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Computing Fundamentals

The Computing Fundamentals examination covers a foundational understanding of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting. It is designed to help you maximize the value and benefits of using computer technology.

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  • Identify types of computers, how they process information, and the purpose and function of different hardware components
  • Identify how to maintain computer equipment and solve common problems relating to computer hardware
  • Identify how software and hardware work together to perform computing tasks and how software is distributed and upgraded
  • Identify different types of application software and general concepts relating to application software categories
  • Identify what an operating system is and how it works, and solve common problems related to operating systems
  • Use an operating system to manipulate a computer’s desktop, files and disks, change system settings, and install and remove software.
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