Computer Skills Resource Pack – Basics 1: Computer Skills Tutorial

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Basics 1: Computer Skills Tutorials

First complete the Computer Skills Self-Assessment.

Gaining New Computer Skills is a companion document for the self-assessment. Each “How to” below gives you links to resources to help you learn computer skills on the same topics that you looked at in the self-assessment.  The resources include readings, videos and activities that help you learn the skills you need to become confident searching for and applying for jobs online.]

  1. How to start up a PC (laptop or desktop computer) and use a mouse and keyboard:
  2. How to navigate the Windows system; how to use the Windows “Start” menu to open an app/program or open a document, photo or other file.
    1. Windows
    2. Computer Literacy for Windows
  3. How to open an internet browser like Chrome, Edge or Firefox and navigate the internet, searching for and finding information I need. Internet Skills
  4. How to create and save a document in Word (Resume, cover letter, etc.)
    1. Creating and Opening Documents
    2. Saving and Sharing Documents
  5.  How to find and open a saved Word document on my computer.
    1. Creating and Opening Documents
    2. Windows Basics – Working with Files
  6. How to convert a Word document to PDF (portable document format).
    1. Basic Computer Skills–What is a PDF File?
  7. How to create an email account (Gmail or Outlook/Hotmail) and setup the 2-layered login security (or “two-step verification”) with a cell phone (a code is sent by text message to your cell phone when you login in to your email account).
    1. Internet Basics – Using a Web Browser
    2. Google Account
    3. Getting Started with OneDrive (includes Outlook email/Hotmail)
  8. How to create strong passwords and ways to remember or keep passwords safe.  Note: the simplest way to remember passwords is to write them down on a piece of paper that is kept in a safe place.
    1. Internet SafetyCreating Strong Passwords
    2. Internet Tips-Forgot Your Password?
    3. How to Store and Remember All Your Passwords
  9. How to login to my email account, even on a computer I don’t normally use.
    1. The Now–Understanding Login Methods
  10. How to send and receive email messages on a computer.
    1. Email
  11. How to use a smart phone to check and send email.
    1. Gmail for Mobile Devices
    2. Smartphones & Tablets
    3. Mobile Device Tips
  12. How to attach a document to an email message and send it to someone (like a resume and cover letter).
    1. Email Basics–Email Etiquette and Safety (includes attachments)
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