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Ch 3: Systems Software and Application Software: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Systems Software and Application Software chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about systems and application software. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the information involving systems and application software required in a typical college information systems and computer applications course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other information systems and computer applications work.
  • Identify the systems and application software concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our college information systems and computer applications tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn systems software and application software and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding computer operating systems, file extensions and file types, presentation software or any other systems and application software topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their business learning
  • Prefer learning business topics visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their systems software and application software unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in information systems and computer applications
  • Don't have access to their business teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning systems and application software simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live information systems and computer applications tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn systems and application software on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of operating systems.
  • Become familiar with the five tasks of operating systems.
  • Compare and contrast workgroup, personal and enterprise operating systems.
  • Explain the role of application software.
  • Discuss different types of file extensions and file types.
  • Take a look at different office suite applications, word processing software, spreadsheet software, graphic suites and more.

17 Lessons in Chapter 3: Systems Software and Application Software: Tutoring Solution
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.

Layered Operating System: Architecture, Approach & Structure

12. Layered Operating System: Architecture, Approach & Structure

In a world where devices are getting smaller and smarter, it makes sense that we should have something to control them. In this lesson, we'll take a look at one possibility, layered operating systems.

Workgroup Application Software for Business Teams

13. 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.

What is Computer Software? - Definition & Applications

14. What is Computer Software? - Definition & Applications

In this lesson, we'll briefly go over the basics of what software is and how it's different from hardware. We'll also talk about a couple of examples and see some common uses of software.

What is Shareware?

15. What is Shareware?

In this lesson, we will talk about shareware - what it is, where it came from, and why it is so popular. Then we will take a short quiz to see how much we've learned.

What is Software Prototyping? - Definition, Models & Tools

16. What is Software Prototyping? - Definition, Models & Tools

This lesson introduce you to the world of software prototyping, including its advantages and disadvantages. You will learn the four-step process and two basic models used in software prototyping before testing your knowledge with a quiz.

How to Write VBA Code in Excel

17. How to Write VBA Code in Excel

While Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet and data analysis tool, fewer users are aware of the ability to program custom formulas and macros. In this lesson, we'll introduce the basics of Excel's programming language - VBA.

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