Where Can I Find Free Online Data Entry Courses?

Colleges and universities are among the sources offering free online data entry courses. Read below to find out what you could learn through these courses. Schools offering Microsoft Office degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Should Know

Data entry professionals, administrative assistants, computer programmers and anyone who uses a computer can improve their data entry skills with free online courses. These noncredit offerings typically include practice texts, and some feature tests that can measure your typing speed.


1. SPSS Basic Skills Tutorial: Data Entry at Illinois State University

Illinois State University's SPSS Basic Skills Tutorial: Data Entry course is designed to help students review and prepare for classes taught on campus. You won't receive credit for this course or communicate with instructors and other students, but you can access the course for free, even if you don't plan to attend the university.

What Will I Learn?

The course will teach you to use SPSS, a statistical analysis and data mining computer software program. You will learn to create new sets of data by entering information about the variables and properties associated with data sources.

What Assignments Will I Complete?

You could complete lab activities that involve entering data sets into SPSS and creating values and labels for the data. Other activities include changing data labels and values, as well as coding SPSS to consider data as missing.

What Materials Are Provided?

This course uses screenshots of SPSS to provide tutorials for entering data and other functions. You can also access a link to an Illinois State University webpage that provides tutorials for several other SPSS functions.

2. Typing Course at Typeonline

Typeonline is a free online typing course designed by a Web developer in England. You can use course materials for free by logging into the website, but you won't communicate with instructors.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn to type words and numbers using proper hand and finger positioning, as well as the right body posture. The course is also designed to help you improve your typing speed and accuracy.

What Assignments Will I Complete?

You could complete five lessons that each consist of ten typing exercises, as well as four number pad lessons that each include eight exercises. The course offers practice tests and timed speed tests that provide accuracy rates and the number of words typed per minute.

What Materials Are Provided?

Course materials include practice text for typing words and numbers, as well as an online clock for timing speed tests. There are illustrations for positioning fingers on three types of keyboards.

3. Microsoft Access Tutorial: Advanced at the University of Utah

The University of Utah's Health Science Library provides free online tutorials, including Microsoft Access Tutorial: Advanced. You won't communicate with instructors or pay to access course materials, but you can study at your convenience.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn to perform Microsoft Access functions, such as creating databases and tables and changing queries and reports. You will also learn to import data, create forms and modify reports.

What Materials Are Provided?

This course includes instructions for using Microsoft Access that consist of five main parts and several sub-sections. There are also screenshots of Microsoft Access pages that illustrate which icons, tabs and menus to use for performing specific functions.

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