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Introduction to Networks and the Internet

Course Specifications

Course number: 084127
Software: Windows XP Professional
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Computers are everywhere. We use them in almost every aspect of our lives whether we realize it or not. But it's not just the computers themselves that make all the technology so useful and interesting—it's the way they interconnect and work together that creates a truly amazing tool. That's what a network does—connects computers together. In this course, you will be introduced to the Internet and networks.

Course Objective: You will be introduced to networks and the Internet.

Target Student: The target student for this course is any person who has basic end-user skills on Windows-based computers and who wishes to use network and Internet services (such as file sharing, printing, email and other communications, and searching for information), begin training for a career in the information technology field, or prepare for Module 3 (Living Online) of the Certiport Internet and Core Computing (IC3) certification.

Prerequisites: Before beginning this course, students should have basic end-user skills on a Windows-based personal computer, including the ability to start up and shut down the computer, log on to the computer, run programs, and move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer.

Students should also possess basic knowledge of computing concepts, including the difference between hardware and software, and the functions of software components such as the operating system, applications, and the file system.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

  • A Pentium processor, 300 MHz or greater.
  • At least 128 megabytes (MB) of Random Access Memory (RAM).
  • At least 5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space.
  • A display adapter and monitor capable of at least an 800 x 600 viewing area.
  • A 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy-disk drive.
  • A bootable CD-ROM drive.
  • A mouse or compatible tracking device.
  • A network adapter and cabling connecting each classroom computer.
  • A live connection to the Internet for the instructor and each student computer.
  • The instructor computer will need a display system to project the instructor's computer screen.

  • This computer should meet the recommended system specifications for the server operating system you choose (see the Software requirements list in the next section).
  • At least 6 GB of available hard disk space.

Software Requirements

  • Windows XP Professional.
  • For the classroom domain controller, use either Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Make sure you have enough per-server licenses for the classroom. Be sure that you have met the licensing or activation requirements for your situation.
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 (or later version).
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (or later version).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1 (or later version).

Performance-based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Work on networks.
  • Use email.
  • Manage the mailbox.
  • Browse the Web.
  • Do research on the Internet.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Working on Networks
Topic 1A: Log on to a Network
Topic 1B: Change a Network Password
Topic 1C: Locate Network Files and Folders
Topic 1D: Map a Network Drive
Topic 1E: Use a Network Printer

Lesson 2: Using Email
Topic 2A: Read New Email
Topic 2B: Send Email
Topic 2C: Respond to Email Messages
Topic 2D: Create a Contact

Lesson 3: Managing the Mailbox
Topic 3A: Delete Email Messages
Topic 3B: Create Mailbox Folders
Topic 3C: Save Email Messages
Topic 3D: Search for Email
Topic 3E: Manage Email Attachments
Topic 3F: Create a Distribution List

Lesson 4: Browse the Web
Topic 4A: Locate a Web Site
Topic 4B: Manage Favorites
Topic 4C: Save Web Site Content
Topic 4D: Configure General Browser Options

Lesson 5: Researching on the Internet
Topic 5A: Search for Information on the Internet
Topic 5B: Evaluate Information on the Internet
Topic 5C: Access Newsgroups
Topic 5D: Access an Online Database
Topic 5E: Shop on the Internet

Appendix A: Creating a Safe Work Environment

Appendix B: The Role of Computers in Society

Appendix C: Exam Objective Mapping
More Information
SKU 084127SEB
Days Of Training 1.0
Course Number SELECT
Product Type Digital Courseware
Electronic 1
Publication Date 2017-10-11 00:00:00
Secondary Category Networking Fundamentals