Get Connected Course

Get Connected Course

Basic Computer short courses Online, open to everyone.

Learn essential computer skills for beginners with our Basic Computer courses in Sydney.

A comprehensive understanding of basic computer use is an essential skill for most workplaces and is an integral aspect of everyday life. Our basic computer skills courses provide you with a comprehensive and practical foundation to allow you to successfully manage common computer operations. Learn essential computer skills with our Basic Computer courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

Cisco Networking Academy

The Get Connected course provides an introduction to the digital world with networks as a foundation for connecting people and things. The curriculum helps students understand how to use computers and connect to the Internet. Get Connected also explores the human network and introduces students to the world of social media.

Course Features

  • Five chapters of interactive instructional content with engaging illustrations and narrations that guide students through each topic.
  • Activities and videos embedded in the course.
  • Chapter quizzes and final exam.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of computers and communications using electronic and social media.
  • Manage files and documents on a Windows-based computer.
  • Navigate the Internet and use search engines and web mail.

Course Content

Computer Basics

Identify different types of computer systems, internal components, and peripherals.

Files and Directories

Understand the directory structure of Microsoft Windows and how to work with files and folders using a text editor.

All About the Internet

Understand computer networking, how to browse and search the Internet, and how to use email.

Exploring the Human Network

Create and use various types of social media accounts, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Keep Yourself Connected

Identify common problems and implement simple solutions for hardware, software, and networks.

Intended Audience

Get Connected is an ideal course for participants looking for a basic introduction to IT fundamentals.

Delivery Style

Online, self-paced.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. No previous knowledge required.

System Requirements

In general, the two most recent versions of these browsers are supported:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

Access to courses may be possible using other browsers, but is not guaranteed.

About Cisco Networking Academy

As the world changes all around us, acquiring technical skills is what brings opportunity and the promise of education is what offers hope. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 9.2 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship. Since 1997, Cisco Networking Academy has been working toward a single goal: fostering the technical and entrepreneurial skills that people, educators, and companies need to change the world for the better.

  • 7.8 million students: The education Cisco Networking Academy provides has the power to change people’s lives, elevate careers, and transform communities.
  • 70% become leaders: Cisco Networking Academy students do more than gain technical mastery, they come away prepared to drive innovation and help companies meet the challenges of digital transformation. 70% of those who complete advanced courses obtain new or better jobs, take on increased responsibility, or earn higher pay.
  • 180 countries: Cisco Networking Academy quickly grew to become a movement that is transforming entire communities, and delivering a pipeline of talent to fuel business transformation and take on global problems.
  • One billion people: Cisco Networking Academy plays an essential role in Cisco’s commitment to positively impact over one billion people by 2025 through digitisation. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has inspired people to take on the trends, technologies, and challenges changing the world. And they’ll be there, leading the charge, for the next 20 years and beyond.

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Basic Computer Courses

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Basic Computer Skills CourseSat 21 Sep 2019
Get Connected CourseSelf paced

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Course Features

Available classes for Get Connected Course

Online self paced Approximately 30 hours, 365 maximum days to complete
Cisco Networking Academy
Cisco Networking Academy
University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle, Sydney Campus is a leading provider of short courses in Australia, with industry qualified and experienced educators that bring up-to-date real-world skills directly to the classroom.