Introduction to Windows Basics

Part of the Franktronics Training Series

Introduction to Windows BasicsIntroduction to computers covers a little bit of everything that will help improve your experiences with getting around any Windows based computer. The different Windows operating systems (OS) provide their own challenges to users, but most of these issues are easily resolved with a basic familiarization of the computer, which is also known as the PC (personal computer). Audience: This course is intended to help the novice and semi-experienced users become more comfortable with the many changes that have been made over the years. Prerequisites:  No prerequisites.  Just come in to class with a desire to learn! Description:  By the end of this course, users should be able to understand what makes up a computer, the different Windows OS’s, make better use of the keyboard and mouse, safely navigating on the internet, protecting your information, and maybe even perform some customizations on your own PC. Subjects that will be discussed (as time allows):
  • Understand basic hardware computing terms
  • Using the mouse, keyboard, and desktop to your advantage
  • Be able to identify you PC connections and connect devices to a PC and modify device settings in this lesson.
  • Comprehending the different Operating systems, Programs and Applications available on all PCs.
  • Familiarization with your personal network and Internet basics
  • Browsing the Web
  • Understanding viruses and malware and how to protect your data
  • Customizing your computer settings for a more pleasant experience
  • Printing and how to connect to the printers available to you
  • Understand and using files and folders in Windows Explorer
Requirements:  None; optionally, users can bring in their Windows laptop or tablets to follow along during class discussions.

Scheduled Classes

Halloween Light Show at Franktronics
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 11:59 pm

Join us for the Annual Halloween Lightshow.

Running Every Night from 6pm until Midnight

October 17 – 31, 2017

Tune your radio to

102.3 FM

to listen to the music that has been synchronized the lights with tunes like
“Ghost Busters”, “Time Warp”, Feed My Frankenstein”, and “Thriller”.

Please park in the Salvation Army parking lot.
This will give you the best view of the show and allow others to enjoy at the same time.

Nov 5, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
Nov 5 @ 2:00 am – 2:00 am

Don’t forget to turn back your clocks and change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Election Day
Nov 7 all-day

Don’t forget to get out and Vote!


Franktronics will be open for normal business hours.

Veteran’s Day
Nov 11 all-day

Franktronics will be open for normal business hours.

CLOSED: Thanksgiving
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CLOSED: Christmas
Dec 23 – Dec 25 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Christmas holiday.

CLOSED: New Years
Jan 1 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the New Year’s Day holdiay.

For more class schedules, please see our Computer Training Page.