• Microsoft Digital Literacy

    • Learn essential skills with the Digital Literacy Curriculum.

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Learn more about digital literacy

Learn more about digital literacy

Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work.

We're retiring some curriculums. Here is what you need to know.

As part of the Microsoft Digital Literacy's on-going commitment to offer you relevant and up-to-date technical readiness, we are retiring courses from the Digital Literacy Standard curriculum version II, III and Advanced. Thus, the course materials for the courses being retired will no longer be available. Please complete or download courses by February 1, 2017. The Standard curriculum version IV will still be available. Our content development team is also creating new and updated courses on the latest technologies.

The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum has two levels

Standard Curriculum

Features five courses that cover computer basics; using the internet and productivity programs; security and privacy; and digital lifestyles. These five courses are available in four versions that use examples and screenshots from different versions of Windows and Microsoft Office. Please read the details below.

Version 4 uses examples and simulations from Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013.

Version 3 uses examples and simulations from Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.

Version 2 uses examples and simulations from Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

Advanced Curriculum

The Advanced curriculum features five courses that cover building your first app, creating an e-mail account, creating a great resume, searching for content on the World Wide Web and social networking.