Lesson 7



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

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of
    • word-processing software.
    • spreadsheet software.
    • presentation software.
    • database software.
    • graphics and multimedia software.
    • education and entertainment software.
  • Identify the types and purposes of utility programs.
  • Identify other types of miscellaneous software programs.


  • 6670-36: Identify the classes of software associated with information systems.
  • 6670- 56: Investigate the building stages of a computer.
  • 6670-57: Describe the importance of system maintenance and preventative measures, including the consequences of not taking preventive measures.
  • 6670-58: Install and configure hardware in a computer system.
  • 6670-61: Install and configure anti-X software (e.g., anti-virus, anti-spy ware, and anti-spam).
  • 6670-62: Identify basic problems associated with computer hardware, operating system, and application software.
  • 6670-63: Describe risk-mitigation techniques (e.g., policies, procedures, hardware, and software).
  • 6670-81: Explain the steps in a program life cycle. (optional)