I can use a word processing tool to cut, paste, copy, and move text, and I can insert graphics into a document.
I can use a spreadsheet tool to insert functions and formulas and create charts.
I can use a database management tool to insert and delete fields and records, create a report, and create a filter.
I can use the integration features of a productivity software suite to create a newsletter incorporating word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and database information.
I can locate Web sites, use a search engine, find and copy images from Web sites, and save an image and Web site to a disk.
I can use presentation software to create presentations which include slide transitions, custom animation, clipart, and charts.
I can define and describe the information processing cycle--input, processing, output, and storage.
I can define and describe two types of system software: the operating system and utility programs.
I can define online service and Internet service provider.
I know the major categories of computers.
I know the function of the CPU.
I know that clock speed is the speed at which a processor executes instructions and is measured in hertz (Hz).
I can define bits and bytes of information.
I can define type of memory.
I can define and distinguish between different kinds of ports.
I am aware of netiquette rules for behavior on the Internet.
I am well versed in email etiquette.
I am aware that Windows is a multitasking operating system, and, for example, I do not have to quit a word processing program to run a Web browser.
I know that when print spooling, the buffer holds the information waiting to print while the printer prints at its own rate. I also know that multiple print jobs are queued, or lined up, in the buffer.
I know that hand-held computers allows a mobile user to obtain information about traffic, directions, and weather; access e-mail and listen to the radio or CD; and share information with other computers.
I can define and list the strengths and weaknesses of the UNIX operating system.
I can perform a disk defragmentation.
I can define transfer rate.
I can define and describe various network topologies such as bus, ring, and star; I can also define hub, gateway, repeater, and router.
I can list and describe the six steps of the system development life cycle (SDLC).
I can list the advantages of computer based training.
I am aware that multimedia plays an important role in nearly all areas of society, including education, commerce, and health care.
I can define computer virus and describe the four main types which are boot sector, file, Trojan horse, and macro viruses.
I know that a biometric device translates a personal characteristic into a digital code that is compared to a digital code stored in the computer.
I can describe common encryption and decryption methods.
I am familiar with commonly used Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP.
I can create a simple web page using HTML tags.