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PC'S and Windows 10 Essentials - DLS Consulting


Various combination of unit standards available


Recognising and understanding the hardware and software components and operate a personal computer

Unit Standards

258883, Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment, Level 1, 4 Credits
117867, Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment, Level 1, 3 Credits


Prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent




Starting up and shutting down
Starting up
Touch screen, Mouse or Keyboard
Start menu
Sign Out
Switching users
Shutting down
Components of a PC
How a computer works
What is the system unit
What are input devices
What is an output device
What is an input/output device
What is a storage device
What is a peripheral device
Computer performance
Working with Windows
Opening a Program
Working with Apps
Working with Search
Using the Desktop
Dialog Boxes
Working with more than one Window on the Desktop
Rearranging Windows on the Desktop
Different types of Windows
Devices and Settings
Customizing the Desktop
Quick Access Menu
Workinng with the Control Panel
Changing the mouse properties
Personalising the Desktop
Changing display properties
Working with Printers and Faxes
Managing Files and Folders
Drives, Folders and Files
Opening folders
Opening files
Standard folders
Working with the file explorer
Using the file explorer ribbon
Changing the Window View options
Selecting file and folders
Moving and copying files between folders and disks
Deleting files and folders
Restoring deleted files
Emptying the recycle bin
Renaming files or folders
Creating shortcuts on the Desktop
Computer Maintenance
System Hangs
Windows error messages
Formatting disks
Free space on a disk
Install/Uninstall software
Install Hardware
Using Help

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