Tech Savvy Seniors – Cloud Computing: Part 1

Course Overview

Have you ever:

  • Lost a file
  • Misplaced a USB thumb drive
  • Had a PC die on you when you had important files on it.

Then cloud computing can help!

Cloud computing is all about keeping your files in a remote location. You may already be using a form of Cloud computing if you use an email service that stores all your emails and attachments so you can access them on your phone, tablet or computer. But Cloud computing can be so much more.

Do you ever backup the files on your computer? No? Then Cloud Computing can help!

Have you ever been away from your computer and wanted access to a file? Yes? Then Cloud Computing can help!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • What is the cloud
  • What are the benefits of using the cloud
  • The risks in using cloud computing
  • Which cloud to use

Course outcome

After this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Use Google Drive
  • Setup a Dropbox account and use Dropbox

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge.

Prerequisite: Essential

Participants must be over 60 years old. Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded in partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.

What you need to provide

You will need:
  • An internet-connected PC or laptop and a tablet or smartphone. Until you have your own, you may need to share with others in the workshop
  • An existing Gmail account (or Google ID) that we will create in h4.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

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