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Ch 18: PLACE Marketing: Computer Literacy

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge of information on computer hardware and software as well as computer networks. Our videos and self-assessment quizzes may help get ready for PLACE Marketing exam questions related to computers and technology.

PLACE Marketing: Computer Literacy - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons look at the basic concepts of how computers function, including information on equipment, networks and the Internet. Aspiring marketing education teachers can brush up on the following topics as they prepare for the PLACE Marketing exam:

  • Components of computer and telecommunication systems
  • Telecommunications hardware
  • Computer operating systems
  • Application software for business use
  • The World Wide Web
  • Computer networks
  • Wireless devices

These lessons cover topics you may have studied in your college classes, but you'll probably encounter some new information, too. Our format lets you watch the videos and take quizzes as your schedule allows, on a computer or mobile device.

Objectives of the PLACE Marketing: Computer Literacy Chapter

Passing the PLACE Marketing Education exam is one of Colorado's requirements for certification to teach marketing. There are three main test objectives, and questions on fundamental computer literacy fall under the Basic Concepts of Business and Marketing section.

Questions on the PLACE Marketing Education exam are multiple choice, as are the questions in the quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes, in addition to giving you practice answering these types of questions, allow you to assess your knowledge and see where you need extra review.

14 Lessons in Chapter 18: PLACE Marketing: Computer Literacy
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.

The Components of a Telecommunications System

2. The Components of a Telecommunications System

Telecommunication is communication at a distance using electrical signals or electromagnetic waves. Learn about the components and properties of telecommunication systems.

Telecommunications Hardware: Routers, Modems, Switches, Bridges, and Gateways

3. Telecommunications Hardware: Routers, Modems, Switches, Bridges, and Gateways

Building a computer network requires specialized hardware. Learn about transmission media and the variety of hardware devices needed for a computer network.

Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

4. 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

5. 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.

Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

6. 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.

Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

7. 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.

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.

Workgroup Application Software for Business Teams

10. 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.

World Wide Web: How the Web Works

11. World Wide Web: How the Web Works

In this lesson, an overview of the World Wide Web is discussed, including its development and operation. The various technologies that enable the Web to work are also described. Topics include Web browsers, hypertext markup language, hypertext transfer protocol, hyperlink and FTP.

Internet Connectivity and Communication Standards

12. Internet Connectivity and Communication Standards

This lesson explores the network protocols that aid in data communication. It also discusses networking standards (formal and de facto) and introduces some of the organizations that are involved in establishing these networking standards.

Computer Networks and Distributed Processing: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN

13. Computer Networks and Distributed Processing: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN

Computer networks can vary in size from a handful of devices within a single room to millions of devices spread across the entire globe. Learn about the different types of networks.

Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite

14. Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite

A large number of different devices use wireless communications networks. Learn about the different types of devices and which communication signals they use.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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