ALISON hosts over seven hundred and fifty courses with a wide range of subject categories. From digital literacy to economics, and from psychology to nursing there is something for everyone to learn.
Our course material comes from Subject Matter Experts – Google, Microsoft and the World Health Organization among others. The content is redesigned digitally for an immersive, interactive and enriched learning experience.
How does certification work?
To fully complete a course, you must study all sections of the course (100% progress and a green tick beside each section) and score at least 80% in each assessment. Once satisfactorily complete, your certificate will be available to purchase from the My Certificates section of your account.
How will I be assessed?
Assessments are built in to each course and are generally in the format of a quiz. Some courses have assessments throughout; most have just one at the end. You will come to each assessment as you work through the course. All materials for a course (modules, assessments, extra resources, reading materials, forums) are also accessible from the course outline page, displayed once "Start course" is clicked. There are no fees to take assessments.
How long do courses take to complete?
The average time to complete a course is given on the courses factsheet. As a general rule, comprehensive computer courses such as ABC-IT and the full Microsoft Digital Literacy program can take anywhere from 10-20 hours to complete fully, while some courses in the Business and Health categories can be completed within 1-2 hours. There is no time limit on completing a course, so learners can study entirely at their own pace.
There is big verity of the training courses on different topic, including those devoted to the computer literacy, software applications, and information technology.
One of the most popular courses, created to Improve your computer skills and IT knowledge. ABC IT covers the basic concepts of computing and teaches how computing can be an everyday feature of life and work. It covers basic Microsoft Office computer applications and touch typing training.
This free online course examines the fundamentals of network security and covers topics such as active and passive attacks on networks, encryption, symmetric and asymmetric key systems, authentication using certification authorities, and access control using passwords and firewalls.
This course will be of interest to IT professionals who want to learn more about network security or students who are interested in a career as an IT or network administrator.
Microsoft Excel 2010 is one of the most popular software applications worldwide and is part of the Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite. This free online course will help you switch to Excel 2010 from a previous version of the software, and will give you a thorough knowledge and understanding of Excel and its applications if you have never used it before. You can use Excel to analyze data, for example, in accounts, budgets, billing and many other areas. You learn how to navigate this revised version of Excel, exploring the menu bar and the different tasks that can be done with it.
You will work on sample spreadsheets doing basic math, adding and deleting columns and rows, and preparing the worksheet for printing. You will learn how to represent your data visually to show trends, patterns and comparisons between the data in a chart, table or other template, and how Excel 2010 will automatically do all the calculations for you once you add in the formula. This course will be of great interest to all professionals in business, finance and many other areas that need to analyze data in accounts, or keep records of stock or schedules, and to anyone trying to keep track of their personal finances at home.