1.General software concepts (for example, windows, menus, uploading, and so on)
2.The operation and use of the hardware over which you have control (such as the PC, magnetic
disk, and printer).
3.The function and use of the computer's operating system and/or its graphical user interface
(GUI), both of which provide a link between the user, the computer system, and the various
4.The specific applications programs you are using
The first three areas are prerequisites to the fourth because you will need a:
- working knowledge of software concepts,
- hardware, and
- the operating system and/or a GUI
before you can make effective use of
- Quicken (accounting),
- Harvard Graphics (presentation graphics),
- Paradox (database).