IC³ 2005 Standard – Computing Fundamentals

This exam covers the following areas:

Computer Hardware:

  • Identify types of computers, how they process information and how individual computers interact with other computing systems and devices
  • Identify the function of computer hardware components
  • Identify the factors that go into an individual or organizational decision on how to purchase computer equipment
  • Identify how to maintain computer equipment and solve common problems relating to computer hardware

Computer Software:

  • Identify how software and hardware work together to perform computing tasks and how software is developed and upgraded
  • Identify different types of software, general concepts relating to software categories, and the tasks to which each type of software is most suited or not suited
  • Identify fundamental concepts relating to database applications

Using an Operating System:

  • Identify what an operating system is and how it works, and solve common problems related to operating systems
  • Manipulate and control the Windows desktop, files and disks
  • Identify how to change system settings, install and remove software