Apple Mac Computers - Introduction

If you are a new Mac user and struggling with the fundamentals of operating a Mac, this course is for you and will get you up to speed. It is filled with easy-to-follow, detailed tips and information about using the Finder and the Dock, switching between programs, using Apple?s Spotlight search tool, opening and saving files, and setting up system preferences and user accounts. We?ve thrown in some basic security and troubleshooting advice to get your Mac up and running smoothly.

You can do this course for FREE if you meet the following criteria:
You live in TW9 or TW10 and have:
· a long-term health condition and /or
· a disability and/or
· a learning disability and/or
· mental health difficulties.
You will need to enrol in person at reception in order to get the full concession.

Course Content

Your course will cover:

Navigating your Mac
- What are the Finder, the Dock and the Menu Bar

Getting Oriented
- Working with files and folders, including opening closing and saving files.
- Searching you Mac with Spotlight
- System Preferences and customising the computer

Navigating Applications
- Safari
- Preview
- Quick Look and Quicktime Player

Entry Requirements

Computer literacy and good keyboard skills are essential.

First Class Requirements

Pen and notebook, and 4GB memory stick.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is essential to ensure you make progress on this short course.

Assessment Methods

Constructive feedback will be given on work carried out on the course, but as this is a non-qualification course there will be no formal in-class assessment.

Further Study Options

You can progress to other IT related courses including:
Word Introduction,
Excel Introduction,
Webdesign and Creation

Additional Information

Although you do not need to own a computer before joining the course, regular access to an Apple Computer will enable you to practice and develop your skills.

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