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Basic Concepts of IT:

Course Code: ECDLLSL01

Duration: 1day


Course aimed at:

This course is aimed at those requiring an introduction to the PC and information technology.


Previous knowledge required:

None. This course is designed for users who are new to working with computers and IT.


Course Contents:

An Introduction to the PC

  • What is a computer?
  • Why Have a PC?
  • How the PC Works


Hardware Explained

  • Input Hardware
  • Process Hardware
  • Storage Devices
  • Output Hardware
  • Other Optional Devices
  • Peripheral Devices


Networking Explained

  • What is a Network?
  • Workgroups
  • Network Basics
  • Security
  • Layout


Types of PC Available



  • What is Software?
  • Systems Software?
  • What is a Directory?
  • Types of Application Software
  • Systems Development

The Internet and E-mail

  • Internet Addressing
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Newsgroups
  • Browsing Web Pages
  • Searching the World Wide Web
  • Overview of Electronic Mail
  • The Telephone Network in Computing


Computers in Today's Society


IT and Society

  • Information Society
  • The Year 2000
  • Electronic Commerce


A Healthy and Safe Workplace

  • A Good Working Environment
  • Ergonomics and Good Practice


Security, Copyright and the Law

  • Data Security
  • Computer Viruses
  • Copyright
  • Data Protection Act