Online Essentials

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.


Syllabus

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

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On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand web browsing and online security concepts
  • Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, and web outputs
  • Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content
  • Understand key copyright and data protection issues
  • Understand concepts of online communities, communications and e-mail
  • Send, receive e-mails and manage e-mail settings
  • Organise and search e-mails and use calendars

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the key skills needed to understand the main concepts relating to web browsing and online security
  • Certifies best practice in effective computer use
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Syllabus Overview:

CATEGORY SKILLSET

Web Browsing Concepts

  • Key Concepts
  • Security and Safety

Web Browsing

  • Using the Web Browser
  • Tools and Settings
  • Bookmarks
  • Web Outputs

Web-Based Information

  • Search
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Copyright, Data Protection

Communication Concepts

  • Online Communities
  • Communication Tools
  • E-mail Concepts

Using E-mail

  • Sending E-mail
  • Receiving E-mail
  • Tools and Settings
  • Organising E-mails
  • Using Calendars