Basic Computer Skills Course

Computer training

The basic computer skills course which we provide you helps in understanding of the current technologies used at home and in the workplace. The course provides you the assurance of becoming a computer literate by this hands-on course while you learn to create, access, save and manage documents, spreadsheets and emails and use the Internet effectively. Our trainers will make you understand all the terminology and impart best required  skills in you for productive and secure use of hardware and software.Basic computer skills course at OneNam is more productive and assures you with a proper knowledge.


Our aim is to make you understand with computers and Microsoft Windows and train you on basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills in a good classroom environment.


By getting into this course you should be able to :

  • learn start up and shut down your computer
  • navigate the operating system and start applications
  • learn basic functions of file management
  • able to perform basic functions in a word processor and spreadsheet
  • manage print settings and print documents
  • receive and send emails
  • use a web browser to navigate the Internet.


Hardware and software

  • Understanding the main components of a computer which consists of input and output devices
  • How to use smart phones and tablets
  • The role of Operating Systems, programs and apps


  • Turning on the computer and logging on
  • The Windows screen
  • Running programs from the Start Menu
  • Minimising, maximising, moving, resizing and closing windows
  • Logging off and shutting down your computer

Working with programs

  • Running multiple programs
  • Desktop icons and creating a desktop shortcut
  • Managing programs from the taskbar
  • Closing programs

File management

  • Managing Windows Explorer
  • Creating, moving, renaming and deleting folders and files
  • Understanding file extensions
  • Viewing storage devices and network connections
  • Managing USB flash drives

Word processing

  • Creating documents in Microsoft Word
  • Typing text, numbers and dates into a document
  • Easy formatting
  • Checking the spelling in your document
  • Making and saving changes to your document


  • Understanding spreadsheet functionality
  • Creating spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
  • Typing text numbers and dates into a worksheet
  • Easy formulas
  • Easy formatting
  • Charting your data
  • Making and saving changes to your workbook
  • Printing a worksheet


  • Print preview
  • Print settings
  • Managing the print queue

Using email

  • The Outlook mail screen elements
  • Composing and sending an email message
  • Managing the Inbox

Accessing the internet

  • Going to a specific website and bookmarking
  • Understanding how to search/Google effectively
  • Copy and paste Internet content
  • Stopping and refreshing pages
  • Demystifying the Cloud
  • Understanding social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Computer security best practices

For all your ICT training  in Namibia, download the OneNam app and get your training done.


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