Computer Skills Self-Assessment Check if you have these basic Computer skills: Turn on, restart, and shut down a computer, its monitor, and its printer. Launch applications (programs), quit, and switch between programs. Use a standard keyboard to type, erase text, and move the cursor. Use a spell checker. Use a mouse to open, close, minimize, and move/resize windows and menus on the desktop to activate commands, reveal menus, and move (drag) screen elements. Use a scroll bar. Create, rename, and delete folders and directories to organize files. Find, open, copy, move, rename, and delete files. Find files by switching views and conducting key word searches. Select multiple files or folders. Understand how to insert and remove a CD disk, pen/flash/thumb drive, or external drive. Save and retrieve files from storage devices such as a hard drive, CD disk, thumb (pen), or external drive Print files. Create/print pdf files. Create PowerPoint presentations (or equivalent). Create a spreadsheet. Zip (compress) a folder/file. Access or change network settings to connect to the internet via wifi, Ethernet, or other network connection.