Microsoft Digital Literacy

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Introduction

In today’s digital world, nearly every career requires digital communication at some point, so equipping yourself with the skills to effectively and responsibly find, evaluate, communicate, and share online content is key to your future

Digital skills play a powerful role in helping you connect, learn, engage with your community, and create more promising futures. 

Digital literacy isn’t just about knowing how to use technology. It’s about navigating and communicating through different digital environments. 

Standard Bank, is committed to enhancing the lives and future prospects of every South African.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Microsoft and Pioneering Solutions Studio (PSS) to offer you access to online digital literacy training – for free!

The Microsoft Digital Literacy course will help South Africans in succeeding in the digital world while developing their confidence and skills for life online.

Course Highlights

  

Who Should Enrol

The Digital Literacy Course is available for any South African.

To register, learners will need a device, such as a phone, tablet or computer, with internet connectivity and a web browser as well as a valid email address

Course Content

This course contains four Modules:

  • Computer Basics
  • The Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Computer Security and Privacy
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office Productivity Programs

Course Design

Computing is an important part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music and photos to banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live.

This course focuses on everything from basic knowledge on how to use a computer and the Internet, to keeping yourself and your computer safe online and how to use the most common Microsoft productivity software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

Assessment

To obtain a Certificate, participants will be required to complete the assessment process which consists of an online exam at the end of the course. 

You will need to obtain a  score of 50% or above to receive your certificate.

This certificate will be issued by Foundation for Professional Development, and will allow you to claim recognition of prior learning in Digital Literacy at any institution of higher learning.

Contact

For any course queries, please contact Foundation for Professional Development School of Information Technology by sending an email to itschool@foundation.co.za.

For any user support queries, please feel free to browse our comprehensive help page by clicking here or by starting an online chat with one of our support consultants by clicking the green “chat” button at the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

If all of our support consultants are busy, please leave a message in the chat box and we will contact you as soon as we are available. Alternatively, please feel free to send an email to support@ps.studio.

 

 

 

FAQ

Find detailed instructions by clicking here.

What is digital literacy? Giving people a skill that they can utilise technology to interact with the world around them.

What is the course about? This Microsoft Digital Literacy course focuses on:
  • Basic digital knowledge on how to use a computer
  • How to use the Internet
  • How to keep yourself and your computer safe online
  • How use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Free for all South Africans.

You will need the following:
  • Phone, Tablet or Computer with Internet connectivity
  • South African ID number
  • Email address

How do I create an email account if I don’t have one? You can create an email at https://outlook.live.com/owa/ . Click on create free account and follow the online instructions.

You will require a South African ID number to register.

If you have issues with the registration process and course access, user support is available:
  • For any user support queries, please feel free to browse our comprehensive help page by clicking here
  • Starting an online chat with one of our support consultants by clicking the green “chat” button at the bottom right hand corner of your screen. If all of our support consultants are busy, please leave a message in the chat box and we will contact you as soon as we are available
  • Alternatively, please feel free to send an email to support@ps.studio or
  • You can call for support on 012 111 7001

If you have technical issues, thechnical support is available:
  • For any user support queries, please feel free to browse our comprehensive help page by clicking here
  • Starting an online chat with one of our support consultants by clicking the green “chat” button at the bottom right hand corner of your screen. If all of our support consultants are busy, please leave a message in the chat box and we will contact you as soon as we are available
  • Alternatively, please feel free to send an email to support@ps.studio or
  • You can call for support on 012 111 7001

If you have content or course-related questions, academic support is available:
  • For any course content or course-related queries, please contact Foundation for Professional Development School of Information Technology by sending an email to itschool@foundation.co.za or
  • You can call for support on 012 816 9000

Once you have completed the final assessment you will get your results immediately on screen.

Your certificate will be available under your user profile shortly after you have successfully passed the final assessment.

Your certificate will be available under your user profile after you have successfully passed the final assessment. You can then print your certificate or store for later access.

This certificate will allow you to claim recognition of prior learning in Digital Literacy at institutions after school.

You will need an estimated 200MB of data to access and complete the Microsoft Digital Literacy course.

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