Prerequisite skills: Basic familiarity with a computer mouse, keyboard, and the Windows XP operating system. ISP, URL, hyperlink, domain, cookies, cache - do Internet terms sound like another language to you? Learn more about this amazing global computer network and its most popular component, the Web. This trip on the Net includes different types of sites, search engines, browser tips and tricks. After completing this class, you should:

  • Understand the origins of the Internet
  • Be aware of the parts of the Internet, including the Word Wide Web, FTP, email and telnet
  • Know how to read and use Uniform Resource Locaters (URLs) and domain names
  • Know how to clear your browser of temporary internet files
  • Understand Internet terminology including HTTP, HTML, cache, cookies and pop-up windows
  • Be able to perform a simple Web search using a search engine