Technological & Computer Literacy
Computer literacy is the knowledge and ability to use computers and technology efficiently. The pervasiveness of computers is continuing to grow at an outstanding rate. As companies become ever more dependent on technology, the value a potential employee has may be measured in terms of his or her technological competency. The highest goal of a computer-literate person is to be able to learn and use new computer programs without large amounts of help. Computer literacy gives people of all ages an edge in both their careers and education.
Computer Literacy: An Online Approach
Online Learning: The First Step in Computer Literacy
TFI's online testing and learning program, CAT1, provides detailed online learning material. The online learning program offers participants a full year of help with basic computer processes. Because this is an online learning program, students are able to access this information from any Internet-enabled computer. The fully illustrated learning program provides step-by-step instructions that always focus on promoting computer literacy. CAT1 uses specific programs (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows XP, Mac OS-X, and Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint) as a starting point to demonstrate basic computer literacy.
Online Testing: Demonstrating Computer Literacy
Performance-based online testing enables students to apply the knowledge acquired from our learning program and complete tasks in a simulated environment. TFI provides an online simulation that enables test takers to prove their computer literacy across multiple platforms. Any computer with an Internet connection can be used to demonstrate computer literacy in various versions of Windows and Macintosh operating systems. CAT1 uses specific programs (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows XP, Mac OS-X, and Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint), enabling testing participants to learn and apply that knowledge by actually performing tasks that are evaluated online. The ability to use these programs which are commonly implemented in the workplace and in academic environments is documented with a professional certification from the Technological Fluency Institute.
Certification: Documented Computer Literacy
Employee training can be expensive and time consuming for companies. Having documented skills can mean the difference between getting hired and getting passed over. Certification is provided to participants upon completion of TFI's online program. This certification can enhance your job application or résumé.