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Introduction to Personal Computers - Using Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2013/2016 is designed for anyone who is new to personal computers and needs to learn the basic skills to use a computer to perform common workplace tasks. Participants will develop skills to use the software to perform tasks including starting applications, creating folders, copying and moving files, and personalising Windows.

Course Price (inc GST where applicable): 
Sydney, Melbourne
1 day

Windows 10, Office 2013, Office 2016

You'll Learn how to: 
  • Start a computer and log on to Windows 10
  • Open, close and switch between applications
  • Arrange application windows on your screen
  • View, save, copy and delete computer files using File Explorer
  • Create, edit and save a simple document using MS Word
  • Create, edit and save a simple spreadsheet file in Excel
  • Search for information on the Internet
  • Create and send a simple email message using Outlook
Course Content: 

Hardware and software

Broad hardware and software overview
Storing data
Opening and saving files
File names

Starting the computer and the Windows 10 environment

Working with Windows
The taskbar
Desktop icons
The Start menu
Starting and closing applications
Using search
Shut down and sleep options

Working with desktop windows

Starting desktop programs and apps
Minimising and maximising a window
Resizing a window using a mouse
Moving a window on the desktop
Switching between open programs
Snapping and shaking windows
Scrolling in a window
Closing desktop programs

Data storage on your computer using File Explorer

Explorer windows
Navigating in File Explorer
Opening files from File Explorer
Folder views
Changing the folder(s) views
Working with folders
Working with files
Copying, moving and deleting files

Word processing

Understanding word processing
Starting Microsoft Word
Creating a new blank document
Typing text into a document
Saving your new document
Typing numbers into your document
Checking the spelling in your document
Making basic changes to your document
Saving changes to an existing document
Printing your document
Safely closing your document


How spreadsheets work
Starting Excel from the desktop
Typing text
Saving a new workbook
Typing numbers, dates and formulas
Easy formulas
Making basic changes
Easy formatting
Printing a worksheet
Charting your data
Safely closing a workbook

Searching the web

Understanding how to search effectively
Using the address bar to search
Adding search providers
Searching based on a keyword
Searching based on a phrase

Using Email

Starting Outlook from the desktop
Common Outlook 2016 screen elements
Composing an Email message
Creating a new message

This Course Suits: 

This course is for anyone who is new to office desktop computer applications and needs to become familiar with the different pieces of hardware and software used in offices today. The course focuses on learning to use Windows and Microsoft Office.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

The Learning Process: 
Preparing to learn

Get the most out of your course by preparing before you attend. TP3 provide pre-course materials that enable you to reflect on and align your learning outcomes with the course content.

After the course

TP3's online Learning Resources contains additional tools and resources to help you consolidate and continue your learning. For more details, click here.

Customising this course: 

TP3 can provide a range of consulting services to better meet your business needs, including closed courses for your organisation, customised course material relevant to your industry and requirements, individual or group coaching and blended learning solutions.

Booking Information: 
Call 1300 658 388 to book this course, or book and pay online below.
Course Dates: 

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