BIT 108 - Introduction to the PC and Windows
Basic computer literacy for home, office and educational computer users. Understand the fundamentals of your desktop, laptop or netbook's hardware and software. Use operating system features to manage your documents, desktop, multi-media files, and network connections. Learn how to protect and maintain your computer with basic system maintenance and security software. Understand how to use the Internet to download software, patches and upgrades, and to troubleshoot computer problems. Learn how to use your computer to connect to and use resources such as online courses and social networking sites.
1 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Define and use the basic components of a PC and basic features of Windows.
2. Perform basic file management including organizing, searching, deleting, compressing and backing up with local drives, network drives, and portable drives.
3. Define and use desktop, Internet and multi-media tools for customizing the desktop, scheduling tasks, managing start menu options, organizing media files, and using a Web browser.
4. Define and perform basic system maintenance including security settings, user accounts, restore points, disk formatting, defragmenting, installing and uninstalling software.
5. Describe security threats such as viruses, spyware, spam, and phishing and use tools to prevent them including safe practices, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, firewalls, patrolling software.
6. Connect to and use online resources such as Course Management Systems, email, and social/professional networking sites.
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