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Computer Classes

COMPUTER BASICS Series (Office Automation Skills)

Class Schedule:

Computer Basics
General Information
Course Duration: 4 hours
Time Table: Sept – Oct.: Wed. 8:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m
Audience: All
Prerequisites: Basic typing skills
Max Students Per Class: 12

Course Aim

To introduce the student to basic computing skills

Learning Objectives

Learn how to get started in Windows and personalize your system, use Windows applications, accessories, menus, the Help menu and more. You’ll also learn how to multi-task and manipulate text using a Windows application. This course will also teach the advanced functions of the Windows operating system – what they are and what they can do for you. Learn how to use shortcuts, modify the start menu, organize files and folders and work with Windows Explorer. Software and hardware installation, program set-up, backup and recovery are included.

Course Outline

The Essentials

  • Hardware, Software, and Information Technology (IT)
  • Computer Overview
  • The Front of a Computer and Peripheral Devices
  • The Inside of a Computer
  • The Back of a Computer (Ports)
  • System Bus and Expansion Cards
  • Memory Cache
  • Computer Performance
  • Buying a Desktop Computer
  • Buying a Notebook Computer
  • Upgrading a Computer

Understanding Hardware

  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  • Memory
  • RAM and ROM
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Digital Cameras and Web Cams
  • Other Input Devices
  • Monitor
  • Graphics Card
  • Printer Basics
  • Types of Printers
  • Sound and Speakers
  • Modem
  • Input/Output Devices
  • Hard Drive
  • Hard Drive Maintenance
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Floppy Drive
  • Zip and Jaz Drives
  • Other Storage Devices
  • Formatting a Disk

Understanding Software

  • Understanding Graphical User Interfaces
  • Types of Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Presentation Software
  • Accounting
  • Web Browsing
  • Web Authoring
  • Programming Languages
  • Systems Development

Introduction to Windows XP

  • Starting and Logging On to Windows
  • Understanding the Windows XP Screen
  • A Look at the New Windows XP Interface
  • Using the Mouse: Pointing, Clicking, and Double-clicking
  • Using the Mouse: Dragging and Dropping
  • Using the Mouse: Right-clicking
  • Using the Keyboard
  • Exiting Windows and Turning off Your Computer

Working with a Window

  • Starting a Program
  • Understanding the Parts of a Window
  • Minimizing, Maximizing, and Restoring a Window
  • Closing a Window
  • Moving a Window
  • Sizing a Window
  • Switching Between Windows
  • Tiling and Cascading Windows

Working with a Windows Program

  • How to Use Menus
  • How to Use Toolbars
  • Filling Out a Dialog Box
  • Entering Text in the WordPad Program
  • Editing Text
  • Saving and Opening a File
  • Selecting, Replacing, and Deleting Text
  • Using Undo
  • Printing a File
  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text
  • Changing the Font Type and Size
  • Using Bold, Italics, and Underline
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Getting Help by Contents
  • Getting Help with the Help Index and Search
  • Saving and Opening Files in Different Locations

Working with Files and Folders

  • Understanding Storage Devices, Folders, and Files
  • Using My Computer to See What’s in Your Computer
  • Opening a Folder
  • Creating and Renaming a Folder
  • Copying, Moving, and Deleting a Folder
  • Opening, Renaming, and Deleting a File
  • Copying and Moving a File
  • Restoring a Deleted File and Emptying the Recycle Bin
  • A Closer Look at Files and Folders
  • Changing How Information is Displayed
  • Selecting Multiple Files and Folders
  • Finding a File Using the Search Companion
  • Managing the Search Companion
  • Using the Folders Pane (Windows Explorer)
  • File Management Using the Folders Pane
  • Using MS-DOS

Exploring the Internet

  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Displaying a Specific Web Page
  • Browse the Web
  • Search the Web
  • Adding a Web Page to Favorites and Changing your Home Page
  • Displaying a History of Visited Web Pages
  • Saving Pictures and Files to Disk (Downloading)
  • Introduction to E-mail
  • Composing and Sending E-mail
  • Adding a Name to the Address Book
  • Receiving E-mail
  • Replying to a Message
  • Forwarding and Deleting a Message

Hands on Lab and Tests

Labs equipped with Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Office XP Professional 2003. You are welcome to practice any time during your training period. There will be a multiple choice exam at the end of the training period along with an hour lab test where participants will work in a group of 2 to solve a small project requiring all the Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel etc) and submit the results through email.

Exams & Score Break Down

Multiple Choice Question/Answers: 30 Points
Final Project (Hand’s On Lab): 70 Points
Total: 100 Points

Microsoft Office: Microsoft Word 2007

General Information
Course Duration: 80 hours
Time Table: Sept – Oct.: Sun. 9:45 a.m.- 11:45 a.m
Audience: All end-users new to Microsoft Word 2007
Prerequisites: Computer Basics. Familiarity With Windows Environment
Max Students Per Class: 12

Course Aim
To introduce the student to Word 2007, and show how to use Word to create, format, save, and print basic documents

Learning Objectives

Learn how to create, edit and print documents, format text, create and apply headers and footers. Find out how easy the tools in Word can help you make great-looking documents. Improve your productivity by learning to take advantage of Microsoft Word’s many features in this hands-on class. Student will also learn how to work with tables, insert pictures, frames and objects, use mail merge with form letters and labels, insert footnotes and endnotes, use the sort function, create an index, work with forms, outlines and even manipulate clipart.

Course Outline

The Fundamentals

  • Starting Word
  • What’s New in Word 2003?
  • Understanding the Word Screen
  • Using Menus
  • Using Toolbars and Creating a New Document
  • Hiding, Displaying, and Moving Toolbars
  • Filling Out Dialog Boxes
  • Keystroke and Right Mouse Button Shortcuts
  • Closing a Document, Creating a New Document, and Entering Text
  • Inserting and Deleting Text
  • Selecting and Replacing Text
  • Opening a Document
  • Saving a Document
  • Printing and Previewing a Document and Exiting Word
  • Getting Help from the Office Assistant
  • Changing the Office Assistant and Using the “What’s This” Button

Working with and Editing Text

  • Saving a Document with a Different Name
  • Navigating a Document
  • Viewing a Document
  • Working with Multiple Documents and Windows
  • Cutting and Pasting Text
  • Copying and Pasting Text
  • Moving and Copying Text with Drag and Drop
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Collecting and Pasting Multiple Items
  • Correcting Your Spelling and Grammar
  • Using the Thesaurus and Word Count
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Using Undo, Redo, and Repeat
  • Using Click and Type
  • File Management
  • Advanced Printing Options

Formatting Characters and Paragraphs

  • Formatting Characters using the Toolbar
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Using the Font Dialog Box
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Indenting Paragraphs
  • Special Indents
  • Setting Tab Stops with the Ruler
  • Adjusting and Removing Tabs, and Using the Tabs Dialog Box
  • Formatting Paragraph Line Spacing
  • Formatting Spacing between Paragraphs
  • Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Adding Borders to Your Paragraphs
  • Adding Shading and Patterns

Formatting Pages

  • Adjusting Margins
  • Creating Headers and Footers
  • Changing the Paper Orientation and Size
  • Previewing a Document
  • Controlling Where the Page Breaks
  • Working with Section Breaks and Multiple Page Formats
  • Creating and Working with Envelopes
  • Arranging Text in Multiple Columns
  • Printing on Both Sides of the Paper

Working with Tables

  • Introduction to Tables
  • Creating a Table
  • Working with a Table
  • Adjusting Column Width
  • Adjusting Row Height
  • Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
  • Adding Borders to a Table
  • Adding Shading and Patterns
  • Using AutoFormat
  • Totaling a Numbers in a Table
  • Sorting Information in a Table
  • Using the Draw Table and Eraser Buttons
  • Creating Table Formulas
  • Merging and Splitting Cells
  • Orienting, Aligning, and Spacing Cell Contents
  • Working with Tables that Span Multiple Pages

Working with Templates and Styles

  • Creating and Using a Document Template
  • Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying a Character Style
  • Modifying a Style
  • Displaying Styles in a Document
  • Attaching a Different Template to a Document
  • Copying Styles Between Documents and Templates

Drawing and Working with Graphics

  • Drawing on Your Documents
  • Adding, Arranging, and Formatting Text Boxes
  • Selecting, Resizing, Moving, and Deleting Objects
  • Formatting Objects
  • Inserting Clipart
  • Inserting and Formatting Pictures
  • Positioning Objects
  • Aligning and Grouping Objects
  • Drawing AutoShapes
  • Flipping and Rotating Objects
  • Layering Objects
  • Applying Shadows and 3-D Effects

Working with Outlines and Long Documents

  • Creating a Document in Outline View
  • Viewing an Outline
  • Modifying an Outline
  • Numbering an Outline
  • Adding Bookmarks
  • Adding Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Adding Cross-References
  • Creating a Table of Contents using Heading Styles
  • Creating a Table of Contents using TC Fields
  • Creating an Index
  • Working with Master Documents
  • Creating a Master Document

Working with WordArt and Charts

  • Inserting a WordArt Object
  • Formatting a WordArt Object
  • Creating a Chart
  • Modifying a Chart
  • Selecting a Chart Type
  • Chapter Twelve Review
  • Chapter Thirteen: Working with Other Programs
  • Inserting an Excel Worksheet into a Word Document
  • Modifying an Inserted Excel Worksheet
  • Inserting a Linked Excel Chart
  • Opening and Saving Files in Different Formats

Working with Forms

  • Creating a New Form
  • Using Text Fields
  • Using Check Box Fields
  • Using Drop-down Fields
  • Assigning Help to Form Fields
  • Performing Calculations in a Form Field
  • Preparing and Filling Out and Online Form
  • Working with Multiple Sections in Forms
  • The “Empty Field” Alternate Method of Creating Forms

Creating Web Pages with Word

  • Using the Web Page Wizard
  • Modifying a Web Page
  • Converting a Word Document to a Web Page
  • Creating a Form Web Page
  • Adding Hyperlinks to a Web Page
  • Applying Themes to a Web Page
  • Working with Frames
  • Viewing a Web Page

Hands on Lab and Tests

Labs equipped with Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Office XP Professional 2003. You are welcome to practice any time during your training period. There will be a multiple choice exam at the end of the training period along with an hour lab test where participants will work in a group of 2 to solve a small project requiring all the Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel etc) and submit the results through email.

Exams & Score Break Down

Multiple Choice Question/Answers: 30 Points
Final Project (Hand’s On Lab): 70 Points
Total: 100 Points

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