CIF Basic IT Skills – The Essentials

295 per participant
Earn 6 CPD points for this course.
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€295for members

€395for non-members

09.30 – 16.30

1 Day


This 1-day course is designed for students who need to learn the essentials when using IT in the workplace.

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This 1-day course is designed for students who need to learn the essentials when using IT in the workplace.  This is a beginner level course designed to introduce basic fundamentals such as File Management in Windows, how to download files, where and how to save files from emails, using Zoom and how to work with basic functionality in key applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.  This course will simplify common IT terminology and discuss what the Cloud is and how it is of benefit.  Delegates will learn new skills with practical hands-on exercises to complete with the Tutor.   On completion you will gain a greater understanding of Microsoft Applications and how to manage your day-to-day files in the workplace.

The target audience is for beginners who need to understand key fundamentals of using Microsoft Software in the workplace.

No prior knowledge required. An understanding of Microsoft Office and using Email at a basic level is advantageous but not essential

File Management          

  • File Locations
  • Create Folders
  • Saving Files locally
  • Saving to the Cloud
  • Move and Copy Files
  • Delete Files
  • Zipped Files
  • File Types

 Keyboard tips

  • Using Shift/ CTRL +
  • Number lock
  • Caps Lock and Symbols
  • Function Keys

Word Basics

  • Enter Data and Save to Word
  • Understanding Word Layouts
  • Email a Word Attachment

Excel Basics

  • What is Excel?
  • Enter Data and Save Data to Excel
  • Email an Excel Attachment

Outlook Basics

  • Create an Email with Attachments
  • Save Attachment
  • Finding Emails
  • Using Folders in Outlook

Using Zoom

  • How to Share a Screen
  • How to Chat
  • Switching between Zoom and Applications
  • Using Audio and Video

Wrap Up Summary

  • Consolidation Task to confirm learning
  • Wrap Up Quiz!

On Completion of the course candidates will receive:

  • CIF Basic IT Skills – The Essentials CPD Certificate
  • 6 CPD Points
  • Member Rate: €295.00
  • Non-member Rate: €395.00

For All Enquiries or Course Bookings Contact:

Conor Greham: 01 4066031 / [email protected]

Robert Butler: 01 4066071 / [email protected]

The CIF can deliver this programme in house and may be tailored to your companies requirements.

In terms of programme delivery, the CIF can facilitate learning by virtual means (online via Zoom), or in classroom format (at your premises), subject to criteria. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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