- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 84
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryBusiness 109: Intro to Computing has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Work through this course at your own pace to learn about the basics of computing and get ahead in your degree program.
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The course objective of Business 109 is to understand the fundamentals of computing, including database systems, the Internet, software development and programming.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 150 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 105 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
Items Allowed on Study.com Proctored Exam for Business 109:
- Blank scratch paper
- Pen or pencil
Items NOT Allowed on Study.com Proctored Exam for Business 109:
- Office programs, web browsers, or any programs other than Software Secure (including Study.com lessons)
- Textbooks (digital or physical)
- Mobile phones, headphones, speakers, TVs, or radios
- Notebooks or notes
- Any calculators
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Summarize and describe the application software used for personal, business, and workgroup use
- Break down how software controls the computing environment
- Outline and define the components of computer hardware, including input and output devices
- Summarize the history of computing, including how computer have impacted society
- Define and appraise the different types of database systems and data types
- Examine and describe the basics of Internet programming, scripting languages, search engines, and Internet protocols
- Summarize the networking options available to interconnect computers and systems
- Diagram and evaluate the lifecycle of developing software, such as applications, drivers, or operating systems
- Describe and define the five basic elements of programming and what programmers do
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Business 109 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 109 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 109 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Application Software||Learn about application software intended for personal, business and workgroup use. Specific programs are also covered, such as presentation applications, graphics software and communication programs.|
|Systems Software||Find out how software controls the computing environment, from start up to what you see on the screen. Lessons in this chapter discuss security, maintenance, units of measurement, file systems and file types.|
|Computer Hardware||The lessons in this chapter start out with the basics, such as input and output devices, and show you what each component of a computer does. You'll also learn how to set up redundancy using hardware to prevent data loss.|
|Social Impacts and History of Computing||Explore the beginning of the technology era and see how computers have impacted society. Examine careers available in the technology industry and identify the privacy and intellectual property issues associated with computing.|
|Data Communications||These lessons define the different types of data and database systems. Learn about database components, database management, data security and cloud computing.|
|World Wide Web||Discover the origins of the Internet and learn how it keeps people and business connected. Find out how to protect your privacy online. You can also learn about Internet programming and scripting languages, search engines and Internet protocols.|
|Networks Access and Architecture||These lessons show you the networking options available to interconnect computers and systems. You'll also learn how they work and explore the devices you can use on a network.|
|Software Development||Learn the lifecycle of developing software, such as applications, drivers or operating systems. You'll also be introduced to the methods and tools available in software development.|
|Programming Methodology||These lessons cover the five basic elements of programming and explain exactly what programmers do. Learn the advantages and limitations of different types of programming and programming languages, as well as how to troubleshoot and simplify code.|
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What to Expect For the Exam
This Study.com course has been evaluated and recommended for college credit. Once you've completed this course, you can take the proctored final exam and potentially earn credit. Follow the steps below to take the exam.
Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
|A College Accelerator Study.com membership.|
|Completed all lessons in Business 109: Intro to Computing course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
Exam Process Details
1. Register For Exam
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2. Download Software Secure
You'll receive an unique access code. Please write this down — you'll need it to take the exam. Then download Software Secure and follow the installation instructions.
3. Take Exam
The exam contains 50 - 100 multiple choice questions. You will have two hours to complete the exam, so don't start until you're sure you can complete the entire thing. And remember to pace yourself!
4. Get Exam Results
We will send you an email with your official exam results within 1 to 2 weeks. If you would like to raise your grade after receiving your exam results, you can retake quizzes with fewer than 3 attempts. You will then need to retake the final exam.
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