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Computer & Internet Basics Training

Computer & Internet Basics Training

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overview of computers, hardware, software, www, internet, isp, google, and blogs.
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Computer and Internet Basics Training
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© 2008 alterNative Media –www.alternativemedia.biz
 
C
OMPUTER AND
I
NTERNET
B
 ASICS
T
RAINING
 
© 2008 alterNative Media
www.alternativemedia.biz 
Authors:Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo)aNm Chief Information OfficerMary SkaggsaNm Chief Financial Officer
 
Computer and Internet Basics Training
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© 2008 alterNative Media –www.alternativemedia.biz
 
Table of Contents
Section One: Computer Basics Intro.........................................................................................................5Section Goals.......................................................................................................................................5What is a Computer?...........................................................................................................................5The Role of Computers........................................................................................................................5Computer Parts...................................................................................................................................7Using a Computer..............................................................................................................................15Using a Keyboard...............................................................................................................................16Mouse Basics.....................................................................................................................................17Section Review......................................................................................................................................19Section Two: Common Computer Terminology......................................................................................20Section Objectives.............................................................................................................................20Computer Hardware..........................................................................................................................20About Operating Systems..................................................................................................................21Computer Programs..........................................................................................................................21Understanding Networks...................................................................................................................22Internet Preview (more info later…)...................................................................................................24Section Review......................................................................................................................................26Section Three: Operating Systems.........................................................................................................27Section Goals:....................................................................................................................................27Introduction to Operating Systems....................................................................................................27Understanding the Windows User Interface ......................................................................................30Desktop.........................................................................................................................................30Taskbar..........................................................................................................................................30Notification Area ...........................................................................................................................30Start ..............................................................................................................................................30Managing Files and Folders................................................................................................................31Performing Basic File Operations.......................................................................................................33Computer Basics Summary................................................................................................................34Section Review......................................................................................................................................37
 
Computer and Internet Basics Training
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© 2008 alterNative Media –www.alternativemedia.bizSection Four: The Internet.....................................................................................................................38Section Goals.....................................................................................................................................38About the Internet.............................................................................................................................39Connecting to the Internet ................................................................................................................39Types of Internet Connections...........................................................................................................40Dedicated Internet connection ......................................................................................................40Dial‐up Internet connection...........................................................................................................41Understand Bandwidth......................................................................................................................41Section Review......................................................................................................................................42Section Five: The World Wide Web........................................................................................................43Section Goals.....................................................................................................................................43Introduction ......................................................................................................................................43Introduction to the World Wide Web ................................................................................................43Web Addresses..................................................................................................................................44Using Internet Explorer......................................................................................................................46Use a Search Engine...........................................................................................................................47Google Search Tips............................................................................................................................49Use Likely Words...........................................................................................................................50Be Specific: Use more query terms to narrow your results.............................................................50Brevity: Be brief.............................................................................................................................51Spelling: You don’t have to correct your spelling............................................................................51Crafting Your Query by using Special Characters................................................................................52Section Review......................................................................................................................................55Section Six: Communicating on the Internet..........................................................................................56Section Goals:....................................................................................................................................56Communication Programs.................................................................................................................56Programs used to send e‐mail messages........................................................................................56Programs used to chat...................................................................................................................57Writing and Sending E‐Mail Messages ...............................................................................................57About Online Communities................................................................................................................59Understanding Instant Messaging......................................................................................................61

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