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Free online Microsoft Digital Literacy course
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Get free Microsoft Digital literacy training

In today’s world, digital literacy skills are becoming more and more important to land a job and advance your career.

At Standard Bank, we’re committed to enhancing the lives and future prospects of every South African. That’s why we have partnered with Pioneering Solutions Studio to bring South Africans a free Microsoft Digital Literacy course.

Who can enrol and benefits
  • This offer is open to all South Africans

Benefits

  • Learn digital skills that can help you connect, learn, engage with your community, and create more promising futures  
  • Free access to Microsoft Digital literacy course
  • Receive a Microsoft Digital Literacy certificate
  • This certificate will allow you to claim recognition of prior learning in Digital Literacy at any institution of higher learning
What’s in the course

The Microsoft Digital Literacy course gives you digital literacy skills, so that you can utilise technology to interact with the world around you. You’ll get screenshots and simulations from Windows and Microsoft Office that show real life examples.

This Microsoft Digital Literacy course focuses on:

  • Basic digital knowledge on how to use a computer
  • How to use the Internet
  • How to keep yourself and your computer safe online
  • How to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
What you will need to register

All you need to get started:

  1. Phone, tablet or computer with Internet connectivity
  2. South African ID number
  3. Email address
How to sign up for the course
  1. Visit the ICTEDonline platform at: https://bit.ly/2KOn5n4
  2. Complete the registration form
  3. You will then receive an account confirmation email 
  4. Click to confirm your ICTEDonline platform account
  5. Then visit: https://bit.ly/2VS3U2i and sign in
  6. Once you are successfully signed in, you will be directed to your Course Dashboard
  7. Click on the Microsoft Digital Literacy Access button to access the course content
Need help registering?

Download the step-by-step PDF guides:

Please read the Terms and Conditions that apply to this offer.

  • Who can enrol and benefits
  • What’s in the course
  • What you will need to register
  • How to sign up for the course
  • Need help registering?
  • This offer is open to all South Africans

Benefits

  • Learn digital skills that can help you connect, learn, engage with your community, and create more promising futures  
  • Free access to Microsoft Digital literacy course
  • Receive a Microsoft Digital Literacy certificate
  • This certificate will allow you to claim recognition of prior learning in Digital Literacy at any institution of higher learning

The Microsoft Digital Literacy course gives you digital literacy skills, so that you can utilise technology to interact with the world around you. You’ll get screenshots and simulations from Windows and Microsoft Office that show real life examples.

This Microsoft Digital Literacy course focuses on:

  • Basic digital knowledge on how to use a computer
  • How to use the Internet
  • How to keep yourself and your computer safe online
  • How to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

All you need to get started:

  1. Phone, tablet or computer with Internet connectivity
  2. South African ID number
  3. Email address
  1. Visit the ICTEDonline platform at: https://bit.ly/2KOn5n4
  2. Complete the registration form
  3. You will then receive an account confirmation email 
  4. Click to confirm your ICTEDonline platform account
  5. Then visit: https://bit.ly/2VS3U2i and sign in
  6. Once you are successfully signed in, you will be directed to your Course Dashboard
  7. Click on the Microsoft Digital Literacy Access button to access the course content

Download the step-by-step PDF guides:

Please read the Terms and Conditions that apply to this offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is digital literacy?
Giving people a skill that they can utilise technology to interact with the world around them.
2. What is the course about?

This Microsoft Digital Literacy course focuses on:

  • Basic digital knowledge on how to use a computer
  • How to use the Internet
  • How to keep yourself and your computer safe online
  • How to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
3. What is the cost of the course?
Free for all South Africans.
4. What do I require to register for the course?

You will need the following:

  1. Phone, tablet or computer with Internet connectivity  
  2. South African ID number
  3. Email address
5. How do I create an email account if I don’t have one?
You can create an email at https://outlook.live.com/owa/. Click on create free account and follow the online instructions.
6. I reside in South Africa but don’t have a South African ID can I still register?
You will require a South African ID number to register.
7. I tried to register but I am struggling with the process, where do I get support?

If you have issues with the registration process and course access, support is available:

8. I am experiencing technical issues – how do I get help to resolve this?

If you have techinal issues, support is available:

9. I completed my exam, where do I get my results?
Once you have completed the final assessment you will get your results immediately on screen.
10. I completed my exam, where do I get my certificate?
Your certificate will be available under your user profile shortly after you have successfully passed the final assessment.
11. How do I download my certificate?
Your certificate will be available under your user profile after you have successfully passed the final assessment. You can then print your certificate or store for later access.
12. I’m a student, can I use my certificate at school to get credit?
This certificate will allow you to claim recognition of prior learning in Digital Literacy at any institution of higher learning.