This assignment is the first part of a final presentation in week 8. You have been assigned to a research team that investigates trending diseases. As part of this brand new team you will be required to setup and configure your computer and mobile device as well as the use Microsoft Office applications. This is necessary to perform your job as part of this research team.This week we are setting up your new computer, organizing files, and updating settings in order to be ready for the research. Make sure you complete the tasks and do not delete what you have done since you will be reusing what you did in future weeks.
Let’s start learning about your computer and its operating system!
What is hardware and software?
Your new computer has some essential components required to complete your job. You have been provided with a desktop computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a printer. Since you are researching and need to be mobile, you have also been provided a laptop and a smartphone for tasks in the field. Let’s review what each of these do.
View the following video to learn more about computers:
Understanding your operating system
The research team has allowed you to pick the operating system you use and feel the most comfortable with. Please select your operating system below and make sure to complete all the parts of the assignment using the same operating system.
Below you will find the textbook reading for the week. There are two textbooks based on the operating system that you use found below. Remember to complete your reading by Wednesday to be prepared for the week!