Computing Essentials Computer Skills for the Workplace

Computer Skills for the Workplace


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 24 
  • Language: English

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Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees with the skills and knowledge to send messages across the country via e-mail, use a spreadsheet to create a graph and paste it into a report; add and edit data in a database; understand the implications of file sizes, memory limitations, and network arrangements; and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not.

This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in todays fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. we will focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.


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A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits

How does it work? Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you are encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

Lesson 01 - Overview: The Workplace Technology Solution

Whether you are looking for a new job or looking to improve your position at your current company, computer skills are essential to your success. In our first lesson, we will examine how companies set up and use technology solutions. Then we will take a close look at some of the components of those solutions. Just understanding how technology fits into the overall flow of work at your company will advance your position relative to your peers.

Lesson 02 - Outlook: Email and Scheduling

Your computer has a software program installed on it thats referred to as an operating system.Most often, this system is Microsoft Windows, but it could be others, such as Macintosh or Linux. In this lesson, you will learn how this system controls many important parts of the computer and how you use those controls every day for tasks like managing where you keep important files, and printing hard copies of documents. we will also talk about menus, taskbars, and shortcuts along the way.

Lesson 03 - Word: Creating and Formatting Documents

Next to email, the word processor is probably the most frequently used application software in the workplace. Yet, if you have never taken the time to learn the basic features of most word processors, you are not performing nearly to your potential. In todays lesson, you will learn and practice the important capabilities of word processors like Microsoft Word.

Lesson 04 - Word: More Advanced Formatting

There are many excellent features in Microsoft Word that can enable you to create and edit very professional-looking documents. In this lesson, we are going to incorporate some of the more advanced Word functions to create documents that are sure to impress your peers and your supervisor. we will focus on formatting and organizing your information using a wide range of Word processor tools.

Lesson 05 - Excel: Spreadsheet Basics

During todays lesson, we will go over some important fundamental concepts related to spreadsheets, including spreadsheet organization, formatting, basic formulas, and data sorting. Once you discover how to create a basic budget spreadsheet, you will see how the skills and knowledge you gain from this lesson can have a powerful impact on your ability to contribute more in the workplace.

Lesson 06 - Excel: Formatting, Charts, and Printing

In this lesson, we will discuss more details about the spreadsheet, and how to provide easy-to-understand, accurate data. you will learn how to build graphs that can graphically display numeric information so you can easily demonstrate trends, analyze past results, and predict future performance. you will also find out how to use some advanced spreadsheet tools that can make your spreadsheets even more effective.

Lesson 07 - Access: Database Basics

During this lesson, we will examine the components of a database, focusing primarily on the user interface. In your job, you might use this interface to perform a lot of different functions, including data input, data output, and data maintenance. Clerks work with databases to input information. Other employees might work with databases to filter, sort, and read information. Database-management personnel interface with databases to keep them accurate, reliable, and secure.

Lesson 08 - PowerPoint: Creating and Editing a Presentation

PowerPoint is an important tool for creating presentations suitable for the work environment. This powerful program has many features, but they must be used correctly or else your audience will be distracted or overloaded. In this lesson, we will explore the best ways to create an effective presentation that incorporates the right mix of multimedia. you will learn how to insert graphics and audio into your presentation in an effective and organized manner.

Lesson 09 - Integrating Microsoft Office Programs

The suite of Microsoft Office products includes Excel and Access, which are both very powerful on their own. In this lesson, you are going to learn how to actually integrate information from one program to the other. You can create data lists with either program and easily transfer the information to the other. Considering all the work we do with lists on the computer, this is a very important skill in todays work environment. Plus, you will find out how mail merge can save you time and effort by allowing you to customize letters, labels, and more

Lesson 10 - Using the Internet

In todays lesson, we're going to have fun working with the Internet. This is the greatest source of information you will ever have access to—yet it can be confusing and overwhelming if you are not familiar with the basic Internet tools. you will really enjoy seeing how easy it is to find information that specifically meets your needs and interests.

Lesson 11 - Transferring and Protecting Data

Today, we will go over various methods for transferring information from one computer to another. we will explore different terms used to describe the volume of information—or size of a file—and then learn how to most effectively and efficiently move that data from place to place. you will learn about bytes, megabytes, memory sticks, and external hard drives.

Lesson 12 - Putting Your Skills to Work

In our final lesson, we will focus on putting all your new knowledge to work! We have three specific goals. The first is to identify ways to use your computer skills to find a new job. The second is to use those same computer skills to get a promotion within your current organization. Our third goal is to explore strategies for continued learning in order to support your ever-growing employment goals.


Subject Matter Expert

Dave Paquin has been teaching computer skills in the classroom for over 15 years. He holds a Master of Science degree in Training and Learning Technology and has extensive experience as a Human Resources manager.

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