CNIT 100: Introduction to Computers Using PCs

Sam Bowne -- Spring 2006

Final Grades posted 5-25

Schedule · Handouts · Lab Schedule · Links · Home Page

Academic Computer Lab -- 2nd Floor of Library -- Help With Microsoft Office Available

Click to see textbook webpage A computer literacy course using IBM-compatible computers (not Macs). Prepares students to use computers to write papers, organize information, and use e-mail. Overview of computer components such as hardware, software, and data. Fundamentals of the Windows and other operating systems and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, and e-mail and the Internet. Students use computers to complete their class assignments. Click to see textbook webpage

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CRN 37233 Section 009 Lec T R 11:00-12:30PM Bungalow 311

Schedule (Revised 1-25)

    Date    Homework Due QuizTopics To Be Covered In Class
Tue 1-17    E-mail and Making a Web Page
Thu 1-19   WebCT and Starting Survey 
Bring both textbooks to every class starting Tuesday 1-24
Tue 1-24     Office XP PowerPoint: Project 1 "Make Friends"
Thu 1-26 Email and Web Page Due  
Sun 1-29 Ch 1a Prep Test Due 
Tue 1-31 Ch 1b Prep Test Due   Activity for Ch 1a
Office XP PowerPoint: Project 2 "Enjoy Spring Break"
Thu 2-2 PowerPoint Project 1 due      Activity for Ch 1b
Fri 2-3  Last day to add credit classes 
Sun 2-5 Ch 1c Prep Test Due 
Tue 2-7 Ch 1d Prep Test Due  Quiz: Ch 1a & b     Activity for Ch 1c
Office XP Word: Project 1 "Hidden Lake Announcement"
Thu 2-9 PowerPoint Project 2 due    Activity for Ch 1d
Tue 2-14  Class cancelled 
Thu 2-16  Class cancelled 
Sun 2-19 Ch 2a Prep Test Due 
Tue 2-21 Ch 2b Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 1c & d  Activity for Ch 2a
Office XP Word: Project 2 "E-Retailing Paper"
Thu 2-23 Word Project 1 due     Activity for Ch 2b
Sun 2-26 Ch 2c Prep Test Due 
Tue 2-28 Ch 2d Prep Test Due  Activity for Ch 2c
Office XP Word: Project 3 "Resume and Cover Letter"
Thu 3-2 Word Project 2 due  Quiz: Ch 2a & b   Activity for Ch 2d
Sun 3-5 Ch 3a Prep Test Due 
Tue 3-7 Ch 3b Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 2c & d  Activity for Ch 3a
Office XP Excel: Project 1 "Dynamite Music"
Thu 3-9 Word Project 3 due     Activity for Ch 3b
Sun 3-12 Ch 3c Prep Test Due 
Tue 3-14 Ch 3d Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 3a & b  Activity for Ch 3c
Office XP Excel: Project 2 "Greenback Stock Club"
Thu 3-16 Excel Project 1 due     Activity for Ch 3d
Sun 3-19 Ch 4a Prep Test Due 
Tue 3-21 Ch 4b Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 3c & d  Activity for Ch 4a
Office XP Excel: Project 3 "Awesome Intranets"
Thu 3-23 Excel Project 2 due     Activity for Ch 4b
Sun 3-26 Ch 4c Prep Test Due 
Tue 3-28 Ch 4d Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 4a & b  Activity for Ch 4c
Office XP Access: Project 1 "Creating the Alisa Vending Services Database"
Thu 3-30 Excel Project 3 due     Activity for Ch 4d
Sun 4-2 Ch 5a Prep Test Due 
Tue 4-4 Ch 5b Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 4c & d  Activity for Ch 5a
Office XP Access: Project 2 "Querying the Alisa Vending Services Database"
Thu 4-6       Activity for Ch 5b
Sun 4-9 Ch 5c Prep Test Due 
Tue 4-11  Spring Recess: No class 
Thu 4-13  Spring Recess: No class 
Mon 4-17Last day to withdraw from the class with a grade of "W" 
Tue 4-18 Ch 5d Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 5a & b  Activity for Ch 5c
Office XP Access: Project 3 "Maintaining the Alisa Vending Services Database"
Thu 4-20 Access Project 1 due     Activity for Ch 5d
Sun 4-23 Ch 6a Prep Test Due 
Tue 4-25 Ch 6b Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 5c & d  Activity for Ch 6a
Thu 4-27 Access Project 2 due     Activity for Ch 6b
Sun 4-30 Ch 6c Prep Test Due 
Tue 5-2 Ch 6d Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 6a & b  Activity for Ch 6c
Extra Credit PowerPoint Project (6 slides, original, 10 or 20 points)
Thu 5-4 Access Project 3 due     Activity for Ch 6d
Sun 5-7 Ch 7a Prep Test Due 
Tue 5-9 Ch 7b Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 6c & d  Activity for Ch 7ab
Thu 5-11     Activity for Ch 7cd
Sun 5-14 Ch 7c Prep Test Due 
Tue 5-16 Ch 7d Prep Test Due Quiz: Ch 7a & b  Student Presentations
Thu 5-18     Last Class; Student Presentations
Wed 5-24  Final Exam 10:30 am S 215 

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Getting Your Free Copy of Access
E-Mail and Web Page
Using CCSF Online for the Survey and the Prep Tests
Microsoft Office Projects
What course should I take next?
Ch 1a: Basics      Instructions
Ch 1b: P2P, Chat, Broadband Connections, Password Managers      Instructions      Torrents
Ch 1c: Search      Instructions
Ch 1d: Email      Instructions      Gmail      Outlook      Pine
Ch 2ab: Hardware and CPU      Instructions
Ch 2c: Memory and Storage      Instructions
Ch 2d: I/O Devices      Instructions
Ch 3a: Scripts      Instructions     VBScript      Word Macro      Batch Files      Javascript
Ch 3b: Linux      Instructions      Ubuntu Linux
Ch 3c: Groupware and Sound      Instructions     Teamspace      Music CDs      Graphics: Paint and Irfanview      Sound Recorder
Ch 3d: Installation and System Restore      Instructions      Installing and Uninstalling Software      System Restore
Ch 4a: File Basics      Instructions      Google Desktop      Native File Formats      File Associations      File Locations
Ch 4b: File Management      Instructions      NTFS Permissions      NTFS Compression      Defragmentation      Data Recovery & Shredding
Ch 4c: Viruses      Instructions      AVG Free Antivirus      Trend Housecall      PC Pitstop      McAfee Antivirus      SSH Secure File Transfer
Ch 4d: Backup      Instructions      Backup Wizard      Files Anywhere Internet Backup Free Internet Backup      Winbackup
Ch 5a: LANs      Instructions      Wireless LAN      LAN with Router      LAN with Gateway      LAN with File Server
Ch 5b: Fiber Optics      Instructions      OTDR      Mandrel Wraps      Singlemode v. Multimode      Fusion Splicing
Ch 5c & d: PING and Broadband Links      Instructions      AT&T and TRACERT      Free .TK Domain Name      PING      Broadband Links and Prices
Ch 6a: HTTP and Browsers      Instructions      Installing Ethereal      HTTP Request Packets      HTTP Status Packets      Firefox      Opera
Ch 6b: Making Web Pages      Instructions      Notepad      HTML-KIT      Nvu      Word
Ch 6c: Web Scripting      Instructions      Perl      ActiveX      Java Applets      XML and XSL
Ch 6d: ECommerce      Instructions
Ch 7ab: Graphics      Instructions      Photoshop      Flash      Image Formats 1: File Sizes      Image Formats 2: Bitmaps v. Vectors
Ch 7cd: Podcasts and SVG      Instructions      Audio Podcast      Video Podcast      SVG

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Sound and Video Examples
How to Buy a Computer (7-28-05)
Webopedia on ATA
Guide for Booting From a SCSI Drive

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