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Computer Courses For Beginners

Wesley Said:

What is a show/hide indicator?

We Answered:

It is a tool you can use to personalize your computer display.You can either show or hide icons on your toolbar

Betty Said:

What is the definition of a computer?

We Answered:

A general-purpose machine that processes data according to a set of instructions that are stored internally either temporarily or permanently. The computer and all equipment attached to it are called hardware. The instructions that tell it what to do are called "software." A set of instructions that perform a particular task is called a "program" or "software program."

Earl Said:

What good colleges in southern california offer good courses on computer programming for beginners?

We Answered:

Just about any college, junior college, or university will offer courses. Pick the one nearest you and check their website. Look for "programming", "computers", and "information technology".

Brandon Said:

Which computer course?

We Answered:

If you book yourself to do some of the units on the OCN courses - separate units and accredited, at level one, or even entry level, you should be able to get through one unit well within a term, i.e. 20 weeks, 2 hours per week. You could do any number of programs - and then when your confidence has built up and you are more expertise in the programs, then you could sit an ICDL course but because you will have learned and practised the basics already through OCN, possibly you could have just one lesson in each unit of ICDL and sit the tests straight away. There are 7 in all.

Starting with OCN I would recommend:
Word Processing: Foundation National Code: CQ11WN012
Introduction to Spreadsheets National Code: CP31CY001
Powerpoint - National Code: CQ51WN004
Introduction to the Internet and email Code: CR11WN005
Introduction to Databases. National Code: CP21CY003

These would give you a good foundation and from there move very easily to ICDL/ECDL.

John Said:

What is the best computer programming course for a complete beginner?

We Answered:

If you're advanced in Excel, you probably know a bit of VBA. The logical step would be to learn Visual Basic - the learners' editions are pretty good, and hold your hand a lot. Also inexpensive. Also, maybe Visual C#, depending on what you plan to do with it. The best advice is to decide what type of programs you want to write, then find out (maybe via Answers) what the best language is in which to write them. Step three is then to find the best package to teach it to you.

Sonia Said:

I would like to learn about computers. What are some courses I should take for beginners and where?

We Answered:

If you want to learn how to be proficient in the office use of computers, your local technical or community colleges / adult education programs almost certainly offer courses in typical office software, with concentrations in specific fields, such as medical billing software, accounting software, Microsoft Office, etc.

Technical / community colleges are also a good way to learn the basics of networking and basic computer repair.

If you want to learn how to program, you should consider a four-year program at a university. Living in Arlington, you have several outstanding colleges to choose from.

Francis Said:

Computer Science For Beginners?

We Answered:

MIT Opencourseware is a great site to learn about computer science and it's free:
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-en…

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