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Learn Computer Basics

Lynda.com logo on a tablet.The following courses are appropriate for learning computer basics.

There are many more courses on these topics available in lyndaLibrary.

Computer Literacy for Windows 10 (2hr 7min)

Topics include:

  • Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
  • Opening and saving files
  • Working with software & searching the web
  • Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
  • Setting up, sending & receiving email

& much more!

Windows 10 Essential Training (7h 57min)

Please be aware that there was a significant update to Windows in August 2016, called the Anniversary Update. If you are using Windows after running the Anniversary Update, you should switch over to a different course, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Essential Training.

Topics include:

  • Installing or upgrading to Windows 10
  • Connecting to the Internet & browsing the web with Edge
  • Launching, quitting, and managing applications
  • Using Cortana to search
  • Sending email

& much more!

Computer Literacy for Mac

Note: This course was recorded on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To upgrade to Yosemite before you begin, watch "Installing and running Mac OS X 10.10 for the first time."

Topics include:

  • Working with a laptop versus a desktop computer
  • Understanding the five traits almost all applications share in Mac OS X
  • Printing on a Mac computer
  • Connecting to & searching the Internet
  • Sending and receiving email

& much more!

Computer Security and Internet Safety Fundamentals

Topics include:

  • Using antivirus software and protecting against viruses
  • Enabling Windows Firewall
  • Using password-management software
  • Securing your router and protecting the SSID
  • Browsing on a public computer

& much more!

Setting up a New PC (1 hr 9min)

Topics include:

  • Registering a new PC
  • Connecting to networks
  • Setting up backups & creating a recovery drive
  • Setting program defaults
  • Configuring Family Safety

& much more!