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

Dec
2
Sat
Franktronics Christmas Lightshow
Dec 2 2017 – Jan 8 2018 all-day

Join us for the Annual Christmas Lightshow.

Running Every Night from 6pm until Midnight

December 2 – January 1

Tune your radio to

102.3 FM

This year’s lightshow will be synchronized to a medley of
Christmas Classics and current favorites!

Donations to this year’s lightshow will benefit the

Spay Neuter Clinic

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.

Dec
12
Tue
Hanukkah Begins at Sundown
Dec 12 all-day

Franktronics will be open for normal business hours.

Dec
23
Sat
CLOSED: Christmas
Dec 23 – Dec 25 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Christmas holiday.

Jan
1
Mon
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.