Digital Literacy Curriculum
Welcome to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. From using the Internet, to sending e-mail, to creating a résumé, the Digital Literacy Curriculum helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence.
Salient Features:
  • Instructor or self-learning paced program that can be disseminated in 35 hours to anyone with basic education
  • Comprises of the following 5 modules:
    • Computer basics
    • Internet and web basics
    • Productivity software and using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Security and Privacy features
    • Digital lifestyle
  • Microsoft participation certificate on successful completion of the course and taking assessments
  • Access to a portal that assists in keeping a regular tab on the number of students and certifications
  • Available in English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, and Urdu
  • Pre-requisites are multi-media ready computer and internet connection (preferably broadband connection)
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eMPOWER
Skill Development is the central thought for celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The Current era is a Technological era. In the coming years Information Technology will be a significant driving force for the human society in their journey towards development and progress.
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ICTACT
ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) is an Initiative of Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu and CII. ICTACT is a not for profit autonomous organization focusing to improve the quality of students graduating from various institutions in Tamil Nadu, to make them industry ready and immediately employable in the ICT industry.
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JSLPS
Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) was formed as an autonomous and independent society year 2009 within Rural Development Department, Government of Jharkhand. The society was created to serve as a special purpose vehicle for smooth implementation of poverty reduction schemes and programmes in the state.
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CSC
The Common Services Centers (CSCs) (a Government of India Initiative) are conceptualized as ICT enabled, front end service delivery points at the village level, for delivery of Government, Financial, Educational and Business services. Today, CSCs are delivering a variety of services to citizens in rural India, changing the way they learn, communicate, manage their livelihoods and access health, financial and government services. One of the focus areas is to enable the rural population to acquire the right digital skills, which are becoming essential to gain employment and advance socially and economically.
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IGNOU
IGNOU was established by an act of parliament in 1985. Since then it has been contributing significantly to the development of higher education in the country through the Open and Distance Learning system.
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Kshamta
A training initiative by Indian Army and Microsoft to improve and certify IT and English Communication and Soft Skills of Army Personnel.
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Individuals
Any individual who wishes to undertake the Digital Literacy Curriculum of Microsoft and the assessment may click on this option.
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Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya
Founded by the veteran freedom fighter and first Education Minister of the then Madras Province in Independent India Dr. T. S. Avinashilingam Avl, the Vidyalaya as a whole, with 17 institutions, is practically a village of learning, offering education right from kindergarten to PhD in various disciplines reaching out to 6926 students with 426 teachers working.
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Pratham Institute
Pratham was established in 1994 to provide pre-school education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city. Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage.
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National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL)
NCPUL is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Government of India. Set up to promote, develop and propagate Urdu language, Council started its operation in Delhi on April 1, 1996
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