Course  SOA1817 - Basic Computer Skills – Beginners Level
Duration 8 Weeks 2 Hrs per night
Cost  €99.00
Night  Monday 7.30pm - 9.30pm


 Course Description


Weeks 1-2 Computer basics


  • Using the mouse
  • Screen layout
  • Moving and resizing windows
  • Using the keyboard
  • The parts of the computer
  • Input and output devices
  • Basic typing and spell-check
  • Questions and answers


Weeks  2-3 Word processing – Introduction to Microsoft word


  • Create/edit a document
  • Format
  • Tables
  • Inserting text
  • Deleting text
  • Tabulation
  • Headers and footers
  • Questions and answers


Weeks 3-4 Consolidation


  • Saving files
  • Retrieving files
  • Using print review
  • Page set up
  • Printing a document
  • Questions and answers


Weeks  4-5 Introduction to the internet


  • Connecting to the internet
  • Using browser buttons
  • Viewing web pages
  • Saving/organising web pages
  • Questions and answersWeeks 5-6 Consolidation
  • Saving images / copy and paste text
  • Using search engines
  • Setting up a web based email address
  • Shopping online
  • Questions and answers


Weeks 6-7 Introduction to PowerPoint


  • The PowerPoint window
  • Creating a presentation
  • Adding text
  • Adding / deleting a new slide to a presentation
  • Bullets and numbering
  • Saving a presentation 


Weeks 7-8 Consolidation


  • Custom animations in a presentation
  • Slide transitions in a presentation
  • Printing
  • Presenting your work
  • Questions and answers



*flexibility on course outline



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