After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand what all the terms highlighted in bold in the text mean
understand the fundamental hardware components that make up a computer’s hardware and the role of each of these components
understand the difference between an operating system and an application program, and what each is used for in a computer
describe some examples of computers and state the effect that the use of computer technology has had on some common products
identify the principal components of a given computer system and draw a diagram after the style of Figures 6 and 12 to represent the data flows between them.