Computer Hardware, Software and Skills
Since this program of instruction is online, you will obviously need a
computer connected to the internet available for your use. Oh, you won't need a
computer all the time. But much of the support material is so extensive, the
internet is the only media method that is economical enough to supply it.
A 56K dial-up connection will work fine. DSL and broadband are great but not
essential to succeed. I have a 56K modem and don't mind the few extra seconds
some things take to load.
You will need audio capability on the computer you use for your studies. You
can check to see if the computer youo are using right now has this capability.
Make sure the speakers are turned on and the volume is turned up. Now click
I you were able to hear the music, great. If not, investigate what you need
to do to be able to access audio on your computer.
As far as your computer skills are concerned, here's a list of what you need
to know. How to:
turn on the computer - turn off the
computer - log on - log off
turn on your printer - turn off the printer - add paper
access the internet - log on - log off
enter a URL in the address bar to access a web page
set a page as a shortcut on your desktop with a right click
send and answer email messages
print a page
type a bit
click on hyperlinks to access them
use your back button to return to a previous page
You may need help with some of this at first. Ask your family members for
help. Or friends. But master each aspect as soon as possible so you won't be
held back in your studies while waiting for someone else to get you going with a
computer technique you do not know.