Keyboarding (Self-Paced Tutorial) Online Certificate Course

Learn Touch-Typing Or Improve Your Existing Typing Skills

Keyboarding (Self-Paced Tutorial) Online Certificate Course

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Study Keyboarding Online Course and Learn Touch-Typing or Improve your Existing Typing Skills

Our Keyboarding Online Course will teach you touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills. In these lessons, you will use the Keyboarding Pro 5 program, a typing tutorial designed for personal computers, to learn how to touch-type—that is, to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard.  

With the skills you master here, you will become faster and more confident at the keyboard. By the end of the course, you will know how to touch-type the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys; create, save, and edit word processing documents; and successfully take a timed writing test during a job interview. For more information about our popular Basic Computer Online Courses, please check us here at Courses For Success!

What you will learn with our Keyboarding Online Course

  • Getting Started with Key Pro 5
  • Lowercase Letters, Plus the Reaches to the “e” and the “n”
  • The Left Shift, h, t, and Period Reaches
  • Learn the r, Right SHIFT, c, and o Reaches
  • The w, Comma, b, and p Reaches
  • The g, Question Mark, x, and u Reaches
  • The q, m, v, and Apostrophe Reaches
  • The z, y, Quotation Mark, and TAB Reaches
  • Alphabetic Key Review, the 1 and 8 Number Reaches, and Timed Writings
  • Number Reaches, Deleting Text, and Alphabetic Key Review

Keyboarding Online Course - Requirements

The Keyboarding Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Keyboarding Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Keyboarding Online Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Key Pro 5

Chapter 1: Introduction

Because you're a student here, you can get the Keyboarding Pro 5 application for free. This is a typing instruction for Windows-based PCs, not Macs. Keyboarding Pro 5 will assist you in learning touch-typing, which is the ability to enter text without looking at your keyboard when reading from a printed copy or a computer screen.

Chapter 2: Download and Install Keyboarding Pro 5

A four-step process must be completed before you can use Key Pro 5 on your PC. The first step is to save a compressed file downloaded from the course Web site to your computer. The second step is to extract or unzip the file in order to install it. The final step is to download and install the Key Pro 5 program, as well as the accompanying movies, into your computer.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Downloading the Software
  • Installing the Software on your Computer
  • Using the Keyboarding Pro Installation Wizard

Chapter 3: Setting Up and Loading Key Pro 5

After you've downloaded, unzipped, and installed Key Pro 5, you'll need to set up a user account. You'll be able to run the software if you follow the procedures below. If you'd like to see how to launch the Key Pro 5 software, set up a user name, and close the Key Pro 5 software, watch this video.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Closing and Restarting Key Pro 5
  • Taking a Tour of Key Pro 5: The Title Bar, Menu Bar, and Home Page

Chapter 4: Keyboarding Basics

In this chapter, you'll learn about the type of computer keyboard you have (it's called a QWERTY), as well as how to type the home row keys and reach the I key. But before we get into what you type, let's talk about how you type.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Posture and Seating Tips 
  • The QWERTY Keyboard 
  • Home Keys, The Home row, and the Reach to the i

Chapter 5: Summary

You learnt about the home row and the reach to the I in this lesson. Continue practicing Lesson 1 until you have a firm grasp of the fundamentals before moving on to Lesson 2. The reaches to the e and some ideas on how to prevent tiredness when typing will be covered in the upcoming class. When practicing, remember to keep the posture guidelines in mind.

Lesson 2: Lowercase Letters, Plus the Reaches to the e and the n

Chapter 1: Introduction

In Lesson 1, you learnt about the home row keys and the reaches to the I ENTER key, and space bar by loading the Key Pro 5 application. We'll go over what you studied again so you can be sure you understand the fundamentals. All of your practice may result in an aching back, a strained neck, or fatigued eyes.

Chapter 2: Concerns, Review, and Lowercase Letters

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Review How-to
  • Type Lowercase Letters
  • The home keys (asdf jkl;)
  • The e and i keys: 
  • The r and u keys
  • The g and h keys
  • The t and y keys
  • The q, w, o, and p keys
  • The c, v, and n keys
  • The z, x, b, and m keys

Chapter 3: The Reaches to the e and the n

Let's expand your alphabet with two more letters.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • The reach to the e
  • The reach to the n
  • Practicing With Key Pro 5

Chapter 4: Fatigue

When you sit for lengthy periods of time and type, fatigue might set in. While working on a transcribing job a few years ago, I hurt my back by sitting and typing for lengthy periods of time over multiple days.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Keyboard height
  • Keyboard position
  • Posture discipline

Chapter 5: Summary

This lesson began with a quick review. Then, with a little help from me and Key Pro 5, you learned two more key reaches: the e and the n. We wrapped up with a quick chat about weariness and how to minimize it, as well as some posture advice. These are crucial considerations to keep in mind when typing.

Lesson 3: The Left Shift, h, t, and Period Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

This lesson will teach you how to use the left SHIFT, h, t, and period keys (.). We'll talk about speed and accuracy, which are two things that all typists are concerned about. You'll also learn how to use the Key Pro 5 word processing tool. Because of all the various tools and gadgets that have been accessible in recent years, students occasionally ask me if learning to touch-type is even essential.

Chapter 2: Capital Letters, the Left SHIFT Reach, and the Reach to the h

Both capital and small letters can be typed on any computer keyboard (uppercase and lowercase). You've only learned to type lowercase letters so far. On a computer, uppercase letters can be typed using either one of the SHIFT keys or the CAPS LOCK key.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Learn the Left SHIFT and h Reaches

Chapter 3: Developing Speed and Accuracy

Let's do the keying exercise from the textbook. Observe how the speed at which you type impacts your accuracy as you complete it. You may have noticed that you typed a group of letters without even realizing it during your typing practice. If you haven't done so already, you will shortly. You'll have passed through the first bottleneck on your way to good touch-typing when you get to this phase.

Topics to be discussed incudes

  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Speed or Accuracy?

Chapter 4: The Reach to the t, the Reach to the Period, and Using a Word Processing Program

Try out the reach with the f and t keys on your keyboard. Reach up with your pointer finger, contact the t, and then return your pointer finger to the f key, keeping your fingers slightly bent on the home row. While staring at the keys, practice moving your finger from the f to the t. Close your eyes and practice touching the t key on the keyboard 25 times.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Key Pro 5's Word Processor

Chapter 5: Summary

Take pride in what you've learnt in this lesson. Remember to concentrate on either speed or accuracy. Slow down and work on accuracy when your accuracy is good; when your accuracy is poor, slow down and work on accuracy. Use the built-in word processor in Key Pro 5 if you ever require a word processing program. This course will provide you another opportunity to work with it.

Lesson 4: Learn the r, Right SHIFT, c, and o Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

You'll be able to type just about anything once you've memorized all of the alphabetic keys. Be patient while you continue to expand your typing vocabulary and educate your brain to touch-type till then. Key Pro 5 can be learned with or without a textbook. With the publisher's permission, I've replicated a couple of the textbook activities so you can do them without having to buy the book.

Chapter 2: Learn r and Right SHIFT

The reach to the r, which you type with your left pointer finger, is the first step in this chapter. Because it's a short reach up from the f key, I believe you'll find this to be a simple keystroke. Let's try out the reach with the f and r buttons on your keyboard.

Chapter 3: The Zen of Typing

The majority of typists who type a lot of plain text don't understand what they're doing. There isn't anything wrong with this idea. The language goes from the paper to the eyes to the fingertips and back again. The region of your brain that controls the process, whether consciously or unconsciously, can be occupied — at least partially — with more fascinating thoughts. To put it another way, touch-typing isn't a cerebral activity.

Chapter 4: Learn c and o

Because the c is on the bottom row, getting to it is difficult. Strike the c with your left middle finger, so that the reach is from the d to the c. Return your middle finger to the d on the home row after striking the c. The easier this reach will be, the more curved your fingers are on the home row keys.

Chapter 5: Summary

You added four new key reaches to your keyboarding repertoire in this session. The r and o reaches were probably easier for you than the right SHIFT and c ones. While practice makes it easier to reach, some reaches will always be more difficult than others. You learned about the Zen of typing in this course, as well as how touch-typing can become a reflexive motor skill.

Lesson 5: The w, Comma, b, and p Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

The w, comma, b, and p will be added to your typing vocabulary in this session. Of course, we'll continue to practice the reaches you've already learned so that your speed and accuracy increase. This illness can be excruciatingly unpleasant and even incapacitating. In Chapter 3, we'll look at how CTS develops, what the warning indications are, and what you can do to prevent it.

Chapter 2: Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Reach your left ring finger up from the s key and contact the w key with the tip of your finger, then return your ring finger to the s key, keeping your fingers slightly bent on the home row keys. While staring at the keys, practice moving your finger back and forth from the s to the w. Repeat this process a few times, then close your eyes and try reaching up and touching the w key, then returning to your original position.

Chapter 3: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful ailment that affects the wrists and hands caused by repetitive wrist motions in tasks such as typing (CTS). Thousands of office workers suffer from CTS each year, a debilitating injury that costs employers millions of dollars as well as the health—if not the livelihoods—of employees.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Dealing with pain
  • Preventive 
  • Tips
  • Treatment
  • Exercises Will Help

Chapter 4: The b and p Reaches

These aren't especially difficult or simple reaches. Some kids tell me that the reach to the b is difficult for them. If you have little fingers, you may need to extend your reach. When reaching up to type the p, you may need to roll your right hand's fingers slightly forward. Just have a look at how the reaches make you feel.

Chapter 5: Summary

The reaches to the w, comma, b, and p were covered in this lesson. Keep in mind to take pauses. Carpal tunnel syndrome is something you definitely don't want to happen to you.

Lesson 6: The g, Question Mark, x, and u Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

You'll learn four additional reaches in this lesson: g, question mark, x, and u. Because laptop keyboards are smaller than desktop keyboards, there is a slight difference between the two types of keyboards. The function (FN) and numbers lock (NUM LOCK) keys, which are found on most laptop keyboards and some desktop versions, will be discussed in this session.

Chapter 2: Learn the Reaches to the g and the Question Mark

The pointer finger of your left hand is used to reach for the g. Because it's only a short distance from the f key on the home row, I think you'll find it quite simple. Let's test it with the f and g keys on your keyboard.

Chapter 3: Completing Review Exercises

In this chapter, we'll go back and finish a couple more of the review exercises from the seventh Key Pro 5 lesson.

Chapter 4: The x and u Reaches, Plus the FN and NUM LOCK Keys

In this practice session, you'll focus on one challenging reach and one easy reach. I enjoy how Key Pro 5 alternates between difficult and easy reaches. We'll go through the reaches again before you practice them with Key Pro 5. You'll start with the x reach and then go on to the u reach.

Chapter 5: Summary

You learnt about some specific keys, practiced reaching to the g, question mark, x, and u, and wrote some exercises from a hard copy in this lesson. I hope you're enjoying the diversity of activities; they're a great way to learn to type in a practical way.

Lesson 7: The q, m, v, and Apostrophe Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

The reaches to the q, m, v, and apostrophe (') are covered in this lesson. An apostrophe is a punctuation mark used to substitute missing letters in contractions (for example, can't for can't and won't for won't). An apostrophe can also be used to signify ownership (as in Kathy's computer and the typists' assignments).

Chapter 2: Learn the Reaches to the q and the m

The reaches to the q and m will be the first thing you study in this session. With your left hand's pinky finger, type the reach to the q. This reach isn't as simple as some of the ones on the top row, but it's a lot easier than the ones on the bottom row. Let's attempt the reach with the a and q keys on your keyboard.

Chapter 5: Summary

You learned how to use the q, m, v, and apostrophe keys, as well as how to create and save a document using a word processing program, in this session.

Lesson 8: The z, y, Quotation Mark, and TAB Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

You learned how to reach the q, m, v, and apostrophe (') keys in the previous session, as well as how to create and save a word processing document. I wasn't lying when I said we were almost finished with the alphabetic keys! You'll learn the reaches to the final two alphabetic keys, z and y, as well as the quote mark (") key and the TAB key, in this session.

Chapter 2: Learn the Reaches to the z and the y

You'll start by learning the reaches to the z and y axes. These two reaches may be challenging for you... the z since it's on the bottom row, and the y because it's a lengthy reach.

Chapter 3: Editing Documents in a Word Processor

You learnt how to use the Key Pro 5 word processing tool to generate and save a document in the previous session. In this session, you'll learn how to open a word processing document (also known as a file), edit it, and then save it with a new name.

Chapter 4: Master the Reaches to the Quotation Mark (") and the TAB

When you wish to cite someone's precise words, type them with quotation marks at the beginning and conclusion of the sentence. Check out the last article in the Supplementary Material section for a more detailed explanation of when to use quotation marks in your writing efforts.

Chapter 5: Summary

The reaches to the z, y, quotation mark, and TAB keys were covered in this lesson. By opening, modifying, and saving a file, you learnt more about word processing. Now that you know how to type all of the alphabetic keys, you'll undertake some review tasks in the following lesson to practice typing all of them.

Lesson 9: Typing Numbers

Chapter 1: Introduction

You learnt the reaches to the z, y, quotation mark ("), and TAB keys in the previous lesson. You'll start learning the number reaches now that you've learned to type the full alphabet—in this session, you'll learn the 1 and the 8. However, because you'll be using the alphabetic keys more than the numbers, we'll go over some alphabetic keys to help you improve your typing skills.

Chapter 2: Review of the z, y, x, q, v, Quotation Mark, and CAPS LOCK keys

Let's go over some of the reaches you've already learned: z, y, x, q, and v, as well as the quote mark and CAPS LOCK keys. Because several of these stretches are challenging, it's a good idea to go over them again. In the next chapter, you'll discover something new.

Chapter 3: Choose Your Own

Because you have to stretch up over the top row of characters to get to the number keys, typing numbers is tough. You need to improve your typing dexterity for this task because it hasn't evolved yet.

Chapter 4: Check Your Progress With Timed Writings

It'll show you how to use the Key Pro 5 Timed Writing feature in this chapter. In Key Pro 5, there are three options for taking a timed writing test.

Chapter 5: Summary

You went through some of the more difficult key reaches and got started on the number reaches in this lesson. You also learned how to use the word processor in Key Pro 5 to take timed essays. It's a terrific way to see how fast and accurate you are, and it'll come in handy if you have to take a job-related timing test.

Lesson 10: Number Reaches, Deleting Text, and Alphabetic Key Review

Chapter 1: Introduction

It's wonderful to see you once more! You went through some of the more difficult key reaches in the previous lesson and started working on the number reaches with the 1 and 8. This session begins with a review of the alphabetic keys as well as a discussion of text deletion, backspacing, and cutting. Then you'll add four additional number reaches (5, 0, 2, and 7) to the equation.

Chapter 2: Reviewing Some Alphabetic Keys and Exploring Deletion Tools

Let's go through the reaches to the b, f, z, y, q, u, v, and m keys quickly. In the next two chapters, you will work with number reaches.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • DELETE 
  • BACKSPACE
  • Cut

Chapter 3: Learn the Reaches to the 5 and the 0

On your keyboard, locate the number 5 key above the r and t keys, as well as the number 0 key above the o and p keys. With your left pointer finger, reach for the 5 key from the f key. This could be one of the more straightforward numbers to obtain. To compensate for the expanded reach, bend your other fingers. Reach your left pointer from the f to the r using your fingers on the home row keys.

Chapter 4: Learn the Reaches to the 2 and the 7

With your left ring finger, reach for the 2 from the s key. Because it's tough to hold your pinky on the key, this is a difficult reach. When you slide your ring finger up to the 2, keep your pointer finger on the f key and your middle finger on the d key by rolling your fingers forward. It's possible that you'll need to elevate your pinky slightly.

Chapter 5: Summary

You learned when to utilize DELETE, BACKSPACE, and CUT in this lesson. Then you expanded your typing repertoire by four additional number reaches. You'll go over additional alphabetic keys and work on the reaches to the 4, 9, 3, and 6 keys in the following session. You'll also learn when to write numbers as figures (e.g., one, nine, five hundred) and when to spell them out (e.g., one, nine, five hundred) (1, 9, 500).

Lesson 11: Number and Symbol Reaches, Number Rules, and Key Review

Chapter 1: Introduction

Then you'll practice four more number reaches—4, 9, 3, and 6—and learn when to write numbers as figures and when to spell them out. You'll also learn about two other symbols: the dollar sign ($) and the hyphen (-). 

Chapter 2: Number Reaches and Key Review

Let's go over the SHIFT, comma, p, x, v, apostrophe, question mark, period, quote mark, and semicolon. Go to the 13 Review lesson in Key Pro 5. Warm up, Improve Keystroking, and Build Skill are all exercises you'll participate in. 

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Learn the Reaches to the 4 and the 9

Chapter 3: Learn the Reaches to the 3, 6, Dollar Sign, and Hyphen

Your typing skills continue to develop! You'll complete the Learn 3 and 6 lessons, as well as the Learn $ and – (dollar sign and hyphen) lesson, in this chapter. With your left middle finger, reach for the 3 from the d key. This should be a simple reach for you. Roll your fingers ahead while keeping the rest on the home row.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Symbol Reaches to the Dollar Sign ($) and the Hyphen (-)

Chapter 4: Spelling Out Numbers and Expressing Them as Figures

Now that you've learned all of the number reaches, it's time to discuss number rules. You can write numbers in words or use figures to express them. One, two, six and a half, forty-seven, nineteen seventy-nine are spelled out as follows: one, two, six and a half, forty-seven, nineteen seventy-nine. The figures are as follows: 1, 2, 612, 1979. Some number rules are simple to remember, while others are more difficult. Let's start with when numbers should be spelled explicitly.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Spelling out Numbers
  • Typing Numbers as Figures

Chapter 5: Summary

You learnt the reaches to the 4, 9, 3, and 6 keys in this lesson. Now you know how high the number can go! You also worked on several other symbol reaches, such as the dollar sign and the hyphen. You also learned when to write numbers as figures and when to spell them properly. Consider whether the author or editor communicates numbers as figures or spells them out the next time you read a book or magazine.

Lesson 12: Symbol Reaches and Skill Building

Chapter 1: Introduction

You'll use many Key Pro 5 lessons in this session to master various symbols on your keyboard. (Key Pro 5 refers to them as symbols; you may refer to them as punctuation marks.) I've just included the exercises that deal with symbols; however, you're welcome to return to these Key Pro 5 lessons at any time to complete the remaining activities.

Chapter 2: General Symbol Reaches and the Reaches to # and /

In this course, you've already learnt a few symbols reaches. On a computer keyboard, the majority of symbols are on the top half of the number keys, and you enter them by holding down one of the SHIFT keys. For example, the quote mark is on the same key as the apostrophe, therefore you type a quotation mark by holding down the left SHIFT key while striking the apostrophe/quotation mark key.

Chapter 3: More Symbol Reaches

Now you'll learn how to use the 5 key to achieve the percent sign ( percent ) and the 1 key to get the exclamation point (!). With your left pinky finger and the right SHIFT key, type the reach to the exclamation point. When striking the 1 key, keep in mind that you'll need to really roll your right hand up.

Chapter 4: The Last of the Symbol Reaches

We're keeping up with the symbol's progress. In this chapter, we'll go over the remaining of them.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • The Reaches to & and :
  • Reaches to Even More Symbols
  • Improving Your Speed and Accuracy

Chapter 5: Summary

So many symbol reaches were taught to you. You also learned how to enhance your speed and accuracy by using the Skill Building feature of Key Pro 5.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, it will give you the skills and knowledge to improve your keyboarding and basic computer skills. You will also be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate, accepted by many organizations worldwide.

The Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

There are 12 units of study

Module 1 : Getting Started with Key Pro 5

Your first lesson guides you step by step as you download, install, and set up Key Pro 5. You will also get acquainted with the program, learning about the home row keys and the reach to the “i” key on the QWERTY keyboard. Are you confused about what home row and QWERTY mean? Don't worry—this lesson explains all of that.

Module 2 : Lowercase Letters, Plus the Reaches to the “e” and the “n”

Now that you're getting comfortable with the home row on the QWERTY keyboard, it's time to introduce you to some new keys. This lesson focuses on proper techniques for lowercase letters. You will also use Key Pro 5 to practice the reaches to the e and the n. Is all this typing causing you aches and pains? You will find out how to reduce fatigue while typing.

Module 3 : The Left Shift, h, t, and Period Reaches

In this lesson, you will learn four new keystrokes: left SHIFT, h, t, and period (.). You will also provide some tips on improving speed and accuracy and introduce you to the Key Pro 5 word processor program.

Module 4 : Learn the r, Right SHIFT, c, and o Reaches

Continue to build your keyboarding vocabulary by learning four new key reaches in this lesson: r, right SHIFT, c, and o. You will also learn about “the Zen of typing,” how touch-typing becomes an instinctive and unconscious action.

Module 5 : The w, Comma, b, and p Reaches

Your typing vocabulary continues to expand rapidly with the addition of the reaches to the w, comma, b, and p. Before you know it, you will be typing complete paragraphs. This lesson also covers what you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome, a serious and painful condition that you can avoid.

Module 6 : The g, Question Mark, x, and u Reaches

Expand your typing vocabulary by mastering four more key reaches: the g, question mark (?), x, and u. Just a few more reaches, and you will know how to type the whole alphabet. In this lesson, you will also learn about the function (FN) key and the numbers lock (NUM LOCK) key, which are on most laptop keyboards.

Module 7 : The q, m, v, and Apostrophe Reaches

This lesson teaches you another four reaches for your typing vocabulary: q, m, v, and apostrophe ('). You will also learn how to save a document with a word processing program.

Module 8 : The z, y, Quotation Mark, and TAB Reaches

It's time to add another four reaches to your typing vocabulary: the z, y, quotation mark ("), and TAB keys. After this lesson, you will know the reaches to all the alphabetic keys. You will also find out how to open, edit, and resave word processing documents.

Module 9 : Alphabetic Key Review, the 1 and 8 Number Reaches, and Timed Writings

Are you ready to improve your skills and learn some new ones? After you review the z, y, x, q, v, quotation mark, and CAPS LOCK keys, you will learn the reaches to the numbers 1 and 8. Then you will take timed writings in the Key Pro 5 word processor.

Module 10 : Number Reaches, Deleting Text, and Alphabetic Key Review

What's the difference between the DELETE key, the BACKSPACE key, and the Cut command? By the end of this lesson, you will understand how and when to use these three editing tools. You will also continue to improve your skills with the alphabetic keys, plus you will learn more number reaches: 5, 0, 2, and 7.

Module 11 : Number and Symbol Reaches, Number Rules, and Key Review

When should you spell out numbers (like this: one, nine, five hundred), and when should you write them as figures (1, 9, 500)? You will also continue to improve your skills with the keys you have already learned, and you will finish the number reaches by mastering 4, 9, 3, and 6. Then you will learn two symbol reaches: the dollar sign ($) and the hyphen (-).

Module 12 : Symbol Reaches and Skill Building

You have already mastered some of the symbols and punctuation marks. In your last lesson together, you will meet the rest of the symbols. You will also work on your accuracy and speed with the Key Pro 5 Skill Building lessons. And you will find out how you can continue to hone your keyboarding skills long after you have finished this course.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.

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You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications. 

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About this Course

Study Keyboarding Online Course and Learn Touch-Typing or Improve your Existing Typing Skills

Our Keyboarding Online Course will teach you touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills. In these lessons, you will use the Keyboarding Pro 5 program, a typing tutorial designed for personal computers, to learn how to touch-type—that is, to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard.  

With the skills you master here, you will become faster and more confident at the keyboard. By the end of the course, you will know how to touch-type the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys; create, save, and edit word processing documents; and successfully take a timed writing test during a job interview. For more information about our popular Basic Computer Online Courses, please check us here at Courses For Success!

What you will learn with our Keyboarding Online Course

  • Getting Started with Key Pro 5
  • Lowercase Letters, Plus the Reaches to the “e” and the “n”
  • The Left Shift, h, t, and Period Reaches
  • Learn the r, Right SHIFT, c, and o Reaches
  • The w, Comma, b, and p Reaches
  • The g, Question Mark, x, and u Reaches
  • The q, m, v, and Apostrophe Reaches
  • The z, y, Quotation Mark, and TAB Reaches
  • Alphabetic Key Review, the 1 and 8 Number Reaches, and Timed Writings
  • Number Reaches, Deleting Text, and Alphabetic Key Review

Keyboarding Online Course - Requirements

The Keyboarding Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Keyboarding Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Keyboarding Online Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Key Pro 5

Chapter 1: Introduction

Because you're a student here, you can get the Keyboarding Pro 5 application for free. This is a typing instruction for Windows-based PCs, not Macs. Keyboarding Pro 5 will assist you in learning touch-typing, which is the ability to enter text without looking at your keyboard when reading from a printed copy or a computer screen.

Chapter 2: Download and Install Keyboarding Pro 5

A four-step process must be completed before you can use Key Pro 5 on your PC. The first step is to save a compressed file downloaded from the course Web site to your computer. The second step is to extract or unzip the file in order to install it. The final step is to download and install the Key Pro 5 program, as well as the accompanying movies, into your computer.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Downloading the Software
  • Installing the Software on your Computer
  • Using the Keyboarding Pro Installation Wizard

Chapter 3: Setting Up and Loading Key Pro 5

After you've downloaded, unzipped, and installed Key Pro 5, you'll need to set up a user account. You'll be able to run the software if you follow the procedures below. If you'd like to see how to launch the Key Pro 5 software, set up a user name, and close the Key Pro 5 software, watch this video.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Closing and Restarting Key Pro 5
  • Taking a Tour of Key Pro 5: The Title Bar, Menu Bar, and Home Page

Chapter 4: Keyboarding Basics

In this chapter, you'll learn about the type of computer keyboard you have (it's called a QWERTY), as well as how to type the home row keys and reach the I key. But before we get into what you type, let's talk about how you type.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Posture and Seating Tips 
  • The QWERTY Keyboard 
  • Home Keys, The Home row, and the Reach to the i

Chapter 5: Summary

You learnt about the home row and the reach to the I in this lesson. Continue practicing Lesson 1 until you have a firm grasp of the fundamentals before moving on to Lesson 2. The reaches to the e and some ideas on how to prevent tiredness when typing will be covered in the upcoming class. When practicing, remember to keep the posture guidelines in mind.

Lesson 2: Lowercase Letters, Plus the Reaches to the e and the n

Chapter 1: Introduction

In Lesson 1, you learnt about the home row keys and the reaches to the I ENTER key, and space bar by loading the Key Pro 5 application. We'll go over what you studied again so you can be sure you understand the fundamentals. All of your practice may result in an aching back, a strained neck, or fatigued eyes.

Chapter 2: Concerns, Review, and Lowercase Letters

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Review How-to
  • Type Lowercase Letters
  • The home keys (asdf jkl;)
  • The e and i keys: 
  • The r and u keys
  • The g and h keys
  • The t and y keys
  • The q, w, o, and p keys
  • The c, v, and n keys
  • The z, x, b, and m keys

Chapter 3: The Reaches to the e and the n

Let's expand your alphabet with two more letters.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • The reach to the e
  • The reach to the n
  • Practicing With Key Pro 5

Chapter 4: Fatigue

When you sit for lengthy periods of time and type, fatigue might set in. While working on a transcribing job a few years ago, I hurt my back by sitting and typing for lengthy periods of time over multiple days.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Keyboard height
  • Keyboard position
  • Posture discipline

Chapter 5: Summary

This lesson began with a quick review. Then, with a little help from me and Key Pro 5, you learned two more key reaches: the e and the n. We wrapped up with a quick chat about weariness and how to minimize it, as well as some posture advice. These are crucial considerations to keep in mind when typing.

Lesson 3: The Left Shift, h, t, and Period Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

This lesson will teach you how to use the left SHIFT, h, t, and period keys (.). We'll talk about speed and accuracy, which are two things that all typists are concerned about. You'll also learn how to use the Key Pro 5 word processing tool. Because of all the various tools and gadgets that have been accessible in recent years, students occasionally ask me if learning to touch-type is even essential.

Chapter 2: Capital Letters, the Left SHIFT Reach, and the Reach to the h

Both capital and small letters can be typed on any computer keyboard (uppercase and lowercase). You've only learned to type lowercase letters so far. On a computer, uppercase letters can be typed using either one of the SHIFT keys or the CAPS LOCK key.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Learn the Left SHIFT and h Reaches

Chapter 3: Developing Speed and Accuracy

Let's do the keying exercise from the textbook. Observe how the speed at which you type impacts your accuracy as you complete it. You may have noticed that you typed a group of letters without even realizing it during your typing practice. If you haven't done so already, you will shortly. You'll have passed through the first bottleneck on your way to good touch-typing when you get to this phase.

Topics to be discussed incudes

  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Speed or Accuracy?

Chapter 4: The Reach to the t, the Reach to the Period, and Using a Word Processing Program

Try out the reach with the f and t keys on your keyboard. Reach up with your pointer finger, contact the t, and then return your pointer finger to the f key, keeping your fingers slightly bent on the home row. While staring at the keys, practice moving your finger from the f to the t. Close your eyes and practice touching the t key on the keyboard 25 times.

Topics to be discussed incudes:

  • Key Pro 5's Word Processor

Chapter 5: Summary

Take pride in what you've learnt in this lesson. Remember to concentrate on either speed or accuracy. Slow down and work on accuracy when your accuracy is good; when your accuracy is poor, slow down and work on accuracy. Use the built-in word processor in Key Pro 5 if you ever require a word processing program. This course will provide you another opportunity to work with it.

Lesson 4: Learn the r, Right SHIFT, c, and o Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

You'll be able to type just about anything once you've memorized all of the alphabetic keys. Be patient while you continue to expand your typing vocabulary and educate your brain to touch-type till then. Key Pro 5 can be learned with or without a textbook. With the publisher's permission, I've replicated a couple of the textbook activities so you can do them without having to buy the book.

Chapter 2: Learn r and Right SHIFT

The reach to the r, which you type with your left pointer finger, is the first step in this chapter. Because it's a short reach up from the f key, I believe you'll find this to be a simple keystroke. Let's try out the reach with the f and r buttons on your keyboard.

Chapter 3: The Zen of Typing

The majority of typists who type a lot of plain text don't understand what they're doing. There isn't anything wrong with this idea. The language goes from the paper to the eyes to the fingertips and back again. The region of your brain that controls the process, whether consciously or unconsciously, can be occupied — at least partially — with more fascinating thoughts. To put it another way, touch-typing isn't a cerebral activity.

Chapter 4: Learn c and o

Because the c is on the bottom row, getting to it is difficult. Strike the c with your left middle finger, so that the reach is from the d to the c. Return your middle finger to the d on the home row after striking the c. The easier this reach will be, the more curved your fingers are on the home row keys.

Chapter 5: Summary

You added four new key reaches to your keyboarding repertoire in this session. The r and o reaches were probably easier for you than the right SHIFT and c ones. While practice makes it easier to reach, some reaches will always be more difficult than others. You learned about the Zen of typing in this course, as well as how touch-typing can become a reflexive motor skill.

Lesson 5: The w, Comma, b, and p Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

The w, comma, b, and p will be added to your typing vocabulary in this session. Of course, we'll continue to practice the reaches you've already learned so that your speed and accuracy increase. This illness can be excruciatingly unpleasant and even incapacitating. In Chapter 3, we'll look at how CTS develops, what the warning indications are, and what you can do to prevent it.

Chapter 2: Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Reach your left ring finger up from the s key and contact the w key with the tip of your finger, then return your ring finger to the s key, keeping your fingers slightly bent on the home row keys. While staring at the keys, practice moving your finger back and forth from the s to the w. Repeat this process a few times, then close your eyes and try reaching up and touching the w key, then returning to your original position.

Chapter 3: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful ailment that affects the wrists and hands caused by repetitive wrist motions in tasks such as typing (CTS). Thousands of office workers suffer from CTS each year, a debilitating injury that costs employers millions of dollars as well as the health—if not the livelihoods—of employees.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Dealing with pain
  • Preventive 
  • Tips
  • Treatment
  • Exercises Will Help

Chapter 4: The b and p Reaches

These aren't especially difficult or simple reaches. Some kids tell me that the reach to the b is difficult for them. If you have little fingers, you may need to extend your reach. When reaching up to type the p, you may need to roll your right hand's fingers slightly forward. Just have a look at how the reaches make you feel.

Chapter 5: Summary

The reaches to the w, comma, b, and p were covered in this lesson. Keep in mind to take pauses. Carpal tunnel syndrome is something you definitely don't want to happen to you.

Lesson 6: The g, Question Mark, x, and u Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

You'll learn four additional reaches in this lesson: g, question mark, x, and u. Because laptop keyboards are smaller than desktop keyboards, there is a slight difference between the two types of keyboards. The function (FN) and numbers lock (NUM LOCK) keys, which are found on most laptop keyboards and some desktop versions, will be discussed in this session.

Chapter 2: Learn the Reaches to the g and the Question Mark

The pointer finger of your left hand is used to reach for the g. Because it's only a short distance from the f key on the home row, I think you'll find it quite simple. Let's test it with the f and g keys on your keyboard.

Chapter 3: Completing Review Exercises

In this chapter, we'll go back and finish a couple more of the review exercises from the seventh Key Pro 5 lesson.

Chapter 4: The x and u Reaches, Plus the FN and NUM LOCK Keys

In this practice session, you'll focus on one challenging reach and one easy reach. I enjoy how Key Pro 5 alternates between difficult and easy reaches. We'll go through the reaches again before you practice them with Key Pro 5. You'll start with the x reach and then go on to the u reach.

Chapter 5: Summary

You learnt about some specific keys, practiced reaching to the g, question mark, x, and u, and wrote some exercises from a hard copy in this lesson. I hope you're enjoying the diversity of activities; they're a great way to learn to type in a practical way.

Lesson 7: The q, m, v, and Apostrophe Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

The reaches to the q, m, v, and apostrophe (') are covered in this lesson. An apostrophe is a punctuation mark used to substitute missing letters in contractions (for example, can't for can't and won't for won't). An apostrophe can also be used to signify ownership (as in Kathy's computer and the typists' assignments).

Chapter 2: Learn the Reaches to the q and the m

The reaches to the q and m will be the first thing you study in this session. With your left hand's pinky finger, type the reach to the q. This reach isn't as simple as some of the ones on the top row, but it's a lot easier than the ones on the bottom row. Let's attempt the reach with the a and q keys on your keyboard.

Chapter 5: Summary

You learned how to use the q, m, v, and apostrophe keys, as well as how to create and save a document using a word processing program, in this session.

Lesson 8: The z, y, Quotation Mark, and TAB Reaches

Chapter 1: Introduction

You learned how to reach the q, m, v, and apostrophe (') keys in the previous session, as well as how to create and save a word processing document. I wasn't lying when I said we were almost finished with the alphabetic keys! You'll learn the reaches to the final two alphabetic keys, z and y, as well as the quote mark (") key and the TAB key, in this session.

Chapter 2: Learn the Reaches to the z and the y

You'll start by learning the reaches to the z and y axes. These two reaches may be challenging for you... the z since it's on the bottom row, and the y because it's a lengthy reach.

Chapter 3: Editing Documents in a Word Processor

You learnt how to use the Key Pro 5 word processing tool to generate and save a document in the previous session. In this session, you'll learn how to open a word processing document (also known as a file), edit it, and then save it with a new name.

Chapter 4: Master the Reaches to the Quotation Mark (") and the TAB

When you wish to cite someone's precise words, type them with quotation marks at the beginning and conclusion of the sentence. Check out the last article in the Supplementary Material section for a more detailed explanation of when to use quotation marks in your writing efforts.

Chapter 5: Summary

The reaches to the z, y, quotation mark, and TAB keys were covered in this lesson. By opening, modifying, and saving a file, you learnt more about word processing. Now that you know how to type all of the alphabetic keys, you'll undertake some review tasks in the following lesson to practice typing all of them.

Lesson 9: Typing Numbers

Chapter 1: Introduction

You learnt the reaches to the z, y, quotation mark ("), and TAB keys in the previous lesson. You'll start learning the number reaches now that you've learned to type the full alphabet—in this session, you'll learn the 1 and the 8. However, because you'll be using the alphabetic keys more than the numbers, we'll go over some alphabetic keys to help you improve your typing skills.

Chapter 2: Review of the z, y, x, q, v, Quotation Mark, and CAPS LOCK keys

Let's go over some of the reaches you've already learned: z, y, x, q, and v, as well as the quote mark and CAPS LOCK keys. Because several of these stretches are challenging, it's a good idea to go over them again. In the next chapter, you'll discover something new.

Chapter 3: Choose Your Own

Because you have to stretch up over the top row of characters to get to the number keys, typing numbers is tough. You need to improve your typing dexterity for this task because it hasn't evolved yet.

Chapter 4: Check Your Progress With Timed Writings

It'll show you how to use the Key Pro 5 Timed Writing feature in this chapter. In Key Pro 5, there are three options for taking a timed writing test.

Chapter 5: Summary

You went through some of the more difficult key reaches and got started on the number reaches in this lesson. You also learned how to use the word processor in Key Pro 5 to take timed essays. It's a terrific way to see how fast and accurate you are, and it'll come in handy if you have to take a job-related timing test.

Lesson 10: Number Reaches, Deleting Text, and Alphabetic Key Review

Chapter 1: Introduction

It's wonderful to see you once more! You went through some of the more difficult key reaches in the previous lesson and started working on the number reaches with the 1 and 8. This session begins with a review of the alphabetic keys as well as a discussion of text deletion, backspacing, and cutting. Then you'll add four additional number reaches (5, 0, 2, and 7) to the equation.

Chapter 2: Reviewing Some Alphabetic Keys and Exploring Deletion Tools

Let's go through the reaches to the b, f, z, y, q, u, v, and m keys quickly. In the next two chapters, you will work with number reaches.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • DELETE 
  • BACKSPACE
  • Cut

Chapter 3: Learn the Reaches to the 5 and the 0

On your keyboard, locate the number 5 key above the r and t keys, as well as the number 0 key above the o and p keys. With your left pointer finger, reach for the 5 key from the f key. This could be one of the more straightforward numbers to obtain. To compensate for the expanded reach, bend your other fingers. Reach your left pointer from the f to the r using your fingers on the home row keys.

Chapter 4: Learn the Reaches to the 2 and the 7

With your left ring finger, reach for the 2 from the s key. Because it's tough to hold your pinky on the key, this is a difficult reach. When you slide your ring finger up to the 2, keep your pointer finger on the f key and your middle finger on the d key by rolling your fingers forward. It's possible that you'll need to elevate your pinky slightly.

Chapter 5: Summary

You learned when to utilize DELETE, BACKSPACE, and CUT in this lesson. Then you expanded your typing repertoire by four additional number reaches. You'll go over additional alphabetic keys and work on the reaches to the 4, 9, 3, and 6 keys in the following session. You'll also learn when to write numbers as figures (e.g., one, nine, five hundred) and when to spell them out (e.g., one, nine, five hundred) (1, 9, 500).

Lesson 11: Number and Symbol Reaches, Number Rules, and Key Review

Chapter 1: Introduction

Then you'll practice four more number reaches—4, 9, 3, and 6—and learn when to write numbers as figures and when to spell them out. You'll also learn about two other symbols: the dollar sign ($) and the hyphen (-). 

Chapter 2: Number Reaches and Key Review

Let's go over the SHIFT, comma, p, x, v, apostrophe, question mark, period, quote mark, and semicolon. Go to the 13 Review lesson in Key Pro 5. Warm up, Improve Keystroking, and Build Skill are all exercises you'll participate in. 

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Learn the Reaches to the 4 and the 9

Chapter 3: Learn the Reaches to the 3, 6, Dollar Sign, and Hyphen

Your typing skills continue to develop! You'll complete the Learn 3 and 6 lessons, as well as the Learn $ and – (dollar sign and hyphen) lesson, in this chapter. With your left middle finger, reach for the 3 from the d key. This should be a simple reach for you. Roll your fingers ahead while keeping the rest on the home row.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Symbol Reaches to the Dollar Sign ($) and the Hyphen (-)

Chapter 4: Spelling Out Numbers and Expressing Them as Figures

Now that you've learned all of the number reaches, it's time to discuss number rules. You can write numbers in words or use figures to express them. One, two, six and a half, forty-seven, nineteen seventy-nine are spelled out as follows: one, two, six and a half, forty-seven, nineteen seventy-nine. The figures are as follows: 1, 2, 612, 1979. Some number rules are simple to remember, while others are more difficult. Let's start with when numbers should be spelled explicitly.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Spelling out Numbers
  • Typing Numbers as Figures

Chapter 5: Summary

You learnt the reaches to the 4, 9, 3, and 6 keys in this lesson. Now you know how high the number can go! You also worked on several other symbol reaches, such as the dollar sign and the hyphen. You also learned when to write numbers as figures and when to spell them properly. Consider whether the author or editor communicates numbers as figures or spells them out the next time you read a book or magazine.

Lesson 12: Symbol Reaches and Skill Building

Chapter 1: Introduction

You'll use many Key Pro 5 lessons in this session to master various symbols on your keyboard. (Key Pro 5 refers to them as symbols; you may refer to them as punctuation marks.) I've just included the exercises that deal with symbols; however, you're welcome to return to these Key Pro 5 lessons at any time to complete the remaining activities.

Chapter 2: General Symbol Reaches and the Reaches to # and /

In this course, you've already learnt a few symbols reaches. On a computer keyboard, the majority of symbols are on the top half of the number keys, and you enter them by holding down one of the SHIFT keys. For example, the quote mark is on the same key as the apostrophe, therefore you type a quotation mark by holding down the left SHIFT key while striking the apostrophe/quotation mark key.

Chapter 3: More Symbol Reaches

Now you'll learn how to use the 5 key to achieve the percent sign ( percent ) and the 1 key to get the exclamation point (!). With your left pinky finger and the right SHIFT key, type the reach to the exclamation point. When striking the 1 key, keep in mind that you'll need to really roll your right hand up.

Chapter 4: The Last of the Symbol Reaches

We're keeping up with the symbol's progress. In this chapter, we'll go over the remaining of them.

Topics to be discussed includes:

  • The Reaches to & and :
  • Reaches to Even More Symbols
  • Improving Your Speed and Accuracy

Chapter 5: Summary

So many symbol reaches were taught to you. You also learned how to enhance your speed and accuracy by using the Skill Building feature of Key Pro 5.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, it will give you the skills and knowledge to improve your keyboarding and basic computer skills. You will also be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate, accepted by many organizations worldwide.

The Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

There are 12 units of study

Module 1 : Getting Started with Key Pro 5

Your first lesson guides you step by step as you download, install, and set up Key Pro 5. You will also get acquainted with the program, learning about the home row keys and the reach to the “i” key on the QWERTY keyboard. Are you confused about what home row and QWERTY mean? Don't worry—this lesson explains all of that.

Module 2 : Lowercase Letters, Plus the Reaches to the “e” and the “n”

Now that you're getting comfortable with the home row on the QWERTY keyboard, it's time to introduce you to some new keys. This lesson focuses on proper techniques for lowercase letters. You will also use Key Pro 5 to practice the reaches to the e and the n. Is all this typing causing you aches and pains? You will find out how to reduce fatigue while typing.

Module 3 : The Left Shift, h, t, and Period Reaches

In this lesson, you will learn four new keystrokes: left SHIFT, h, t, and period (.). You will also provide some tips on improving speed and accuracy and introduce you to the Key Pro 5 word processor program.

Module 4 : Learn the r, Right SHIFT, c, and o Reaches

Continue to build your keyboarding vocabulary by learning four new key reaches in this lesson: r, right SHIFT, c, and o. You will also learn about “the Zen of typing,” how touch-typing becomes an instinctive and unconscious action.

Module 5 : The w, Comma, b, and p Reaches

Your typing vocabulary continues to expand rapidly with the addition of the reaches to the w, comma, b, and p. Before you know it, you will be typing complete paragraphs. This lesson also covers what you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome, a serious and painful condition that you can avoid.

Module 6 : The g, Question Mark, x, and u Reaches

Expand your typing vocabulary by mastering four more key reaches: the g, question mark (?), x, and u. Just a few more reaches, and you will know how to type the whole alphabet. In this lesson, you will also learn about the function (FN) key and the numbers lock (NUM LOCK) key, which are on most laptop keyboards.

Module 7 : The q, m, v, and Apostrophe Reaches

This lesson teaches you another four reaches for your typing vocabulary: q, m, v, and apostrophe ('). You will also learn how to save a document with a word processing program.

Module 8 : The z, y, Quotation Mark, and TAB Reaches

It's time to add another four reaches to your typing vocabulary: the z, y, quotation mark ("), and TAB keys. After this lesson, you will know the reaches to all the alphabetic keys. You will also find out how to open, edit, and resave word processing documents.

Module 9 : Alphabetic Key Review, the 1 and 8 Number Reaches, and Timed Writings

Are you ready to improve your skills and learn some new ones? After you review the z, y, x, q, v, quotation mark, and CAPS LOCK keys, you will learn the reaches to the numbers 1 and 8. Then you will take timed writings in the Key Pro 5 word processor.

Module 10 : Number Reaches, Deleting Text, and Alphabetic Key Review

What's the difference between the DELETE key, the BACKSPACE key, and the Cut command? By the end of this lesson, you will understand how and when to use these three editing tools. You will also continue to improve your skills with the alphabetic keys, plus you will learn more number reaches: 5, 0, 2, and 7.

Module 11 : Number and Symbol Reaches, Number Rules, and Key Review

When should you spell out numbers (like this: one, nine, five hundred), and when should you write them as figures (1, 9, 500)? You will also continue to improve your skills with the keys you have already learned, and you will finish the number reaches by mastering 4, 9, 3, and 6. Then you will learn two symbol reaches: the dollar sign ($) and the hyphen (-).

Module 12 : Symbol Reaches and Skill Building

You have already mastered some of the symbols and punctuation marks. In your last lesson together, you will meet the rest of the symbols. You will also work on your accuracy and speed with the Key Pro 5 Skill Building lessons. And you will find out how you can continue to hone your keyboarding skills long after you have finished this course.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.

1.  Who are Courses For Success?

Courses For Success is a global course platform that started in 2008 with 5 courses, since then we have grown to over 10,000 online courses. As our courses are delivered online via the internet, we sell our courses worldwide.

Our courses span across many categories including Academic, Animal, Beauty, Business, Career, Counseling, Creative & Media, Health & Therapy, Hobbies & Trades, IT, Personal Development, Sports & Fitness.

Some of the companies we work with include Groupon, Living Social, CNN, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Reed UK, Stack Social and many more.

2.  Is there a refund/cancellation policy?

Yes, we have a 7-day money-back refund guarantee. Just send us an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com with the subject Courses For Success Refund so we can accommodate your request.

3.  What is the FREE Personal Success Training Program?

The Personal Success Training Program was developed by Courses For Success to help our customers achieve success. Currently, we are offering this program for FREE with every course or bundle purchase this month. This is a limited time offer! We have received thousands of reviews for this program, please see: Personal Success Training Program Reviews

4.  Are there any requirements to study this course?

No, anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take our course. There are no entry requirements to take this course.

5.  Do I require a High School Diploma or to have finished high school to complete this course?

No, you do not require a High School Diploma or to have finished school to study this course, this course is open to anyone who would like to take this course.

6.  What if English is not my first language?

This course is provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.

7.  Is this course online or conducted in person?

Yes, this course is online. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in this course gain valuable knowledge. You have the flexibility to study at your own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. You can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

8.  How do I receive my course?

After you have completed payment, you will receive a confirmation email and tax receipt. You will also receive an email containing your course login details (username and password), as well as instructions on how to access and log in to your course via the internet with any device, please check your junk/spam folder in the event that you do not receive the email.

9.  When does this course start?

This is a self-paced course that can be started at anytime as long as you have internet access and a computer.

10.  What is online learning like?

Online learning is easy, if not easier than a traditional academic situation. By studying an online course, the usual boundaries caused by location and time constraints are eliminated, meaning you are free to study where and when you want at your own pace. Of course, you will need to be able to self-manage your time and be organized, but with our help, you’ll soon find yourself settling into a comfortable rhythm of study.

11.  What computer skills do I need for my course?

You don't need to be a computer expert to succeed with our online training, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and be capable of using common software (such as Microsoft word).

12.  How long will you have access to the online course?

You have unlimited access for 3 months. You may start and finish the course at your own time and learn at your own pace.

13.  How long will my course take?

Individual courses are very comprehensive and can take up to 24 hours to complete.

If you choose a course bundle, simply multiply the above hours by the number of courses included in the bundle.
For example:

  • 2 course bundle is 2 x 24 hours = 48 hours
  • 3 course bundle is 3 x 24 hours = 72 hours
  • 5 course bundle is 5 x 24 hours = 120 hours
  • 10 course bundle is 10 x 24 hours = 240 hours
14.  Is there tutor support available?

Yes, there is tutor support, a dedicated professional instructor is available via email, answering questions and providing feedback.

15.  What is included with the course?

The onetime fee includes all training materials, including online content, diagrams, videos if included, interactive instructions and quizzes, plus you will receive a certificate upon completion.

16.  Do I need to buy textbooks?

All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

17.  Is the course interactive?

Yes, all our courses are interactive.

18.  Is there an assessment or exam?

Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

19.  What type of certificate will I receive?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications. 

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Our completion certificates are very valuable and will help you progress in your work environment and show employers how committed you are to learn new skills, you might even get a promotion.

20.  Will this course be credited by universities?

No, it is not equivalent to a college or university credit.

21.  Am I guaranteed to get a job with this certificate?

This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

22.  How will this course assist me with my career?

Studying and completing this course will show employers that you have the knowledge in this field, additionally you will gain more confidence in this area of expertise.

23.  How long is the certificate valid for?

The Certificates are valid for life and do not need renewing. 

24.  Can I take more than one course at a time?

Courses are studied online at your own pace and you are free to study as many or as few courses as you wish, we also offer online course bundles that allow you to save on additional courses so that you may get all the topics related to your training goals in one go. 

25.  What are the Payment Methods available? Is there a payment plan?

We accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer and Amazon Pay for the USA. For payment plans, we offer Sezzle for USA & Canada, Afterpay for Australia & New Zealand. *For faster transaction Credit Card payments are preferred. Please purchase online via our website course product page or contact us at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, to pay via bank transfer.

26.   Can I purchase for multiple people?

Yes, you can do this by purchasing individually via website or send us a request via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

27.   Can I request for an invoice before purchase?

Yes, you can request for an invoice via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

28.   Purchase for a gift?

Yes, you can purchase this course as a gift, simply send an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, with the course details and we can accommodate this.

29.   Can I create my own course bundle?

Yes, you can customize your own bundle. Please send us the complete list with the exact course link of the courses you'd like to bundle up via email email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com and we will create them for you. *Each course access, time of completion and certification varies depending on the course type.

30.   How will I contact Courses For Success if I have any questions?

You can contact our support team, at any time through live chat on our website, or email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, or by calling one of our phone numbers depending on which country you are in. 

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Course Summary

Course ID: 007T9233
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: 3 months
Tutor Support: Yes
Time: 40 Hours
Duration: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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