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ALISON ABC IT - Computer Training Suite

Learn computer skills, improve your touch typing ability, and gain IT knowledge in this free course.

Core IT Skills
Free Course
This free online Alison ABC IT course will teach you everything you need to know in order to master using a computer. Globally, people rely on computer technology to grow their careers, improve their lives, and to expand their opportunities. The course will run you through all of the basic concepts and techniques of using a personal computer, getting you up to speed with modern personal computing technology in no time at all.





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Computer skills are the key to the modern world. But a huge amount of people don’t fully understand all the things they can do with their computers. There are so many features that they don’t know how to use, so many possibilities they are not taking advantage of. Many people think they know the basics about computers, but really don’t.

This free course will first run you through all the basic concepts and techniques of computing. The course will then cover Microsoft computer applications so that you can fully use these vital tools of modern life. It will train you in touch typing, so that using your computer becomes smoother and easier. It will then run you through more advanced functions such as data input and formatting, before finally running you through really practical uses of your new knowledge.

This course is designed to make sure you can use your computer to its fullest, even if you already think you are doing so. Computer skills can do so much for so many, and even if you are already a proficient computer user, you can get a lot out of this course. There are tools and functions in this little machine that you never knew about. This course will guide you through some of the best ones.



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ABC IT-2: Software Applications

ABC IT - Introduction

ABC IT-1: Basic Concepts

ABC IT-3: Practical IT Skills

Learning Outcomes

One of the key outcomes of taking Alison's ABC IT online course is that you will understand the functions of a computer. You'll learn about IT safety and environmentally friendly ways to dispose of computer parts. You will know the legal matters involved in IT and gain a greater knowledge of computer software and hardware. You will have the skills to manage multiple files effectively.

This course will teach you touch typing as well as how to use email and word processing applications, tasks that will help you to accomplish your daily goals.


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