Computers for Beginners – Jargon Free

Computers for Beginners

Computers for Beginners – jargon free introduction to basic computer use, and overview of the various software programs used in the workplace as well.

Duration and Attendance:

1-day course for people new to computers.


This session is aimed at the user who is new to business/workplace computers. It is designed to provide an easy introduction to basic computer use,  and providing  a good  overview of the various software programs used in the workplace. Below are listed the topics covered during the course – however, this can be tailored to suit individual company requirements and the software used can be substituted as necessary.

Course Topics:

Getting Started – Your Hardware
Logging On
Passwords & Protocol
Overview of Windows
Quick Tips and Shortcuts

Windows Desktop

The Task Bar / Start Button
Working with Menus
Windows Icons / Moving / Arranging / Shortcuts
Desktop Properties
My Computer Properties
Windows Explorer
The Explorer Window / Changing Views / Sorting
Explorer Toolbar
Working with Folders & Files
Changing the Folder Options
Creating / Moving / Renaming / Deleting Folders
Copy / Move / Deleting Files
Searching for / Folders / Files / Search Options
Background / Screen Savers / Desktop Appearance
Windows Accessories
The Recycle Bin

Overview of Office

Introduction to Email – MS Outlook

MS Excel – Spreadsheet Overview

Adding / Editing Data / Formula / Saving / Printing

MS Word – Word Processing Overview

Creating Letters and Memos / AutoCorrect / AutoText

Any Other Relevant Software


We offer this course on a regular basis at our training venue at The Travelodge, Cumbernauld, as well as offering in-house or bespoke training for HR departments or companies.

Please visit our IT training course schedule page to find out when our Excel Power User training is running.

For corporate or business IT Training or for more info how Insight provide some of Scotland’s and Europe’s leading companies with in-house IT training, for further information Contact Us and we will get back to you very quickly.


To book this course, please complete our online booking form or contact us on 01236 873498 or

Or please use our booking form.

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