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1 4.03 IT PowerPointObjective 4.03—Understand Information Technology activities and careers.
2 What Is A Computer?An electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result (output).
3 Types of Personal Computers Desktop computer: designed to be used on a desktop.Notebook/Tablet computer: designed to be used on a desktop but still small enough to be portable.Laptop computer: designed to be small enough and light enough to be used on your lap.
6 More Hardware Digital Cameras, webcams and Scanners Picture taking & sending has never been so easy
7 DID YOU KNOW?? More Hardware An Ipod(left) and an MP3 Player (below) are hardware that can be connected to your computer.More Hardware
8 Modem- connects your computer to the Internet Hardware, HardwareModem- connects your computer to the InternetCPU- Central Processing Unit is the brain of your computer Also called the tower or hard drive.The Brain!!!!!!!
9 Using headsets and tablets with light pens More HardwareHandwriting & Speech RecognitionUsing headsets and tablets with light pens
10 Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) More HardwarePersonal Digital Assistant (PDA)Get Organized
11 Become Dynamic with your presentations Smart BoardsBecome Dynamic with your presentationsInteractive whiteboardConnected to a computer and a data projectorSMARTboard can be used as a computerControl the computer by using your finger
12 Software-a set of instructions that tells the computer what to do! Systems Software - controls the operation of the whole computer system.Example: WindowsApplications Software - performs a specific task.Examples: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, etc…Software2 Kinds of Software:
13 Types of Application Software Word ProcessingProgram that allows you to create, edit, and print text documentsReport, flyer, memoSpreadsheetNumbered Rows and Lettered ColumnsIntersection of a row and column is a cellGrade book, financial infoDatabaseLets you set up an electronic filing systemEnter text and numbersFind, search, and print info in different waysAddress book, Card Catalog
14 Multimedia Software Creating PowerPoint Presentations Multimedia- the use of audio, video, animation, or graphics.
15 Desktop Publishing Software Microsoft PublisherEasily-made flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, signs, posters, etc.
16 Other Software Programs GamesTyping MasterMS PaintPhotoshopThere are tons and tons!!!
18 Input, Output, & Storage Devices Input device: hardware that allows you to communicate with your computer.Output device: hardware that allows your computer to communicate with the userStorage device: allows you to store or retrieve information
20 Computer Output Devices Monitor: screen that displays information such as text, numbers, and pictures.SoftcopyPrinter: gives you information from the computer in printed form.HardcopySpeakers: allow you to hear voice, music, and other sounds from your computer.
21 STORAGEBesides saving to the hard drive (the computer), here are some other ways to save:1. CD-ROM(Compact Disk- Read Only Memory)/2 “ Floppy Disk(“A” Drive)3. External Storage(Jump drive, Flash Drive, Key Drive, Memory Stick, etc.)
22 RAM- Random Access Memory (Temporary or working memory) ROM- Read Only MemoryRAM- Random Access Memory(Temporary or working memory)
23 What is a network?A system of computers, peripherals, terminals, and databases connected by communication lines.
24 What is the Internet?Electronic information networks that carry audio, video, and computer data.The world’sLargest computerNetwork!
25 What does the Internet offer? Information GamesGraphics NewsOnline shoppingInstant MessagingChat roomsVideosAND THE LIST GOES ON….
26 4.03 Understand Information Technology activities and careers. 4.03 PowerPoint4.03 Understand Information Technology activities and careers.
27 What is “Information technology (IT)?” Technology that enables information to be used to produce products and services
28 Terminology Hardware Software Physical parts of the computer Programs for the computerWritten commands that tell a computer what tasks to perform
29 Terminology Network Internet A system of computers, peripherals, terminals, and databases connected by communication lines.LAN—local area networkWAN—wide area networkInternetElectronic information networks that carry audio, video, and computer data.
30 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.”Bill Gates
31 Activities of IT Workers Troubleshooting and SupportHelp desk technicians and service workersProgrammingWriting code for computer softwareDesigningComputers, web pages, software, multimedia
32 Activities of IT Workers AnalyzingModifying computer systems to improve production and workflow; expanding systemsNetworkingConnecting two or more computers together for communication purposesManagingMonitoring and controlling computer systems
33 Careers in IT Computer Engineer Computer Operator Involves the understanding and design of computers and computational processesComputer OperatorResponsible for monitoring and controlling computer systems in a company or organization
34 Some Careers in IT Systems Administrator Computer Programmer Maintains and operates a computer system or network for a company or other organizationComputer ProgrammerWrites codes for computer softwareSoftware DesignerDesigns, creates, and maintains software
35 Systems Analyst Multimedia Designer Programmer who designs and manages the development of business applications on the computerMultimedia DesignerWorks in communicating a concept or information via a computer using audio, video, text, graphics, animation, etc.
36 Help Desk Technician Technical Writer Webmaster Responsible primarily for supporting end-user software applications; normally done remotely via telephoneTechnical WriterCreates technical documentation and user guides for a professional fieldWebmasterMaintains and updates a website