Basic computer skill Training curriculum

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Basic Computer Skill

Module: – Basic computer skill

Nominal duration: 80 hours

Objectives of the Module

This module provides basic knowledge, skill and attitude about computer and computer related operation. At the end of the Module learners will be able to understand the following computer and computer related operations:

  • Understanding the meaning of computers, computer system and the basic operation of computer systems
  • Able to Install and use application software
  • Understand and apply basic computer maintenance
  • Able to understand how to use internet
  • Understand computer security and OHS standards

Module Contents

Part I: Understanding computers

Under this topic you will get general understanding of computers and related concepts. The topics included are as follows: –

  • Definition of computers
  • Generations of computers
  • Characteristics of computers
  • Types of computers
  • Parts of computers

Part II: Connecting peripheral devices to computers

This topic aims to provide the trainees with the knowledge, skills and right attitude required to connect hardware peripherals according to instructions. Under this topic you are going to explore the following topics: –

  • The meaning of peripheral devices
  • Different types of peripheral devices
  • Ports and connectors that exist on computers
  • USB port
  • Serial ports
  • Parallel ports
  • Internet ports
  • Audio ports
  • VGA
  • HDMI
  • Connect the peripheral devices to their proper ports

Part III: Introduction to computer system

In this part you are introduced about computer system in detail. The following topics will be presented: –

  • What is computer system?
  • The difference between software and hardware
  • Types of hardware
  • Input devices
  • Output devices
  • Memory
  • Processors
  • Types of software
  • System software
  • Application software


Part IV: Introduction to windows operating system

This part introduces Microsoft windows operating systems. In general, the following topics will be covered under this topic: –

  • What are windows operating system?
  • Understanding windows 7, 8 and 10,11
  • Opening windows 7, 8 and 10,11 operating system
  • Navigating around the windows operating system
  • Working with files and folders (directories)
  • Working with removable devices
  • Power options of windows operating systems
  • Working with user accounts
  • Creating user accounts
  • Types of user accounts

Part V: Install software Application

In this section you will exercise installing some selected software.

  • What is software installation?
  • Where we get software to install
  • Different types of software
  • Freeware software
  • Trial versions
  • Proprietary software
  • Off the shelf software
  • Customized software

Part VI: Introduction to Microsoft office

In this part the following topics will be discussed: –

  • Microsoft word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher 

Part VII: Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting

In this part you are going to learn some common computer problems and their countermeasures.

  • Types of maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Corrective maintenance
  • Symptoms of different hardware component failure
  • problems related to Application software
  • Problems related to operating systems

Part VIII: Introduction to internet

In this part you are going to learn the meaning of internet and how to use internet to support your daily activities.

  • What is internet?
  • Internet Terminologies
  • Web page and website
  • Web address (URL)
  • World Wide Web (wwww)
  • Search Engines
  • Electronic mail (Email)
  • Social Media and Social Networking
  • Download and upload
  • Bandwidth
  • Broadband and baseband
  • Wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi)
  • Connecting computer to internet
  • Basic Internet Settings
  • Physical Connectivity
  • Network setting
  • Browser setting
  • How to search information on internet?
  • Download information from internet
  • Create and use emails and social medias
  • Social Media for Business

PART IX: computer security and Ethics

Under this topic, you are going to understand the dark side of information technology.

  • Computer security threats
  • Malicious software issues
  • Hackers and crackers
  • Social Engineering
  • Protecting your data from security threats
  • Basic security concept
  • Antivirus software
  • Password policy
  • Backup policy

Part X: Occupational health and safety

In this section will be introduced health related problems when using computers and how to minimize the problems and create safe working environments.

  • Common computer related health issues
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • What Is ergonomics
  • Adjusting your computers settings to minimize health related problems
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