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We're proud to announce the launch of a free online Microsoft Digital Literacy course.
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Standard Bank is proud to announce the launch of a free online Microsoft Digital Literacy course which has been made available to all South Africans through a partnership with Pioneering Solutions Studio.


This online course is open to all South Africans during and post the temporary disruption of learning due to COVID-19 pandemic, and explores a range of digital skills and practices over four key modules.It focusses on everything from basic knowledge on how to use a computer and the Internet, to keeping yourself and your computer safe online and how to use the most common Microsoft productivity software applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


To register learners will need a device, such as a phone, tablet or computer, with internet connectivity, a valid email address, together with their South African ID number.

Upon completion they will be issued with a Microsoft Imagine Academy certificate. This certificate will allow South African’s to claim recognition of prior learning in Digital Literacy at any institution of higher learning.


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In today’s digital world, nearly every career requires digital communication at some point, so equipping yourself with the skills to effectively and responsibly find, evaluate, communicate, and share online content is key to your future.

You need a certain level of digital literacy to turn on your computer so that you can connect with loved ones but require different skills to locate and complete an online job application. Standard Bank wants you to be digital literacy savvy, whether you bank with us or not.


The course will  continue to be available post the lockdown period.  To learn more about the Microsoft Digital Literacy course – visit the learn section on the Standard Bank website.

While COVID-19 has made life challenging, it has also provided the opportunity to learn new skills which will prepare us for the future. The pandemic has demonstrated that being digitally literate is not only integral to how we work but how we live and interact with each other.


We would like to encourage you take advantage of this opportunity. To learn more about the Microsoft Digital Literacy course -