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Computing Essentials

Computing Essentials Certificate:

This newly created NZQA level 2 Certificate is the perfect computing course for students requiring skills for jobs that have a computing element. Learn skills across the most common computing applications, such as Windows, Email, Internet, Word Processing and Spreadsheets. Delivered 1-1, this course is 100% flexible but has been designed to be completed within 6-weeks.

This course is designed for novice computer users or those with limited skills that would like to achieve a nationally recognised standard upon completion.

Optimum Course Duration: 23.5 Hours (includes all time sitting NZQA Assessments).

Course Summary: 

Microsoft Excel

NZQA Unit 18743 – Produce a spreadsheet from instructions using supplied data

  • Parts of a spreadsheet
  • Entering data in a spreadsheet
  • Moving around a spreadsheet
  • Editing and formatting techniques
  • Working with columns
  • Lines and borders
  • Autosum
  • Autofill
  • Printing a spreadsheet
  • Formulas – subtraction, addition, multiplication, division, sum, average
  • Column charts
  • Using chart tools
  • Pie charts

Microsoft Word

NZQA Unit 111 – Use a word processor to produce documents for an organization

  • Gain an understanding of the basic components of Word
  • Creating a document from beginning to end
  • Practical examples and practice time
  • Formatting word documents
  • Understanding page alignment and configuration
  • Checking your work and tracking changes
  • Printing
  • Working with numerical data

Windows Navigation

  • Understanding the desktop
  • Shortcuts
  • Working with folders
  • Getting help
  • Retrieving a document
  • Windows explorer
  • Backing up your work
  • Closing a programme

Email Communication

  • Creating a new mail message
  • Receiving an email
  • Email inbox
  • Replying to an email
  • CC and BCC
  • Email etiquette
  • Working with attachments
  • Organising an email inbox

Internet Navigation

  • Internet explorer basics
  • Opening and closing internet explorer
  • Minimising, maximizing and restoring
  • Browsing the web
  • Using the internet to job search
  • Tabs
  • Links
  • Favourites
  • Copying text and images
  • Internet safety, antivirus

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