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Internet Skills

Aims and Objectives

To gain an introduction to the principles of using the Internet , to be familiar with the Internet Explorer 5 software , learn search techniques and how to use Outlook Express

Know how to use the Internet as a research tool and to customise the software to suit your needs

Know how to use Outlook Express in order to communicate electronically

The flexibility and value of self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training certification and to go on to take the RSA Internet Technologies examination (web design skills are also required)

Target Audience

Individuals wishing to learn how to use the Internet and a basic knowledge of Outlook Express


Experience of using Windows

Course Content

Lesson 1: Internet background; connecting to the Internet; starting Internet Explorer; toolbar; buttons; using links on the Internet skills web site (working offline); using links on the BBC web site (working online)

Lesson 2: The structure of Internet addresses; search engines and search techniques; finding a specific web page; changing how search results are displayed; adding keywords; using an internal search facility; edit/find; search tips

Lesson 3: Using the favourites feature; using the history feature; deleting temporary Internet pages; saving a web page; printing a web page

Lesson 4: The Outlook Express screen; using the main folders; Inbox; Outbox; Sent Items and deleted Items; Compose and Print Messages; send and receive messages; organise messages by creating a new folder; attach a file to a message; save an attached file; using the address book

Course Duration: 8-10 hours

Course Code:1010195063