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Computer Skills Training
"Computing is not about
computers any more. It is about living."
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the One Laptop
Per Child, a non-profit association which distributes computers
to children in developing nations
provide them with access to knowledge and opportunities to "explore,
experiment and express."
offers a variety of computer skills training opportunities.
Classes are small and may be instructor-led or self-paced.
Offerings may vary between offices. Call your local office
today to find out how you can get the computer training you
Piloting Your PC
Your PC (Personal Computer) is a 3-half-day instructor-led
workshop to help the novice computer user get off the ground
and "pilot your PC" with confidence.
goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer
and skills so that people can use computer technology in
everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities
their families, and their communities. The self-paced web-based
curriculum, developed and presented by Microsoft, is freely
anyone, anywhere. SkillSource-enrolled learners have access
to computers, high-speed Internet and instructor support for
who complete all five Digital Literacy Standard courses
or similar experience can take the Digital Literacy
Certificate Test, which
consists of 30 questions that cover key points from
the five Digital Literacy courses. Learners with
a passing score will attain a Digital
In an increasingly
digital world, where virtually every field and function is impacted
by computers, IC³ certification can help learners refine
their aptitudes in the most important and valuable areas.The Internet
and Computing Core Certification (IC³®)
provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge
they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers
and the Internet. The Global Standard 3 is an internationally recognized
standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills
needed in today's academic and business environments.
is on-campus, self-paced and web-based. SkillSource is a certified
Certiport testing center,
and exams can be taken on site.
seeking IC³ certification
are required to take and pass all three IC³ exams: Computing
Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online.
Fundamentals covers a foundational understanding
of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals,
and troubleshooting to help you get the most value and impact
from computer technology.
Applications covers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation
applications and the common features
of all applications to help you learn faster, work smarter, and
present yourself better.
Online covers skills for working in an Internet or networked
environment and maximizing your communication, education,
collaboration and social interaction in a safe and ethical way.
Office Specialist certification can help learners differentiate
themselves in today's competitive job market and broaden employment
opportunities and demonstrate higher earning potential by displaying
offers training and certification testing in Microsoft Office
applications. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification
helps validate proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications
and meets the demand for the most up-to-date skills on the
latest Microsoft technologies. Candidates who pass a certification
exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance
employers, the certification provides skill-verification
that not only helps assess a person's skills in using Microsoft
Office programs but also the ability to quickly complete on-the-job
tasks across multiple programs in the Microsoft Office system.