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Microsoft Digital Literacy - Productivity Programs

Learn how to work with word processors, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and database programs with this course.

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Free Course
This free online Digital Literacy course from Microsoft will teach you about the usage of productivity programs, like word processors, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and database programs. In this third installment of the Microsoft Digital Literacy series, you can learn about the common features and commands of a range of different productivity programs, and improve your understanding of how to use computers for productivity.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Microsoft
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Your computer can perform tasks such as draft a letter, create a project report, make a sales presentation, maintain your personal accounts, or manage customer information. This course begins by discussing the functionality of different Microsoft productivity programs. You will study the features and commands they share and learn how to use a word processor. You will learn how to use a spreadsheet and work with presentation programs as well as create and store information in a database.

You will then look into the features and commands of the different productivity programs as well as the main components of the user interface, keyboard shortcuts, and various key combinations. This course will also teach you the tasks that you can perform by using a word processor. You will learn how to work with text, tables, and pictures. In addition, you will also look into the benefits of desktop publishing (DTP).

A spreadsheet is a table in which you can store and organize data, and also perform numeric calculations. Upon the completion of this course, you will also be able to perform basic mathematical tasks and create charts and graphs in a spreadsheet. In addition, you will learn about the various options available for printing a spreadsheet, plus a whole lot more so make sure to check out this course and enhance your computer skills today!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will learn how to use the graphical user interface, pointer, toolbars, keyboard techniques and formatting text. You will know how to use a word processor, work with tables, and proofread documents. You will gain a basic knowledge of desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.

Certification

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