This course is an introduction to the concepts and features of computer systems. Topics covered include computer hardware, application software, systems software, networks, Internet, computer applications and social issues, data security and control. The student will learn basic operations of the personal computer, general application fundamentals and the basic commands and operations of Windows®. Course is offered in the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Explain the fundamentals of information processing
Identify the main components of the processing unit including: main memory, the central processing unit, and its basic components
Identify and categorize (input/output) various hardware devices including: keyboards, types of printers, and types of monitors
Utilize commonly used application software including: word processing, database, spreadsheets, and graphics
Discuss the primary functions of the operating system
Identify various types of operating systems
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.