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2022 Spring

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS - CIS161/3 Spring 2022


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 27

Presentation of semester project by students

2. Course introduction and academic expectations

Feb 20

3. Introduction to computer concepts and history

Feb 27

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

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

Mar 6

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

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

Mar 13

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

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

Mar 20

Business use of word processing, concepts and terminology.

7. Operating systems and other utility programs, Microsoft Excel

Mar 27

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

8. Test number 1

Apr 10

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

Apr 3

Spreadsheet software applications; Business benefit of the use of software

10. Advanced exercises on Spreadsheet applications, and the visual reporting using graphs, plots

Apr 24

Business use of spreadsheets, concepts and terminology.

11. Advanced exercises on Word processing software

May 1

Business use case exercises.

12. Networking and communication; Presentation applications

May 15

Importance of networking and communication. Introduction to presentation applications.

13. Computer Communication. Basics of Security.

May 22

Computer Communication and Secrurity

14. Final Test

Jun 5
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