Ch 61: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Business Software

About This Chapter

Use the videos and quizzes in this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of various business-related software programs as you prepare for WEST Business & Marketing Education exam. Review the functions and applications of programs such as Microsoft Office, InDesign, Illustrator and more.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Business Software - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review the different types of operating systems found in a business, and review the differences between various types of office-related software. These videos provide an overview of the functions of programs like Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect and Access, as well as cover file types and communication software. The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of:

  • Operating systems
  • Application software
  • File types and extensions
  • Microsoft Office
  • Desktop publishing and word processing software
  • Presentation and graphics software
  • Database and spreadsheet software
  • Communication software
  • Personal application software
  • Workgroup application software

After watching these short video lessons, you can use the text transcripts to review key terms or scan areas that need a second look. The videos include examples and graphics to help you review the main functions of these programs, and you can use the corresponding multiple-choice quizzes to test your comprehension of the uses and tasks of each one.

12 Lessons in Chapter 61: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Business Software
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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.

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