Why is it important to learn how to use a computer?

Computers have become an important part of our modern personal and work lives. On a daily basis, we need to send/receive mails, search for items in the internet, type documents, download files, learn online, get school notes, apply for jobs etc. To do all these, one requires to know how to operate (use) a computer.

In the past, if someone did not know how to read and write, they were said to be illiterate. In today’s world, someone who does not know how to operate a computer is said to be computer illiterate.

The computer has therefore become a basic tool in the modern world, necessary in all areas of life. Without computer skills, one may even find it hard to succeed as a student. Any computer operations course basically covers general introduction to computers, popular office applications and internet. The course is also referred to as computer packages, since one learns a set of application packages.

It is more or less mandatory to learn this short course. Most job opportunities require a certificate in computer operations (packages) as a basic requirement.

This computer operations course can be taken by anyone who has basic literacy (that is can read and write). For students who have just finished high school, it’s a good idea to study computer operations while waiting for results since you will need this skill when in college, university or when hunting for a job.

Microsoft computer packages have gained a lot of popularity all over the world therefore most computers are installed with Microsoft products. Therefore when choosing a computer packages course, it’s advisable to take one which covers Microsoft applications.

Most Computer Packages Course cover the following packages; Computer fundamentals, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft  Excel, Microsoft  PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft  Publisher, Internet and email.