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Chapter 1 CMPF 112 : COMPUTING SKILLS Introduction to Computers

2 Objectives At the end of the lesson, you should be able to :
Define term of computer Identify the components of a computer Distinguish between system software and application software Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using computers

3 Objectives Recognize the purpose of a network
Discuss the uses of the Internet and World Wide Web Describe the categories of computers Describe the various types of computer users

4 Computer Literacy Def.: Knowledge and understanding about a computer and their uses.

5 What is a COMPUTER? Def. : electronic device operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory. can accept DATA process the data  INFORMATION produce & STORE the results

6 Components of a Computer

7 1. Input Unit consist of hardware used to enter data and instructions

8 2. System Unit Case containing electronic components used to process data E.g.:

9 System Unit There are 2 main components on a motherboard: CPU MEMORY

10 System Unit Central Processing Unit (CPU) MEMORY (RAM)
also called a processor electronic component that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer MEMORY (RAM) electronic component that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions

11 3. Output Unit Hardware that conveys information to one or more user

12 4. Storage Unit Def. : Holds data, instructions, and information
for future use. Storage Media - physical material on which a computer keeps data, instructions & information Storage Device - computer hardware that records an/or retrieves items to and from storage media.

13 Storage Unit Storage Device Card reader CD-ROM Drive/ DVD-ROM Drive
hard disk/drive External/removable hard disk USB flash drive Storage Media memory card Optical Disc (CD-ROM/DVD-ROM ) hard disk USB flash drive Smart card Cloud storage

14 5. Communication Unit Def: hardware component that enables a computer to send (transmit) and receive data, instructions, and information to and from one or more computers. E.g.: modem (digital modem-cable, isdn, wireless modem, wireless access points)

15 SOFTWARE Also called a program
Def.: series of instructions that tells a computer what to do. System software Application software

16 E.g. : operating systems & utility programs
System software Application software consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices. serves as the interface between the user, the application software and the computer’s hardware. E.g. : operating systems & utility programs consist of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal task. E.g. : Word Processing, database, Photo Editing, Entertainment

17 Application Software

18 System Software Operating System Utility Program
is a set of programs that coordinates all activities among computer hardware devices and allows users to run application software E.g. Windows 8, Mac OS X, LINUX Utility Program Programs that allows a user to perform maintenance-type tasks, usually related to managing a computer, its devices, or its programs. E.g.: Managing file, removing unwanted files, defragmenting disks, restoring backed up files

CLASS ACTIVITY Discuss with your friend in 10 minutes. Then, we will discuss the answer together. Speed Reliability Consistency Storage Communications

CLASS ACTIVITY Discuss with your friend in 10 minutes. Then, we will discuss the answer together. Health risk Violation of Privacy Public Safety Impact on Labor Force Impact on Environment

21 NETWORK Def. : collection of computers and devices connected together, via communications devices and transmission media. Transmission media: What can we share using network? Cable Wireless Microwaves Satellite Consist of materials capable of carrying one or more signals.

22 NETWORK - Architecture

23 INTERNET Def. : worldwide collection of networks that links millions of business, government agencies, educational institutions and individuals.

24 NETWORK & INTERNET Why do users access the internet? Communications
Information Shopping Banking & Investing Education Entertainment

25 contains text, graphics, audio, video, and link to other web pages.
WEBSITE Website Web page collections of related web pages contains text, graphics, audio, video, and link to other web pages. Example of website?

26 Categories of Computers
Personal Computers Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices Game Consoles Servers Mainframes Supercomputers Embedded Computers

27 Personal Computers A computer that can perform all of its input, processing, output and storage activities by itself. It contains: A processor Memory Input devices Output devices Storage devices 2 types of personal computers are desktop computers and notebook computers

28 Personal Computers Desktop computers
Also known as PCs, microcomputers, or home computers Broken down into three categories: Low-end computers Fully-powered personal computers Workstations Network computer Central processing unit and minimal memory Designed to be used on a network Sometimes called thin client

29 PC Categories Low-end computers Fully powered computers Workstations
Fine for home users, word processing, simple games, Internet access Fully powered computers Good for heavy use of graphics, programming, or action-oriented games Workstations Very high-end computers used by engineers, financial traders, and graphic designers

30 Mobile Computers & Mobile Devices
Mobile computer – personal computer you can carry from place to place. Eg: notebook, netbook, tablet PCs Mobile device – computing device small enough to hold in your hand. Eg: PDA, e-book readers, handheld computer, portable media players Can connect a mobile device to a personal computer to exchange information Internet-enabled

31 Mobile Computer: Notebook Computers
Also called a laptop computer A portable, designed to fit on your lap Small, lightweight computers Capabilities approach that of desktop computers Similar processing and memory Most have hard disk, and diskette or CD-ROM drive

32 Mobile Computer: Notebook Computers
Netbook – type of notebook which is smaller, lighter, and often not as powerful as a traditional notebook computer Tablet PCs – type of notebook computer that you can interact with by touching the screen with finger or digital pen Useful especially for taking notes in lectures, at meetings, conferences, forums

33 Mobile devices Smart phones
Internet-enabled phone that usually provides personal information management functions such as calendar, appointment book, address book calculator, notepad Offer variety of application software: Word processing Spreadsheet Games Capable of conducting live video conference

34 Mobile devices PDA Often looks like smart phone
Also provides personal information management functions such as calendar, appointment book, address book calculator, notepad Differ from smart phone in a way: Does not provide phone capabilities Does not support voice input, built-in camera, portable media player

35 Mobile devices Handheld computer Portable Media Player
Small enough to fit in one hand Communicate wirelessly with other devices Include digital pen of stylus for input Portable Media Player Mobile device which you can store, organize and play digital media

36 Game Consoles Mobile computing device designed for single-player or multiple player video games Standard game consoles use: Input – handheld controller Output – television screen Storage – hard disk, optical discs, memory card Eg: Xbox 360, Ninetendo’s Wii, Sony’s Playstation 3

37 Servers Control access to the hardware, software and other resources on network Provides a centralized storage area for programs, data and information It can support from two to several thousand connected computer at the same time

38 Mainframes Large, expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected user simultaneously. Store tremendous amounts of data, instructions and information. Most major corporations use mainframes for business activities: To bill millions of customers Prepare payroll for employees Manage thousands od items in inventory Can act as servers in network environment

39 Supercomputers The fastest, most powerful and most expensive computers
Capable of processing more than one quadrillion of instructions per second Used for very sophisticated applications requiring mammoth data manipulation: Weather forecasting Weapons research Nuclear energy research Application in medicine Automotive design

40 Embedded Computer Special purpose computer that functions as a component in larger product. E.g. Built-in GPS in car, smart rice-cooker, washing machine. Other example?

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