Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Tutorial Summary
Tutorial Summary
In this tutorial, you learned about computers and their components. You learned about the
different types of computers and their uses. You also learned about peripheral devices and
how they are connected to the computer. You learned to distinguish between input and
output, and you learned how a computer processes data. You then learned about the
motherboard and its components, how a computer stores information, and how informa-
tion is transmitted. You learned that computers can be connected to form networks and
that networks can communicate with each other. Finally, you learned about software and
how to distinguish between system and application software.
Review
Key Terms
access time
analog signals
application software
architecture
ASCII (American Standard
Code for Information
Interchange)
binary digits (bits).
boot process
booting up
bps
byte
cable
cache
cache memory
card
CD-R
CD-ROM (Compact Disk
Read Only Memory)
CD-RW
cell
cell reference
central processing unit (CPU)
channel
character-based display
cps
chip
client
client/server network
clip art
clock speed
commands
complementary metal oxide
semiconductor (CMOS)
computer
computer system
configuration
controller card
copy-and-paste operation
CRT (cathode ray tube)
monitor
cut-and-paste operation
data
data bus
data communications
data files
database
database management
software
desktop computer
desktop publishing software
device driver
digital signals
diskette
document production
software
document template
dot matrix printer
dot pitch
driver
DVD (Digital Video Disk)
e-mail (electronic mail)
electronic publishing
embed
ergonomic
executable file
expansion card
expansion slot
field
file
flash memory storage
device
flat panel monitor
floppy disk
font
free-form database
gateway
gigabyte (GB)
gigahertz (GHz)
graphics software
graphical user interface (GUI)
graphics accelerator card
graphics card
graphics display
hand-held computer
hard copy
hard disk drive
hardware
hyperlink (link)
I/O
information management
software
ink-jet printer
input
input device
integration
interface card
Internet
Kbps
keyboard
 
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