Online Class: Internet Fundamentals 101

This straightforward course clearly and plainly lays out the basics of the Internet in a light and interesting way. It also offers valuable information about how to protect your computer, your family and yourself from the inevitable dangers that naturally arise in a system so open, and so very powerful.

Self-Paced, Online Class
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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 12
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 4
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.4
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Are you in the dark about how the Internet works? Do you wonder how in the world it is possible to communicate with someone on another continent in the blink of an eye? This straightforward course clearly and plainly lays out the basics of the Internet in a light and interesting way. It also offers valuable information about how to protect your computer, your family and yourself from the inevitable dangers that naturally arise in a system so open, and so very powerful.

With a tool as elegant and robust as the Internet, it is good to know what you are looking at when you see or hear about things like "TCP/IP" – it's not all complex programming language, but often just logical abbreviations for simple terms that best describe the process. 

You will be more comfortable using the Internet after taking this course. You will be able to hold a meaningful discussion, not only socially, but with technicians and computer geeks. Get online and get informed with our Internet Fundamentals class!
 

Course Lessons

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  • Lesson One : Internet Fundamentals

    Our world has changed dramatically as the Internet has become more available to the majority of the citizens of Earth.
  • Lesson Two : How You Got There

    This lesson will help us understand how to do searches on the web.
  • Lesson Three : How It Works

    This lesson will provide a more complete understanding of how the web works.
  • Lesson Four : Connections

    Connections are an important part of Internet knowledge, and we will discuss them in this lesson,
  • Lesson Five : Blogs, Social Networks, Email and More Fun on the Internet

    This lesson will go over all fun activities that take place on the Internet; such as Blogs, Social Networks, Email, Aution, Online Dating and More Fun.
  • Lesson Six : You On the Web

    You can have a family website that contains photos and information about your family, or a business website that helps you sell the gadget you invented.
  • Lesson Seven : Copyrights, Trademarks and Plagiarism

    As with any created material, the material is owned by the person who created it, whether it is a piece of writing, a piece of art, or a toy.
  • Lesson Eight: Who's The Boss

    A fascinating fact about the Internet is that there is really no one in charge.
  • Lesson Nine: The Shady Side

    As with everything in the world, there is a dual reality with the Internet. Dangers lurk on the Internet that everyone needs to be aware of.
  • Lesson Ten : The Dark Side- Predators, Scams, Hoaxes

    We discussed the shady side of the Internet involving threats to computer systems and invasion of privacy through software programs and hackers.
  • Lesson Eleven: Ethics and Netiquette

    In the last Lesson we touched very lightly on the subject of ethics on the Internet, mentioning the importance of individual respect and integrity.
  • Resources and Bibliography

    Resources and Bibliography
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe how the Internet works.
  • Summarize describe connections that need to be made in order to access the internet.
  • Summarize and visit blogs, social networks, and online email services.
  • Navigate the web and find information.
  • Summarize copyrights, trademarks and plagiarism.
  • Avoid predators, scams, and hoaxes.
  • Summarize ethics and netiquette.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Internet Fundamentals 101
Course Number: 7550332
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (1,008 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: August 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.4 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
Instructor: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "I found it very informational and I could relate to it well." -- Janet S.
  • "The course is good and the instructor are great." -- Mark A.
  • "Good course!" -- Kenneth F.
  • "I am satisfied with this course and UniversalClass." -- Luis P.
  • "Great Instructor." -- Joann B.
  • "I found the course to be clear, concise and very rewarding." -- Christine A.
  • "It opened up a new view of the internet. It explained a lot of information to a new user." -- Barbara B.

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