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Ch 4: Systems Software and Application Software: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Systems Software and Application Software chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Help and Review course is the simplest way to master systems and application software. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of systems software and application software.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college information systems material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college information systems. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding systems software or working with application software
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business topics (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about systems and application software
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Systems Software and Application Software chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know; review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Systems Software and Application Software chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any systems or application software question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Systems Software and Application Software unit of a standard college information systems course. Topics covered include:

  • Operating systems functions
  • Application software for personal, enterprise and workgroup uses
  • File extensions and file types
  • Desktop publishing and word processing software
  • Database and spreadsheet software

31 Lessons in Chapter 4: Systems Software and Application Software: Help and Review
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.

Rapid Application Development: Definition, Tools & Model

13. Rapid Application Development: Definition, Tools & Model

In this lesson we will explore the conditions that should be met in order to use rapid application development, as well as some common design models and tools that can be used if those conditions are met.

What is What-If Analysis? - Definition & Examples

14. What is What-If Analysis? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn about what-if analysis. We'll define the term and apply it to a few examples. The lesson will conclude with a summary and a quiz.

What is SharePoint? - Basics, Features & Examples

15. What is SharePoint? - Basics, Features & Examples

This is a lesson about the basic features of SharePoint, a web portal from Microsoft Corporation. Read on to learn more about this secure web-based management system that is used to share and access data.

Video Editing Software: Definition & Types

16. Video Editing Software: Definition & Types

Video-editing software has come a long way and become much more user-friendly. Whether a professional video editor or a home-movie enthusiast, anyone can find a video-editing tool to suit their needs. This lesson will discuss the various types of software available and some important terms that will help you gain a better understanding of video-editing processes.

Photo Editing Software: Definition & Examples

17. Photo Editing Software: Definition & Examples

When taking photographs, sometimes you may capture imperfections that you do not want to be there! In this lesson, we will learn how photo editing software can make your images look better.

Animation Software: Definition, Examples & Types

18. Animation Software: Definition, Examples & Types

Companies like Walt Disney Productions have left the world with an amazing form of entertainment: animation. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the types of animation software and some examples.

Application Development: Definition & Types

19. Application Development: Definition & Types

This lesson will explain what application development is and will provide a brief summary of the most popular types of application development methodologies.

What is CAD Software? - Definition & Uses

20. What is CAD Software? - Definition & Uses

This lesson provides an overview of what CAD software is, how it is used, and details the up-and-coming applications of CAD modeling. Information on two-dimensional modeling, three-dimensional modeling, types of CAD software, and 3D printing is included.

What is OCR Software?

21. What is OCR Software?

In this lesson, we will discuss OCR software and what it does for us that makes it a great thing to have around. We will also explain a little bit about how OCR software saves us time and space.

What is Encryption Software?

22. What is Encryption Software?

Encryption software is software that can encrypt data and files to help keep sensitive data secure. In this lesson, learn about its history as well as different keys needed to decrypt the software.

Types of Software Testing

23. Types of Software Testing

Can you think of any complex product that was built perfectly the first time, no defects? Me neither. This lesson will show you the different types of software testing used to eliminate bugs and improve the user experience.

Software Testing Tools

24. Software Testing Tools

Ever wonder how the games on your phone run without errors? There are software testing tools to test computer software and games and apps. Learn about software testing with this lesson.

What is Software Testing? - Best Practices & Methods

25. What is Software Testing? - Best Practices & Methods

When you play a video game, you are using software that allows you to interact with the events and objects in the game. Ever wondered what goes into making the game run without errors? In this lesson, we will learn about software testing, which allows all software to be tested before it is made available to everyone.

What is a Test Plan in Software Testing? - Examples & Definition

26. What is a Test Plan in Software Testing? - Examples & Definition

This lesson will explain what a test plan is in the field of software testing. We'll also go through an example plan that highlights the various sections usually found in a software test plan.

What is ASP.NET MVC? - Examples & Basics

27. What is ASP.NET MVC? - Examples & Basics

The Internet and its associated content are very important to the world. In this lesson, we'll take a look at ASP.NET and MVC. We will learn what there are, how they are related, and look at an example that includes both.

ASP.NET MVC: Best Practices & Life Cycle

28. ASP.NET MVC: Best Practices & Life Cycle

This lesson will cover ASP.NET MVC, best practices for application development, and the MVC (model, view, controller) life cycle. MVC is an approach to ASP.NET coding that provides cleaner and more secure code that is salable and easier to test.

What is MATLAB?

29. What is MATLAB?

This lesson will define MATLAB and talk about this software program's uses and usability. We'll discuss the MATLAB environment, programming language, graphing and math function, and API.

What is Ambient Occlusion?

30. What is Ambient Occlusion?

Computer graphics are a hot topic these days, particularly in blockbuster movies. In this lesson, we'll take a look at ambient occlusion, why we would want to use it, and how it works.

Bottleneck Effect in Software Development

31. Bottleneck Effect in Software Development

Quality software, an essential for any company, comes from quality software development. The goal for software development is efficiency, which is diminished when bottlenecks occur. Learn about the bottleneck effect in software development.

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