Get Started with Microsoft Digital Literacy

Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy 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.and click “go”, and you will be taken to the appropriate page.

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The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum has three levels.

The Basic curriculum features a course called A First Course Toward Digital Literacy. This course teaches the value of computers in society and introduces you to using a mouse and the keyboard.

The Standard curriculum features five courses that cover computer basics; using the internet and productivity programs; security and privacy; and digital lifestyles. These five courses are available in four versions that use examples and screenshots from different versions of Windows and Microsoft Office. Please read the details below.

Which includes

Computer Basics: Learn the fundamentals of computing, the components of a computer, operating system basics, and how to use a mouse and a keyboard.

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The Internet, Cloud Services, and World Wide Web: Learn how to connect to people, information, and resources around the world, using Web sites, search engines, and e-mail programs.

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Productivity Programs: Games, demos, and interactive guides help you quickly learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases.

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Computer Security and Privacy: Identify and protect your computer and data from threats, and learn the ethical and legal issues related to Internet usage.

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Digital Lifestyles: Learn how new digital technologies like smart phones and digital cameras are creating new career opportunities and shaping the world we live in.

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The Standard curriculum is available in four versions.

Version 4 uses examples and simulations from Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013.

Version 3 uses examples and simulations from Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.

Version 2 uses examples and simulations from Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

Version 1 uses examples and simulations from Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003

The Advanced curriculum features five courses that cover building your first app, creating an e-mail account, creating a great resume, searching for content on the World Wide Web and social networking.

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