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Introduction to Computers and Basic Applications

1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor‐led course, through lecture and hands‐on exploration, introduces users to the personal computer, the Windows environment, and concepts required to work with basic applications. The course also introduces file management concepts and demonstrates how to use Windows Explorer to establish a filing system and organize files.

Course Objectives

  • Understand Computer Fundaments
  • Collaborate with Team Members using SharePoint and Teams
  • Email and Calendar Basics Using MS Outlook
  • File Management Basics

Course Outline

Computer Fundamentals

  • Overview of Personal Computers
  • Hardware vs. Software
  • Overview of Software Applications
    • Word Processors – Microsoft Word
    • Spreadsheets – Microsoft Excel
    • Presentations – Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Email – Microsoft Outlook

Using the Windows 10 Desktop

  • Using Windows 10 Desktop
  • Starting a Program from the Start Menu
  • Maximizing, Minimizing, Restoring, and Resizing a Window
  • Using Alt-Tab to Cycle through Programs
  • Using Windows Flip (Win-Tab) To Cycle through Programs
  • Using the Taskbar to View and Select Running Programs

File Management Basics

  • Starting Windows Explorer
  • Understanding the Difference Between Local and Network Drives
  • Understanding the Difference Between a Drive and a File
  • Sorting Files
  • Deleting Files or Folders
  • Restoring Files from the Recycle Bin

Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365

  • Signing Into Office 365
  • Exploring the Office 365 Home Page
  • Office 365 Apps
  • Creating Documents in OneDrive for Business
  • Opening Files in OneDrive for Business
  • Downloading Files
  • Sharing Documents
  • Simultaneously Editing Documents

Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365

  • Signing Into Office 365
  • Exploring the Office 365 Home Page
  • Office 365 Apps
  • Creating Documents in OneDrive for Business
  • Opening Files in OneDrive for Business
  • Downloading Files
  • Sharing Documents
  • Simultaneously Editing Documents

Email and Calendar Basics Using MS Outlook

  • Creating and Sending Mail Messages
    • Reading Mail Messages
    • Replying and Forwarding Mail Messages
  • Attaching Files to Mail Messages
    • Working with Received Attachments
  • Flagging Messages
    • Adding a Flag to a Recipient’s Message
  • Viewing the Calendar
    • Setting Appointments
    • Editing or Rescheduling Appointments
    • Deleting Appointments

Browsing the Internet

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Finding Information
  • Bookmarking Sites as Favorites
  • Accessing Favorites

Collaborating with Teams

  • Overview of Microsoft Teams
  • Converse and Share in Teams
  • Call and Meet in Teams
  • Collaborate with Office 365 Apps and Teams

Working with Microsoft SharePoint

  • Overview of SharePoint
  • Understanding sites
  • Check Files In and Out
  • Working with versions

 

Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual or at Softek
Per student $275
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $700
5-8 students $850
9-12 students* $950
*$50 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-4 students $850
5-8 students $1000
9-12 students* $1100
*$50 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).

Customization

Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee