This is the first Course. The importance of this course lies in the understanding of the purposes of Amazoniapedia and in the familiarization with the operation of the site. A course in Amazoniapedia is the deep study of a particular subject. The activities of this course are presented in a coherent sequence of learning, so, in general, only completing the first activity may pass in the next. A completed activity automatically records evidence in the user's profile, and after a series of evidences he attains a competence. The first competence is that of the beginner and thus continues until the last competence of the course, when the participant becomes Master in the subject studied. He then obtain a Certificate of Completion and a Badge, such as the Muiraquitã, the amulet of the Icamiabas warriors. Muiraquitã is associated with the participant profile and appears in all your posts in the Forums. The Master degree in a particular course opens the possibility of being one of the Facilitators of that course, participating in the assistance to beginners and creation of contents. Good study!