Computer Packages

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Introduction

Computer packages is a short  crush course mostly offered in middle level colleges to students who have just been trough with their secondary studies, class 8 or anyone interested to learn the fundamentals of computers and ICT.

The crush course is open to anyone and takes around 3-6 months to complete the course.

Importance of Learning computer packages

Computer packages will help you learn the basics of computer use mostly for personal and commercial use.

With the introduction of computers in Government and private business offices, computers are slowly replacing the manual jobs and knowledge of use of computers and internet is no longer an added advantage bust a must know for today’s office employees.

Studying computer packages will help you to:

  • Learn how to type and format a word document using the features of MS office and Libre office
  • Print a word document in proper required size e.g A4, A3,card size etc
  • Send the document through Email using the internet
  • Work with the EXCEL sheets to automate and speed up mathematical calculations e.g students marks tabulations and awarding of grades.
  • Design postcards, harambee cards, funeral cards, wedding cards using design programs like Desktop publisher or other advanced packages like Adobe photoshop OR Adobe InDesign
  • Create presentation slides to be used in meetings using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Store related records and provide easy way of sorting, retrieving, querying and tabulating them using database programs like MS Access.
  • Understand the basics of operating systems used in various mobile, laptop and desktop computers.

List of computer packages mostly taught in colleges

  • Introduction to computers
  • Internet and Email
  • Microsoft disk operating system (Ms. DOS)
  • Networking and data communication
  • Introduction to operating systems
  • Word processing and Ms word
  • Spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel sheets
  • Presentation
  • Databases and Microsoft Access
  • Desktop publishing
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