Introduction to Computers Course

Course Description

This course is designed for users who are keen to learn how to operate a computer running Microsoft Windows 10. You will learn how to perform tasks that include: starting applications, creating folders, copying and moving files, creating and using libraries, performing searches, and personalising Microsoft Windows.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Introduction to Computers course you should be able to:


Introduction to Computers assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and using a mouse.

Course Duration

The Introduction to Computers course is run over one-day but can be customised to suit your needs.

Course Overview

  • Turning on the computer
  • Signing in to Windows
  • The Desktop, Start Menu and Taskbar
  • The Search the Web and Windows Bar
  • Using Windows Search
  • Windows Store Apps
  • Putting your computer to sleep
  • Shutting down your computer
  • Customising the Start Menu
  • Working with Tile Groups
  • Pinning Apps to the Taskbar
  • Creating Desktop Shortcut Icons
  • Changing the Lock Screen
  • Changing the Desktop Background
  • The Get Started App
  • Setting up Cortana
  • Starting Desktop programs and apps
  • The File Explorer Window
  • Working with the File Explorer Ribbon
  • Using the File tab
  • Switching between programs
  • Snapping Windows
  • Shaking down windows
  • Understanding Virtual Desktops
  • Create a New Virtual Desktop
  • Closing Desktop Programs
  • Viewing Installed Programs
  • Dealing with Non Responding Programs
  • Install a Program
  • Uninstall a Program
  • Keeping Programs updated
  • Understanding Data Storage and File Explorer
  • Viewing Storage Devices
  • Starting the Mail App
  • Add Accounts to Mail
  • Working with Mail Messages
  • Starting and Navigating the Calendar App
  • Scheduling Meetings
  • Reader App
  • Using Reader
  • Using the Maps App
  • Navigating the Folder Hierarchy
  • Understanding Personal Folders
  • Creating a New Folder
  • Copying a Folder
  • Moving a Folder
  • Rename and Delete a Folder
  • Changing Folder Views
  • Creating a Simple File
  • Exploring Files in Windows
  • Copying a File
  • Rename a File
  • Copy and Move Files
  • Copy Files to a USB drive
  • Deleting Files
  • Common File Types
  • Displaying Libraries
  • Exploring your Libraries
  • Creating a Library
  • Adding Folders to a Library
  • Changing Library Views
  • Deleting Folders from a Library
  • Deleting a Library
  • Creating Some Sample Files
  • Sending Files to the Recycle Bin
  • Restoring Files from the Recycle Bin
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin
  • Understanding Quick Access Locations
  • Adding a Location to Quick Access
  • Removing a Location from Quick Access
  • Creating a Searching File
  • Searching Using File Explorer
  • Searching File Content using File Explorer
  • Indexing a Folder
  • Unindexing a Folder
  • Tagging Files for Easier Searches
  • Sorting Files in a Folder
  • Viewing Available Printers
  • Installing a USB Printer
  • Setting the Default Printer
  • Pausing a Printer
  • Printing Files from File Explorer
  • Managing the Print Queue
  • Sharing your printer with others
  • Connecting to a network printer
  • Printing from Windows Apps
  • Launching Microsoft Edge
  • Browsing the Web within Microsoft Edge
  • The Hub
  • Microsoft Reading View and Reading List
  • Annotating in Microsoft Edge
  • Creating a Microsoft Account
  • Creating a Local Account
  • Switching Users
  • Changing your password
  • Changing your account name
  • Controlling user accounts
  • Checking security and maintenance
  • Checking Windows Firewall Settings
  • Checking Malware Protection
  • Checking Windows Update Settings
  • Preparing Files for Backup
  • Setting up File History
  • Performing a Manual Backup
  • Restoring Files from a Backup
  • Understanding the Command Line Interface
  • The DIR command
  • The CD command
  • Redirecting output
  • The CHKDSK command
  • Viewing System Properties
  • Checking Hardware Devices
  • Tidying up the Desktop
  • Performing a Disk Cleanup
  • Understanding Power options
  • Choosing a Power Plan
  • Creating a Custom Power Plan

Course Includes

Skills Analysis


We come to you

Hands-on training

Email Support

Real-world examples

Course Pricing

Pricing as of 1st July 2019. All prices are exempt of GST. All prices are PER SESSION, not per person.

Number of participants Investment (per day)
1-on-1 Training $500.00
2-3 participants $650.00
4-6 participants $800.00
7-8 participants $950.00
9-10 participants $1,200.00

Above costs are for training conducted within the Sydney region and is subject to travel fees dependent on location. Pricing provides a guide only and will be confirmed at time of booking enquiry.

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