Computer Essentials

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Successful candidates will be able to:

• Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.

• Start up and shut down a computer.

• Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.

• Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.

• Create a simple document and print an output.

• Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.

• Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.

• Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network.

• Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware and of backing up data.

• Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility and user health.