Online Class: Computer Literacy Level 2 - Internet Basics

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

Self-Paced, Online Class
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    Video Audit

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 Lessons

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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.
  • Lesson 2: Internet Browser Applications

    In this lesson, we'll discuss the different browsers and their basic features.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 4: Working with an Internet Browser

    In this lesson, we focus on the basic navigation and usability components in your browser.
  • Lesson 5: Using Search Engines

    To understand how to find information, you need to know how to work with search engines.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 9: Introduction to Firewalls

    In this lesson, we'll cover basic firewall settings and how they work on your home network.
  • Lesson 10: Security for Your Network

    This lesson will explain antivirus software and what you can do to protect your identity online.
  • Lesson 11: Protection Against Viruses and Spam

    In this lesson, we'll discuss how you can protect your computer from viruses from the internet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Common Internet Connection Errors

    This lesson covers some common Internet connectivity issues and how you can troubleshoot them.

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.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Computer Literacy Level 2 - Internet Basics
Course Number: 9770573
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (665 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: August 2021
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

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.
  • "it was great--really easy to follow." -- Thaddeus T.

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