Digital Competencies I

Course contents
  • WORD 2013
    Aim: knowing how to write a seminar paper
    Scope (14 course units = 9 hours)
    Ribbon Start: paragraph formatting, borders and shading, using existing styles,
    bulleted or numbered lists, search and replace
    Insert tab: pages, tables (table tools tab), using tabulators / tab stops, headers and footers
    Design tab: designs and formatting
    Page Layout tab: page setup, columns
    Review tab: spelling and grammar checker, thesaurus
    Inserting images (Picture Tools tab): SmartArt (layouts, templates, formats), alignment, layout options and grid lines, task panes
    Printing: Settings
    Word options: AutoCorrect und AutoFormat, file formats, AutoFit, Save as PDF
    Creating stylesheets, indexes (table of contents, footers, cross-references,
    notes)

    POWER POINT 2013
    Aim: How to present seminar papers
    Scope (4 course units = 3 hours)
    Design tab: Themes
    Insert tab: adding shapes
    Drawing tools tab
    SmartArt tools tab
    Inserting organization charts
    Picture tools tab
    Screenshots (using either Word or PowerPoint, quick revision)
    tables, audio and video files
    How to draft a presentation
    Identify your aim, identify your target group, outline your presentation
    View tab: create slide and title masters, create notes pages and handouts
    Animations tab: texts, animating objects, timeline
    Slide Show tab: self-running presentation, action settings, action buttons, links
    to external files and objects

    How to present
    presentation options, print slides, handouts, notes and outline views, edit slide
    transitions, package a presentation for CD
    Data security
    Aim: How to use your computer safely
    Scope (2 course units = 3 hours)
    An overview of potential security issues
    What is a threat?
    What is my responsibility as a user?
    Typical incidents of the past
    Code of conduct for the use of computers at the work place: suspicion of a
    virus, passwort security, spamming, precautions, handling attacks
    Social engineering und phishing: methods and patterns, recognizing attacks,
    precautions

    Information handling: Handling corporate data
    data storage and destruction, protecting Office files, protecting PDF files
    The internet: internet downloads, cookies and my tracks on the internet, my
    personal data, online shopping, firewall
    Secure communication: email attachments, encryption and digital signature
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