COURSES

Using ICT and its Components in a Healthy and Safe Manner

Course Code

117925

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5/5

$60

We use the term information technology or IT to refer to an entire industry. Information technology is the use of computers and software to manage information. Information about computer peripherals and components of ICT and the structure. What are the Responsibilities of a Network Administrator and industry network architectures?

A description of the hardware components of a computer such as the CPU, input, output, and storage devices. Understanding the concept of software and system software.

Understanding the information network in relation to ICT including data communication, computer networking, understanding the difference between LAN and WAN as well as telephone network connections.

Ergonomics also described as comfort design, tips on workstation setup, tips for body discomfort, understanding environment consideration when working with computers. Working with computers can cause workers several problems. What precautions do you need to have in place using ICT and working practices?

What you will learn in this course!

  • Describe the components of Information and Communication Technologies.
  • Describe the hardware components of a personal computer.
  • Describe software for personal computers.
  • Describe information networks in relation to ICT.
  • Describe ergonomic principles for computer workstations.
  • Explain health and safety when working with computers.
  • Set Up a computer workstation taking ergonomic principles and health and safety issues into account.

Who this course is for?

This is intended for people who need a fundamental understanding of the concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) either as a user of computers or as basic knowledge for a career needing this competency, like the ICT industry.

INTRODUCTION

  • Outcomes
    • Describe the components of Information and Communication Technologies.
    • Describe the hardware components of a personal computer.
    • Describe software for personal computers.
    • Describe information networks in relation to ICT.
    • Describe ergonomic principles for computer workstations.
    • Explain health and safety when working with computers.
    • A computer workstation is set up taking ergonomic principles and health and safety issues into account.

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

  • Outcome
    • Describe the components of Information and Communication Technologies.
  • What is Information Communication Technology (ICT)?
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Components of ICTP
  • ICT Structure and components
  • Addressability of information
  • Responsibilities of a Network Administrator
  • Industry Network Architectures

 

HARDWARE COMPONENTS OF A PERSONAL COMPUTER

  • Outcome
    • Describe the hardware components of a personal computer.
  • The CPU (Central Processing Unit)
  • Computer input devices
  • Output devices
  • Storage devices

 

DESCRIBE SOFTWARE FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS

  • Outcome
    • Describe software for personal computers.
  • Software

 

DESCRIBE INFORMATION NETWORKS IN RELATION TO ICT

  • Outcome
    • Describe information networks in relation to ICT.
  • Data communication
  • Computer networking – the good and bad
  • The differences between LAN and WAN
  • Telephone network connections
  • Setting Up a Computer Workstation Taking Ergonomic Principles and OHS

 

ISSUES INTO CONSIDERATION

  • Outcome
    • Describe ergonomic principles for computer workstations.
  • Guidelines on Computer Workstation – Computer Ergonomics
  • Tips on workstation setup
  • Tips for body discomfort
  • Environmental considerations when working with computers.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY WHEN WORKING WITH COMPUTERS

  • Outcome
    • Explain health and safety when working with computers.
  • Working with computers can cause workers several problems.
  • Precautions when using ICT.
  • ICT Working practices

 

Multiple Choice Assessment

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