This course is designed to prepare you for success in a modern world full of computers—not only the traditional computers such as desktop and notebook PCs, but also computers that you interact with in other places too, like your bank’s ATM or your employer’s computerized cash register.

In this course, you will learn about the technologies that drive our computerized society, including the Internet and local area networks (LANs).

Taking this course will help you become a digitally literate person—that is, someone who understands how computer technology fits into our modern society and knows how to navigate a variety of computing environments. The syllabus covers the following:

◾ Introduction to Computer –  Here, you start with the basics. Computer fundamentals and operating systems.

You’ll compare major operating systems and learn what types of devices each operating system is designed to run on. You’ll learn how to navigate in Windows 7, 8 and 10 too, including how to run applications and manage files. You’ll learn about the physical parts of computers, including input, processing, output, and storage.

You will find out about the main types of application software and what each type is useful for. You’ll learn how to choose, install, update, use, and remove applications in Windows 7, 8 and 10.

◾ Productivity Programs: Productivity are tools you can use to create documents, presentations, tables, charts and graphs. This course explores the most common applications used in business, in education, and at home. In this course, you will learn the features of various productivity programs such as word proceesing software, spreadsheets, and databases. You will also learn how to select the right software to cater to your needs.

◾ Internet and World-wide-web: You will learn about modern internet experience and how to use a web browser to find information on the Internet.

◾ Networking concepts: You will find out how computer networks work, including the hardware and software required for them.

◾ Digital Lifestyle: You will learn how to communicate online in a variety of ways, including email, instant messaging, video chat, audio, and web conferencing.

◾ Digital Citizenship: You will learn the etiquette standards and customs of the online world, and the legal and ethical issues involved in worldwide online computing.

◾ Safe computing (Security and Privacy): You’ll find out what the dangers are in using the Internet and other networks and learn methods of protecting your privacy and safeguarding your computer and its data. This course explains the ethical and legal issues related to internet usage.

Duration and Cost
One quarter (2 and half months)
N50,000 per qtr

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