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Basic Computer Skills Course




Computer Literacy is Essential for every office worker today. The popular desktop operating system is Windows 7, and using MS Office and the internet are all practical skills for performance in the workplace

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Find your way around a computer
  • Write basic documents
  • Use a spreadsheet
  • Browse the Web
  • Send and receive emails
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Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of four delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Fulltime 3 Days R 5,250.00
Webinar 3 Days R 3,150.00

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.


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Information may change without notice.


New and potential office workers.
Anyone new to computers



Course Outline / Curriculum

  • Introduction to the Computer
    • Using the mouse
    • Keyboard skills
    • Displays
    • Other peripherals
  • Introducing Windows 7
    • What is Windows?
    • Windows 7
    • Other Windows 7 Editions
    • Windows 7 Features
    • PC Requirements
    • 32-Bit versus 64-Bit
    • Installation Options
    • Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    • Upgrade Reports
    • Starting Windows 7
    • Network Location
    • Finalize Settings
    • Windows Recovery
    • User Account Control
    • Using Your Mouse
    • Windows Touch
  • Getting Started
    • Select User and Sign On
    • The Desktop
    • The Start Button
    • Getting Started/Welcome
    • Get Windows Live Essentials
    • Windows Live Settings
    • Antivirus Protection
    • Help and Support Center
    • More Support Options
    • Product Activation
    • Add a Printer
    • Print Preview
    • Turn Off Your Computer
    • Switch Users
  • Basic Controls
    • Menus
    • Dialog Boxes
    • Structure of a Window
    • Moving a Window
    • Restoring a Window
    • Resizing a Window
    • Arranging Windows
    • Aero Snaps
    • Switching Windows
    • Windows Flip and Flip 3D
    • Arranging Icons
    • Scrolling
    • Closing a Window
  • Windows Explorer
    • Windows Explorer
    • Computer Folder
    • Exploring Drives
    • Opening Windows Explorer
    • Navigation Pane
    • Libraries
    • Customize the Library
    • Address Bar
    • Customize Layout
    • Folder Contents
    • Changing Views
    • Sorting
    • Filtering
    • Grouping
    • Folder Options
    • Customizing Folders
  • Manage Files and Folders
    • Select Files and Folders
    • Copy or Move Files or Folders
    • File Conflicts
    • Delete Files and Folders
    • The Recycle Bin
    • Create a File or Folder
    • Rename a File or Folder
    • Backtrack File Operations
    • File Properties
    • Open Files
    • Recent Items
    • Search for Files and Folders
    • Compressed Folders
    • Fonts Folder
    • Character Map
  • Working with Programs
    • Start and Close Programs
    • Start Menu Searches
    • Create a Shortcut
    • Pin to Start Menu
    • Pin to Taskbar
    • Taskbar Grouping
    • Startup Folder
    • Minimized (or Maximized)
    • Install and Uninstall
    • Windows Features
    • Program Compatibility
    • Windows Virtual PC
    • Configure XP Mode
    • Command Prompt
    • Task Manager
    • Resource Monitor
  • Internet and Web Browsing
    • Internet Connection
    • Start Internet Explorer
    • Browse the Web
    • Browser Buttons
    • Search the Internet
    • Change Search Provider
    • Bookmark Favorites
    • RSS Feeds
    • History
    • Home Page
    • Tabbed Browsing
    • Zoom
    • Print
  • Email and Messaging
    • Web Mail
    • Enable Pop Mail
    • Start Windows Live Mail
    • Receive Emails
    • Read a Message
    • Reply to a Message
    • Compose a New Message
    • Windows Live Contacts
    • Instant Messaging
    • Newsgroups
    • Block Spam Senders
    • Send a Web Page
  • Word Processing
    • Introducing MS word
    • Opening and saving files
    • Basic Formatting
  • SpreadSheets
    • Introducing MS Excel
    • Opening and saving files
    • Summing columns



Schedule Dates and Booking

There are currently no scheduled dates.

Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit your paid booking.

Add me to the waiting list

Should you need this course urgently, the following options are available:

  1. Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will schedule the course as soon as possible.
  2. If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have paid for 3 delegates at least.