Serving Your Computer Needs for Over 15 Years

 

   

DCP Training

Personal

COMPUTER   

LIFE SKILLS

Empowerment  

CREATIVITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Most folks who reach adulthood without becoming proficient at the computer develop something of an inferiority complex because it seems that everyone around them knows more about the computer than they do (including that 6-year-old granddaughter!).  But what we can lose sight of is that we rarely become good at something that we don't put any time into...much less even TRY ...

We're here to tell you that you CAN use the computer to do whatever you're interested in with a little time, effort, and above all, repetition.  Think bicycle... you can talk all day long about how to ride it, but at a certain point you just need to hop on, and then ride!

With DCP's In-Home Training, we'll start wherever you need us to start, even if that's with turning on the computer or clicking the mouse.  Sessions vary according to your schedule, interest and stamina.  But most of all, they're focused on what YOU want to do with the computer, whether that's email, making cards, navigating the web, or any of the many other wonderful things you can do.  And the training is all with YOUR programs on YOUR computer in YOUR home!

If you remember nothing else, remember this:   THE FOLKS AROUND YOU WHO CAN USE THE COMPUTER ARE NOT SMARTER THAN YOU ARE...THEY HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE THAN YOU DO!!!

Let's change that!

We've listed some of the most common areas covered by our in-home sessions.  Remember, every session is tailored to your specific needs.   Give us a call to set up training tailored just for you.

Basic Operation

How to turn computer on/off; surge & physical maintenance issues; familiarization with computer hardware: optical drives (Blue ray, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW), usb ports,  etc. and how/when to use.

Navigating Windows
How to use the mouse; right and left-click functions; menus; where to find stuff; re-starting versus shutting down; where to find help
Customizing your computer
Changing wallpaper; setting colors and fonts; using adapted access features; setting preferences; setting up additional user accounts
Getting to know your computer programs
How to find and use the various programs in your computer: calendar, word processing, personal finance, or music /photo editing programs
The how-to's of computer creativity
How to use your printer; how to use your scanner; saving and managing files; the My Documents folder; how to burn CD's
Software Maintenance
Virus, operating system and browser updates; how to load or remove a program
Communicating
Email programs and which to use; how to send and receive emails; how to manage contacts; how to send attachments with emails
The Internet
How to go online; links and groups; search engines and how to search; chat groups and forums; creating Favorites links; how/when to download from the Internet; security and privacy settings; what's all this Ebay stuff?
Using other peripherals
How to use your digital camera, video camera, fax
Special Projects
Training/guidance in any special projects of interest