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In Computer Literacy for Windows, author Garrick Chow walks through the skills necessary to use computers comfortably, while improving learning, productivity, and performance. This course focuses on the Microsoft Windows operating system and offers a thorough introduction to computers, networks, and computer peripherals such as printers, digital cameras, and more. In addition, basic procedures with software applications, the Internet, and email are covered. Exercise files accompany the course.
This course also includes chapter-level assessments for use as instructional aides. To download the assessments, click the following link: Computer Literacy Assessments. The file contains an assessment movie, chapter-level assessments, and answer keys.
By now, I hope you will feel a little more knowledgeable and comfortable when it comes to using your PC. Of course, we covered things from a very basic level here and a lot of your comfort is going to rely on just spending more time in front of your computer using various applications. You'll probably also want to check out several more courses on the lynda.com Online Training Library for more in- depth instruction on specific applications. Some courses you should check out include Windows 7 Essential Training, which offers detailed instructions on the Windows operating system. We also have multiple courses on the Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 products, which include Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft's word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs.
To learn more about photo and image editing, be sure to check out our courses on Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. There are lots of other courses you will most likely find useful on the Online Training Library, but most of all you should spend time just playing with your computer and really getting to know it. Don't be afraid to click around or experiment. It's a great way to learn. So I hope you'll be able to take what you've learned here and go further with your computer than you ever thought you would. I'm Garrick Chow. See you next time!
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