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Setting up & Using a Computer Effectively

Learn to set up a computer from scratch & use it effectively
4.2 (31 ratings)
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1,324 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2016
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 15 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

This course is targeted towards teaching people how to set up and use the basics of a computer effectively for either personal or basic business use in a practical manner. This course has been written in simple terms that anyone can understand. Our objective with this course is to help people with no or little computer knowledge get started. We know that having and using a computer in this day and age can make the lives of many much easier. If you want to learn at your own pace and in your own time in a very easy to understand format, then this is the course for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • best for people who know nothing or very little about computers
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What Will I Learn?
set up & use a computer effectively
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  • you just need a device and an internet connection
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 02:04:05
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 01:21
Course Introduction
Set up your computer hardware & caring for your equipment
3 Lectures 04:33
The basics of computer hardware

Setting up your computer

Caring for your equipment
How to update your operating system and use Microsoft Windows 10
14 Lectures 01:38:39
What is Windows 10

Introduction to Windows 10

How to set up a Microsoft account and add other user accounts

How to personalise your computer

Protecting your computer

Getting online

Connecting to bluetooth

Using cortana (your own digital assistant)

Using microsoft edge

Using windows hello and ease of access

Using the windows app store

Adding a payment method to your account

Using OneDrive and file explorer

Installing microsoft office
How your computer operates and stores your data
4 Lectures 06:49
How data is used and stored on your computer

How software works with your hardware

Managing your saved data

Managing your folders for effective storage
How to maximise and organise your hard disk space for better storage
4 Lectures 10:43
Making effective use of your hard disk space

How to permanently delete files and programs

How to create a recovery drive for troubleshooting

Creating a system restore & back up program
Understanding computer viruses and finding the right anti-virus Software
3 Lectures 02:42
Computer viruses explained

Anti-virus software

A final note
Taking the exam
0 Lectures 00:00

Test your knowledge by taking the following quiz. There are 24 questions based on everything you have been taught throughout the duration of the course. If you get 18 or more questions right then you will be presented with a free online certficiate. You may take this course as many times as you like until you pass, so that you can learn at your own pace.

The basics of setting up and using a computer effectively
24 questions
About the Instructor
4.2 Average rating
31 Reviews
1,324 Students
1 Course
Computer Expert Entrepreneur

I am an expert in computer forensics and security and also run several online business. I am here to teach you new skills for good value prices.

I am currently building an online course for people who don't know anything about computers so i can help them get into our technical world and make life easier for them.

I am looking for some feedback on what people think. The course entails how to set up the physical components of a computer, how to use windows 10, how to keep kids safe online and track their activity, how to secure your device, how to take advantage of new built in features so you can send out automatic emails and make it easier for people with small businesses and much more.

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