Ch 30: ILTS Business: Information Systems & Applications

About This Chapter

Let us familiarize you with the principles and procedures related to information systems. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will give you the knowledge you need to answer these types of questions on the ILTS Business, Marketing and Computer Education test.

ILTS Business: Information Systems and Applications - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, the lessons show you how business information systems function and how to use them to meet your purpose. You will get an overview on hardware and software, including installation and basic troubleshooting techniques, and learn to use common office software. The videos go over the following topics to help you prepare for the exam:

  • Information systems resources - networks, hardware, software, data and people
  • Computer system components
  • External and internal storage devices
  • Computer input and output devices
  • Information systems workflows
  • Information systems design
  • Database concepts and structures
  • Types of data
  • Office suite applications
  • Word processing and desktop publishing software
  • Presentation software and graphic suites
  • Database and spreadsheet software
  • Basic troubleshooting

These brief video lessons are taught by experienced instructors who make learning fun. You'll gain knowledge of basic computer information systems for business and be prepared for the exam.

Objectives of the ILTS Business: Information Systems and Applications Course

Illinois requires that anyone who wants to teach business at the secondary school level must pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Business, Marketing and Computer Education test. With 125 multiple-choice questions, this exam is divided into six subareas. The material contained in the ILTS Business: Information Systems and Applications chapter are part of subarea VI - computer education. You can become familiar with the test format and assess your knowledge through the quizzes that are included at the end of each video.

13 Lessons in Chapter 30: ILTS Business: Information Systems & Applications
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What Is an Information System?

1. What Is an Information System?

Information systems are an integral part of businesses. But what, exactly, is an information system? In this lesson, we'll define information systems and then examine the three main components of an information system.

Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

2. Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

What are the resources an information system needs? Discover how networks, hardware, software, data and people work together to create usable information.

Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database

8. Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database

Learn the fundamental elements of databases and how they are structured. One common data structure is a database table, which uses records and fields to organize data.

Types of Data: Text, Numbers & Multimedia

9. Types of Data: Text, Numbers & Multimedia

Discuss the basic types of data found in databases. These include character strings, integers, decimals, images, audio, video and other multimedia types.

Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

10. Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

Office suite software is a collection of commonly used applications. It typically includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software. Learn how these applications work together to increase productivity in this video lesson.

Desktop Publishing & Word Processing Software: MS Word, InDesign & WordPerfect

11. Desktop Publishing & Word Processing Software: MS Word, InDesign & WordPerfect

Word processing software is used to manipulate text and apply a basic design to your pages. More sophisticated design can be accomplished using desktop publishing software. Learn about the functionality of these two types of application software.

Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples

12. Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples

To make an impact on your audience, you not only need a strong message, you also need strong visuals. Learn how presentation and illustration software helps you make an impact when showing your work.

Database and Spreadsheet Software: Excel, Access, dBase & Lotus 1-2-3

13. Database and Spreadsheet Software: Excel, Access, dBase & Lotus 1-2-3

Spreadsheet software and database software are both used to organize and manipulate data. Each application has its own unique strengths. Learn about the functionality of both types of software.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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