Computer Basics

VU Course ID: C115
Curriculum: 17 units + quiz
Textbooks: None
Prerequisites: None
Recordable: Yes

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Course Description

Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they refer to the cloud, Windows, Blackberry, Lion and so on? Perhaps you would just like to know more about how computers work? When it comes to learning today’s technology, this short, introductory course has all the basic concepts covered.

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Getting to Know Computers
Unit 1 – Understanding Operating Systems
Unit 2 – Understanding Applications
Unit 3 – Web Apps and the Cloud

All About the Desktop Computer

Unit 4 – Basic Parts of a Desktop Computer
Unit 5 – Buttons, Sockets and Slots on a Desktop Computer
Unit 6 – Inside a Desktop Computer

Laptop Computers and Mobile Devices

Unit 7 – Laptop Computers and Netbooks
Unit 8 – Getting to Know Mobile Devices

Getting Started

Unit 9 – Setting Up a Computer
Unit 10 – Beginning to Use Your Computer
Unit 11 – Getting to Know the OS
Unit 12 – Connecting to the Internet

Doing More with Computers

Unit 13 – Computer Safety and Maintenance
Unit 14 – Basic Troubleshooting Techniques


Unit 15 – What Is the Cloud?
Unit 16 – How to Choose an Internet Service Provider
Unit 17 – Quiz ~ Leave yourself notes in the cloud!

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