Course description

This new and improved course will increase your productivity in both the workplace and at home. Explore hardware/software integration, discover networking fundamentals and the “cloud”. Employ Microsoft apps to gather interrelated data for multi-user collaboration, construct dynamic and engaging presentations, acquire sophisticated financial proficiencies, develop database competencies, create and annotate PDFs, and learn to tweak your online presence, using HTML coding.

Software Requirements

It is a requirement of this course that you have Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016. Students are responsible for obtaining their own software.

Note: Microsoft servers are situated outside of Canada, therefore your data is not governed by Canadian privacy legislation.

Learning objectives

  • Identify different types of hardware and software; 
  • Effectively use the windows operating system, including file management;
  • Construct and develop comprehensive activities using productivity software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, and OneNote;
  • Comprehend and produce documentation that efficiently shares data between applications and users;
  • List and identify the advantages and disadvantages to working on a network and/or cloud servers;
  • Describe various Internet applications and services and discuss issues related to the World Wide Web; and
  • Design a basic web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

Required equipment/software

  • Personal computer
  • Microsoft Windows, Vista edition or newer
  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2013 or 2016 (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Note that only the Professional edition of Office includes the Access database software used in this course.

Recommended web browsers

For Windows computers:

  • Internet Explorer: latest version
  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

For Apple computers:

  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Apple Safari: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

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