INFO 1100 Fundamental Computer Literacy 0 credits

Use of basic computer software to solve problems in academic setting. Includes familiarization with word processing, presentations, spreadsheet, and internet.

Information Assurance Topics Covered

The curriculum of this class is a hands-on lab environment structured for the novice first-time user of computers. Fundamentals of Information Assurance are presented to student in non-technical terms. The students are instructed on the use of their ISU computer account which includes userids, passwords, basic email, internet access, and introductory use of their MY ISU portal.

INFO 1101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 credits

Introduction to effective use of computers for all majors. Includes hands-on use of current computer software, description of computer systems, data files storage, and devices, input/output procedures, computer logic.

Information Assurance Topics Covered

The curriculum of this class is comprised of two primary components; a lecture component which addresses basic information system technologies and a hands-on lab environment.

The lecture component is a cursory review of historical and current concepts and issues of computer information technologies. These elements include but are not limited to the issues of privacy, database abuses, virus/worm, ethical issues, network topologies, Firewalls, and other security issues.

The lab environment is structured for the beginning computer user. The students are instructed on the use of their ISU computer account which includes userids, passwords, email, internet access, network drive utilization and information found in their MY ISU portal.

The concepts presented in the lecture component are reinforced with applications and discussion on the risks associated with our networked society and how these risks are mitigated by the concepts and practices of safe computing.

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