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Microsoft Digital Literacy - Computer Basics

Learn basic computer skills with this free course on computer skills for beginners.

Core IT Skills
Free Course
This free online Digital literacy course from Microsoft will teach you the basics of computer use. With a computer, you have access to information from around the world, can meet people you never could have before, and grow in ways you never otherwise could. Unfortunately, many still struggle with developing the computer skills required to operate one. This free online course for beginners will start you on your journey to computer literacy.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Microsoft

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Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Computer skills open doors. If you are just getting started with computer skills, or know someone who really needs to, then this is the high quality course for you. The course introduces you to basic computer skills, guides you through the components of a computer, explores operating system basics, and shows you how to use a mouse and a keyboard.

Upon completion of this course you will know how to manage files and folders on your computer more efficiently. You will be aware of the different types of computers available, and have a strong understanding of the concepts of memory, computer performance and programs. You will also have learned about Windows Vista GUI and menu options. This will be a great start on your computer literacy journey.

There are many illiterate people in the world who can’t really read. There are even more computer illiterate people who can’t really use computers, even if they think they can. Computer literacy is perhaps the most important personal and professional skill of the 21st century, and you have the motivation to get an Alison certification in it. With this course, you can ensure that you or your friend can join the global community through their screens. This is an empowering and confidence-building act, so keep going!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will have a working knowledge of the different parts of a computer, such as the hardware, operating system and network. You will understand the different types of computers available, memory, computer performance and programs. You will learn about Windows Vista GUI and menu options. This course will help you to manage files and folders on your computer more efficiently.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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