The basic PC administration is the first course in the Project
Connect sequence. It covers the following topics:
- PC Hardware and Operating
Systems - This session covers how to interconnect all the
components of a Personal Computer (PC), introduces the basics of
how to use the Windows Operating System, and discusses how to
secure your system.
- PC Applications - This
session reviews the common application software packages and
introduces the basics of word processing applications.
- Using the Internet - This
session discusses how to use internet services like the
world-wide web and email.
- Taking IT home - In this
session, we'll make the final preparations for taking your
machine home, including installing a modem into each
All the software used in these sessions is free or open, and is
readily available on the Internet. The particular versions used
can be found here.
If possible, we will schedule a follow-up visit in which we
check how things are going once the machine is home. As a guide,
we'll go through the following checklist.