Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

2019 Plus 50 Expo

FREE admission. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, March 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wake Tech Western Wake Campus

Register now!

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 

At the Plus 50 Expo, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, personal interest classes, and much more!

Register now for the Plus 50 Expo. It's FREE!

Become a sponsor or vendor at the Plus 50 Expo.


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Kent Thomspon, CFP®, MSFS, Financial Advisor with Capital Financial Solutions

Plus 50 Sites and Programs


In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County:


Apex Community Center 919-249-3402 53 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502
Cary Senior Center 919-469-4061 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Cedar Fork Community Center 919-463-7100 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
Eastern Wake Senior Center 919-365-4248 323 Lake Drive Wendell, NC 27591 
Garner Senior Center 919-779-0122 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Knightdale Recreation Center 919-217-2232 101 Lawson Ridge Rd. Knightdale, NC 27545
Northern Wake Senior Center 919-554-4111 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum

Course Details & Registration Information

Microsoft Computer Class 401
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 6 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
General, Plus 50, Lifelong Learning
This course is for knowledgeable users and system administrators. It explores Microsoft releases and versions and how they differ, computer file structure, advanced features dealing with security, and administrator tools. It also covers operational uses needed to maintain Microsoft Windows, illustrates the various browsers, and goes into detailed setup and security for the Internet and Web. Each student will become the administrator of their system, they will learn the unique personalization settings and duties of the System Administrator. The function rich topics will cover screen capturing for editing purposes and the ability to function the step recorder and speech recognition capabilities. As System Administrators the computer maintenance and backup procedures becomes all the more important and this class will define exactly what those duties consist of and how to engage.
Course Objectives
  1. Define Microsoft Windows and the various versions
  2. Work with File Management and understand File structure
  3. Explore the Internet interface and security parameters
  4. Experience the System Administrator functions while working with tools and utilities
  5. Use techniques to capture screens, setup recorders, and define Speech Recognition
  6. Perform Computer Maintenance and Backup as Administrators
Outline of Instruction
  1. Day 1
    • Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • Product and Version Availability
    • Start Button / Menu
  2. Day 2
    • Review Day 1 topics
    • Windows File Management
    • Internet Interfaces
    • Various Browsers
    • Online Security
  3. Day 3
    • Review Day 2 topics
    • Microsoft Personalization Settings
    • Administrative Tools
    • Local Security Policy
  4. Day 4
    • Review Day 3 topics
    • Microsoft Windows Security
    • Restore Points
    • Screen Capturing
    • Step Recording
    • Speech Recognition
  5. Day 5
    • Review Day 4 topics
    • Administrative Maintenance
    • Backup and Restore
  6. Day 6 (two hours)
    • Review Day 5 topics
    • Microsoft Operating System Review
    • Microsoft Class 401 practice exercises
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Introduction to Computers or the Computer 101 Class, the Computer 201 Class, and the Computer 301 Class
Text and Supplies Needed
Microsoft Windows 7 Computers for each student with full administrative privileges
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 95% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Be able to complete and understand the practice exercises
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
General, Plus 50, Lifelong Learning
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Computers 301 - CSP-4000AA5
  • Computers 201 - CSP-4000AF2
  • Introduction to Computers - CSP-4000BR2
Course Contact Information
Michael Langer