Tech Tips – Enhancing Your Computer Savvy

Open Enrollment Course Dates: TBA

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Course Length: 1 Day
Prerequisites: Basic PC knowledge
Course Fee: $345
Course Hours: 8:30-4:15

Course Objectives:
Take this hands-on computer class to enhance your PC skills. Topics include Windows settings, browsers and toolbar clutter, file and folder organization, data storage and security, data loss prevention, password management, Internet security, email security and management, cloud computing, mobile device synchronization, buying the right PC, Microsoft® Office tips, and hardware.

Course Description:

Windows Registry
Editing the Registry
System Restore

Mouse and Keyboard Shortcuts
Hidden and pop-up menus
Keyboard shortcuts

Windows Settings
Personalization (have it your way)
User Profiles
Group Policy Editor
Device Manager and Device Identification

Credentials
Managing Users
Password Rules

Utility or Clutter?
PC Utilities
File Indexing
Startup Group

Organizing Files and Folders
Windows Explorer
File Naming Conventions
Editing, Selecting and Searching Files
Sharing Files and Folders

Storage Decisions
My Documents
Internal versus External Drives
Drive Management
Document Scanning

Protection from Data Loss
Have a Backup Plan
Internet-based Services
On-site, Portable Choices

Internet Browsers
General Settings
Favorites and History
Toolbar clutter

Internet Security
Risk Management
Internet Security, Anti-Malware Products
Cookies
Wireless Security

Email Security
General Guidelines
Illegitimate Attachments
Phishing

Email Management
Troubleshoot, Send and Receive
Columns, Folders and Rules
Manage your Email Files

Microsoft® Office Tips
Word
Excel

Cloud Computing
Providers
Advantages, Disadvantages and Risk

Installing Application Software

Monitors
Single versus Multiple

Printers
Local versus Network

Buying the Right PC
Define Your Needs and Wants
Compare Apples to Apples

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Purpose
Installation

Product Updates (Installation Options)
Hardware and Software Updates
Automatic or Manual, Express or Custom

Miscellaneous Performance Tips

Works Cited

Notes