Navigating the Internet

This hands-on course introduces the students to the world of the Internet with emphasis on solving real-world information gathering problems. The students will practice using popular Internet tools, making them productive users of the Internet immediately following the course. Theory is complemented by time on the net.
There are no prerequisites for this course however familiarity with a graphical user interface (Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, UNIX X-Windows, or OS/2) and the use of a mouse are recommended.
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for those who are interested in the Internet. First timers will find it a thorough introduction and those already on the net will find this course increases their productivity and effectiveness.
  • What is the Internet?
  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Popular Internet services electronic mail, Usenet news, the World-Wide Web, Telnet and ftp
  • Using Internet search engines, including Archie, InfoSeek and Web Crawler
  • Getting access to the Internet finding and choosing an Internet service provider and hardware and software considerations for Internet access

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