Setting up & Using a Computer Effectively

Learn to set up a computer from scratch & use it effectively
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 2 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 3/2016 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • you just need a device and an internet connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • set up & use a computer effectively

What is the target audience?

  • best for people who know nothing or very little about computers

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
Course Introduction
Article
Section 2: Set up your computer hardware & caring for your equipment
The basics of computer hardware
Article
Setting up your computer
Article
Caring for your equipment
Article
Section 3: How to update your operating system and use Microsoft Windows 10
What is Windows 10
Article
Introduction to Windows 10
03:56
How to set up a Microsoft account and add other user accounts
15:12
How to personalise your computer
16:52
Protecting your computer
03:46
Getting online
Article
Connecting to bluetooth
Article
Using cortana (your own digital assistant)
09:22
Using microsoft edge
06:03
Using windows hello and ease of access
10:26
Using the windows app store
10:13
Adding a payment method to your account
03:33
Using OneDrive and file explorer
07:25
Installing microsoft office
06:46
Section 4: How your computer operates and stores your data
How data is used and stored on your computer
Article
How software works with your hardware
Article
Managing your saved data
Article
Managing your folders for effective storage
03:40
Section 5: How to maximise and organise your hard disk space for better storage
Making effective use of your hard disk space
Article
How to permanently delete files and programs
07:23
How to create a recovery drive for troubleshooting
Article
Creating a system restore & back up program
Article
Section 6: Understanding computer viruses and finding the right anti-virus Software
Computer viruses explained
Article
Anti-virus software
Article
A final note
00:44
Section 7: Taking the exam
24 questions

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.

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Instructor Biography

Julie Bravington, 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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