Commonwealth Computer Navigator's Certificate

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Tutorial.png Module 1 :
Concepts of Information Technology

Hardware | Software | Networks | ICT in Everyday Life | Security | Law | Health Safety and Environment |

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Using the Computer and Managing Files

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Concepts of Information Technology

Module Overview

Welcome to Module 1 Concepts of Information Technology.

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This module provides necessary theoretical knowledge to understand the functioning of a modern computer, its capabilities, and applications in everyday life. It also discusses information networks, data security and copyright issues.

Upon completion of this module students will be able to

  • Understand what hardware is, know about factors that affect computer performance and know about peripheral devices.
  • Understand what software is and give examples of common applicatins software and operating system software.
  • Understand how information networks are used within computing, and be aware of the different options to connect to the Internet.
  • Understand what Information and Communicating Technology (ICT) is and give examples of its practical applications in everyday life.
  • Understand health and safety and environmental issues in relation to using computers.
  • Recognise important security issues associated with using computers.
  • Recognise important legal issues in ralation to copyright and data protection associated with using computers.

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About this Module

Module 1: Concepts of Information Technology