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Ch 12: Praxis Business: Information Technology Operations and Concepts

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Let us assist you in your review for the information technology operations and concepts questions on the Praxis Business Education test. Watch our short video lessons and take the quick quizzes for immediate feedback.

Praxis Business Education: Information Technology Operations and Concepts - Chapter Summary

Prepare to demonstrate your grasp of the objectives related to information technology. Use these short, targeted video lessons with quick, self-assessing quizzes to review all of these information technology operations and concepts topics for the Praxis Business Education:

  • Resources: networks, data, software, hardware and people
  • Computer functions and parts
  • Computer processing devices and memory
  • Internal and external storage devices
  • Computer input and output devices
  • Computer operating systems
  • Security and system management
  • File types and file extensions
  • Technology effects on careers
  • Information systems workflows
  • Information systems layout and physical design

As you work your way through this body of knowledge, make sure you take the time to complete the quizzes. They will help you check for understanding and discover any areas that still need more attention.

Praxis Business Education: Information Technology Operations and Concepts Objectives

You can expect to find that about 18 of the 120 multiple-choice questions on your Praxis business content knowledge test will address information technology topics, or approximately 15% of the exam. You'll want to have a thorough understanding of the following topics to excel in this portion of the test:

  • Operations and concepts
  • Human factors
  • Technology tools

This chapter addresses many concepts from each of these three areas. Our quiz questions will also give you experience with the types of questions you may find on the test. In addition, you'll want to check out the other chapters covering technology topics to make certain that you've explored all related areas.

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: Praxis Business: Information Technology Operations and Concepts
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What Is an Information System?

1. What Is an Information System?

Information systems are a key part of businesses and integrate technology and human resources to achieve organizational goals. Explore what is an information system and examine the three main components of an information system, including technology, people, and process.

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

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

Information systems resources include networks, hardware, software, data, and people. Explore the definition of these terms and learn how they work together to create usable information.

Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

3. Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

Computers are complex systems with a variety of components. Learn about the primary parts of a computer and how they function, including the motherboard, central processing unit, hard drive, video card, sound card, RAM, ROM, and more.

Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

4. Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

Computer memory and processing devices have various functions and characteristics. Explore the components of computers, including the CPU and its core, and discover the different types of computer memory and processing devices.

External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage

5. External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage

The three types of external and internal computer storage are optical, magnetic, and semiconductor storage. Explore the different types of storage devices and their capacities and find out the function of cloud storage.

Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

6. Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

Computer users rely on input devices to interact with a computer and input data. Learn about keyboards, mice, audio inputs, and video inputs. Explore the functions and roles of computer input devices and consider the ergonomics incorporated into their design.

Computer Output Devices: Monitors, Speakers, & Printers

7. Computer Output Devices: Monitors, Speakers, & Printers

Computer output devices allow users to visualize or hear the information stored inside personal computers. Learn about the different computer output devices, the different types of monitors, speakers, and printers, their characteristics, and how to choose the right device.

Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

8. Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

Operating system software is used in computers to process start-up instructions, communicate between application software and the devices used, maintain system performance, and change user settings. Learn about the differences between application software and operating system software, how to use the Recycle Bin, and how to change the desktop background wallpaper.

OS Functions: Security, System Management, Communication and Hardware & Software Services

9. OS Functions: Security, System Management, Communication and Hardware & Software Services

Computers rely upon operating system (OS) functions to perform properly. Explore the OS functions, including security, system management, communication, hardware services, and software services.

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

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

The names for electronic files include file extensions that indicate the format of a file and instruct a computer's operating system how to use it. Learn about file extensions, understand their importance, and explore file types and key extensions, including .mp3, .gif, .jpg, .docx, .xlsx, .exe, and more.

Ergonomics, Telecommuting, Virtual Teams & Job Design: Technology Effects on Careers

11. Ergonomics, Telecommuting, Virtual Teams & Job Design: Technology Effects on Careers

Information technology has impacted job design, teamwork, health and safety, and how people commute to work, or not. Learn about the ways that jobs have been redesigned, explore telecommuting, virtual teams, and technology effects on careers, and also learn how ergonomics helps to reduce computer-related health issues.

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