There are several types of useful computer skills that are quite important to know.
Computer Concepts and Operations Skill
This is one of the types of useful computer skills which includes the use of a technology which is computer-based to be able to manipulate,retrieve,create and store information to be able to express one’s ideas and to communicate with the other users.It also includes understanding and using dialogue boxes; printing document; understanding the differences of ‘save as’ and ‘save;’ starting an application and creating a document; retrieving, renaming, and revising a document; selecting menu items; recognizing the features of a toolbar, title bar, status bar, scroll bar and menu bar; identifying cursor; matching equipment to some purposes such as using a digital camera; and identifying hardware components such as the monitor, mouse and keyboard.
This is one of the types of useful computer skills which includes understanding basic terminologies, such as records, files,and fields; understanding weaknesses and strengths of databases; understanding purpose or structure of databases;editing data in a record that is existing; deleting and adding records; sorting data; opening and using commercial databases; locating specific records and information; and choosing appropriate types of data for fields.
This is one of the types of useful computer skills which includes understanding weaknesses and strengths of spreadsheets;understanding the structures or purposes of spreadsheets; understanding data from spreadsheets that are existing; understanding active cell; understanding cell addressing, entering data in a certain cell; formatting data in a certain cell; deleting or adding columns or rows- changing their widths and heights; formatting data to percentage, number, time and currency;sorting data; and generating the correct graphs such lines columns and bars.
This is one of the types of useful computer skills which includes understanding the typical structure of a certain email address; interpreting features of new messages; interpreting features of a certain inbox, interpreting features of retrieved messages; replying and retrieving an email; forwarding an email; and sending attachments through emails.
This is one of the types of useful computer skills which includes understanding animation or movement illusions; using a scanner in converting a picture to a certain graphics file; moving graphics in a certain document; using a certain digital camera in creating a certain graphics file; changing graphics sizes; layering objects;rotating and flipping objects; selecting objects with the use of selection tools; using text tools;using paintbrushes; using shape object and tools; and using tools for drawing.
Word Processing Skill
This type of useful computer skill includes using numbers and bullets; using columns; changing spacing of lines and margins; changing alignments of the text; using spell checker; using borders; understanding paste, copy, and cut; inserting text;highlighting and selecting text; typing sentences;and familiarizing the keyboard characters.
This type of useful computer skill includes interpreting website information; choosing the right sites for searches; bookmarking a location; understanding main features of webpages;understanding and using keywords in searches; using and understanding features of browsers;and understanding the purpose of browsers.