Internet Explorer 11 Foundation Courseware

 Course Outlines

INTERNET TERMINOLOGY

  • World Wide Web (www) vs. the internet
  • Web address or URL (uniform resource locator)
  • Hyperlink
  • ISP (internet service provider)
  • Web sites and URLs
  • What is a web browser?
  • What is a search engine?
  • Really simple syndication (RSS) feeds
  • Podcasts

 

BASIC BROWSING TECHNIQUES

  • Opening the Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • The Microsoft Internet Explorer icons
  • What is a web site home page?
  • Setting a home (i.e. opening) page
  • Displaying a specific web page
  • Forcing a web page to display within a new window
  • Forcing a web page to display within a new tab
  • Switching between tabs
  • Closing a tab
  • Stopping a page downloading (once it has started downloading)
  • What is web page refreshing?
  • Refreshing a page download
  • Displaying help information

 

NAVIGATING THROUGH WEB PAGES

  • Navigating through web sites
  • Going directly to a web page
  • Using the back and forward button
  • Visiting the home page

 

SEARCHING THE WEB

  • Using keywords and phrases
  • Don’t use a single search word
  • Searching using specific words
  • Searching using an exact phrase
  • Advanced google searching
  • Searching by excluding a word(s)
  • Searching by date
  • Searching by file format
  • Online encyclopaedias
  • Online dictionaries

 

FAVOURITES

  • What is a favourite (bookmark)?
  • Adding a web page to your favourites list.
  • Adding a web site to the favourites bar
  • Opening a favourite
  • Deleting a favourite
  • Creating a new folder within your favourites list
  • Renaming a favourite
  • Deleting a favourite

 

FEEDS

  • What are feeds?
  • Subscribing to a feed
  • Viewing subscribed feeds
  • Un-subscribing from feeds

 

SAVING FILES

  • Copying an image from a web page to a document
  • Saving a picture within a web page to your hard disk
  • Copying a web address to a document
  • Downloading files from a web page to a document

 

PRINTING

  • Previewing a web page before printing
  • Setting up your page
  • Changing your web page margins
  • Printing a web page
  • Printing selected text on a web page

 

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • Internet security & password logons
  • Risks associated with online activity
  • Viruses
  • Virus checkers
  • Malware, Spyware, Worms & Trojans
  • Spam
  • Scareware
  • Firewall
  • Pop-up blocking
  • What is website caching?
  • Emptying the cache
  • Cookies
  • Information bar
  • ‘Smartscreen filter’ protection
  • Protected sites
  • Digital certificates
  • Encryption
  • Secure web sites and https