At Home Computer Course For Beginners.
At Home Free Computer Course is the best and easiest way to begin using your PC. If you're new to computers or maybe just not that confident with them, then this is the website for you.
You really don't have to know anything to get started here, complete beginners are what this course is about. We all have to start somewhere.
Learning How To Use Your Computer.
Each page of the course builds on the previous page and leads on to the next one.
It's a gradual, step by step process. There's no rush and no sudden jumps. Just a steady building of knowledge and skills.
Through the course, I'll show you how to actually use your computer. How to do the things other people just seem to know how to do.
Essential Computer Skills.
The very first chapter of the At Home Computer Course for Beginners. I'm sure that many of you will already know some of this, but perhaps not all of it.
This first chapter is all about getting started with your PC, getting accustomed to how computers work.
With the Essential Computer Skills we're building a solid foundation. Filling in the gaps in your knowledge and skills.
Allow me to introduce you to this website. To show you around.
How to use the pictures, for instance, playing the videos, printing from the site etc.
Here I'd like to take you through a few of the basics of using a keyboard and mouse.
How to change your mouse settings to make it easier to use, and keyboard keys you need to find.
Since every time we turn on the computer, we end up at the Desktop, we'll take a tour & see how to set it up.
Programs open inside what's called a window. It's how Windows gets its name. The clever thing is you can control the size & position of these windows.
Finding all your pictures, documents etc can be difficult.
But once you've mastered Windows File Explorer, you're laughing.
A place for everything and everything in it's place. Using folders just makes sense
How to save files, where you want them, so you can find them again later.
Should you use Save or Save As to save your files?
What is the difference between them?
How to open files. Sounds easy right? Just double left click and you're done.
But what about those times when you need the file to open in a different program or app.
Hmmm, could be interesting.
Sounds like Copy & Paste, and it is, but with one big difference. We'll look at how to Cut & Paste, and how it differs from Copy & Paste. It can be a real time saver.
Chapter two and we're on the 'net.
Downloading is synonymous with computers & the Internet. And since your connected to the 'net, you'll have to know what you're doing when it comes to downloading.
You're gonna need protection in this here town pardner.
Looking at Anti Virus programs, both free and paid for.
How to send large files and folders over the Internet to someone else.
They're looking for you. They're after your accounts. It's personal.
Chrome, Edge and Firefox all have built-in password managers. Use them.
Chapter three already? Yes and we're sending emails by the billion everyday.
E-Mail, what can I say. It's at once brilliant and a burden. We'll look at how it works.
If your not sure you want to hand over your real Email address, use a temporary one.
If you've got several email accounts, you can set up email forwarding to have them all delivered to just one inbox.
You know you should. We all know we should. But how many of us backup our computers. Do it now.
No matter how good your defences, or how vigilant you are, it only takes a moment to get infected. Protect yourself from losing your most precious stuff by backing it up to a USB stick.
Save your most precious pictures into the cloud for safekeeping. It's easy to do and a lot better than losing them.
You can use Windows own backup tool, File History, to create ongoing backups of your files.
Lost something? If you've been using Windows backup, you can restore it.
All the stuff you need to know about Windows.
Create separate accounts for all the people that use your home computer.
Explaining Microsoft, Local, Administrator and Standard user accounts.
We've all done it, a silly typo when creating a Windows account. It's an easy fix.
Have you got old, unused user accounts on your computer? It's rather easy to delete them out of the way.
Fed up of having to log on to your computer every time you start it up.
You can remove the password easily.
Keep your computer running smoothly by making sure you have the latest updates.
Sometimes, grabbing an image of the computer's screen is just the best way of recording some information.
When your computer shows your pictures as file names rather than thumbnails...
Keeping your computer safe. Keeping yourself safe.
Spring clean Chrome for a better Internet experience. Clear cache, delete extensions and more.
Use the free version of the powerful malware scanner to check your computer for viruses, trojans, hijackers etc.
Have you heard of phishing? What exactly is it? How does it work?
The more you know, the better protected you are.
Networking is all about connecting your computers together. Sharing files and folders from one PC to another.
Not The End.
If you've got this far, then you've finished the At Home Computer Course and I'd like to thank you for sticking around.
On the course, every page has to build on the previous and lead to the next, but not every computer guide can work like that.
Which is why I have created the At Home Computer Guides.
The guides are pretty much stand a lone guides for getting just one job done.
Give it a go and see if you can find something that interests you.