Ch 15: MTLE Business: Using Information Systems

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to prepare for the MTLE Business exam by exploring information systems and how they are utilized to make business decisions.

MTLE Business: Using Information Systems - Chapter Summary

Let us help you review for the MTEL Business exam with the lessons in this chapter. You will review the various information systems businesses use to manage their data and evaluate their success. In this chapter you'll explore:

  • Examples of information systems and their components
  • Decision Support Systems (DSS)
  • Computer hardware components
  • Application software
  • Magnetic storage
  • Computer platforms and uses
  • Keyboard functions
  • Publishing and word processing software
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Excel, Powerpoint and multimedia software

Each lesson contains a video to help illustrate the material in an impactful way. You will also find the video transcript included with each lesson for text-based learning. You can take a self-assessment quiz after each lesson to test your knowledge. If you feel you need to view a portion of the lesson again, utilize the timeline below the video to easily find the section you need.

MTLE Business: Using Information Systems - Objectives

The MTLE Business exam is a professional certification exam administered to educators in Minnesota who are hoping to teach business courses to middle and high school students. The exam is split into two subtests and each subtest covers three major areas of content. The material in this chapter prepares you for the business technology and communications portion of Subtest 2. This content area accounts for 29% of Subtest 2's total score.

The MTLE Business exam's two subtests can be taken on the same day or on separate occasions. You will have one hour to complete each exam. The subtests are each comprised of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. You will need a score of 240 on each subtest to qualify for certification.

15 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTLE Business: Using Information Systems
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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.

What Are Specialized Information Systems? - Decision Support Systems for Business

3. What Are Specialized Information Systems? - Decision Support Systems for Business

Specialized information systems have been developed to support decision making in an increasingly complex world. Learn about some of the different types of specialized information systems.

Decision Support Systems: How Managers Analyze Internal and External Data with DSS

4. Decision Support Systems: How Managers Analyze Internal and External Data with DSS

A Decision Support System is a specialized information system used when a problem is unstructured or when circumstances are uncertain. Learn about the data and models used in a DSS.

What is Computer Hardware? - Components, Definition & Examples

5. What is Computer Hardware? - Components, Definition & Examples

Computer hardware is the collection of physical parts of a computer system. This includes the computer case, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. It also includes all the parts inside the computer case, such as the hard disk drive, motherboard, video card, and many others. Computer hardware is what you can physically touch.

What is Application Software? - Definition, Examples & Types

6. What is Application Software? - Definition, Examples & Types

What is computer application software, and how does it differ from other categories of software? This lesson introduces you to some examples of application software and how they are used.

Magnetic Storage: Definition, Devices & Examples

7. Magnetic Storage: Definition, Devices & Examples

Data storage is a critical component of any computer system. Magnetic storage is one of the most affordable ways to store large amounts of data and has been implemented using magnetic tape, floppy disks and hard disk drives.

Computer Platforms: Definition, Types & Examples

8. Computer Platforms: Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson will explain what a computer platform is, describe the different sizes and types, and discuss the uses for the different types - one size definitely does not fit all! We will also touch on cloud-based computing platforms.

What is a Computer Keyboard? - Parts, Layout & Functions

9. What is a Computer Keyboard? - Parts, Layout & Functions

To enter text into a computer, you use a keyboard. Learn about the different types of keyboards and the typical layout of the keys. If you are doing a lot of typing, it is a good idea to get familiar with all of its special functions.

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

10. 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.

Structured Query Language: Manipulating Databases Using SQL

11. Structured Query Language: Manipulating Databases Using SQL

Describe how to manipulate a database using the logic of Structured Query Language. Learn the basic syntax to write database queries in SQL using the SELECT statement.

How to Insert & Delete Columns & Rows in Excel

12. How to Insert & Delete Columns & Rows in Excel

The next time your create a spreadsheet, you will undoubtedly find yourself in need of being able to insert and delete rows and/or columns. This lesson will detail the steps to adding and removing rows and columns in Excel.

Beginner's Guide to Using PowerPoint

13. Beginner's Guide to Using PowerPoint

PowerPoint is software that makes it easy to create fun and engaging visual aids for training meetings, business presentations or even public speaking events. In this video, we will learn some of the benefits to using PowerPoint and take a quick look at the general layout of the tool, menus and commands.

Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video

14. Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video

Audio and video have become increasingly important in today's computer systems. Learn about how media players play back multimedia files as well as audio and video editing software to create your own productions.

Types of Images: Vector & Raster Graphics

15. Types of Images: Vector & Raster Graphics

Software applications work with two types of images: vector graphics and raster graphics. Learn about the different characteristic of each type of image.

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