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ICT for Beginners - session 2 (C&G 4249 iTQ) - Inside a PC

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A course in computers for absolute beginners that fits the City and Guilds iTQ qualification.

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ICT for Beginners - session 2 (C&G 4249 iTQ) - Inside a PC

  1. 1. Inside a computer Word processing (Check password on Slide 3)
  2. 2.  You should use the same User Name and Password as you used in week 1
  3. 3. The LEFT mouse button to select Recap Dummies videos: Section 1 – Start a Program
  4. 4. Hardware or Software?
  5. 5. Closing down a program:
  6. 6.  Portable – so you can work from anywhere  Small – takes up less space at home or at work  Runs off rechargeable batteries
  7. 7.  Tend to be cheaper – you get more for your money  Tend to be more comfortable to use  Easier to upgrade or repair…
  8. 8.  A computer is basically a box with several separate electronic components wired together inside… Video on next slide…
  9. 9. The Processor or CPU: The brain of the computer
  10. 10. The Processor or CPU: The brain of the computer Random Access Memory (RAM): Short term memory used by the CPU (volatile!)
  11. 11. The Processor or CPU: The brain of the computer Random Access Memory (RAM): Short term memory used by the CPU (volatile!) Hard Drive: Long term storage
  12. 12. Video/Graphics Card: So you can plug in a monitor
  13. 13. Video/Graphics Card: So you can plug in a monitor Audio/Sound Card: So you can hear and record sounds
  14. 14. Video/Graphics Card: So you can plug in a monitor Audio/Sound Card: So you can hear and record sounds USB Card: So you can plug in a keyboard, mouse and other stuff
  15. 15. Your PC
  16. 16.  …everything is connected together on a motherboard… (see next slide) PSU (Power Supply Unit): The mains adaptor Fan: Keeps everything from over heating
  17. 17.  …laptops are exactly the same except they make the parts smaller!
  18. 18.  Any questions so far?
  19. 19. Some of this should look familiar from using Paint:
  20. 20. Be warned… these keys can change location slightly depending on the manufacturer of the keyboard
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  22. 22. Save or Save As…?
  23. 23.  So far you have saved files to the Documents folder  These will be erased when you shutdown the computer  To keep your work you should Save As to a folder on the network  (We’ll cover this more in-depth next week…)
  24. 24.  Next Week: ◦ Microsoft Windows ◦ Advanced use of the mouse ◦ Playing and recording sound ◦ Playing videos

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