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Free online course: Microsoft Digital Literacy

Digital literacy skills are becoming more and more important to land a job and advance your career, which is why we have partnered with Pioneering Solutions Studio to bring South Africans a free Microsoft Digital Literacy course.

This e-course will not only teach you digital skills, but you will also receive a certificate upon completion.

BENEFITS OF THE E-COURSE
  • Learn digital skills that can help you connect, learn, engage with your community, and create more promising futures
  • Free access to an online course, whether you bank with us or not
  • Receive a Microsoft Digital Literacy certificate upon completion
  • 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 free online 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'll need to register
  • This digital literacy course is open to all South Africans

To get started, all you need is your:

  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 online registration form
  3. You will 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 e-course
Need help registering?

Download our step-by-step PDF guides:

Please read the Terms and Conditions that apply to this free online course.

  • BENEFITS OF THE E-COURSE
  • What’s in the course
  • What you'll need to register
  • How to sign up for the course
  • Need help registering?
  • Learn digital skills that can help you connect, learn, engage with your community, and create more promising futures
  • Free access to an online course, whether you bank with us or not
  • Receive a Microsoft Digital Literacy certificate upon completion
  • 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 free online 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
  • This digital literacy course is open to all South Africans

To get started, all you need is your:

  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 online registration form
  3. You will 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 e-course

Download our step-by-step PDF guides:

Please read the Terms and Conditions that apply to this free online course.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is digital literacy?
The ability to utilise modern technology to interact with the world around us.
2. What is this e-course about?

This Microsoft Digital Literacy course focuses 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 this online course?
The Microsoft Digital Literacy course is free for all South Africans.
4. What do I require to register for this online course?

You will need the following:

  • Phone, tablet or computer with Internet connectivity
  • South African ID number
  • 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 for the digital literacy course?
Unfortunately no. You require a South African ID number to register.
7. I tried to register for this e-course 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 technical issues, support is available:

9. I completed my digital literacy exam. Where do I get my results?
Once you have completed the final assessment, you will get your results immediately on your screen.
10. I completed my digital literacy 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 online course 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 it for later access.
12. Can I use my digital literacy certificate at school to get credit if I’m a student?
This e-course certificate will allow you to claim recognition of prior learning in digital literacy at any institution of higher learning.