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Computer Skills/Basic/Software Concepts

Basic software concepts include operating systems and applications.

Objectives and SkillsEdit

Objectives and skills for basic software concepts include:[1]

  • Distinguish what is software / hardware
  • Understand menu bars; etc
  • Understand basic terminology: file; application
  • Understand purpose of backup

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ActivitiesEdit

  1. Complete the tutorial GCFLearnFree.org Understanding Applications. Identify common applications installed on your computer (browser, word processing application, presentation application, etc.).
  2. Complete the tutorial Backing Up Your Files. Create a backup of your important files.

Key TermsEdit

application
Computer software that causes a computer to perform useful tasks beyond the running of the computer itself.[2]
backup
Refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.[3]
browser
A software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.[4]
file
A resource for storing information, which is available to a computer program and is usually based on some kind of durable storage.[5]
word processor
A software application for composing, editing, formatting and sometimes printing of any sort of written material.[6]

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