ICT Computing Essentials

8 Hours / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The ICT Computing Essentials course focuses on fundamentals of computers and their functionality.

  • Define the functions and uses of computers
  • Learn about various types of computers
  • Study the basic computer system components and their roles
  • Learn about computer hardware, including storage, processing, and input and output devices
  • Study software to learn about the various types and functions of applications, including operating systems, user interfaces, and open-source vs. commercial licenses
  • Learn techniques for efficient file management, including the use of file name extensions
  • Study the basics of computer networking, including network topologies and models, protocols, connectivity, IP addressing and the OSI reference model

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Computers
  • What Is a Computer?
  • How Computers Are Used
  • Types of Computers
  • Computer Systems
Lesson 2: Computer Hardware
  • System Components
  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Data Storage Devices
  • Input/Output (I/O) Ports
Lesson 3: Computer Software
  • Software Essentials
  • System Software
  • Application Software
  • File Management
Lesson 4: Computer Networking
  • What Is a Network?
  • Network Topologies
  • Network Models
  • Connecting to a Network
  • The OSI Reference Model

All necessary course materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.