Online Class: Computer Literacy Level 2 - Internet Basics

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Course Description

Navigating the Digital Odyssey: Unveiling the Mysteries of the Internet

Embark on an enlightening journey through the vast digital universe known as the Internet—a colossal network that has transformed our world, interweaving servers, routers, and countless other devices. Today's digital age, replete with instant information access and myriad online services, owes its existence to this global marvel. For those setting sail on this ocean for the first time, our comprehensive course, "Internet Essentials: A Digital Odyssey," promises a guided voyage into the heart of the World Wide Web.

Step by step, we'll unravel the intricacies of internet connectivity. Grasp the nuances of routers, delve into operating systems, and acquaint yourself with the pivotal hardware elements ensuring smooth voyages online. Experience the world of web browsers—your compasses in this vast digital expanse.

Harness the immense power of search engines, your trusted guides, directing you to the treasure troves of information tailored to your quest. But, just as every odyssey has its challenges, the digital realm has its perils. We spotlight the significance of robust security measures, the bulwarks against cyber threats, and the deceptive sirens that lure unsuspecting users.

Our adventure culminates with empowering you to troubleshoot potential setbacks and even planting your flag in this vast territory by setting up your own digital abode—a website.

Embark with us, and by journey's end, you'll not only navigate the World Wide Web with confidence and dexterity but also stand guard over your precious digital treasures—your data and identity. The digital horizon beckons; let's set sail!

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to the Internet

This lesson will give you a brief overview of the internet and how it works. But later lessons will go into deeper detail on how it works, how you can use it to your benefit, and what you should do to stay safe. Additional lesson topics: Is This Thing On?: A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking and Screaming; Teaching Internet Basics: The Can-Do Guide 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why I decided to take this course...
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Internet Browser Applications

In this lesson, we'll discuss the different browsers and their basic features. Additional lesson topics: Google Chrome Downloads; Firefox Downloads; A Brief History of Web Browsers and How They Work; Understanding Internet Browsers; Apple Safari Downloads; Microsoft Internet Explorer Downloads 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Web Addresses and Links

In this lesson, we'll discuss links and web addresses and how they work to provide you with searchable content for your quest to find information. Additional lesson topics: What is a Query String?; What are hyperlinks?; What is a URL? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Working with an Internet Browser

In this lesson, we focus on the basic navigation and usability components in your browser. Additional lesson topics: Web Browser Secure Settings; How to navigate the new Google Chrome web browser; Browser Security Settings for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer: Cybersecurity 101; Several Common Browser Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Using Search Engines

To understand how to find information, you need to know how to work with search engines. Additional lesson topics: How Do Search Engines Work and Why You Should Care; How to Use Google to Search; How Search Engines Work; Advanced Search using Google 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Introduction to Networking

In this lesson, we discuss local area networks (LANs) and how you can share content in your home among other computers and devices. Additional lesson topics: Follow These Steps to Connect to Your Home Router as an Administrator; How to Setup a Basic Home or Small Office Network Walkthrough Guide ; How to Set Up a Home and Small Office Network 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Introduction to Wireless Networks

In this lesson, we'll discuss the way wireless computing works and what you can do to make it easy for all users on your network to connect and use internet access. Additional lesson topics: Communication and Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular and Satellite; Basic Hardware Required for a Wireless Network; Wireless Communication Technologies Types and Advantages 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Data Sharing and Network Security

This lesson will cover Homegroups and how you can share your files across a network using the Windows operating system. Additional lesson topics: HomeGroup from start to finish; How to Activate Streaming to Share Media On Your Windows Several Laptop 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Introduction to Firewalls

In this lesson, we'll cover basic firewall settings and how they work on your home network. Additional lesson topics: Do I Need a Firewall if I Have a Router?; An Introduction to Firewalls; Does my router have a firewall or not?; Ten Software Firewall Programs 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: Security for Your Network

This lesson will explain antivirus software and what you can do to protect your identity online. Additional lesson topics: How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure; What is antivirus software and what does it actually do?; Several Easy Ways to Protect Your Identity Online ; Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Protection Against Viruses and Spam

In this lesson, we'll discuss how you can protect your computer from viruses from the internet. Additional lesson topics: What's the Best Antivirus for Windows 10? Is Windows Defender Good Enough? ; Several tips for protecting against spam attacks; Common Malware Types: Cybersecurity 101; Protecting yourself from online scams 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: The Basics of Hacking

This lesson covers some of the basics of hacking to give you an understanding of why attackers do what they do and how they are able to gain access to your system. Additional lesson topics: This is How Hackers Crack Passwords!; How to Become a Hacker; Examining Different Types Of Intrusion Detection Systems 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: Defending Against Common Scams

This lesson covers some of the main common scams on the internet so you can identify them before you lose money. Additional lesson topics: Government Imposter Scams; Online scams; How to Sue for Internet Fraud 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson 14: Hosting Your Own Website

In this lesson, we'll take you step-by-step on what you need to create your own website to be a part of the internet and its information sharing. Additional lesson topics: How to Choose a Domain Name; How to Identify Your Hosting Provider 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Common Internet Connection Errors

This lesson covers some common Internet connectivity issues and how you can troubleshoot them. Additional lesson topics: Most Common Internet Connection Problems and How to Solve Them 70 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define Internet and its capabilities.
  • Describe internet browser applications.
  • Describe web addresses and links.
  • Describe working with an internet browser.
  • Describe using search engines.
  • Describe introduction to networking.
  • Describe data sharing and network security.
  • Describe firewalls and network security.
  • Describe protection against viruses and spam.
  • The Basics of Hacking
  • Describe defending against common scams.
  • Summarize troubleshooting common internet connection errors.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Computer Literacy Level 2 - Internet Basics
Course Number: 9770573
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (835 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: July 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I am so grateful for this course! I feel like I have learned so much. I also really appreciate the fact that the instructor grades everything quickly. Overall I am very happy with this course." -- Stephanie A.
  • "I found this course to be very good at filling in the gaps in my knowledge of the basics of the internet. I now have a better understanding of the internet and can build on my knowledge even further with more classes, later." -- Anne D.
  • "There is so much information in these lessons, that I didn't know or was aware of. I am glad I took this course." -- Emily B.
  • "This course taught me a lot of new things about computers. It is a good course and I am very glad that I enrolled." -- Joe L.
  • "Great class. Covered information I was not expectiing." -- Chris M.
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