Computer Literacy Level 2 - Internet Basics

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Course Description

The Internet is a global network with thousands of interconnected servers, routers and other hardware to keep it functioning. It's hard to imagine life without the Internet in recent years, and it only grows larger with each passing day. Without the Internet, we wouldn't have such quick access to information and the services we need for daily lives. This Internet basics course is meant for people new to the World Wide Web and all it has to offer.

Before you use the Internet, you need to know how to connect and the hardware and software needed for connectivity. The first few lessons cover the way you connect to the Internet and help you get started with routers, operating systems, and computer hardware. We also include a primer on the most common web browsers used to find information. Without a web browser, you can't browse websites.

We then show you the importance of search engines and how you can use them to find the information that you want to know. With search engine knowledge, you can find information for any service or product.

The last lessons focus on security, firewalls and common scams. Although the Internet is a great place to find information, it can also be a place of malicious software and people that would steal your data.

The final lesson focuses on troubleshooting common issues. We also have a chapter on setting up your own website. Altogether, this course gives you the basic knowledge of navigating your way through the World Wide Web and gives you the tools to protect your identity and data.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Internet

Lesson 2: Internet Browser Applications

Lesson 3: Web Addresses and Links

Lesson 4: Working with an Internet Browser

Lesson 5: Using Search Engines

Lesson 6: Introduction to Networking

Lesson 7: Introduction to Wireless Networks

Lesson 8: Data Sharing and Network Security

Lesson 9: Introduction to Firewalls

Lesson 10: Security for Your Network

Lesson 11: Protection Against Viruses and Spam

Lesson 12: The Basics of Hacking

Lesson 13: Defending Against Common Scams

Lesson 14: Hosting Your Own Website

Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Common Internet Connection Errors

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.
  • Know troubleshooting common internet connection errors, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Why I decided to take this course...1
Lesson 1 Quiz10
Lesson 2 Quiz10
Lesson 3 Quiz10
Lesson 4 Quiz10
Lesson 5 Quiz10
Lesson 6 Quiz10
Lesson 7 Quiz10
Lesson 8 Quiz11
Lesson 9 Quiz10
Lesson 10 Quiz10
Lesson 11 Quiz10
Lesson 12 Quiz10
Lesson 13 Quiz11
Lesson 14 Quiz10
Lesson 15 Quiz10
The Final Exam60
Total Points:213

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