introduction to computer

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1. Objectives Overview

1.1. Explain why computer literacy is vital to success in today’s world

1.2. Define the term, computer, and describe the relationship between data and information

1.3. Describe the five components of a computer

1.4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages that users experience when working with computers

1.5. Define the term, network, and identify benefits of sharing resources on a network

1.6. Discuss the uses of the Internet and World Wide Web

1.7. Distinguish between system software and application software

1.8. Describe the role of each element in an information system

1.9. Explain how home users, small office/home office users, mobile users, power users, and enterprise users each interact with computers

1.10. Discuss how society uses computers in education, finance, government, health care, science, publishing, travel, and manufacturing

2. Computer Software

2.1. Software, also called a program, tells the computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them

3. Examples of Computer Usage

3.1. Home User • Personal financial management •Web access • Communications • Entertainment

3.2. Small Office/Home Office User • Look up information • Send and receive e-mail messages •Make telephone calls

3.3. Mobile User • Connect to other computers on a network or the Internet • Transfer information • Play video games • Listen to music •Watch movies

3.4. Power User • Work with multimedia • Use industry-specific software

4. Networks and the InternetNewnode

4.1. A network is a collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media

4.2. The Internet is a worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals

4.3. People use the Internet for a variety of reasons

4.4. A social networking Web site encourages members to share their interests, ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with other registered users