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Ch 45: PLACE Business Education: Business Software

About This Chapter

Review crucial information on business software as you prepare to take the PLACE Business Education exam. The brief videos in this chapter can help you quickly study the many facets of business software.

PLACE Business Education: Business Software - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to review some of the business software and applications used by successful businesses. These lessons can help you prepare for PLACE Business Education test questions on the following topics:

  • Types and functions of operating systems
  • Application software programs
  • File types and extensions
  • Common word processing, publishing, database, spreadsheet and presentation programs
  • Workgroup application software
  • Industry-specific personal application software

The videos in this chapter cover these topics and more. They are designed to be concise and fun, so they can hold your interest. Every lesson is also accompanied by a quiz and a text transcript for you to review and test yourself to make sure you didn't miss anything crucial.

PLACE Business Education: Business Software Chapter Objectives

The PLACE Business Education exam is divided into five domains, one of which is Technology and Information Systems. This area of the exam consists of multiple-choice questions. Some of these questions could cover business software - like word processing applications or standard operating systems.

The quizzes at the end of the lesson will show you the types of questions you may be asked come test day. You can take the quizzes as often as you would like until you feel confident.

12 Lessons in Chapter 45: PLACE Business Education: Business Software
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.

Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

4. Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

Application software is a computer program to carry out a specific task. Learn about the different types of applications at the individual, workgroup and enterprise level.

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

5. 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.

Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Communication Software: Purpose & Examples

10. Communication Software: Purpose & Examples

You use communication software every day, from E-mail to texting. In this lesson, we'll review the purpose of communication software and provide examples of its use in modern systems.

Personal Application Software: Educational, Real Estate, Legal, Finance & Architectural

11. Personal Application Software: Educational, Real Estate, Legal, Finance & Architectural

Specialized software applications have been developed for different areas. Learn about the software being used by educators, real estate agents, lawyers, accountants and architects.

Workgroup Application Software for Business Teams

12. Workgroup Application Software for Business Teams

Many activities in organizations are carried out by workgroups. Learn about specialized workgroup software that makes it easier for members to communicate and collaborate more effectively in this video lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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