Chapter 1Understanding Operating Systems

THE FOLLOWING IC3 GS4: COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • ✓   What Is An OS And What Does It Do?
    • Explain the differences between software applications and operating systems and demonstrate their uses.
    • Common OS features, explain each of their uses:
      • Power On/Power Off
      • Log on/log off/switch user
      • Lock/Unlock
      • Differences between common OSs
    • Explain how hardware can influence the Operating System and software and vice versa.
    • Software updates, security fixes, bugs, adaptation to new hardware. Demonstrate how to update software, using manual and automatic settings.
  • ✓   Manage Computer Files and Folders
    • Directory and folder hierarchy and structure
      • Menu, Toolbar, and Window ...

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