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Introduction To Computer Systems Course Allied Schools

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This course introduces fundamental concepts and terminology related to computer hardware, software, and networks using the New Perspectives Introductory Computer Concepts 2010 textbook. A majority of …

This course introduces fundamental concepts and terminology related to computer hardware, software, and networks using the New Perspectives Introductory Computer Concepts 2010 textbook. A majority of people who work with computers can be classified as computer users, but do not know the technical details of how a computer system works. This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental terms and concepts associated with computer systems, especially microcomputer systems, so that you will have a better understanding of computer hardware and software and how computer systems function.

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  • 1. Allied’s Introduction to Computer Systems Course Understand Computers and the Internet Once and for All! Computers and the Internet are changing the way we work and live. And while it was possible to know nothing about computers a few years back, computer knowledge is now a must for everyone in today’s job market! Make sure you don’t get left behind. It’s become more and more difficult these days to think of an industry that doesn’t rely on computers and the Internet. Workers in the 21st Century must have a solid understanding of computers, email and the Internet if they expect to be competitive in our technological society. Allied’s Introduction to Computer Systems Course prepares you to use and feel comfortable with basic computer software and hardware, the Internet, email and digital media.Your knowledge of these crucial areas is essential if you plan to have a professional career. No matter what kind of career path you choose for yourself, Allied’s Introduction to Computer Systems Course will provide you with the computer and Internet basics you’ll need to compete and succeed in America’s high-tech job market. Employers Need Employees with Computer Knowledge While most employers have IT departments to handle complicated computer issues, the average employee in a company is expected to have a working knowledge of computers and their uses. Here’s what most office workers are expected to know: • How to locate an Internet browser and successfully launch the Internet • How to effectively use common search engines like Google and Yahoo • How to use operating systems and file management • How to send and receive email • How to use common Microsoft Office software like Word Make sure you have the basic computer skills to compete in today’s competitive workforce. Enroll in Allied’s Introduction to Computer Systems Course today and build a professional career working in any number of industries across the country. Allied Leads the Way Choose the school that cares about your success and provides all of the resources you need to reach your career goals. • Nationally Accredited • Convenient Online Courses • Live Student Support • 825,000 Students in 15 Years • Se Habla Español Start Today! (888) 501-7686 www.teachmecomputers.net
  • 2. About the Course Allied’s Introduction to Computers Systems Course provides you with the key concepts, procedures and terms you need to know to work with computers and the Internet in any number of important career fields. And when you’re an Allied School student, your course is 100% online, which means you can study wherever and whenever you want! WhatYour Course Includes •Your textbook: New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Introductory • New Perspective Lab assignments on the Interactive BookOnCD • Online study guide – walks you through each course assignment • Eight comprehensive lessons, including chapter quizzes and a final exam • Review questions – available for additional study (not graded) Textbook Lessons Hours Orientation 6 hours Lesson 1: Computers and Digital Basics 8 hours Lesson 2: Computer Hardware 8 hours Lesson 3: Computer Software 8 hours Lesson 4: Operating Systems and File Management 8 hours Mid-Term Exam: Studying and Taking Exam 4 hours Lesson 5: LANS and WLANS 8 hours Lesson 6: The Internet 8 hours Lesson 7: The Web and Email 8 hours Lesson 8: Digital Media 8 hours Final Exam: Studying and Taking Exam 6 hours Estimated Total Hours: 80 hours $894 Course code: 1-INTRO-COMP How Long Your Course Will Take The Grading Process Every multiple-choice quiz submitted to Allied for grading must be completed with a passing grade before you are allowed to take the final exam. For multiple-choice assignments, a passing grade of 70% or higher is required. Assignments that do not meet the passing criteria will be returned to you, and must be redone. On the final exam, you must get a grade of 70% or higher to pass the course. If you do not pass the final exam, you will be al- lowed to retake it. Need help? Live Student Support • Educational Support Department (888) 751-2303 • Student Services Department (888) 925-4282 04-09 Start Today! (888) 501-7686 www.teachmecomputers.net Allied Schools is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally- recognized accrediting agency. 1601 18th Street, N.W. Suite 2, Washington, D.C. 20009 22952 Alcalde Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653