What it is
A firm understanding of computer basics allows users to take advantage of all the hardware associated with them and perform basic tasks. Individuals who master computer basics are able to write text into a document, organize files according to their needs, keep track of data, create and deliver presentations on a variety of topics and send/receive email messages.
To accomplish these tasks, users must know how to turn a computer off and on, navigate the screen using a mouse and type on the keyboard. In the case of a laptop, it’s also important to understand how to use the power source properly to keep the computer charged.
Common tools/programs used
Common tools include monitors, processing units, operating systems, memory for storage (external or internal), speakers, keyboards, a mouse and a laptop.