Computer Basics - Intermediate

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Description:
This is a detailed overview of working with PCs, covering Security, Data Protection, Malware, Personal IDs etc.
Prerequisites:
Participants should have completed Computer Basics - Introduction or have equivalent experience.
Basic Terms :
Modem
LAN
WAN
What is a Client?
What is a Server?
What is the Internet?
What is the World Wide Web?
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Advanced Terms:
Intranets
Extranets
What is a PSTN?
What is an ISDN?
What is ADSL?
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Networking Basics:
Analog vs. Digital
How do Networks use Telephone Lines?
How does Wireless Networking Work?
Why Use Networks?
What Can Be Shared?
Transfer Rate
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Basic Internet Concepts :
The Internet vs. the World Wide Web
Definitions
Understanding Web Addresses
What is a Browser?
What is a Search Engine?
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Internet Security :
About Protected Web Sites
What is Encryption?
Digital Certificates
Virus Issues
Protecting Personal Information
Firewalls
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Case Study
Review Questions
Application
Computers in the Workplace :
Computers in Business
Computers in Government
Computers in Health and Education
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Tele-Commuting :
What is Telework?
Advantages to the Employee
Advantages to the Employer
Disadvantages of Teleworking
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The Electronic World :
E-Mail
Instant Messaging
E-Commerce
How does E-Commerce Work?
Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Commerce
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Ergonomics :
What is Ergonomics?
Adjusting Your Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
Choosing a Chair
Lighting and Air
Taking Breaks
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Safety and the Environment :
Checking Cables
Checking Power Connections
Recycling Paper and Cartridges
Choosing Power Friendly Components
Computers and the Environment
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Case Study
Review Questions
Security
Being Proactive :
Benefits of Being Proactive
Security Policies
Procedures for Security Breaches
What Can Staff Members Do?
What Can Administrators Do?
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Identifying Yourself :
What is a User ID?
What is a Password?
Choosing a Good Password
What are Access Rights?
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Protecting your Data:
Why Backup Data?
Backup Methods
The Implications of Data Theft or Exposure
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Understanding Malware :
What are Computer Viruses?
What is Spyware?
What is Adware?
Disinfecting and Quarantining
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Protecting Against Malware :
What Anti-Malware Programs Can and Canít Do
What To Do When You Are Infected
Keeping Software Up To Date
Performing Regular Scans
Safety Tips
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Case Study
Review Questions
Index