As discussed in the previous post – Digital Literacy and Why It’s Important Today in this increasingly digitized world, demand for digital literacy skills has surged over the past few years. However, ways to upskill yourself can sometimes be inaccessible and expensive. Above that, there are so many platforms available out there, where do you begin finding a credible and suitable course for your needs? Luckily for you, Standard Bank has partnered with Microsoft and Pioneering Solutions Studio (PSS) for a FREE online digital literacy training course.
Microsoft Digital Literacy course
The course aims to help South Africans thrive in the digital world while building their confidence and online skills. To unpack what the course entails and what is required, we’ll be answering some key questions for you.
What is the key focus of the course?
The course focuses on few key components including how to use a computer, the internet, how to protect yourself and your computer in the often unsafe online world and how to navigate Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
What resources are required for the training?
All you need is either a phone, tablet or computer that has internet connectivity, a web browser and a valid email address.
Will I obtain a certification after I complete the course?
Yes, you will receive a certificate at the end of the course. You will however need to obtain 50% or above for the online assessment which is taken after you complete the course. Another big plus is that the certificate is issued by Foundation for Professional Development and this means that you can add this to your CV or LinkedIn as an indication to recruiters that you have certification for digital literacy.
Where and how do I register for the course?
Registration is a relatively easy process but in order to gain access to the content, you have to register your account on the ICTED.online platform. You will be asked to register with a valid email address and create a password, thereafter, fill in information about yourself. After completing this stage, you will receive an account confirmation email from ICTED.online. Once all is set you can then access the course by logging in with your user details.
Should you have any issues, the ICTED.online platform has an available support team from 08:00 to 16:00. The support team can also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and contacted on 012 111 7001.
You can also download this guide (Click here to download) which answers more of the frequently questions before starting the course.