IT & Software

A Guide To Windows 7, 8 And 10

Course Fee R799.00

What is this course about?

This course is designed to teach the basics of using Microsoft Windows. The course will take learners through the basics of understanding the Windows desktop, navigating Windows, performing file functions such as copy and paste.

Furthermore the course will expose learners to some of the pre-installed windows software and programs, used to create documents and images. Towards the end of the course learners are introduced to networking and printing in windows.

Who should be doing this course?

This course is aimed at people who want to learn how to use Microsoft Windows from scratch, or those who want to improve and revise their existing knowledge by seeing how the latest versions of Windows are used.

People wanting to apply for jobs in the near future will definitely encounter Microsoft Windows and will most likely use it to complete day to day tasks. These jobs may include being a cashier - Scanning items, bank teller – filling in a digital deposit form or a teacher – creating presentations or notes for students.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand what Microsoft windows is and how it can be used in everyday life as well as business. Identify the different versions of Microsoft windows currently available as well as the differences between them.
  • Identify the different parts that make up Windows and how to use them. Practice using the desktop and explorer to navigate Microsoft Windows.
  • Identify and the different types of removable storage, file types, file extensions and modern day storage methods.
  • Use the built in Windows programs to create documents and images as well as send emails and using the internet.
  • Understand why, applying and configuring the correct windows settings is important. Evaluate requirements for installing and uninstalling software.
  • Explain and Identify network technologies and how networking is used within Windows. Understand what drivers are and why they are needed.

How is your course mark calculated?

Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck! 

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you! 

In the 6 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 What is Windows?
CHAPTER 2 Using Windows For The First Time
CHAPTER 3 Managing And Storing Your Files:
CHAPTER 4 Windows Software And Programs
CHAPTER 5 Configuring Settings And Installing Software
CHAPTER 6 Networking, Printers And Other Devices

Aman Parker


Aman Parker has a Bcom in Information Systems and is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Windows.

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