Introduction to Computer Concepts

What you’ll learn to do: Discuss basic computer concepts and definitions

In this section we will explore the components that make up the personal computer. Of course, computer hardware alone is not sufficient to power computers—software is required. We will break down the software necessary to support computing and learn the difference between system software and application software.

We are all familiar with the power and convenience of connecting individual computers and mobile devices. We will discuss the downside of being connected—information security and personal privacy. Finally, we will learn best practices in file management and organization in three environments: local, network and online.