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Lesson 1

Introduction to Accessing the Internet

As an Internet developer, it is important to know the mechanics of the Internet. You need to understand about all the components and factors involved in accessing the Internet.
This module introduces you to the hardware and software you need to access the Internet. It also introduces you to setting up essential elements of the infrastructure such as your desktop, browser, and email. You will round out your learning with instruction on various Internet services and the clients that enable them.

You will find learning the information almost as simple as learning your ABCs.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the hardware and software you need to access the Internet
  2. Describe how to configure a desktop computer to access the Internet
  3. Explain how to optimize a browser for performance
  4. Explain how to configure a browser for cookies and Active X
  5. Describe which protocols to use for sending and receiving email
  6. Define the purpose and types of MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)
In the next lesson, you will learn about the three critical components of the Internet.

Internet marketing is the fastest growing and most exciting branch of marketing today. As the world becomes ever more connected, keeping up with developments and trends is vital for marketers trying to reach new audiences. Technology and software are changing at such a high rate that it seems almost impossible to keep up with trends. Products and services are evolving and adapting to the online sphere. The web is constantly shifting, growing and changing. How do savvy internet marketers cope with all this? They harness the power of the web and its myriad tools for their own needs. They find unique and personal ways to interact with customers online. They plan, organize, implement and measure complex internet-wide strategies seamlessly. Most importantly, they never stop learning, growing and adapting themselves.