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  1. 1. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 1 ECDL Module 1 Concepts of Information Technology Syllabus 4
  2. 2. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 2 ECDL Approved Courseware • The ECDL Foundation has approved these training materials and requires that the following statement appears in all ECDL Foundation approved courseware. • European Computer Driving Licence, ECDL, International Computer Driving Licence, ICDL, e-Citizen and related logos are trade marks of The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Limited (“ECDL-F”) in Ireland and other countries. • Cheltenham Courseware is an entity independent of ECDL-F and is not associated with ECDL-F in any manner. This courseware publication may be used to assist candidates to prepare for ECDL tests. Neither ECDL-F nor Cheltenham Courseware warrants that the use of this courseware publication will ensure passing of ECDL tests. This courseware publication has been independently reviewed and approved by ECDL-F as complying with the following standard: • Technical compliance with the learning objectives of ECDL syllabus 4. • Confirmation of this approval can be obtained by reviewing the Courseware Section of the website www.ecdl.com • The material contained in this courseware publication has not been reviewed for technical accuracy and does not guarantee that candidates will pass ECDL tests. Any and all assessment items and/or performance-based exercises contained in this courseware publication relate solely to this publication and do not constitute or imply certification by ECDL-F in respect of ECDL tests or any other ECDL-F test. • For details on sitting ECDL tests and other ECDL-F tests in your country, please contact your country's National ECDL/ICDL designated Licensee or visit ECDL-F’s web site at www.ecdl.com. • Candidates using this courseware publication must be registered with the National Licensee, before undertaking ECDL tests. Without a valid registration, ECDL tests cannot be undertaken and no ECDL test certificate, nor any other form of recognition, can be given to a candidate. Registration should be undertaken with your country's National ECDL/ICDL designated Licensee at any Approved ECDL test certificate Test Centre. • Syllabus 4 is the official syllabus of the ECDL certification programme at the date of approval of this courseware publication.
  3. 3. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 3 Cheltenham Courseware © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. Crescent House 24 Lansdown Crescent Lane Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL50 2LD, UK Tel: +44 (0)1242 227200 Fax: +44 (0)1242 253200 Email: info@cheltenhamcourseware.com Internet: http://www.cheltenhamcourseware.com All trademarks acknowledged. E&OE. © Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. 1995-2006 No part of this document may be copied without written permission from Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. unless produced under the terms of a courseware site license agreement with Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. All reasonable precautions have been taken in the preparation of this document, including both technical and non-technical proofing. Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. and all staff assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions. No warranties are made, expressed or implied with regard to these notes. Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. shall not be responsible for any direct, incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of any material contained in this document. If you find any errors in these training modules, please inform Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. Whilst every effort is made to eradicate typing or technical mistakes, we apologise for any errors you may detect. All courses are updated on a regular basis, so your feedback is both valued by us and will help us to maintain the highest possible standards. Sample versions of courseware from Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. (Normally supplied in Adobe Acrobat format) If the version of courseware which you are viewing is marked as NOT FOR TRAINING, SAMPLE, or similar, then it cannot be used as part of a training course, and is made available purely for content and style review. This is to give you the opportunity to preview our courseware, prior to making a purchasing decision. Sample versions may not be re-sold to a third party. For current license information Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. reserves the right to alter the licensing conditions at any time, without prior notice. No terms or conditions will affect your rights as defined under UK law. Please see the site license agreement available at: www.cheltenhamcourseware.com/agreement
  4. 4. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 4 General Concepts
  5. 5. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 5 Hardware, Software and IT
  6. 6. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 6 Understanding the Terms Hardware, Software & Information Technology (IT) • What is meant by the term ‘hardware’? Give some examples of items of hardware. • What is meant by the term ‘software’? • What is IT short for? • What does the term IT mean?
  7. 7. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 7 Types of Computer
  8. 8. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 8 Understanding and Distinguishing Between the Different Types of Computers • What is a mainframe computer? • What is a PC? • What is a Mac? • What is a networked computer? • What is a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)?
  9. 9. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 9 Main Parts of a Personal Computer
  10. 10. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 10 Knowing the Main Parts of a Personal Computer & Understanding the Term Peripheral Device • What is a ‘System Unit’? • What is a System (Mother) Board? • What is a CPU? • What types of memory do you know about? • What are input devices? • What are output devices? • What is a peripheral device?
  11. 11. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 11 Computer Performance
  12. 12. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 12 Understanding the Factors Which Impact on a Computer’s Performance • The higher the MHz speed, the faster the computer • As a rule the more memory you have, the faster the PC will appear to operate • The more programs which are running at the same time, the slower each one will run
  13. 13. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 13 Hardware
  14. 14. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 14 Central Processing Unit
  15. 15. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 15 Understanding the Functions of the CPU • One of the most important components in your computer • Performs all the calculations within the computer • CPU speed measured in MHz Intel: http://www.intel.com AMD http://www.amd.com Cyrix http://www.viatech.com
  16. 16. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 16 Memory
  17. 17. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 17 Understanding the Different Types of Computer Memory • RAM – Random Access Memory – The main working memory of the computer – Measured in Mbytes, i.e. 512 Mbytes • ROM – Read Only Memory – Contents are ‘hard wired’ and cannot be altered – Often contains software used to get the hardware to talk to the operating system
  18. 18. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 18 Knowing How Computer Memory is Measured • Bit: – All computers work on a binary numbering system, i.e. they process data in one's or zero's. This 1 or 0 level of storage is called a bit. • Byte: – A byte consists of eight bits. • Kilobyte: – A kilobyte (KB) consists of 1024 bytes, approx 1,000 bytes. • Megabyte: – A megabyte (MB) consists of 1024 kilobytes approx 1,000,000 bytes. • Gigabyte: – A gigabyte (GB) consists of 1024 megabytes approx 1,000,000,000 bytes. • Terabyte: – A terabyte (TB) consists of approx 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.
  19. 19. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 19 Input Devices
  20. 20. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 20 Identifying the Main Devices for Inputting Data Into a Computer • Input devices allow you to enter data into a computer
  21. 21. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 21 Output Devices
  22. 22. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 22 Identifying Output Devices • Allows the computer to output data to you
  23. 23. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 23 Input and Output Devices
  24. 24. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 24 Understanding that Some Devices are Both Input/Output Devices • Two way communication
  25. 25. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 25 Storage Devices
  26. 26. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 26 Comparing Types of Memory Storage Devices • Sometimes storage is a trade off between speed, capacity, price and reliability
  27. 27. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 27 Understanding the Purpose of Formatting a Disk • A disk needs to be formatted so that the operating system can store data on it • Diskettes are supplied pre-formatted when you buy them • BEWARE: Re-formatting a disk will destroy any data contained on that disk
  28. 28. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 28 Software
  29. 29. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 29 Types of Software
  30. 30. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 30 Distinguishing Between Operating Systems Software and Applications Software • Operating System – Required to make the computer work – Translates between humans and the computer hardware • Applications Software – Applications such as a word-processor, spreadsheet or database
  31. 31. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 31 Operating System Software
  32. 32. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 32 Understanding the Functions of an Operating System • An operating system is the link between you and the hardware/software – DOS – Windows 3 – Windows 95 – Windows 98 – Windows Millennium – Windows NT – Windows 2000 – Windows XP
  33. 33. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 33 Applications Software
  34. 34. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 34 Listing Some Common Software Applications • Word processing – Microsoft Word • Spreadsheet – Microsoft Excel • Database – Microsoft Access • Web browsing – Microsoft Internet Explorer • Accounting – Sage
  35. 35. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 35 Graphical User Interface
  36. 36. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 36 Understanding the Term Graphical User Interface (GUI) • Advantages – All programs look similar. – When you switch from a program supplied by one manufacturer to one from a different manufacturer, you will find the transition very easy. – Application programs work in the same way as the underlying operating system. – The GUI also allows programmers to easily write consistent looking programs.
  37. 37. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 37 Systems Development
  38. 38. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 38 Understanding How Computer-Based Systems are Developed Analysis Design Programming Testing
  39. 39. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 39 Information Networks
  40. 40. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 40 LAN and WAN
  41. 41. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 41 Understanding the Terms Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Client/Server • A network allows your computer to communicate with other computers
  42. 42. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 42 Listing Some of the Advantages Associated with Group Working • Less need for hardware duplication, not every one needs their own printer • Data can be held in one place
  43. 43. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 43 Intranets and Extranets
  44. 44. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 44 Understanding the Distinction Between the Internet and an Intranet • Internet – Public network • Intranet – Private network
  45. 45. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 45 Understanding the Difference Between an Intranet and an Extranet • An Extranet is an Intranet which is partially accessible to authorised outsiders
  46. 46. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 46 The Internet
  47. 47. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 47 Understanding What the Internet is and Knowing Some of its Main Uses • A collection of networks started by and for the US military to enable them to 'survive' a nuclear war. Later adopted by the educational system, and now exploited by the commercial world.
  48. 48. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 48 Understanding What the World Wide Web (WWW) is and Distinguishing it from the Internet • The WWW is the graphical component of the Internet which includes web sites.
  49. 49. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 49 The Telephone Network in Computing
  50. 50. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 50 Understanding the Terms PSTN, ISDN & ADSL • Check out an excellent site which explains technical terms: http://www.webopedia.com
  51. 51. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 51 Understanding the Terms Analogue, Digital, Modem and Transfer Rate • A digital system uses 1 or 0 to transmit data or to represent data. Thus, a digital clock will display whole seconds, whole minutes and whole hours. • An analogue system, such as a traditional clock, uses the full range of numbers, including fractions. digital analogue
  52. 52. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 52 The Use of IT in Everyday Life
  53. 53. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 53 Computers at Work
  54. 54. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 54 Identifying Situations Where a Computer Might be More Appropriate than a Person for Carrying out a Task • Where computer are better – Repetitive tasks – Easily automated tasks – Mathematical calculations – Dangerous situations • Where people are better – Any activity requiring thought which goes beyond simply processing data – Interacting with humans
  55. 55. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 55 Knowing Some of the Uses of Large-Scale Computer Applications in Business • Most large business have automated large sections of their administration
  56. 56. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 56 Knowing Some of the Uses of Large-Scale Computer Applications in Government • Computers have been used by governments to collect and process data for a long time now • Sadly many of these projects, such as the computerised passport system in the UK have been late, overpriced and fail to perform as promised. The UK Air Traffic Control system was an even more costly disappointment
  57. 57. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 57 Knowing Some of the Uses of Large-Scale Computer Applications in Hospitals & Healthcare • Computers, if used properly, can make health care more efficient, the key is integration, with everyone using compatible computer systems which talk to each other!
  58. 58. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 58 Knowing Some of the Uses of Computer Applications in Education • Used properly the Internet is a fantastic resource for education • CBT allows training at an individual’s pace, where and when they want it
  59. 59. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 59 Understanding the Term Tele-Working, its Advantages & Disadvantages • Advantages – Reduced or zero commuting time – Greater ability to focus on one task – Flexible schedules • Disadvantages – Lack of human contact – Negative impact on teamwork – Self discipline – Possible employee exploitation
  60. 60. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 60 Electronic World
  61. 61. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 61 Understanding the Term Electronic Mail (e-mail) and Knowing its Main Uses • Email allows you to send a message to another person almost instantly, anywhere in the world. It requires both computers to be connected to the Internet. As well as sending a text message, files can be sent as email attachments.
  62. 62. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 62 Understanding the Term e-Commerce & the Concept of Purchasing Goods and Services Online • E-Commerce means using the Internet to buy and sell products or services.
  63. 63. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 63 Listing Advantages and Disadvantages of Purchasing Goods and Services Online • Advantages – Services available 24 / 7 – Large stock range – Detailed product information – Ability to compare prices – Equal delivery to town and country • Disadvantages – Possible credit card fraud – What about returning faulty goods? – How are you covered when you purchase goods from another country?
  64. 64. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 64 Health and Safety, Environment
  65. 65. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 65 Ergonomics
  66. 66. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 66 Understanding What Elements and Practices Can Help Create a Good Working Environment • Appropriate positioning of monitors • Keyboards • Adjustable chairs • Mouse mats • Monitor filters • Adequate lighting and ventilation • Frequent breaks
  67. 67. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 67 Health Issues
  68. 68. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 68 Listing Some Common Health Problems Which Can be Associated With Using a Computer • Injuries to wrists caused by prolonged typing • Eye strain caused by screen glare • Back problems associated with poor seating or bad posture
  69. 69. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 69 Precautions
  70. 70. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 70 Listing Some Safety Precautions When Using a Computer • Ensuring power cables are safely secured • Power points are not overloaded
  71. 71. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 71 The Environment
  72. 72. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 72 Understanding That Recycling Printed Outputs Can Help The Environment • Recycle where possible • Many monitors and other peripherals will automatically switch into 'sleep' mode after a period of not being used. This means that even though the computer is still switched on, it will consume less power.
  73. 73. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 73 Understanding that using Electronic Documents Can Help Reduce the Need For Printed Materials • Using less paper means less trees get cut down • Recycling paper means less trees get cut down
  74. 74. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 74 Security
  75. 75. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 75 Information Security
  76. 76. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 76 Understanding The Term Information Security and the Benefits of Being Proactive in Dealing with Security Risks • Your data is valuable PROTECT IT
  77. 77. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 77 Knowing About Privacy Issues Associated with Computers • Keep data secure • Use secure ID and passwords
  78. 78. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 78 Understanding the Value of Backing Up Data to a Removable Storage Device • The most important item in your computer is the data which you have created. • BACK IT UP REGUARLY !!
  79. 79. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 79 Being Aware of the Possible Implications of Theft of a Laptop Computer, PDA or Mobile Phone • If a device containing data is stolen then this data can fall into the ‘wrong’ hands • If the data was not backed up, then the data may be lost for ever • Encode valuable data and back it up regularly
  80. 80. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 80 Computer Viruses
  81. 81. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 81 Understanding the Term Virus & When and How Viruses can Enter a Computer System • Viruses can destroy all your data • Be very careful about sharing files • Be cautious when connecting to the Internet!
  82. 82. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 82 Knowing About Anti-Virus Measures & Understanding what ‘Disinfecting’ Files Means • Anti-virus software provides some protection against virus infection • It is not fool-proof and must be updated! McAfee http://www.mcafee.com Norton http://www.symantec.com/avcenter Dr Solomon http://www.drsolomon.com
  83. 83. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 83 Understanding Good Practice when Downloading Files or Accessing File Attachments • Never download a file unless you have good anti-virus software installed • Beware of opening files attached to emails!
  84. 84. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 84 Copyright and the Law
  85. 85. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 85 Copyright
  86. 86. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 86 Understanding the Concept of Copyright & Issues Involved in Downloading Information from the Internet • Most programs which you purchase are copyrighted and you must not copy them • Web site content is also normally protected. – For instance if you go to the STAR TREK web site, you will see a notice warning you not to place images from their site on your own personal web site
  87. 87. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 87 Understand copyright issues associated with using and distributing materials on removable media. • Beware of making illegal copies of diskettes, CD-ROMs or DVDs – In some cases you may be allowed to make one copy for backup purposes, check your licence agreements Are you allowed to copy disks?
  88. 88. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 88 Knowing How to Check the Product ID number for a Software Product & Understanding the Terms Shareware, Freeware and End-User License Agreement • Shareware does NOT mean freeware! • Check your licence agreements • Check your software is legal!
  89. 89. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 89 Data Protection Legislation
  90. 90. © 1995-2006 Cheltenham Courseware Ltd. ECDL Syllabus 4 Module One Using the PC - Slide No 90 Knowing About Data Protection Legislation in your Country • Know and comply with regulations which relate to the storage of personal information

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