Chapter 3. Using the Computer and Managing Files

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Terms you'll need to understand:

  • Backup

  • Boot: warm, cold, soft, and hard

  • File compression

  • Folder/directory

  • Format

  • Icon

  • Input language

  • Multitasking

  • Peripheral

  • Root directory

  • Screen saver

  • Shortcut icon

  • Surge protector

  • Text editor

  • Wildcard character

  • Window

Techniques you'll need to master:

  • Understanding the basic operations of your computer, such as how to turn it off and on and knowing what to do if an application stops responding

  • Determining and changing the computer's configuration

  • Formatting a floppy or Zip disk

  • Installing and uninstalling software applications

  • Using and creating desktop icons

  • Recognizing and manipulating common window elements

  • Navigating your system's folder and file structure; creating, duplicating, and moving a folder or file

  • Recognizing a file's type by referring to its extension

  • Launching a text editor and creating and saving a text file

  • Deleting a file and then restoring a previously deleted file

  • Finding specific files and folders using the Search (Find) tool

  • Understanding file compression: what it is, why you'd use it, and how to use it

  • Understanding and avoiding computer viruses

  • Installing a new printer and changing the default printer

Chapter 2, "Concepts of Information Technology," was a great introduction to computing in general, but now it's time for some hands-on experience. In this chapter, you'll learn your way around your system's file structure. Specifically, this module covers the following five topics:

  • Your computer environment

  • The desktop

  • How to manage files

  • Viruses

  • Print management

After learning about each of these topics, you'll be ready to take the test for Module 2!

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ICDL Exam Cram 2
ICDL Exam Cram 2
ISBN: 0789730928
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 142 © 2008-2017.
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