Ch 2: Hardware and Systems Technology: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Hardware and Systems Technology chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about hardware and systems technology. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the hardware and systems technology components and functions required in a typical college information systems and computer applications course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other information systems and computer applications work.
  • Identify the hardware and systems technology concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our college information systems and computer applications tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about hardware and systems technology and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding computer memory, computer input devices, computer output devices or any other hardware and systems technology topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Prefer learning business topics visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their hardware and systems technology unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in information systems and computer applications
  • Don't have access to their business teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the components and functions of computer systems.
  • List the functions of computer memory and processing devices.
  • Take a look at different types of internal and external storage devices.
  • Learn about different types of computer input devices.
  • Name some common computer output devices.
  • Understand the digital representation of data in computers.

14 Lessons in Chapter 2: Hardware and Systems Technology: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

1. Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

Are you ready to buy a computer? Let's take a trip through the components of a computer for some advice. We'll learn about the motherboard, memory, storage, connectivity and peripherals.

Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

2. Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

Have you ever wondered how your computer operates - specifically, where it stores all the information it needs to run? This lesson will answer that question by explaining the general functions of the central processing unit (CPU), random-access memory (RAM) and read-only memory (ROM).

External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage

3. External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage

Let's explore the capacity of internal and external storage devices. We'll learn how optical, magnetic and semiconductor storage works, as well as identify some examples of storage devices.

Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

4. Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

What input devices do you use on a daily basis? We'll take a look at the common keyboard and mouse devices as well as other methods of input like audio and video.

Computer Output Devices: Monitors, Speakers, & Printers

5. Computer Output Devices: Monitors, Speakers, & Printers

So you've entered information into your computer. How do you get it back out? Here's a look at output devices such as monitors, speakers, printers and eBooks.

ASCII and Unicode to Represent Characters in Binary Code

6. ASCII and Unicode to Represent Characters in Binary Code

A computer can think at speeds of over a billion machine cycles per second. However, no spoken language is a computer's native tongue. Learn how a computer translates analog to digital signals in this lesson.

What Is a Semiconductor? - Devices, Properties & Fundamentals

7. What Is a Semiconductor? - Devices, Properties & Fundamentals

Microchips used in computer systems use a very thin sheet of silicon dioxide with microscopic electronic circuitry. Silicon is a semiconductor material, which means the material can be altered to either conduct an electrical current or not.

What Is a Sound Card? - Definition, Function & Types

8. What Is a Sound Card? - Definition, Function & Types

A sound card converts digital data to sound. This allows you to listen to music from your computer using speakers or headphones. Learn about the different types of sound cards and how they work.

What is a Web Browser? - Definition & Examples

9. What is a Web Browser? - Definition & Examples

A web browser is a software application that people use in order to view web pages on the internet. It can be used to upload or download files on FTP servers. It uses security methods such as SSL and TLS to secure internet traffic. It also uses cookies to store information and it caches web pages to make internet surfing more efficiently.

What is a Zip Drive? - Definition & Concept

10. What is a Zip Drive? - Definition & Concept

In this lesson we will take look at zip drives, which are 'removable, magnetic disk storage systems for computers'. The zip drive was introduced in the mid-1990s and provided much more storage capacity than floppy disks. By the early 2000s, zip drives became largely obsolete with the advance of USB flash drives, recordable CDs and external hard disks.

What Is a Floppy Disk? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

11. What Is a Floppy Disk? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

A floppy disk is a storage medium that consists of a thin and flexible magnetic disk inside a plastic carrier. Widely used since the 1970s until the early 2000s, they have gradually been replaced by other storage devices with greater capacity.

What Is Primary Storage? - Definition, Devices & Types

12. What Is Primary Storage? - Definition, Devices & Types

This lesson will help you answer the question, 'What is primary storage?' It will help you understand how primary storage works in your computer, the devices that comprise primary storage, and the different types of primary storage.

What Is Virtual Memory? - Definition, Settings & Management

13. What Is Virtual Memory? - Definition, Settings & Management

This lesson will help you understand your computer's virtual memory. You will learn the definition of virtual memory, why this technology is important, and how you can manage it on your computer.

What Is Virtual Storage? - Solutions, Appliances & Management

14. What Is Virtual Storage? - Solutions, Appliances & Management

In this lesson you will learn about virtual storage. You will learn why it is used, the hardware or appliances that can be used to facilitate it and how virtual storage is managed.

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