Introduction to Computer Applications

Course description

This course provides an overview of business information systems. Students learn to apply Microsoft office tools to accomplish business objectives. Other topics include uses of application software and the Internet for effective problem solving, exploration of relevant emerging technologies, and how information is used across different industries such as business, stock markets and so on.

Course outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Identify different application areas of computers
• Distinguish hardware and software components of the computer system
• Apply the basic Microsoft office applications for office use
• Handle word processing duties for the production of documentary materials
• Identify information resources and services available on the Internet
• Apply search and retrieval services on subjects of their interest

Course contents

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🔽 1 h 36 min | Introduction to Computer
  • Overview of computer networks
  • What is a computer?
  • Importance of computers (Man versus Machine)
  • Classification of computers
  • Popularity of personal computers (IBM PC versus APPLE MAC PC)
  • Architecture of a computer system
  • Computers in business
  • Facilities available in computerized system
  • Office automation
  • Components of a computer system
  • Hardware components of micro computer
  • Classification of software
  • Computer languages
  • Language translators
🔽 1 h 34 min | Data Processing
  • Introduction
  • Modes of data processing
  • Basic functions of data processing
  • Data hierarchy
  • Data structure
  • Application portfolio development
  • Characteristic of portfolio-based IT management
  • Management of data processing systems in business organizations
  • Computerized Financial Accounting System (FAS)
  • Computerized inventory control system
  • Computerized payroll system
  • Computerized invoicing system
🔽 0 h 52 min | Software Development
  • Introduction
  • Computer software systems
  • Software development process
  • File system and database
  • Various types of files
  • Designing reports
  • Relevance of database management systems
  • Integration of application
  • Introduction to a micro database manager
🔽 2 h 06 min | Program and Development
  • Introduction
  • Program definition
  • Steps in program development
  • Characteristics of a good program
  • Introduction to flow charts
  • Logical constructs used in flow charts
  • Types of flow charts
  • Input process output analysis
🔽 1 h 07 min | Data Communication and Networking
  • Introduction
  • Data communication
  • Multiplexing
  • Components of computer network
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Uses of a network
  • Topology
  • Networking cables
  • Client/Server versus peer to peer networking
  • LAN in business environments
  • How does search engine works
  • Things to be cautious about the internet


This course includes:

    7 h 25 min recorded video

    Downloadable resources (books and articles)

    One year access

    Access on mobile and TV

    Beginner Level

    Certificate of completion


1 year of access
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