Introduction to Networks and the Internet

Course Specifications

Course number: NET-MS-084127
Software: Windows XP Professional
Course length: 1/2 day

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 interestingóit's the way they interconnect and work together that creates a truly amazing tool. That's what a network doesóconnects 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.

Performance-based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

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