Ch 14: Praxis Business: Computer Applications

About This Chapter

Make use of our targeted lessons to prepare for various aspects of the Praxis Business Education Test. Watch the informative video lessons, practice using an assortment of computer applications and complete the short quizzes for self-assessment.

Praxis Business Education: Computer Applications - Chapter Summary

Practice using various computer applications that can be helpful for communication, research, decision-making and problem-solving. Be ready to demonstrate your experience and ease with using applications on your Praxis Business Education test. Reviewing the following computer applications topics can help you prepare for test day:

  • Communication software
  • Office Suite applications
  • Word processing and desktop publishing software
  • Graphic Suites and presentation software
  • Spreadsheet and database software

Work your way through the informative video lessons, until FTP, dBase and Lotus 1-2-3 no longer feel like part of an unknown language. Complete the quick quizzes to check for mastery.

Praxis Business Education: Computer Applications Objectives

The information technology portion of your Praxis Business Education exam composes approximately 15% of the entire test, which includes about 18 of the total 120 multiple-choice questions. Review the following topics in preparation:

  • Operations and concepts, including software
  • Human factors, including layout and physical design
  • Technology tools, including database, word processing, spreadsheet, multimedia, desktop publishing, programming and design applications

Once you've worked your way through this chapter addressing computer applications, make sure that you look for our other information technology chapters to prepare fully for this important section of your test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Praxis Business: Computer Applications
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

1. 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

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

Word processing software is used to create and manipulate the text in a document. More sophisticated design can be accomplished using desktop publishing software, as we'll learn in this lesson.

Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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