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Free Online Computer Training Courses

Updated on October 15, 2013

Reasons for taking computer training courses

Today jobs require good computer skills. As a trainer, I see a huge growth in enrolments every day. I do have a lot of respect for those companies where the Human Resource Management team spend the money and time in providing computer training for their employees. By doing so, the company has a lot of benefits. A list of those benefits is shown below:

  • Increased job satisfaction and morale among employees
  • Increased efficiency in processes, resulting in financial gain
  • Increased capacity to adopt new technologies and methods
  • Increased innovation in strategies and products
  • Reduced employee turnover
  • Enhanced company image
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased employee motivation
  • Increased employee confidence
  • Reduced errors in processes and documentation
  • Better work environment

Reasons for attending free online computer training

Free online computer training course provide the individual or groups with the following benefits:

  • easy access 24/7
  • accessible from anywhere
  • no cost involved
  • fast
  • interactive
  • up-to-date
  • target specific skills required in the workplace
  • can lead to a certification
  • pace it to individual needs

Reasons for Employee Training and Development

Training can be initiated for a variety of reasons for a specific employee or group of employees:

  • When performance improvement is needed
  • To "benchmark" the status of improvement so far in a performance improvement effort
  • As part of a professional development program
  • To help an employee change in roles in the organization
  • To test the operation of a new computer system
  • To train about a specific topic
  • To get certified
  • As a result of a roll-over of an updated computer applications system

Free Online Computer courses

I did a little research and listed below are a few companies that offer free computer courses.

GSF LearnFree

This organisation is a worldwide leader in online education. It provides innovative, high quality online learning opportunities to people who want to improve their computer technology skills. It targets people who want to become successful in work and personal life.

All the course are free and will give you accredited Continuing Education Units as well as a Certificate of Completion.

The subjects offered are:

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet Basics
  • Email Basics
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Access 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 and 2013

Website: http://www.gcflearnfree.org

Alison

ALISON is a UNESCO award-winning social enterprise based in Ireland. The company was launched in April 2007 and since then they have developed relationships with some of the largest and most prestigious institutions involved in promoting education and learning. ALISON enjoys a global reputation for delivering quality education and training online. It offers Certificate and Diploma courses.

The course offered are:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Website development
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook

Website: http://alison.com/

FreeComputerTraining - EasyLearn

EzyLearn mission is to provide training centres to educate to gain the skills necessary to work in an office environment.

The courses on offer are:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • MYOB
  • Internet email

Website: http://www.freecomputertraining.com.au/


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      Magdalena Todor 6 years ago from Australia

      You are welcome. Keep looking as I will update the list shortly.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thanks for this! I have been looking for something like this as well.

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      Magdalena Todor 6 years ago from Australia

      You are welcome. More pages will follow soon. Enjoy.

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      Kadmiels 6 years ago from Florida

      this is great i have been looking for some online classes for training to get my skills up thanks for the great info

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