Online Class: Computer Literacy Level 3 - Living and Working Online

This is the third level certificate course in the computer literacy series.

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Course Description

Having a job in the "real world" is much different than starting a venture online. Living and working online takes dedication and hard work that eventually pays off. You can work online and still have a separate lifestyle and home life in your private time. If you decide that the most affordable and convenient way to work online is from your home, it becomes a challenge to motivate yourself to work but still take the time to relax. Without the separation, you could burn out and find that your venture is taking too much of a toll on your personal life. This course is meant to help people understand how to start working online, how to manage your home and work life and how to build a business.

The course starts with setting up your work area in your home. We also help you understand some of the basic software that you'll need to get started. We cover software that you might need to work depending on the area of expertise that you want to specialize in. We also get you started with accounts and services that will help you manage your online business life.

As with any online venture, you also need to consider the safety of your data and your customers. We cover popular devices used to work online even when away from your office, and then we cover the best ways to protect those devices and online accounts from attackers. If you want to live and work online, this course is a way to get started.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.4 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(309 votes)

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Internet

This first lesson will explore what is required to work and live online. Additional lesson topics: What Equipment Do You Need to Work From Home?; Online Income Thunder: Several Tips For Working Online, Being An Affiliate, Creating Products, and Amazon Merch Plus LSAT Tips; Internet Basics for Beginners 11 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why I decided to take this course...
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Introduction to Multimedia Resources

One of the beauties of the internet is its vast amount of multimedia options available to the general public. These resources can even be used for your business or use them for private projects. This lesson will focus on how to use media type files. Additional lesson topics: Basic Computer Skills; Several Types of Social Media and How Each Can Benefit Your Business; Digital Marketing: The Several Different Types Of Online Marketing; What is Social Media? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Communications with Email

You can't escape email if you plan to work online. Email is the primary method of communication, and it's a widely available business application. Before you get started with email communication, you should know how it works and its advantages and disadvantages. Additional lesson topics: Geek 101: Beginners guide to IMAP vs. PoP; Email Basics; Basic Email Tutorial; A Brief History Of Email 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Web 2.0 and Chat Applications

In this lesson, we will focus on the growing uses of Web 2.0 and other chat applications. Additional lesson topics: 9 Live Chat Solutions for Small Businesses; Explaining Web 2.0; An Introduction to Voice Over IP VoIP ; The best and most secure chat apps 9 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Introduction to Digital Devices

Most people have a smartphone, and that's just one example of a digital device that can be used for work and life online. This lesson will focus on other digital devices. Additional lesson topics: Digital skills critical for jobs and social inclusion; How to Save Images on Your Computer 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Working in an Information Society

The internet has become a significant economic and cultural activity, so it's important to understand its effect on your online and personal life. Additional lesson topics: A Closer Look at Ransomware Attacks: Why They Still Work; What is INFORMATION SOCIETY?; The role of technological change in culture; Ransomware – What Is It and What Is Its impact? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Using Online Collaboration Applications

In this lesson, we discuss the different tools and what they can do to help you organize a client relationship and work. Additional lesson topics: What is Google Docs and How Does It Work; Too Embarrassed to Ask: What Is 'The Cloud' and How Does It Work?; 51 Online Collaboration Tools to Help Your Team Be More Productive; What You Need to Know About Working in the Cloud 9 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Computer Ethics

Since technology is ingrained in our culture, it also has a set of ethics that are expect from people. This lesson will discuss these set of ethics. 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Mobile Devices and IoT

Since the introduction of smartphones in 2007, the IoT and mobile device community has increased in years. This lesson will focus on this technology. Additional lesson topics: The Several IoT Devices Of So Far ; Internet of Things explained: Your complete guide to understanding IoT; Several Best Ways to Work Online from Your Smartphone 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: Wi-Fi and Security

In this lesson, we'll go over basic Wi-Fi security to protect your home network from attackers. Additional lesson topics: 14 Tips for Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Storage and Data Transfer

In this lesson, we discuss the best ways to store your data and backups, and what you should do before you transfer data to a secondary location. Additional lesson topics: The 3-2-1 Backup Strategy; Data backup types explained: Full, incremental, differential and incremental-forever backup 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: Protecting Data

Unless you are a security expert, protecting this data seems like a difficult process. But with a few rules and regulations set for yourself, you can protect data from most of the common attacks that you'll find on the internet. Additional lesson topics: Everything You Need to Know About Vpns For Travel; Two-factor authentication: What you need to know FAQ ; The dos and don'ts of using public Wi-Fi 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: Passwords and Password Security

This lesson will focus on password strategies to enhance personal security online. Additional lesson topics: Best of the Worst Password Practices; The guide to password security and why you should care ; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—Password Practices to Avoid 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson 14: Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

This lesson helps you identify possible scams, so you don't fall victim to these attacks. Additional lesson topics: How Can I Protect Myself from Identity Theft Online?; Online Tools to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson 15: Introduction to Social Media

Social media is a large subject and using tools sufficiently for marketing takes experience and experimentation. With just an introduction, you can learn how to begin using these tools for marketing and understand how to keep your private accounts from interfering with your business accounts. 85 Total Points
  • 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:
  • Describe multimedia resources.
  • Describe communications with email.
  • Describe digital devices.
  • Describe working in an information society.
  • Describe using online collaboration applications.
  • Describe computer ethics.
  • Describe mobile devices and Internet of Things.
  • Describe wi-fi and security.
  • Describe storage and data transfer.
  • Summarize protecting data.
  • Summarize passwords and password security.
  • Describe protecting yourself from identity theft.
  • Describe social media.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Computer Literacy Level 3 - Living and Working Online
Course Number: 9770576
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (309 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, and Texas.
Last Updated: January 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: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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