The Internet Skills workbook

Internet skills have become essential for everyone in our community: young and old, employees, managers and home users. As a trainer, it will be your job to provide your learners with the skills they need to become effective internet participants. The WARP! Internet Skills workbook is divided into several chapters, each concentrating on an essential internet component: web browsing, file transfor protocol, newsgroups, and many others. A grounding in essential networking concepts is also included.

Table of contents: (Internet Skills 2008)

Chapter What your students will learn

  • What is a Computer Network?
  • What is the "Internet"?
  • How can different types of Computers communicate?
  • Which Computer are you Communicating with?
  • IP Addresses
  • Information available on other Computers

Getting Started
  • Internet Account
  • Internet Software

Browsing the Web
  • Starting Internet Explorer
  • Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
  • The Address Bar
  • Stop and Refresh Buttons
  • Typing URL's into Internet Explorer
  • Using Search Engines - Searching
  • Search tips
  • Back, Forward and Recent Pages
  • Using the Command Bar to navigate Web Pages
  • The Menu Bar
  • Favorites - Adding, Editing and Using Favorites
  • The Find function
  • Internet Explorer Help
  • Tab Browsing
  • Configuring Internet Explorer Options
  • ClearType

File Transfer Protocol
  • FTP using Internet Explorer
  • FTP using a dedicated FTP client - Starting FileZilla
  • Loggin in to an anonymous FTP account
  • Adding FTP sites to Site Manager
  • Connecting to an FTP server via its Site Manager link
  • Downloading a File from an FTP server
  • FTP using the Windows Command Prompt (MS-DOS)
  • Frequently used UNIX commands
  • Browsing through Files on an FTP server
  • Downloading a File using the DOS FTP client
  • Ending an FTP session

File Compression Utilities
  • Why do we need file compression?
  • What is an archive?
  • Identifying different types of compressed archives
  • Viewing the contents of a zipped archive
  • Extracting the contents of a zipped archive
  • Creating a compressed ZIP archive using the Windows zip tool
  • Third-party Compression Utlities

Electronic Mail
  • Starting Outlook Express Email (For Windows XP)
  • Configuring Outlook Express Email Settings
  • Checking for email
  • Reading email
  • Composing a new email message
  • Sending email
  • Attaching Files to email messages
  • Additional Features of Outlook Express Email
  • Deleting email
  • Removing deleted email
  • Restoring deleted email
  • Internet Explorer Message Function
  • Starting Windows Mail (For Windows Vista)
  • Changing the default mail client
  • Adding an e-mail account to Windows Mail
  • Collecting e-mail from your mail server
  • Reading e-mail
  • Replying to an e-mail message
  • Forwarding e-mails
  • Managing your Windows Contacts List
  • Composing a new e-mail message
  • Adressing e-mail to multiple recipients
  • Sending and Receiving e-mail attachments
  • Managing e-mail Messages and Folders
  • Deleting e-mail messages
  • Removing deleted e-mail
  • Restoring deleted e-mail
  • Configuring the Junk E-mail Filter
  • Safety Tips

  • Starting a News Reader (Windows Mail or Outlook Express)
  • Configuring a News client
  • Downloading Newsgroups
  • Refreshing Messages
  • Browsing through Newsgroups
  • Searching for a keyword in the Newsgroups list
  • Subscribing to a Newsgroup
  • Reading a News message
  • Replying to a News message
  • Posting a new message to a Newsgroup

Internet Security Basics
  • Personal Internet Security
  • Firewalls
  • SSL and https://
  • PGP
  • AntiVirus programs
  • Scanning files for viruses

Other Stuff
  • F.A.Q.
  • IRC and web-based chat
  • Forums and Bulletin Boards/Message Boards
  • Mailing Lists
  • Personal Messaging
  • Adobe Reader
  • SSH and Telnet
  • Tucows
  • Windows Update
  • Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird