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CIS1000DE Chapter 1 Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate
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CIS1000DE Chapter 1 Objectives Computer literacy Computers and careers Future technologies Challenges of a digital society
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CIS1000DE What Is Computer Literacy? To be computer literate you must: Understand a computer’s capabilities and limitations Know how to use a computer The information age is upon us, and every corner of our lives has been affected. Everything we do our work, our play, the way we communicate, commerce, and our relationships has been affected by computers. Becoming computer literate being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations and know how to use them has become a necessity to succeed. Becoming computer literate is what this course is all about.
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CIS1000DE Avoid hackers and viruses Protect your privacy Understand the real risks Use the Internet wisely Being a Savvy Computer User and Consumer Avoid online annoyances Maintain your computer Make good purchase decisions Integrate the latest technology Now that the personal computer is such a large part of our lives, knowing how to analyze, choose, purchase, and maintain your own computer system are required skills for success in the academic and business worlds. Being a savvy consumer will help you accomplish all the things on this slide. It will save you money, make you more productive, help you protect your identity, and ensure you have a working system when you need it. As technology evolves, you will also be able to keep up and adapt.
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CIS1000DE Computers in Your Career? Information Technology (IT) involves: Information handling Information retrieval Computers Telecommunications Seven fastest-growing occupations are computer related Information technology (IT) is the set of techniques used in information handling and retrieving information automatically. IT includes computers and telecommunications. IT careers are on the rise, and the seven fastest-growing occupations are computer related.
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CIS1000DE Computers in Business, Retail, and Shipping Data mining Personal Shopper Systems Package tracking Business around the world is conducted on computers. Information is stored in enormous databases. To make meaning of all that data, businesses use a process known as data mining.
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