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 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.

Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

3. 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.

Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

4. Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

Have you ever wondered how your computer operates - specifically, where it stores all the information it needs to run? This lesson will answer that question by explaining the general functions of the central processing unit (CPU), random-access memory (RAM) and read-only memory (ROM).

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

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

Let's explore the capacity of internal and external storage devices. We'll learn how optical, magnetic and semiconductor storage works, as well as identify some examples of storage devices.

Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

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

What input devices do you use on a daily basis? We'll take a look at the common keyboard and mouse devices as well as other methods of input like audio and video.

Computer Output Devices: Monitors, Speakers, & Printers

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

So you've entered information into your computer. How do you get it back out? Here's a look at output devices such as monitors, speakers, printers and eBooks.

Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

8. 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

9. 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.

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

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.

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

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

This lesson explores the impact of information technology on job design, teamwork, health and safety and how we commute to work. Specific topics discussed are telecommuting, virtual teams, job design and ergonomics.

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