Computer Skills 2016-12-27T18:10:12+00:00

This Checklist is provided for your personal assessment. Skills recommended but not required for employment are indicated with an asterisk.

Basic Computer Operation and Windows Operating System

  • Computer Components
    • Monitor, Keyboard, CD & DVD Drive, USB Ports, Ethernet, Network, Power Cord)
    • Personal Printer
    • Network Printer
    • Start Up and Shut Down Computer
  • Mouse Skills
    • Click, double-click, drag, right-click
    • Right-click in selecting Options
    • Use Controls (scroll bar, drop-down lists, radio buttons, buttons, text boxes, highlight text)
  • Familiarity with Desktop
    • Task Bar
    • Start Button
    • Shortcuts
    • My Computer
    • Recycle Bin
    • Control Panel
    • Internet and Networking
  • A Window
    • Open, close
    • Maximize, minimize, resize, move, restore
    • Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbar
    • Arrange and switch between multiple windows or apps
    • Select Options and open in Dialog Box
  • Apps
    • Notepad, Wordpad, Paint
    • Multimedia (Media Player)
    • System Tools (Scandisk, Disk Cleanup)
  • File-Handling Commands
    • Open, close, save, save as, email, print
    • Move and copy files, folders
    • Shortcut keys
    • Delete, rename, find

Microsoft Word

  • Keyboarding
    • Keyboard format and layout
    • Use both hands to type
    • Shortcut Keys
  • Screen
    • Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbars, Status Bar, Ruler
    • Normal, Outline Layout, Page Layout
    • Maximize, Minimize, Restore Button
    • Horizontal and Vertical Scroll Bars
  • Editing
    • Spacebar, enter
    • Shift + Enter
    • Create and format Bulleted and Number Lists
    • Backspace, Delete, Insert Text
    • Move insertion point using Arrow Keys and Mouse
    • Select Using Arrow Keys and Mouse
    • Show/Hide
    • Copy, paste, cut, highlight
    • Hyperlink
    • Drag & drop
    • Insert & format picture, text box, shape, WordArt
    • Use Symbols and Special Characters
  • Format
    • Font, Font Style, Font Size, Color, Effects, Case
    • Borders & Shading (Page, paragraph & shading)
    • Insert/Edit Columns
    • Tabs
    • Themes
    • Paragraph (alignment, indent, line spacing)
    • Tex Direction
    • Background (Fill Color, Effects, Watermarks)
    • Increase/decrease indent
  • Tools
    • Spelling, grammar, thesaurus
    • Word count*
    • Autocorrect*
    • Track changes*
  • Print
    • Print Preview (one page, multiple pages, magnifier)
    • Select Printer, Properties
    • Page range, copies, options
  • Insert
    • Date and time
    • Page numbers and footers
    • Headers
  • Tables
    • Insert/draw table
    • Insert/delete rows and columns
    • Resize row height and column width
    • Format cells, rows, columns
    • Borders & shading

Microsoft Excel*

  • Screen
    • Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbars, Status Bar, Formula Bar
    • Normal, Page Break Views
    • Maximize, minimize, restore buttons
    • Horizontal & Vertical Scroll Bars
  • Workbook
    • Open, close, save, save as, new
    • Page Setup
    • Print, Print Area, Print Preview
    • Move, Copy, Rename Worksheet
  • Cells
    • Insert, edit data in cell
    • Format cell (font, currency, percent, decimal, etc.)
    • Edit Column width, row height
    • Edit border & patter
    • Protect Cell
  • Editing
    • Fill & Clear Options
    • Cut, copy, paste
    • Insert cell, row, column, picture
  • Data
    • Sort
    • Filter
  • Formula and Functions
    • AutoSum
    • Formulas

    Internet (Microsoft Internet Explorer & Mozilla FireFox)

  • Basic Skills
    • How it works
    • Internet Terminology (Web Browser, URL, Search Engine, Bookmarks, Favorites)
    • ISP & Networks
    • Using Web Pages (Hyperlinks, Buttons, Controls & Forms)
    • Tools
    • Options
    • Plug-Ins
    • Updates
  • Search Types
    • Keywords
    • Browsing
  • Downloading
    • Saving files and Images
    • PDF’s in and out of browser

    Microsoft Outlook

    • Sending Emails
      • Enter emails (auto-complete, check name, and Address List)
      • Enter multiple emails manually
      • Add Bcc: field
      • Add cc: field
      • Create new message from a contact
      • Change message format – plain, rich text or HTML
      • Format message (font color, bulleted & numbered lists)
      • Save unsent message
      • Preview attachment with and without opening window
      • Attach files
      • Copy & Paste Files
      • Attach Outlook contacts, messages & business cards to a messages
      • Set importance
      • Request a Read Receipt or Delivery Receipt
      • Create & edit signatures
      • Switch to a different signature
      • Create & modify Out-of-Office messages & rules
    • Receiving Emails
      • View Messages using Preview Pane
      • Set AutoPreview options
      • Identify message icons
      • Save, copy and paste attachments
      • Reply v. reply all
      • Forward a message
      • Assign a category
      • Mark messages as unread
      • Flag messages for follow up
    • Printing Emails
    • Viewing Calendar
      • Select different calendar views
      • Create, edit and delete appointments
      • Set reminders
      • Customize calendar settings (color, workday, work hours)
      • Edit time zone
      • Share appointment
    • Managing Contacts
      • Create Contact
      • Edit Contact Info
      • Create & Edit Distribution List
      • Import/Export Contacts
      • Find a contact
      • Attach contact to email using Business Card, vCard
    • Organizing Emails
      • Create, edit and move to a new folder
      • Move emails into folder using Drag-n-Drop or Move Icon
      • Sort messages by sender, subject or received columns
      • Search for a message using Instant Search
      • Empty items in a Deleted folder (manually & automatically)
      • Recover deleted items
      • Create Rules to move, forward or delete messages
    • Managing Junk Emails
      • Add someone to Junk Senders List
      • Make an exception
      • Span Filters
    • Archiving Old Emails
      • Configure AutoArchive settings
      • Change location of archived file
      • Create a manual archive folder
      • Move items to archive folder
      • Check folder size
      • Open an archive file