Internet Essentials For Employees
All employees require a certain level of Internet skills to be literate in today's
online society. This course is for the all the organization's Internet users to
ensure that employees become productive users of the Internet/Intranet. This course is
well-suited for employees who are new to the net, as well as those who have spent several
month's "browsing around"
Class is a full-day session (6 contact hours) - More than half of the time is spent on
On-line demonstrations are used throughout the class, including sites specifically
related to the organization's industry, and requested by participants.
Time is available during lunch/after class to locate additional on-line resources
requested by participants.
There is an emphasis throughout the course to illustrate how the Internet relates to the
There are no pre-requisites, but participants should be familiar with their computer's
- Background Information: A brief history of the Internet. Growth trends, how it works,
- Internet Security: Protecting sensitive information, Firewalls and Proxy Gateways.
Corporate Internet policies can also be covered.
- How to get an Internet connection from home. Employees who get a connection for home are
less likely to use the Internet at work for "personal interests."
- Electronic Mail and mailing lists. Network Etiquette and smileys :-)
- Usenet Newsgroups: The technical and cultural challenges of the Internet's most powerful
- World Wide Web: Hyper-media interface to "almost everything"
- Origins of the WWW
- Navigating through web pages (hyperlinks, click-able maps, reading URLs)
- Web Browser tips and features (including helper applications and organizing bookmarks)
- Searching the Internet, using subject trees and search engines and other important
- Business uses of the Internet. See the creative ways that businesses are incorporating
the Internet into many of their business processes.
- Future of the Internet (Electronic commerce, push technologies, multi-media, high-speed
Not sure if this course is for you? Can you answer all of these questions?
Did you know that Yahoo is NOT a search engine?
Do you know the differences between a subject tree and a search engine?
Do you know how to view your bookmarks as a webpage?
Are you familiar with the Usenet Newsgroups?
Have you modified your computer to view PDF Files?
Do you access the internet from home using an ISP? (note: AOL is NOT an ISP)
If you answer no to any of these questions, then this class is for you.
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