Presentation on theme: "Getting Started with Applied Computer Concepts Computer Basics: Part 1."— Presentation transcript:
Getting Started with Applied Computer Concepts Computer Basics: Part 1
Objectives Computing Concepts - Part 1 Why you need to be tech savvy Compare personal and enterprise computing Define computers Make software decisions Make hardware decisions Explore the system unit Identify input options Identify output options Identify ports and slots Understand storage options 2
Being Tech Savvy Computing Concepts - Part 1 To make good buying decisions Solve problems Integrate technology Protect yourself from identity theft
Comparing Personal and Enterprise Computing Computing Concepts - Part 1 Personal computing - computer used for either personal or business activities Enterprise computing - much larger scale use of technology within an organization or business Intranet Supply chain Value chain management Cost-benefit analysis
Define the Computer Electronic & interactive system with hardware & software Functions Processing Input Output Storage Communication (networking) 5
Understanding System Software Computing Concepts - Part 1
Understanding Application Software Computing Concepts - Part 1 Used to accomplish a variety of tasks Categorized by basic applications and specialized applications Purchased as individual programs or as a software suite Obtained through purchase, freeware, or shareware
Making Hardware Decisions Computing Concepts - Part 1 Supercomputer Embedded computer
Looking Inside the Computer Computing Concepts - Part 1 Microprocessor CPU - brain Motherboard
14 Microsoft Office 2007-Illustrated Introductory, Windows XP Edition Electronic – Digital representation Computers interpret every signal as “on” or “off.” 1 (“on”) and 0 (“off”) are referred to as bits. Eight bits is a byte. Each byte represents a unique character.
15 Microsoft Office 2007-Illustrated Introductory, Windows XP Edition Data Representation – How it works? Each ASCII number represents an English character Computers that run the Windows operating system use the set of Extended ASCII definitions defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI standard sample ASCII code
Exploring the System Unit Computing Concepts - Part 1 System Type Characteristics DesktopComponents attached but exterior to the system unit LaptopComponents contained within system unit; additional components can be plugged in Tablet PCComponents integrated into system unit; additional components often wireless devices HandheldComponents integrated into system unit
Identifying Output Options (continued) Computing Concepts - Part 1 TypeTypical Uses InkjetGood for documents, photos, and high-volume black and white printing LaserGood for high-speed, high-volume printing All-in-onePrint, scan, and copy with one machine; fax is also available WirelessPrint from multiple computers in multiple rooms
Identifying Ports and Slots Computing Concepts - Part 1 Serial Parallel USB Ethernet FireWire MIDI IrDA Bluetooth Monitor Digital Video Interface (DVI) S-Video Audio
Understanding Storage Computing Concepts - Part 1 Internal hard diskCloud storage
Understanding Read and Write Options Computing Concepts - Part 1 Optical Disc Type Options Compact Disc Storage CD-ROMRead-only CD-RRecordabl e CD-RWRewritabl e Digital Disc Video Storage DVD-ROMRead-only DVD-RRecordabl e DVD-RWRewritabl e Blu-ray Disc Storage BD-ROMRead-only BD-RRecordabl e BD-RERewritabl e
Summary Computing Concepts - Part 1 Computer and Internet technologies have changed how society communicates, socializes, and conducts business. A computer takes data, converts the data into a meaningful form, displays the processed data as information for the user to see, and stores the information for later use.
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