LCI100 : Introduction To Personal Computing
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Students will learn basic computer concepts and skills related to IBM and compatible computers. Students will receive a thorough introduction to the hardware components of a personal computer. In addition, they will learn some practical DOS and Windows techniques and become acquainted with applications.
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Students enrolling in this course are not required to have any background knowledge or experience in computers.

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Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify and connect the parts of the computer.
  • Use input devices, including the keyboard and mouse.
  • Describe how the CPU and memory process information.
  • Identify the purposes of storage devices, and distinguish between types of storage devices.
  • Identify several output devices and describe their uses.
  • Apply file-management concepts to create and evaluate file-management schemes.
  • Use common DOS commands.
  • Perform common Windows techniques.
  • Determine the types of application software to use for a given task.
Lesson 1: Getting started
  • Orientation to personal computers
  • The system unit
  • Connecting the components
  • Starting the computer
Lesson 2: Input devices
  • The keyboard
  • The mouse
  • Other input devices
Lesson 3: Processing
  • The CPU
  • Memory
Lesson 4: Storage
  • An overview of storage devices
  • The floppy-disk drive
  • The hard-disk drive
  • Other storage devices
Lesson 5: Output devices
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Modems
  • Sound boards
Lesson 6: The operating system
  • An introduction to the operating system
  • File-management concepts
Lesson 7: DOS survival guide
  • Using the command prompt
Lesson 8: Windows survival guide
  • The Windows Desktop
  • The Program Manager
  • Organizing the Desktop
  • The File Manager
Lesson 9: Application software
  • Using application software
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