information while being online.

Key topics include;

  • Emai
  • Passwords
  • Shopping online
  • A warning about a phone scam

Content and Overview

This course is suitable for individuals who are new to computers as well as those who have been using the computer for some time. There are no prerequisites necessary before taking this course.

Individuals will learn to recognize when their computer may be running slowly, know which tools to use to diagnose and repair potential problems.

Computer safety can be intimidating but with a few simple steps it can be manageable. We will talk about specific things that you can do, when using things like email or shopping online to protect yourself and your information.

Upon completion of this course individuals will have a clear and basic understanding of the strategies and tools needed to keep their computer is running smoothly as well as an increased awareness of how to protect themselves when online.

Handouts will be provided for you to help you with the maintenance and security topics discussed in this class, which can be kept near your computer for later reference.

I will see you there!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for individuals & business who want to keep their computer running smoothly with simple tools provided by windows. We will also talk about internet security and safety.
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Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 01:03

Describes what this course is about as well as the key topics covered.

Preview 01:03
9 Lectures 21:15

Describes the specific topics covered in the maintenance portion of the course, including Recycle Bin,Disk Cleanup,Disk Defragmentation & Backup.

Preview 00:56

This lesson explains what the recycle bin is,how and when to use it. After competing this lesson students will be able to explain the purpose of the recycle bin and will be able to use it effectively.

Preview 00:15

Demonstrates how and when to use the recycle bin

Preview 06:46

The disk cleanup tool is used to remove unnecessary files from your Windows operating system. These files can come from many places, and can slow your system down. Upon completing this lesson students will know when to use the disk cleanup tool, they will know how to use the disk cleanup tool to keep their computer running smoothly.

Preview 00:31

Demonstrates how and when to use the disk cleanup tool

Preview 04:54

Disk Defragmentation Introduction

Disk defragmentation is the tool used to keep the information on your hard drive organized properly for efficient operation of the hard drive itself. As you add and remove files and programs from your hard drive the information become scattered with blank space between files and programs.

This means the hard drive has to work harder to find the information you want to work with, the defragmentation tool reorganizes your hard drive so that information is together and empty space is at the end of the hard drive, allowing your hard drive to work more efficiently for you.

Upon completion of this lesson students will be confident and comfortable using the disk defragmentation tool.

Disk Defragmentation

Backing up your computer can be daunting and difficult, during this lesson we will talk about several of the key questions involved in the backup process. Topics include; what to backup, how often to backup, what is the best method for me to use one backing up.

Upon completing this lesson students will understand key components involved in the backup process and be able to develop and implement their own backup process suited to their needs.

Backup Introduction

We have discussed several tools included in Windows tell keep your computer running smoothly and effectively. The purpose of this series of lessons was to introduce you to each of the tools, and give you the skills necessary for you to use the tools confidently when you needed them.

Maintenance Conclusion
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4 Lectures 20:33

Computers as well as the Internet have become an integral part of our every day life, yet the question of how do I remain safe using these tools is one that I hear regularly. This section will talk about several key areas of safety and security when using the Internet including; email, passwords and many others


During this lesson we will be looking at several common areas of concern when using the Internet including; antivirus, email, passwords, shopping online as well is a phone scam. Upon completion of this lesson students will understand the possible dangers of using the Internet as well as simple techniques they can apply to maintain the safety and security of them self and their information when using the Internet.

Safety & Security

In this lesson we discussed many points of concern when using Internet and simple strategies which can be implemented to minimize your risk. The Internet can be of the valuable tool if used properly.

Security Conclusion

This course provides students with the information and skills on how to maintain the efficient operation of their computer using several key maintenance programs provided within the Windows operating system.

Computer safety procedures are discussed due to the widespread use of the Internet.

Course Conclusion
About the Instructor
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I have been using computers for 37 years and am familiar with most popular software available today, including: Windows, Office, Internet and email as well as many other software programs.

I enjoy helping people discover the benefits of computers to enrich their daily lives, and open a world of possibilities. Whether people want to simply communicate with family or build a business online, understanding the software and internet tools is critical. My passion is helping people get the most out of technology.

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