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ECDL v4: Module 2 Using a Computer and Managing Files

Aims and Objectives

To enable students to take the ECDL Using the Computer and Managing Files modular test

Know how to use the computer and manage files in order to sit the ECDL modular test

The flexibility and value of self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

Target Audience

Those who wish to learn about using a computer and manage files to the ECDL syllabus



Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting started with Windows XP Professional – Starting a Session, Finding your way around Windows XP, The Pointer, Working with Windows, Working with Windows Applications, Deleting the items from the Desktop, Logging Off, Shutting Down and Restarting the Computer

Lesson 2: Customising the Desktop – Changing your Desktop Configuration

Lesson 3: Exploring Files and Folders – How Files are stored in Windows XP, Navigating the File System, Searching for Files and Folders

Lesson 4: Managing Files and Folders – Creating Folders, Copying Files and Folders, Moving Files, Deleting Files and Folders, Compressing Files

Lesson 5: Protecting Files – Threats to Files, Read-only Protection, Making Backup Copies of Important Data, Anti-virus Protection, Virus Scanning Applications

Lesson 6: Printing and Troubleshooting – Using Printers, Installing and Uninstalling an Application, Shutting Down a Crashed Application, Viewing System Information, Capturing On-Screen Information, Using Windows XP Help

Course Duration: 14 hours

Course Code: 1010190700