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Knowing Technology Course Series Information

Pre-Course Assessment

Post-Course Evaluation

Session I - Knowing Technology I: Your Digital Devices

  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: 5/1/2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Victoria Fall Community Center - Card Room
  • Outline: Home computing devices are changing the way we live daily life, work, and play. This course is for home users of computers and digital technology. Get to know what home digital devices can do for you. Get to know how to save money and get the best use of these new technologies to enhance your life. This class is the first class in the Knowing Technology series.

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Session II - Knowing Technology II: Your Digital Networks

  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: 5/8/2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Victoria Fall Community Center - Card Room
  • Outline: Home computing networks are changing the way we live daily life, work and play. This course is for home users of digital technology. Discuss how the Internet, the World Wide Web, wireless devices and even the Internet of Things (IoT) are impacting your life. Get to know how to save money and get the best use of these new technologies to enhance your life. This class is the second class in the Knowing Technology series.

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Session III - Knowing Technology III: Your Cloud Storage Services

  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: 5/15/2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Victoria Fall Community Center - Card Room
  • Outline: Cloud computing storage is used every day for productivity at home and at work. What are the critical issues concerning cloud storage? Also, cloud computing storage takes many forms and it can get confusing to figure out how to get the most of each service. From One Drive to iCloud, to Google drive, the course covers the critical cloud storage issues. Learn how to determine which apps work best for you, how to find and access them, and how to manage these apps on any device. This class is the third class in the Knowing Technology series. Recommended prerequisites: Knowing Technology I & II or equivalent knowledge.

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Session IV - Knowing Technology IV: Your Cloud Media Services

  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: 5/22/2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Victoria Fall Community Center - Card Room
  • Outline: Cloud computing apps are used every day for productivity at home and at work. What are the critical apps? Word processing, spreadsheets, email, file management, video, music, mapping and many more apps are available on all your devices. Also, cloud computing takes many forms and it can get confusing to figure out how to get the most of each service. This course covers the critical productivity and media apps provided by desktops, mobile devices, and the Cloud. Learn how to determine which apps work best for you, how to find and access them, and how to manage these apps on any device. This class is the fourth class in the Knowing Technology series. Recommend Prerequisites: Knowing Technology I, II,& III or equivalent knowledge.

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Session V - Knowing Technology V: Your Digital Security

  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: 5/29/2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Victoria Fall Community Center - Card Room
  • Outline: Everyone has created a digital footprint. Whether it's your password, username, SSN, IP address, or home address everyone has a digital identity. Protecting and controlling your digital identity starts with understanding what it is, and how you control its use. This course is designed to provide you with the tools to understand and use the latest digital security measures to secure your digital assets. This class is the fifth class in the Knowing Technology series. Highly recommended prerequisite courses: Knowing Technology I, II, III, and IV or equivalent knowledge..

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Required Textbook & Materials

None

Materials:

Please bring a Flash Drive/Memory Stick 512MB or larger to class which will enable you to save your class work.

Videos

Support Links:

Technical Terms, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Digital Literacy Links

Computing Devices Help Links

Encryption Products and Services

BitLocker

Encryption Software Tools 2018

VPN Services

Device Fingerprint Elimination

De-identification

Implementing DO-NOT-TRACK

Implementing Anonymous Searching

Destroying Tracking Cookies

Disable Third-Party Cookies

Destroying Click-Stream Data

Password Policies

Cyber Insurance

Google Deatomization Tools

Privacy Apps

Secure Email Services

Credit Monitoring and Freeze

Dark Web Scan

PC Magizine "Best of"

Robocall Blocker Apps

iOS & Android

iOS

Android


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