Today, we continue our series on becoming a guru. I already told you this means you (this very you) can become a guru on the computer. Though now you may know nothing on the computer, in fact, now you may have a phobia for the computer as everything on the computer seems like Greek and Latin to you. For most computer skills experts, it was so at the beginning but with training, counseling and practice they overcame that stage and came to be what others call guru, professor, professional, etc. That is what I want you also to be, and you can surely do it if you are willing to give it a go.
I already told you of three routes to becoming a guru namely:
• Register with a trainer
• Train yourself
• Acquire tutorial software
Today we are discussing the Train Yourself method
I know you must be shocked about such a topic: Train Yourself! How can I train myself? I know barely nothing about the computer! I don’t even know the computer parts! This is impossible? Well, it is not impossible. All things are possible.
Like most other things in life, to train yourself has its advantages and if you can give it a try, be sure you will learn and gain a lot more than you ever thought.
To train yourself means experimenting those software (programmes) e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel Draw, Windows X.P., etc. For example, if you power a computer, it will start loading (booting). After booting, it will display your desktop (the first page the computer gives you after booting) at the bottom of the desktop is a bar called the Taskbar, it runs across the whole bottom of the desktop. There are icons on the Taskbar, the most important of them is the start menu (you know it by it reading START). By clicking on the start menu, you can access different areas of the computer including the programmes installed. The programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel Draw, etc) may be displayed on your desktop, from which you can launch them by double-clicking or if not displayed on the desktop, launch the programme by clicking on it in the START menu
On the start menu, you can also turn off your computer by clicking on turn off. Mind you, you don’t turn off a computer by punching the power button as your works may be lost, and it could also disrupt your operating system.