Course Outline
ABC's of Personal Computing
 

P.O. Box 225                 
East Petersburg, PA 17520-0225

Phone:717-560-3552
E-Mail:
Registrar@pceasy.com


Program Objectives: This course will give the student a solid overview of what Personal Computing is, what peripherals are, what many of the technical terms mean or refer to, and will give the student introductory exposure to word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail.

  • Introduction to Personal Computing
  • How PC Memory Works
  • Hardware Overview
  • Peripherals Overview
  • Software Overview
  • The Computer Itself
  • Types of Computer Memory
    • ROM
    • RAM
  • How Memory is Measured
  • Disk Drives
    • Floppy
    • CD-ROM
    • Hard Drive
  • Compact Disks/DVDs/Memory Sticks
  • Caring for Floppy Disks & CDs
  • How the Hard Drive is Set Up
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • What to do if the Keyboard Locks Up
  • The Windows Desktop
  • Mouse
    • Using
    • Point and Click
    • Click and Drag
    • Double-Click
  • Printers
    • Laser
    • Inkjet
    • Dot Matrix
    • Plotters

     

  • Modems
  • Networks
  • Scanners
  • System Software
  • Application Software
  • Software Applications
  • The Purpose of Windows
  • My Computer
  • Setting Date and Time
  • Microsoft Word
    • Introduction
    • Five Minute Lesson
    • The Word Screen
    • Keyboard Strokes
  • Naming Files
  • Microsoft Excel
    • Introduction
    • Electronic Spreadsheet
    • Database
    • Charting Package
    • The Excel Screen
    • Creating a Formula
  • Microsoft Outlook
    • Five Minute Lesson
    • What is Electronic Mail (E-Mail)
    • The Outlook Screen
    • Typing a Message
    • Sending a Message
    • Replying to a Message
  • Exiting Windows from the Taskbar
  • Exiting Windows from the Keyboard

 

Course Prerequisite
None
(4 CPE Credits)

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