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1 FIRST COURSE Computer Concepts Internet and Email Microsoft Office Get to Know Your Computer

2 FIRST COURSE Internet and Email

3 XP 3 The Internet and the World Wide Web The Internet is a worldwide collection of networks that allows people to communicate and share information easily The Web is a collection of files that reside on computers, called Web servers – Web servers are connected to each other through the Internet The software you use to connect your computer to the Web server is your Web browser. – Common Web browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari Home page – These browsers use a standard Graphical User Interface design

4 XP 4 Search Engines and Uniform Resource Locators Search engines are Web pages that browsers use to conduct searches of the Web for words or expressions – Search criteria You can use your Web browser to access a Web page using a Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

5 XP 5 Exploring E-mail E-mail, or electronic mail, is an efficient way to exchange messages with others on a network This network may be small and self-contained, such as within an office, or as large as the Internet E-mail messages can go to only one recipient or to dozens of recipients at once To: CC: and BCC:

6 XP 6 Attaching a File to a Message To attach a file to a message, first create a new message and click the Attach button on the toolbar Browse for and select the file you wish to attach to the message After selecting the file, complete your message and click the Send button

7 FIRST COURSE Microsoft Office

8 XP 8 Exploring Microsoft Office 2010 Microsoft Office 2010, or Office, is a collection of Microsoft programs – Microsoft Office Word 2010 (documents) – Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (workbooks) – Microsoft Office Access 2010 (databases) – Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 (presentations) A major advantage of Office is integration, the ability to share information between programs

9 XP 9 Starting Office Programs Make sure your computer is on and the Windows desktop appears on your screen To start a program – Click the Start button on the taskbar – Point to All Programs to display the All Programs menu – Point to Microsoft Office – Click name of the program you want to start or – Click name of the program you want to start in most frequently used programs list on left side of Start menu

10 XP 10 Using the Ribbon The Ribbon at the top of the program window just below the title bar is the main set of commands that you click to execute tasks

11 XP 11 Clicking Button Icons Each button, or icon, on the tabs provides one- click access to a command – Most are labeled – Clicking the button often displays a menu or performs an action

12 XP 12 Working with Files The Office Button provides access to document-level features – Creating files – Opening files – Saving files – Printing files – Closing files – Application settings The Quick Access Toolbar is a collection of buttons that provide one-click access to commonly used commands

13 XP 13 Printing a File Click the Office Button, and then click Print Verify the print settings in the Print dialog box Click the OK button or Click the Office Button, point to Print, and then click Quick Print

14 XP 14 Printing a File

15 FIRST COURSE Get to Know Your Computer

16 XP 16 Get to Know Your Computer Operating System (OS) Processor and Speed RAM Navigation Instructions On desktop locate “My Computer” Right click and select “Properties”

17 XP 17 Get to Know Your Computer Size and Space Hard Drive Storage Navigation Instructions On desktop locate “My Computer” Double click on “My Computer” Right click on chosen drive (C:) Select “Properties”

18 XP 18 Software System Software – Operating System – Utilities – Device Drivers – Programming Languages Application Software – Enables you to perform specific computer tasks Ex. Word Processor, Desktop Publishing, E-Mail Editors, etc.

19 XP 19 Security Must take steps to prevent unauthorized use or damage to your computer A computer is at risk anytime it is plugged into a network Threats include Viruses & Malware, Adware & Spyware and Social Engineering

20 XP 20 Malware & Viruses Malware intends to cause hard or convey information to others without the owners permission Viruses instruct your computer to perform annoying or destructive activities such as erasing or corrupting data It is essential for all computer connected to the internet to have virus-protection software

21 XP 21 Spyware & Adware Spyware – tracks a computer user’s Internet usage and sends data back to the company or person who created it Adware – software installed with another program, usually with the user’s permission that generates advertising revenue for the creator by displaying ads to the program’s user Commonly known as “Pop Ups” Anti – Spyware & Adware programs such as Ad-Aware can help eliminate these problems

22 XP 22 Social Engineering Spoofing – A website set up to look exactly like another website, but doesn’t actually belong to that organization – They ask you to enter personal information Never access a financial site via email Financial institutions are fighting this using site keys to verify identity Phishing – Email will come from a “financial institution” requesting you to verify your information via email or by accessing a spoofed site Never reply to these emails, delete them Some examples of phishing emails include information about your Banks, Credit Cards, PayPal Account etc. Both methods are used to steal personal information such as Social Security Numbers, Credit Card Numbers, to in the end steal money or your identity

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