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Personal Computer Fundamentals

Video Description

Computers are part of our everyday world. Those who have never used a one can be intimidated. Those who use one every day have often not been provided basic instructions — it's "assumed" they know. In this course, we take away the fear and mystery of the PC. We introduce the parts, terminology and basic skills everyone needs to know to be comfortable using a computer in a visual, easy-to-understand way. Want to know what the Windows operating system actually does or why you should care about RAM? How about what actually happens when you "log on"? With Total Training, you'll master the fundamentals of the PC so you can enjoy and benefit from it without frustration or fear.

Table of Contents

  1. PC COMPONENTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. What This Course Covers & PC Overview 00:11:39
    3. The Basic PC System Parts 00:10:36
    4. Computer Memory 00:06:17
    5. Buttons & Lights & Ports, Oh My! 00:09:19
    6. The Boot Process 00:09:53
  2. THE MOUSE
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Mouse Basics 00:06:33
    3. Moving the Cursor 00:06:37
    4. Mouse Techniques 00:10:39
    5. Adjusting Mouse Settings 00:08:09
  3. THE KEYBOARD
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Keyboard Basics 00:06:55
    3. Keyboard Parts 00:09:43
    4. Applying Keyboard Techniques 00:10:32
    5. Adjusting Keyboard Settings 00:04:36
  4. OPERATING SYSTEMS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. What Operating Systems Do 00:07:54
    3. The Windows® Desktop 00:06:21
    4. The Start Menu & Task Bar 00:11:09
    5. Configuring Basic Desktop Settings 00:10:32
  5. WINDOW BASICS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Minimizing, Maximizing & Menus 00:09:35
    3. Resizing Windows & Using Scroll Bars 00:07:37
    4. Toolbars, Tabs, Flyouts & Dialog Boxes 00:09:57
    5. Understanding Multitasking 00:07:51
    6. How to Multitask 00:15:49
  6. SOFTWARE BASICS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Software Categories 00:11:30
    3. Saving & Naming Files 00:10:05
    4. Storage & Media 00:03:59
    5. Save & Save As 00:10:23
  7. PRINTING BASICS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Printing Concepts & Devices 00:11:20
    3. Setting Up a Default Printer 00:08:50
    4. Adding & Sharing a Printer 00:06:02
    5. Printing a Document 00:07:19
    6. Printing Pictures & Canceling Print Jobs 00:07:37
  8. UNDERSTANDING FILE STRUCTURE
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. File System Concepts 00:08:35
    3. Folder Hierarchy & Breadcrumbs 00:10:13
    4. Navigation Options 00:11:53
    5. View Options, Properties & Creating a New Folder 00:14:30
    6. Understanding Cut, Copy & Paste 00:07:47
    7. Selecting Text 00:10:14
    8. Cutting, Copying & Pasting Text 00:07:55
    9. Cutting, Copying & Pasting Files 00:05:46
    10. Creating Shortcuts & Deleting 00:06:26
    11. The Recycle Bin 00:06:18
  9. NETWORK BASICS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Network Fundamentals 00:09:33
    3. Network Terminology 00:06:39
    4. Networking Devices 00:04:53
    5. Going Global 00:04:01
    6. Reviewing Your Network 00:09:31
    7. Setting Up a User Account 00:11:11
    8. Setting Up Parental Controls & Switching Users 00:08:56
  10. BASIC PC MAINTENANCE
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using Windows Defender 00:05:52
    3. Optimizing the System 00:15:45
    4. Backing Up Your Data 00:07:51
    5. Credits 00:00:12