Copyright

Ch 29: ILTS Business: Computer Basics

About This Chapter

Let us teach you the basic computer knowledge and skills you need in a business setting. With video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you'll get information to help you ace computer questions on the ILTS Business, Marketing and Computer Education exam.

ILTS Business: Computer Basics - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons offer basic computer knowledge that is necessary for business. You will learn about various operating systems and how to handle system security. Other lessons cover the use of computers for communication, including the role of blogs, instant messaging and social media. Basic computer skills including how to install hardware and software are included in this chapter. The video lessons cover the following topics that will help you prepare for questions about computers on the exam:

  • Computer operating systems - hardware and software management
  • OS functions
  • Using communication technology wisely
  • Instant and text messaging for workplace communication
  • Blogs, podcasts and wikis for business communication
  • Social networking for business
  • Health and safety issues
  • Web page design and programming
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing advantages provided by information systems

Expert instructors lead you through these engaging lessons. You will learn the basics of computers in the business world and be prepared for the exam.

Objectives of the ILTS Business: Computer Basics Course

Illinois requires that individuals who want to teach a business-related subject at the secondary school level pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Business, Marketing and Computer Education test. This test contains 125 multiple-choice questions and is divided into six subareas. The topics covered in the Computer Basics chapter are part of subarea 6, computer education. You can assess your knowledge and become familiar with the types of questions that are on the exam by taking the quizzes that follow each video lesson.

12 Lessons in Chapter 29: ILTS Business: Computer Basics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

1. Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

This lesson will introduce you to computer operating systems and help you figure out the difference between application and operating system software. Also, we will learn the difference between a desktop and wallpaper.

OS Functions: Security, System Management, Communication and Hardware & Software Services

2. OS Functions: Security, System Management, Communication and Hardware & Software Services

The operating system (or OS ) is the brain of a computer and manages its functions, including systems management/monitoring, communication/networking services management, security services management, and hardware/software services management.

Enterprise, Workgroup & Personal Operating Systems

3. Enterprise, Workgroup & Personal Operating Systems

While every computer needs an operating system, different devices and different users need different functionalities. Learn about the different types of operating systems.

The Importance of Using Communication Technology Wisely

4. The Importance of Using Communication Technology Wisely

It is very important for businesses to use communication technology wisely. This lesson explores why companies need guidelines or a code of conduct for employees to understand the limits of cell phones, emails, texting, and social media.

Using Electronic Channels of Communication: Strengths and Weaknesses

5. Using Electronic Channels of Communication: Strengths and Weaknesses

Electronic channels of communication allow businesses to reach customers and communicate internally through the use of fax, text and email. Employees should be aware that there are both advantages and disadvantages to using electronic tools.

Guidelines for Using Instant and Text Messaging in the Workplace

6. Guidelines for Using Instant and Text Messaging in the Workplace

Companies are embracing alternative means of communication to increase profits and aid in delivering messages. Mobile messaging policies for instant and text messaging should be established to aid employees in their daily use.

Blogs, Podcasts, and Wikis in Business Communication

7. Blogs, Podcasts, and Wikis in Business Communication

Business communication has drastically evolved in the last decade. In this lesson, we'll look at alternative uses of communication that help improve quality, public relations and internal employee relationships through the use of blogs, podcasts and wikis.

The Role of Social Media in Business Communication

8. The Role of Social Media in Business Communication

Social media has played a growing role in company's business communication. Numerous affordable advantages create increased sales and customer loyalty through different platforms and word of mouth.

Social Networking: Definition and Professional Use

9. Social Networking: Definition and Professional Use

Social networking can be used to develop business relationships, connect with customers, find jobs and conduct niche marketing. There are many rules and uses of social networking that business people should be aware of in their daily work.

Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

10. Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

Web design is the creation and visual design of documents displayed on the World Wide Web. It is important to create engaging and visually appealing websites to attract and retain customers. Many factors must be considered when designing a website. This video will explore the steps in Web design and the programming languages needed to create a dynamic and interactive website.

File Extensions and File Types: MP3, GIF, JPG, DOCX, XLSX, EXE, & More

11. File Extensions and File Types: MP3, GIF, JPG, DOCX, XLSX, EXE, & More

File extensions are used to indicate the format of files so operating systems know what to do with them. Learn why there are so many different file extensions. Also learn about some of the most widely used file extensions.

Business Strategies: Market Advantages Provided by Information Systems

12. Business Strategies: Market Advantages Provided by Information Systems

What business strategies might an information system use? We'll take a look at the concepts of business process modeling, process re-engineering, total quality management and competitive advantage and see how they relate to information systems.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support