The Apple® iPad® is rapidly becoming a powerful and valued business tool for use in the office and on the go when you’re away from the office. When you integrate your iPad with regular business practices, you can get seamless access to email, the Internet, calendaring and messaging, cloud-based data, and productivity apps that you’ll easily discover and include in your working day. As you travel through this course, your journey will begin with navigating the basic features of your iPad, followed by exploring and using the various apps that make your iPad an exciting and productive business tool.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform common business productivity tasks on an iPad device. You will:
- Navigate the iPad interface by using the basic components, buttons, controls, and gestures.
- Manage wireless connectivity and sync with iCloud.
- Communicate with others by using the Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps.
- Create, modify, and share basic word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation files.
- Maintain and secure your iPad device, and install apps from the App Store.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with the iPad
- Topic A: Use Built-In iPad Buttons and Controls
- Topic B: Navigate the iPad Interface
- Topic C: Use the Keyboard
Lesson 2: Connecting with the iPad
- Topic A: Connect to the Internet
- Topic B: Use the Safari App
- Topic C: Sync with iCloud
- Topic D: Customize Connection Settings
Lesson 3: Communicating with the iPad
- Topic A: Work with Mail Accounts
- Topic B: Work with Contacts
- Topic C: Work with Calendar
- Topic D: Use Messages and FaceTime
Lesson 4: Using iWork Apps
- Topic A: Use Pages
- Topic B: Use Numbers
- Topic C: Use Keynote
Lesson 5: Maintaining and Securing the iPad
- Topic A: Manage General Maintenance and Settings
- Topic B: Use the App Store
- Topic C: Handle Security Concerns
- Topic D: Observe Good iPad Etiquette
Appendix A: Storing Files
Appendix B: Accessibility Options
This course is intended for business professionals in a variety of roles such as sales, finance, and general management who need to use the iPad device in their professional capacities to create and share information; connect to public and corporate networks; and perform tasks productively and efficiently with a focus on the business environment.
To ensure your success in your course you should have the ability to perform basic end-user computing tasks, including managing your personal or business email, calendar and contacts in any standard email program; accessing Internet information in a standard web browser; and using any common office productivity suite. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking a Logical Operations course, such as Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft® Windows® 8. Experience with Mac OS® or with iOS-based devices is helpful but not required.