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Alison’s ABC Computer Training Suite is a beginners course to help you improve your computer skills and IT knowledge. It covers the basic concepts of computing and teaches you how you can use a computer in everyday life, from using e-mail to browsing the web. It covers the basics of Microsoft Office, so you can use the computer to write letters, create databases and make presentations. 

Microsoft Digital Literacy - IT Basics, Internet & Productivity Programs  

MS Digital Literacy offers a comprehensive course on computer basics, the internet, productivity programmes and computer security so that you can use a computer in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for yourself and your family. 

How to Use Gmail  

This course introduces you to the basics of e-mail in general, and how to use Gmail, specifically. Gmail is Web-based e-mail service, and is not dependent on your using email software loaded on your own personal computer, like for Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. You’ll learn how to create Gmail accounts, get an e-mail address, and organize your Gmail account all of which you can use when you start looking for work. 

Windows Internet Explorer

This course helps you to understand surfing the web with Windows Internet Explorer version 6. With Explorer you can download items, enjoy gaming, manage your Internet banking and a lot more. 

Intermediate Level

Microsoft Excel 2010

The course gives you an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of MS Excel to take to employers when you look for work.

MS Word 2010  

The course gives you an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of MS Word to take to employers when you look for work.

MS Access 2010  

The course gives you an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of MS Access to take to employers when you look for work.

MS Powerpoint 2010  

The course gives you an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of MS Powerpoint to take to employers when you look for work.

Microsoft Office 2010  

MS Office 2010 is a refresher course in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access, to get you up to scratch and enhance your existing office skills ready for the world of work. 

Exploring Google Apps 

Google Apps helps businesses, groups and individuals work more productively, and many companies use Google Apps in the workplace. This course gives you a general introduction to Google Apps and covers topics such as the benefits of Google Apps for business, security and data protection, and will introduce you to six businesses that use Google Apps and their opinions of the service. If you are going back into the workplace or you run your own company and want to be more productive, learning about Google Apps might be right for you. 

Advanced Google Search 

Although Google Search is the most widely used search engine on the web there is a level of sophistication, namely Google advanced searches, that most people don't know about and therefore don't use. This course demonstrates power searching with Google and gives practical examples of how to use them, giving you a clearer understanding of how Google Search works, why word order matters, how to read the Search Engine Results page, how to remove invasive results, and how to use WHOIS and look for other Google search tips. You will see examples of how combining these techniques together will give you much more effective search results in a faster time. 

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