This lesson contains courses’ lessons held at the Free University of Bolzano Bozen. It contains only the first
part of the courses, namely the lessons on:
computer dangers and security.
It does not contain the parts on Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, financial functions, Microsoft Access,
computer algorithms, SPSS, Visual Basic for Applications, which are very well covered by the respective
courses’ suggested books.
This lesson is designed for very novice computer users. It often contains oversimplifications of reality and
every technical detail is purposely omitted. Expert users will find this book useless and, for certain aspects,
This lesson supposes that the learner is using Microsoft Windows 7 operating system in English language.
However, most of the lesson is perfectly readable with other Windows versions, while some menus and
instructions can be rather different if the language is not English (Windows language may be changed on
multi‐language installations: see page 7 for further information).