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Conquered IT is all about working with local people in local communities around Australia to build the digital literacy of our older Australians through Training and Support, one byte at a time!
FREE GROUP & WEBINAR IT TRAINING
As a registered Australian Government Be Connected Network Partner, Conquered IT is able to offer a range of IT Training Courses to older Australians (over 50s) within the Community Free of Charge. We can do this because it is funded, in part, by the Australian Government. But Conquered IT also makes a substantive investment by volunteering its time and resources to design, deliver and support these programs for the benefit of the Community.
Under normal circumstances, Conquered IT runs both face-to-face and online webinar training.
IT SUPPORT SERVICES
Conquered IT is also able to provide same day operational technology support to users either in their home or remotely (if possible) to assist in resolving issues affecting your use of technology.
No issue too big or small. If you need technology support – call us on 0468 988 438, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Please note: IT Support is a fee for service arrangement with all costs agreed upfront, and no hidden fees or callout charges.
Individuals Face-to-Face Course Registration
Please note that while you do not need an email address to register online for the face-to-face courses, it is preferred as all communications will be sent via email. If you would prefer to talk with us, then please do not hesitate to call us directly on 0468 988 438, and we can book you in over the phone with the details you provide us. Capacity below indicates the number of confirmed attendees out of 10 spots available for face-to-face courses.
There are no scheduled Face to Face courses at this time. Please check back soon as we are launching new classes all the time. Alternatively, you could register for an Online Webinar in the interim – see below.
Online Webinar Course Registration
In these trying Covid times, we’ve found that our FREE Weekly Wednesday Webinar offers our Over 50s an opportunity to continue to expand their learning in the safety and comfort of their own homes. An opportunity to get together, albeit virtually, and learn and/or have a chat with others about topics of interest.
All sessions are facilitated by Conquered IT and run for about an hour. The courses commence at 1030am sharp on each day! So don’t be late! You might like to connect 5min before the advertised start time to ensure you’re good to go! To connect to the Webinar you will be provided with a link when you register, and you just need to click on that link to join – its that simple! And if you’re not sure what a Webinar is all about – check out the snippet…
Registration is required for all Webinars and please note as we are a Be Connected Network Partner, we are required to capture some participant information as part of the registration process. You will need an email address to register for the Online Webinars as we need to send you a confirmation email with the link to join the webinar. Any questions or issues should be directed to email@example.com.
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|18 Aug||An Introduction to Managing Storage on your Windows Based Laptop - This course is for anyone with a Windows based laptop who wishes to learn how to make the most of the space on their laptop and keep it running smoothly.|
When a computer starts to run out of storage space, it can sometimes stop working efficiently. In this course, we show you how to maintain your computer's health by using the Windows Storage Sense feature and the built-in Recycle bin to remove unwanted files. Plus, how to recover a file if you make a mistake, and how to use a separate storage device (called a USB stick) as a handy way to save space on your computer.
|11 Aug||An Introduction to Mobile Phone Banking - In this course, you’ll learn all about setting up Mobile Banking on your smartphone/tablet, logging on/off, checking balances, downloading statements, transferring funds, paying bills and setting limits.||Completed|
|4 Aug||An Introduction to Family History Research Using the Internet - In this course, you’ll learn how the internet can be used to help you research your family history.|
You’ll explore the kinds of tools and services that are available, and some of the costs you might encounter.
|28 Jul||An Introduction to Google Earth - In this course, you'll discover how easy it is to travel the world using Google Earth on your computer.|
In the following activities, you'll learn how to navigate your way around Google Earth, find places of interest and see the world from a different perspective.
You'll also learn how to turn back the clock and see how the world looked in the past.
|21 Jul||An Introduction to Safe Passwords – This course will teach you the essentials of staying safer online, such as why we need strong passwords and how to make sure yours is as safe as possible. This course will teach you how to create and remember strong passwords, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.||Completed|
|14 Jul||An Introduction to Using Email – In this course, you will learn all about email accounts on the internet. The course covers how to set up an email account, as well as how to open, read and send emails safely.|
You can use popular free email providers such as Gmail, Outlook (which used to be called Hotmail) and Yahoo to easily create an email account. You can then use email to keep in touch with friends and family, sell things online, contact community groups or businesses, and much more. Having an email account will also let you access other services on the internet, such as banking or video calling with Skype.
|23 Jun||An introduction to Getting Started with Banking on Your Mobile Phone – Managing money using a bank's app on your smartphone or tablet is known as mobile banking. You can pay bills, transfer money and check your balance, all from the comfort of your armchair. In this course, you will learn what you need to know about mobile banking and how you can stay safer while banking on your smart device. To help demonstrate a typical mobile banking experience, we have created a pretend bank – Squirrel Bank – to use as our examples. While Squirrel Bank is not real, it does give a good idea of how mobile banking apps look and feel. Of course, your own bank's app might look a little different, but you should still be able to follow along.||Completed|
|16 Jun||An introduction to How to Use Skype – In this course, you will learn how to set up and use Skype. Skype is software you can use on your computer or device that lets you make video and audio calls to family and friends.||Completed|
|9 Jun||An introduction to Avoiding Online Scams and Tricks – We have all heard of the scams and tricks that can happen online, but in this course, you will learn that it's actually not that difficult to stay safer online, you just need to follow a few simple steps. We have all learnt to cross the road safely, and being safe online is similar; we are careful, go slowly, and check for danger. The course has been based on the the latest information about scams from the ACCC's Scamwatch and Little Black Book of Scams. Visit www.scamwatch.gov.au for more information.||Completed|
|2 Jun||An introduction to Safe Passwords – This course will teach you the essentials of staying safer online, such as why we need strong passwords and how to make sure yours is as safe as possible. This course will teach you how to create and remember strong passwords, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.||Completed|
|26 May||An introduction to Using a Digital Camera – In this course you will learn about digital cameras and how they work. You will also learn how to download photos from your digital camera to your computer so you can share them with friends and family.||Completed|
|19 May||An introduction to Wi-Fi – Ever wondered what Wi-Fi is? Well, there is a way to access the internet that doesn’t need cables and it works in a similar way to a wireless radio. In fact, this internet access is often referred to as a wireless network and you may already have heard of it – you guessed it, it’s called Wi-Fi.|
The activities in this course will tell you how get Wi-Fi in your home, which devices can use it, and how to connect.
|13 May||An introduction to Apps – In this course, you’ll learn all about apps (the word 'apps' is short for applications, also known as computer programs). Apps are the incredibly helpful little programs you use on a smartphone or tablet to get things done.|
You'll learn about the kinds of things you can do with apps, where you can get apps, and how you can be safe with apps.
|5 May||An introduction to myGov – So what is myGov? myGov is a website that lets you access lots of important government services from the one place. Instead of visiting multiple websites and remembering multiple login details, you can manage most of the government services you use from the myGov website, using a single, secure login.|
This course will introduce you to myGov and talk about using it safely for important things like Medicare, My Aged Care, My Health Record and more.
|21 April||An introduction to The Cloud – What is it, how do I use it, what are the benefits?||Completed|
|24 March||An introduction to Mobile Data – Knowing how and when to use mobile data or Wi-Fi, as well as choosing the right plan can help you stay safer online and save money||Completed|
|17 March||Getting Started with Mobile Banking – all about setting up Mobile Banking on your smartphone/tablet, logging on/off, checking balances, downloading statements, transferring funds, paying bills and setting limits.||Completed|