SMS202 - Microcomputer Business Applications II

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Subject Title
Microcomputer Business Applications II

Subject Description
The student will develop and use spreadsheets to calculate, mine and format data that is commonly found in business. The student will also demonstrate file management on a microcomputer, demonstrate data exchange between application programs, define microcomputer terminology and differentiate between microcomputer specifications. The Internet will be used to access learning materials and submit assignments

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Define commonly used terms related to Windows-based microcomputers used in a business environment.
  2. Differentiate Windows-based microcomputer specifications by comparing systems currently for sale.
  3. Demonstrate file management in a Windows-based environment by creating a system of files and folders on commonly used storage devices.
  4. Resolve common Windows-based microcomputer problems by demonstrating the use of keyboard shortcuts, accessing Task Manager, and viewing file, folder and disk properties.
  5. Develop spreadsheets to incorporate what if analysis by demonstrating the use of formulas and functions and applying proper design principles.
  6. Format spreadsheets to look professional in both hard and soft copy.
  7. Use spreadsheets for data mining by applying conditional formatting, creating charts, sorting, filtering and summarizing data.
  8. Demonstrate data exchange between application programs by copying, embedding and linking data.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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