The Complete Computer Basics Guide for Beginners: 2022

The Complete Computer Basics Guide for Beginners: 2022

The Complete Computer Basics Guide for Beginners: 2022

Master Computer Fundamentals , Windows 10, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Desktop Support, Basic Computer Skills

Language: english

Note: 4.3/5 (843 notes) 74,992 students

Instructor(s): Sarmad Jadoon

Last update: 2022-07-16

What you’ll learn

  • The Computer Defined
  • Types of Computers i.e. Digital Computers, Analog Computers, Hybrid Computers
  • Parts of Computer, Difference between Data and Information, Information Processing Cycle
  • Computer Hardware
  • Keyboard, QWERTY Layout, Alphanumeric Keys, Function Keys, Cursor Movement Keys, Modifier Keys
  • The different variants of mouse
  • Video and Sound, Printers
  • How Computer Processes Data, The Central Processing Unit, RAM, Cache Memory, Buses
  • Modern CPUs
  • Microsoft Word Basics
  • Microsoft Powerpoint Basics
  • Microsoft Excel Basics
  • Storage Devices (Magnetic Storage devices, Optical Storage Devices, Solid State Drives)
  • Computer Networks (Basics)
  • Internet and World Wide Web



  • No prerequisites as such. A basic understanding of computers will be a plus



The Computer Defined, Data versus Information,

Classification of Computers based on how data is handled (Analog Computers, Digital Computers Hybrid Computers)

Computers for Individual Users or Personal Computers (Desktop Computers,Workstations, Laptops, Notebooks, Tablets, Handheld PCs, Smartphones)

Computers for Organizations (Network Server, Mainframes, Minicomputers, Supercomputers)

Parts of Computer System (Hardware , Software, User and Data)

Information Processing Cycle (Input, Processing, Output, Storage)

Computer Hardware Categorized ( Processing Devices, Memory Devices, Input and Output Devices, Storage Devices, Bus Interconnection)

System Software versus Application Software (Different categories of System and Application Software)

Input Devices ( Mouse, Keyboard, QWERTY keyboard layout and keys explained in detail, Different variants of mouse explained)

Other ways to Input Data ( Pen based input, Touch Screens, Game Controllers i.e. joysticks and game pads)

Other ways to Input Data ( Optical Input Devices i.e. Bar Code Readers, Scanners, Handheld versus Flatbed scanner)

Other ways to Input Data (Audiovisual Input Devices i.e. Microphones, MIDI, Digital Cameras)

Video (Monitors and their types, Video cards explained, Projectors)

Sound ( Sound Systems, Sound Cards, Headphones and Headsets)

Printing (Commonly used printers, High quality printers)

Data Representation in Computers

Transforming Data into Information

Devices that Affect Processing Speed

Modern CPUs

Advanced Processing Topics

Extending the Processing Power

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Windows Basics

Storage Devices

Internet and World Wide Web

Major Services Provided by Internet

How the Web works ?

Using the browser to navigate the World Wide Web

Search Engines


Who this course is for

  • Computer Science students and students from other discipline curious to learn Computer Fundamentals
  • Students wishing to learn both theoretical and practice aspects of Computer Basics/Fundamentals


Course content

  • Introduction
    • The Computer Defined
    • Classification of Computers (Based on how data is handled)
    • Quiz # 1
  • Computers for Individual Users
    • Personal Computers
    • Quiz # 2
  • Computers for Organizations
    • Computers for Organizations
    • Quiz # 3
  • A Look Inside The Computer System
    • Computer Parts and Information Processing Cycle Explained
    • Categorizing Computer Hardware
    • System Software and Application Software and Their Categories
    • Quiz # 4
  • Layout of a Standard IBM Compatible Keyboard
    • Keyboard Layout (Different groups of keys on an IBM compatible keyboard)
    • Quiz # 5
    • Keyboard Shortcut Keys – Part 1
    • Keyboard Shortcut Keys – Part 2
    • Quiz # 6
  • Mouse and its Variants
    • Using a Mouse
    • Variants of the Mouse
  • Other Ways to Input Data (Other than mouse and keyboard)
    • Devices for the Hand
    • Optical Input Devices
    • Audiovisual Input Devices
    • Quiz # 7
  • Video
    • Monitors Classified (Based on Color)
    • Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Monitors
    • Flat Panel Monitors
    • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Monitors
    • Light Emitting Diode (LED) Monitors
    • Quiz #8
    • Comparing Monitors
    • Characteristics of Monitors
    • Graphics Card (Video Controller)
  • Printing
    • Printers (Impact Printers and Non-Impact Printers)
    • Laser Printer
    • Working of a Laser Printer
  • Windows 11 Basics
    • Upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11
  • Microsoft Word Basics
    • Launching Microsoft Word in Windows 10
    • Creating a new document
    • Getting Familiar with Microsoft Word Interface
    • Entering and Editing Text in Microsoft Word
    • Copying Text Formatting using Format Painter
    • Insert Hyperlink
  • Data Representation in Computers
    • Numbering Systems
    • Bit, Nibble and Byte
    • Text Codes


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