Lesson 6


Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify how hardware and software interact.
  • Explain how a software program works.
  • Describe the difference between application software and system software.
  • Describe the software distribution process.


  • 6620-47 identify the basic parts of a computer system and the relationships among components.
  • 6620-58 Install and configure hardware in a computer system.
  • 6620-60 Perform basic software configuration operations.
  • 6620-63 Describe risk-mitigation techniques (e.g., policies, procedures, hardware, and software).
  • 6620-64 identify basic security risks inherent to computer hardware and software.