Internet Fundamentals

The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link billions of devices worldwide.[1] Fundamental Internet concepts include web browsers, search engines, email, social media, communications, networking, security, HTML, CSS, graphics and multimedia, JavaScript, database concepts, project management concepts, and related career opportunities.[2][3]

This course comprises 15 lessons covering fundamental Internet concepts. The first half of the course approaches the Internet from a user perspective. The second half of the course provides an introduction to web development. Each lesson includes a combination of Wikipedia readings, YouTube videos, and hands-on learning activities. The course also assists learners in preparing for CIW Internet Business Associate certification.

This entire Wikiversity course can be downloaded in book form by selecting Download Learning Guide in the sidebar. The corresponding Wikipedia reading collection can be downloaded in book form by selecting Download Reading Guide.


This is an introductory college-level computer course. Learners should have basic computer skills, including typing, mouse, and web browser navigation.


  1. Introduction
  2. Web Browsers
  3. Search Engines
  4. Email
  5. Social Media
  6. Communications
  7. Networking
  8. Security
  9. HTML
  10. CSS
  11. Graphics and Multimedia
  12. JavaScript
  13. Databases
  14. Project Management
  15. IT Careers

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