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Web guide

Free statement of participation on completion

Frightened of the internet? This free course, Web guide, will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the buttons on the standard web browser toolbar
  • search the web using a search engine
  • understand how to gauge the reliability of a website
  • demonstrate an awareness of web security
  • show a familiarity with the Adobe pdf document format.

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