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2021 Spring

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS - CIS161/3 Spring 2021


Course
Armend Qerimi
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This course introduces computers and information systems. The content contains fundamental concepts of hardware and software as applied to computers in a business environment: operating systems, data communication, security and information systems, the use of typical software packages such as word processing, spreadsheets and graphical presentation.

Here is the course outline:

1. Semester Project

Feb 28

Presentation of semester project by students

2. Course introduction and academic expectations

Feb 7

3. Introduction to computer concepts and history

Feb 14

Introduction to computer history and related technological advances and other topics .

4. Looking at computers: understanding the parts (Hardware) and architecture

Mar 3

Introduction to main concepts of how computers work, understanding their parts and architecture.

5. Word processing software: Writing a document, tips and tricks

Mar 10

Business use of word processing, concepts and terminology.

6. Computer software: programs that let you work and play, Microsoft Word

Mar 17

Introduction to system software and application software, and their difference. Use of Microsoft word!

7. Operating systems and other utility programs, Microsoft Excel

Mar 17

Introduction to operating systems and its use. Business use of Microsoft excel.

8. Spreadsheet software applications; Business benefit of the use of software

Mar 24

9. Test number 1

Mar 31

10. Spreadsheet software applications

Mar 22

Business use of spreadsheets, concepts and terminology.

11. Networking and communication; Presentation applications

Apr 28

Importance of networking and communication. Introduction to presentation applications.

12. Excersises - Microsoft Word

May 5

Business use case exercises.

13. Computer Communication. Basics of Security.

May 5

Computer Communication and Secrurity

14. Final Test

May 17
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