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Hour of Code workshop for Primary School Learners.

Learners from Keidebees Intermediate School attended an Hour of Code workshop on 5  December 2016.

SchoolNet SA has been commissioned by Microsoft to facilitate 100 Minecraft Hour of Code workshops at 50 schools for a total of 2 500 learners - all within the time period of Thursday 1 December – Saturday 9 December 2016.

We were requested if we want one of these Microsoft sponsored sessions we will need to have two back to back sessions for approximately 25 kids a session so that we can train 50 kids in about three hours per school. Another request was to indicate dates of availability and whether we would prefer their sessions in the morning (9am – 12noon) or the afternoon (1pm

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IT Essentials - Training

Siyanda ICT Resource Centre in Upington is also part of the Vodacom Youth Academy programme and is currently busy with the 3rd Cisco IT Essentials group of students.

The training programme covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to the Personal Computers
  • Safe Lab Procedures and Tool Use
  • Virtual Desktop tool and Hands-On lab tool and assembling of a desktop computer.
  • Preventive Maintenance and troubleshooting process.
  • Installation and navigation of an operating system.
  • Configuration of computers and network connection
  • Laptops management, power settings and troubleshoot.
  • Mobile devices and comparison and contrast of Android and iOS mobile operating system
  • Printers installation and configuration
  • Security and preventive maintenance techniques for security 
  • IT Professional and the relationship between communication and troubleshooting.
  • Advanced Troubleshooting

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