Digital Literacy and IT Skills
Online computer training courses, free from Alison.com. Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers.
The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work.
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ALISON ABC IT - Computer Training Suite
ALISON ABC IT is free online self-certifiable IT course which comprehensively introduces the beginner and near beginner to IT literacy.
ABC IT introduces the learner to the basic concepts of computing and teaches how computing can be an everyday feature of life and work. This IT online training course provides learners with the IT skills so necessary in today's workplace. It covers basic Microsoft Office computer applications and touch typing training.
ALISON ABC IT - Computer Training Suite is originally from ALISON’s alternative to ECDL/ICDL with the addition of Practical Skills Training. and published by Advance Learning and has a duration of 15-20 Hours for the average learner.
Introduction to Cloud Computing
In the term ‘cloud computing’ the word ‘cloud’ is a metaphor for the Internet. By using cloud computing, you can gain access any time through any device via the Internet to data and files which you have uploaded, or to software applications which you need to use for personal or professional use.
Cloud computing gives you access to a system where, for example, you can upload data to the cloud or you can use software on the cloud without having that software installed locally.
In this free online course you will learn what cloud computing is and how it works, and you will learn about the benefits of cloud computing along with its potential drawbacks. This course will be of interest to all users who would like to learn more about cloud computing and what services it offers to individuals and businesses.
Cloud computing is a phrase being used more and more in business today and it is important for any professional to understand what cloud computing is all about. This free online course is an excellent way to come to understand the concepts behind cloud computing.
Introduction to Cloud Computing is originally from and published by Amazon Web Services and has a duration of 1-2 Hours for the average learner.
Exploring Google Apps
Google Apps helps organisations, groups and individuals work more productively.
This course will give you a general introduction to Google Apps, and will outline the benefits of “Going Google”. You will be introduced to the Google Marketplace where you can choose which apps will be of use.
The course will cover topics such as the benefits of Google Apps for organisations, security and data protection, and will introduce you to six businesses that use Google Apps and their opinions of the service.
This course will be of great interest to professionals and groups or individuals who wish to make their daily work more productive and impactful. This course covers introductions to what are becoming some of the world’s most compelling online productivity tools.
Exploring Google Apps is originally from and published by Google and has a duration of 1-2 Hours.
Fundamentals of Google Docs
Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.
It is a collection of applications that make it easier to produce the kinds of files commonly used in corporate environments: documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
In this course you will be given a basic introduction to Google Docs. Topics covered in the course include: Google collaboration and the sharing of information online, Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets, Google Forms, Google Presentations and Google sharing.
This course will be of great interest to professionals and individuals who would like to know how Google Docs can help improve productivity. Google Docs is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular online tools. If you are not aware of Google Docs, here is your opportunity to learn some very cool new skills.
Fundamentals of Google Docs is originally from and published by Google and has a duration of 0-1 Hour for the average learner.
Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft Office 2003 Training is a self-certifiable course which comprehensively introduces the beginner and near beginner to the four most popular applications within the Microsoft Office 2003 suite: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Microsoft Office 2003 is originally from Microsoft and published by Advance Learning and has a duration of 4-5 Hours for the average learner.
Microsoft Digital Literacy
This series of FREE courses has been produced by Microsoft and covers a wide range subjects from beginner level.
You can either take one or more of the individual 5 modules, or take all 5 modules in a complete course.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - Computer Basics
Computing is an important part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music and photos to banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live.
The first module of the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum, available for free online, introduces you to the fundamentals of computing, explains the components of a computer, explores operating system basics, and shows you how to use a mouse and a keyboard.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - Computer Basics is originally from Microsoft and published by Microsoft and has a duration of 3-4 Hours for the average learner.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - The Internet and the World Wide Web
The Internet can connect you to people, information, and resources around the world.
The second module of the free online course Microsoft Digital Literacy shows you how to connect to the Internet, browse Web pages, navigate Web sites, use search engines, and exchange e-mail with others.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - The Internet and the World Wide Web is originally from Microsoft and published by Microsoft and has a duration of 3-4 Hours for the average learner.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - Productivity Programs
The third module of the free online course Microsoft Digital Literacy describes the common features and commands of different productivity programs. It also explains how to work with various categories of productivity programs, such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and database programs.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - Productivity Programs is originally from Microsoft and published by Microsoft and has a duration of 3-4 Hours for the average learner.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - Computer Security and Privacy
It's easy to use a computer safely and responsibly if you know how.
The fourth module of the free online course Microsoft Digital Literacy will help you gain confidence in computing by explaining the risks and threats to computer security and privacy so that you can understand and prevent them.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - Computer Security and Privacy is originally from Microsoft and published by Microsoft and has a duration of 3-4 Hours for the average learner.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - Digital Lifestyles
From cell phones to MP3 players to digital cameras, computers are changing our everyday lives.
The fifth and last module of the free online course Microsoft Digital Literacy introduces you to new digital technologies, including digital audio, digital video, and digital photography.
It explores how these and other computing technologies are creating new career opportunities and shaping the world we live in.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - Digital Lifestyles is originally from Microsoft and published by Microsoft and has a duration of 3-4 Hours for the average learner.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - IT Basics, Internet & Productivity Programs
The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.
This course combines the 5 Microsoft modules to offer a comprehensive course on computer basics, the internet, productivity programmes and computer security.
Microsoft Digital Literacy - IT Basics, Internet & Productivity Programs is originally from Microsoft Commercial Software Development and published by Microsoft and has a duration of 15-20 Hours for the average learner.