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

Mar
10
Sun
Daylight Savings begins
Mar 10 all-day

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour starting at 2:00am.  Your computer should update automatically if its connected to the internent.

And forget to check and replace the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Apr
6
Sat
Daffodil Festival – Gloucester County
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
May
15
Wed
Seafood Festival by the Abingdon Ruritan Club
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
27
Mon
CLOSED: Memorial Day
May 27 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Jul
4
Thu
CLOSED: July 4th
Jul 4 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday.

Sep
2
Mon
CLOSED: Labor Day
Sep 2 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.

Sep
27
Fri
Guinea Jubilee 40th Anniversay
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day
Oct
14
Mon
Columbus Day (federal holiday)
Oct 14 all-day
Oct
16
Wed
Seafood Festival by the Abingdon Ruritan Club
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
3
Sun
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov 3 all-day

Don’t forget to set your clocks by 1 hour at 2:00am.  Also, don’t forget to check and change the batteries in your smoke detector!

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