The Computing Fundamentals GS5 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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