Posted by Olexandr Prokhorenko on 27th April 2011

Free Computer Skills Training

Although the economy is improving finding a job in these tough economic times is still very difficult. One of the most important skills you need is computer skills but how exactly do you get them?  Many people have decided to go back to school in order to improve their computer skill set and marketability but what do you do to increase your chances of finding a job if going back to school is not an option due to financial concerns?

Let’s face it not everybody has the ability to take classes when they need to learn how to do something.  But if computer skills are what you need you may just be in luck. This article will list a few of the most in demand computer skills and where you can get the best FREE online training in them.

1)     Microsoft Word

http://baycongroup.com

Microsoft Word is a word processing program that is used by almost every office on the planet. The online tutorials offered for free by the BayCon Group are so simple that even a beginner can use them. Other free tutorials offered are Word Basics 2007  Word Basics 2003/2002  Word Basics 97  Excel Basics 2007  Excel Basics 2003/2002  Excel Basics 97  PowerPoint Basics 2007  PowerPoint Basics 2002  Access Basics 2007 Windows Vista Tutorial  Windows XP Tutorial  Windows 98 Tutorial  Scalable SQL — A Tutorial  RealSlideshow for RealPlayer  Guide to Paint Shop Pro  Flash CS4  Flash 8  Photoshop.

2)     Microsoft Excel

http://www.usd.edu

This is one of the best and easiest to use sites to get a basic understanding of how to use Excel. The tutorial starts with “What is a spreadsheet” and takes you all the way through the program.

3)     Microsoft PowerPoint

http://www.fgcu.edu

Not only does this site offer really great tutorials for the PowerPoint beginner but it also offers technical skill assessment tests so you can test your skills knowledge.

4)     Microsoft Publisher

http://learnthat.com/2005/05/microsoft-publisher-2003-tutorial/

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop printing and publishing program that allows you to create just about everything from greeting cards to brochures. This easy to understand tutorial takes from novice to expert in an easy to understand format.

5)     Microsoft Visio

http://office.microsoft.com

Microsoft Office Visio, is a diagramming program for Microsoft Windows that uses vector graphics to create diagrams.

Microsoft Visio is a way to make presentation that everyone can understand and the site offers tutorials from basic to expert.

To land a job it today’s economic market you need to better then the other applicants. Having the right skill set for the job can help you to succeed. For those who are looking for business skills there are also several very good sites online where you can get the skills and knowledge you need.

1)     The Small Business Training Network

http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/counseling-training

If you thinking about opening a small business of your own or just looking for new skills for business the Small Business Training Network offers classes and tutorials that can help.

2)     SCORE

http://www.score.org/index.html

SCORE is another great site that offers online mentoring, counseling and training for those who wish to start a small business or who need the skills to do so.

3)     PlusRated

PlusRated offers peer reviews and job skill assessments to better your marketability.

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