Microsoft Internet Explorer
Within Microsoft office automation package, Internet Explorer is included: a browser for Windows and Apple Macintosh platforms, today leading the world market (even against advancing competitors, such as Mozilla Firefox) It is integrated to the Windows operating system; that is the reason of its popularity. Microsoft is nowadays looking for improvements on the security features of Internet Explorer, to face the competition of other browsers.
The rapid advance of Internet in all aspects of daily life, from the simple to the more complex ones, is undeniable. Online courses make it possible to have a good command of this browser. The training purpose is that users can have an actual command of Internet Explorer and make the most of its functionalities. Internet offers a wide variety of tools ordinary people are not familiar with. Therefore, training is essential to acquire knowledge related to this new communicative technology that has revolutionalized standard interaction mechanisms.
There are main aims achieved by the students on completing a course on this browser. Students will be able to:
be familiar with Internet Explorer browser
be familiar with connection methods (modem, ADSL and others)
configure basic connections
access to information
configure the browser to achieve a comfortable browsing
browse the web
set a home page
search information effectively through advanced search
recognize the most popular search engines and indexes
use hyperlinks and links
print a Web page
use an Internet address (URL)
enter a Web site without entering the address
stop and refresh
download archives from the Web (pages and files)
save Web pages
bookmark favorite sites
return to a lost page
delimit security regions and permits
view Flash objects
carry out e-commerce operations
recognize safe online connections with banks and businesses
save pages to browse offline
protect personal data
On completing a course on Internet Explorer, a good command of this browser is achieved (including the different versions, even the last one, 7 beta). Training on the efficient use of the Web is essential for everybody: not only for those working for big companies or attending University courses of study, but also for those managing small and middle companies, professionals, artists, students and other users. Thus, the range of target students for online courses is wide, although there are syllabuses highlighting Internet for business, teachers, general use, etc. Previous knowledge is not required to take this type of course.
In general, Internet main tools can be acquired in one month of training (12 hours, 3 hours per week), if all available exercises are made. After gradual practice, where essential contents on this browser are progressively learnt, there is a series of partial tests and a final exam. On passing the latest, students are awarded the corresponding certificate. The final exam consists of browsing applying all the above mentioned contents.
As regards course method, the offer includes training with or without tutors. In the first case, there is a teacher staff available for any kind of query the students may have and, besides, the staff provides personalized monitoring on each person’s learning process. In the second case, students only have model exercises and answer to self-control what they have learnt. As regards training costs, courses without tutors are usually more affordable. Besides, Internet Explorer training has affordable costs, since it is relatively short.
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