At the completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Configure computers and related devices to meet personal or business needs, selecting appropriate computer systems and devices from a wide array of hardware options. 2. Use basic troubleshooting methods for computer systems and related hardware, software, and networks. 3. Identify and select software applications for specific tasks while addressing end-user needs. 4. Maintain operating systems and utilities to maximize productivity and establish effective file management systems. 5. Use database applications to address business needs by searching and querying data, developing forms and reports, and managing information. 6. Use computer communication networks, including the Internet, and effectively use tools such as e-mail to communicate within those networks. 7. Discuss the impact of computers in society, including merits and disadvantages, as well as career choices that have opened up as a result of computers' prevalence in our culture.