Certificate in Computers for Beginners Online Short Course

Provider Courses for Success
Course Outcome Certificate of Completion
Study Mode Online
Duration 5-10 hours
Start Date Anytime – start today!
Cost $399.00
  • What you'll learn


    Technology is progressively becoming a part of all walks of life. With so many devices controlling everyday affairs, you can’t afford not to have knowledge of computers.

    The Computers for Beginners Online Short Course, from Courses for Success will teach you everything you need to know about computers and the many ways they are used in our society. You will learn how to create documents using Windows XP software, and become familiar with using the internet .

    Printers, along with the difference between hardware and software, will also be discussed. In addition to becoming aware of the many functions of these devices and forms of programming, you will be challenged to manage files in Windows.

    After purchasing this course, you will be provided with unlimited, lifetime access to its materials.

  • Ideal for


    Beginners desiring to learn about computers and their uses are encouraged to enrol in this online course. Teenagers over the age of 16 years must have the signed consent of a parent or legal guardian before being accepted into the class.

    There are no formal entry requirements for this short course, however you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Word in order to access course materials.

  • Career Outcomes


    By the end of this course, you will have the ability to power on and shut down a computer unassisted. You will also have the skills necessary to create and edit documents.

    Completion of this short course will see you awarded with a Courses For Success certificate of completion.

  • Course Content



    • Introduction
    • What is a PC?
    • Hardware and software
    • Examples of PCs
    • Hardware
    • Base unit
    • Base unit back
    • Types of PC's
    • On your own
    • Software
    • Operating system
    • Applications
    • Peripherals
    • Keyboard
    • Typical keys
    • Computer mouse
    • Using a mouse
    • Printers
    • Screen
    • Inside Your PC
    • Motherboard
    • Microprocessor
    • Disk Drives
    • CD or DVD types
    • Memory
    • Quantities
    • Turning off a PC

    Internet Explorer and the World Wide Web

    • Using Microsoft Internet Explorer
    • What is the internet?
    • World Wide Web
    • A Network
    • Who owns the internet?
    • Why would you use the internet?
    • A brief history
    • What do I need?
    • Equipment
    • Connections
    • Starting Internet Explorer
    • The screen
    • The screen
    • URLs
    • Parts of a web address
    • Using a URL
    • Hyperlinks
    • Types of hyperlinks
    • Navigation buttons
    • Search engines
    • Using Google
    • Sponsored links
    • The search box
    • Searching from the address bar
    • Multiple web sites
    • Printing a web page
    • Favourites
    • Exiting Internet Explorer

    Creating documents

    • Creating documents
    • Starting a program
    • WordPad screen
    • Deleting text
    • Selecting text
    • Bold text
    • Italics
    • Font size
    • Underline
    • Fonts
    • Saving a file
    • Opening a document
    • Printing a document
    • Exiting a program


    • Email
    • What is email
    • Email address
    • Email program
    • Screen
    • Inbox
    • Message indicators
    • Opening an email
    • Closing an email
    • Creating an email
    • Text in massages
    • Deleting text
    • Selecting text
    • Formatting
    • Emoticons
    • Sent emails
    • Contacts
    • Replying to an email
    • Forwarding a message
    • Deleting emails
    • Attachments
    • Viewing attachments
    • Saving attachments
    • Sending attachments
    • Spam or junk email

    Managing files

    • Using Windows XP
    • What is Windows
    • The desktop
    • Screen elements
    • Program icons
    • Windows skills
    • My documents
    • File details
    • My pictures
    • Opening files
    • Closing a program
    • Deleting files
    • The recycle bin
    • The control panel
  • Payment Information


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    Pay and enrol for this course through our quick and secure checkout system. MasterCard, Visa and PayPal accepted.

  • Why Courses for Success?

    Courses for Success

    Boasting one of the most extensive and diverse course lists on offer, Courses for Success have hundreds of online courses. With everything from accounting to art, wedding planning to web design, they are a great option for anyone with specific professional development needs or with a particular hobby to pursue – there really is a course to suit everyone.

    Courses for Success has developed its own online courses and utilises the latest technology to deliver them at affordable prices across ten countries. They have also partnered with some of Australia’s leading training providers to offer a range of accredited courses, with accessibility their main aim.

    As a student of Courses for Success, you’ll benefit from 24/7 access to your online course materials, enabling you to study whenever and wherever you want.

    You will also receive ongoing support from a tutor who is available to answer your questions and help keep you motivated as you may your way through the course material.