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PRDV001: Computer Skills And Literacy

Unit 3: Computer Security and Troubleshooting   In this final unit of the course, we will build upon the previous concepts discussed and examine computer security and learn common troubleshooting techniques.  The following four subunits will allow us to identify common security threats and provide recommendations for enhancing your security.  Periodic computer issues are to be expected, as computers do not always perform or function properly, and we will identify common problems and learn how to resolve some of these issues.

Unit 3 Time Advisory
This unit should take you approximately 1.00 hour to complete.
 
☐    Subunit 3.1: 0.25 

☐    Subunit 3.2: 0.25

☐    Subunit 3.3: 0.25

☐    Subunit 3.4: 0.25

Unit3 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:
- Define the importance of computer security. - Identify techniques in protecting your privacy. - List troubleshooting techniques. - Describe the importance of maintaining a computer.

3.1 What is Computer Security?   - Web Media: The Saylor Foundation’s Computer Skills and Literacy - "Computer Security and Troubleshooting" Link: The Saylor Foundation’s Computer Skills and Literacy - "Computer Security and Troubleshooting" (YouTube)
 
Instructions: Please view this brief video.
 
Terms of use: Please respect the copyright and terms of use displayed on the webpage above.

3.2 Protecting your PC   - Reading: Get Safe Online: “Safeguarding Identity"

Link: Get Safe Online: “[Safeguarding
Identity](https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/safeguarding-identity/)”
(HTML)  

 Instructions: Please click on the click above, and read the page on
“Safeguarding Identity” in its entirety.  
    
 Terms of use: Please respect the copyright and terms of use
displayed on the webpage above.

3.3 Computer Troubleshooting   - Reading: TechSoup: Brian Satterfield’s “Do-It-Yourself Desktop Troubleshooting” Link: TechSoup: Brian Satterfield’s “Do-It-Yourself Desktop Troubleshooting” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Please view these videos and take notes, which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
 
Terms of use: Please respect the copyright and terms of use displayed on the webpage above.

3.4 Computer Basics—Maintaining a PC   - Reading: TechSoup: Zac Mutrux’s “Keeping Older Computers Alive” Link: TechSoup: Zac Mutrux’s “Keeping Older Computers Alive” (HTML)

 Instructions: Please read the above article, which provides you
with essential information on extending the life of your computer. 
Please take notes while reading the article, which should take
around 15 minutes to complete.  

 Terms of use: Please respect the copyright and terms of use
displayed on the webpage above.
  • Assessment: The Saylor Foundation’s “Unit 3 Assessment” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Unit 3 Assessment”

    Instructions: Complete these five multiple choice questions. The correct answers will be displayed when you click “Submit.” You must be logged into your Saylor Foundation School account in order to access this assessment.  If you do not yet have an account, you will be able to create one, free of charge, after clicking the link.

    Completing this assessment should take approximately 10 minutes.