This course is an introduction to productivity applications in personal computing from a Microsoft Windows or MAC platform. You will receive hands-on experience with the current operating system; file management, word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation programs. In addition, you will explore the various hardward components that affect the user interface, hard drives, graphics cards, processor speeds, and wireless connectivity. You will also examine information about computer selection and system-evaluation criteria. (Windows or MAC platform are studied in different sections; check to be sure the current section is the correct one for the platform desired).