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.

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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.

An Introduction.

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.

Keyboard And Mouse Basics.

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.

The Windows Desktop.

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.

Control A Window's Size.

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.

Navigating Your Computer.

Finding all your pictures, documents etc can be difficult.
But once you've mastered Windows File Explorer, you're laughing.

All About Folders.

A place for everything and everything in it's place. Using folders just makes sense

How To Save Files On A PC.

How to save files, where you want them, so you can find them again later.

Save or Save As?

Should you use Save or Save As to save your files?

What is the difference between them?


Chapter 2.

building on the basics.

In Chapter 2, we're moving beyond the very basic skills. Hold onto your mouse.

word processing.

Writing any form of document, be it a letter, an essay, or a simple shopping list, is best done using a program called a word processor.

how to download.

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.

understanding file formats.

The format is the way in which your computer saves your files. It can be tricky, but together, we'll make it easy.

uninstalling a program.

Essential to remove those troublesome programs that you don't use. Incredibly easy once you've had a go.

about e-mail.

E-Mail, what can I say. It's at once brilliant and a burden. We'll look at how it works.


Chapter 3.

PC security.

Chapter three. Anything could happen, so be prepared.

about anti virus software.

To kick off the security chapter, we'll look at anti-virus programs.

about backups.

We need to talk about backing up. What is it? How can you do it?

backup to a USB stick.

No matter how good your defenses, 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.

anyone for phishing.

Have you heard of phishing? What exactly is it? How does it work?


So you've reached the end of the course, now what? Well that's entirely up to you. You have the skills and understanding to do whatever you to.

But if your looking for inspiration, why not take a look at the At Home Computer Guides.

So you've reached the end of the course, now what? Well that's entirely up to you. You have the skills and understanding to do whatever you want to do

Collect all your email in one place.

If you've got several email addresses, you can have all your mail delivered to just one inbox.

create a super audio CD.

Remember those music mix tapes we used to make?
Make your own compilation music CD's that'll play in your stereo.

access your files from any PC.

If you've got more that one computer, you can set them up so that you can view, access, edit and move files between computers on your home network.

do you need a VPN?

Do you need a virtual private network service? We'll look at the 3 main reasons that people are signing up.