How this course will benefit me

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The topic that I believe will be the most beneficial for me to learn about is, System Software: The operating system, Utility Programs, and File Management. File management is a topic that stuck out to me. I work in an office and we are currently switching from hard copy files to online files, which is difficult for me, considering I have never had to truly develop the skill of online file management. Not only would learning the skill of online file management be useful in my current job, it will also be useful in any future career path as technology skills are needed to be successful. I also believe being able to properly and efficiently use software programs is an important skill, not only for future careers, but also for day to day technology use. I am aware clinics and hospitals frequently switch software programs, and with my hopes to become a nurse, being able to efficiently use and adapt to new programs is an essential skill. Questions that this class may be able to answer are: How to know if the program is operating correctly or not? What are the best or most efficient ways to organize files? How to properly protect my devices? The answers to these questions seem to be integrated throughout the textbook, however by simply scanning through the table of contents I can see that the answers will most likely be in chapters five, six and nine. The questions I previously stated correlate with the some IC3 objectives such as; security and computer software architecture, which are included in the computing fundamentals objective. According to the attached video, the IC3 certification is a test on basic computer skills to promote success in school and career pathways and to provide a global standard. This test has three main objectives; computing fundamentals, living online, and key applications. The IC3 certification correlates well with the class, considering the overview of the textbook and class is to introduce basic computer skills and concepts and how they relate to everyday living such as; career choices, school, social issues, etc. My goal for this class to develop skills needed for the IC3 certification, I believe I know and can demonstrate the skills and concepts under the living online objective. However, I have a lot to learn about computer fundamentals and key applications.