Chapter 1

Computer Basics

Learning objectives

  • Understand the purpose and elements of information systems
  • Recognize the different types of computers
  • Distinguish the main software types
  • Identify the components of a computer system
  • Understand how computers communicate

Understanding Information Systems

Identifying Computer Types

Understanding Software Types

Computer System Components

How Computers Communicate

Welcome to Computing Fundamentals! This book helps prepare you for success in a world that is filled with computers. At work, at school, at home, in stores, and as you travel, computers help make things run more smoothly.

Think about the average day in your life, all the places you go and all the things you do. How many of those involve ...

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