COMPUTER SKILLS PREREQUISITES
Integration of Computing into Robinson Courses
Because computers are an integral part of business decision-making, courses in the Robinson College of Business frequently incorporate assignments that require computing skills. Although students can anticipate enhancing their computing skills as they work toward their degrees, the college expects everyone to have certain basic skills before enrolling in the college, hence the term Computer Skills Prerequisite. Students will never be tested on a CSP- you may even learn it on your own during your time in any given course.
If an Robinson College of Business course has one or more microcomputing prerequisites, those prerequisites will be shown in the course description. The CSPs listed for a particular course are those that are commonly utilized during all sections of the course.
Many students will already have CSP knowledge before enrolling. However, students may also take training workshops offered by Technology Services.
Includes understanding the PC and its components, turning on the PC, using command-oriented, windows-based, creating and deleting files, copying and renaming files, and using appropriate measures to check for and prevent the spread of computer viruses. This CSP should be innate; however, you can visit LinkedIn Learning for more details.
This prerequisite involves the use of basic Microsoft Excel features. Georgia State's Technology Training Workshop Excel 1 may be taken if needed.
This prerequisite includes understanding advanced spreadsheet features such as database commands and functions, creating macros, creating menu systems and developing customized applications. Georgia State's Technology Training Workshop Excel 2 may be taken if needed.
This prerequisite covers loading the database software, creating databases, entering and editing data, adding and deleting records, listing, querying, generating reports using the database, and using available help screens when needed. Georgia State Technology Training Workshop SPSS may be taken if needed.
This prerequisite will ensure the student can link databases through keys, create an input screen, and develop customized applications. This will be covered in the SPSS course.
This prerequisite includes launching Microsoft word and creating, formatting, editing, and saving documents. Visit LinkedIn Learning for more details.
This prerequisite involves sending and receiving e-mail messages including attachments of files, transferring files, using search engines to locate documents and find information on the web, as well as downloading and setting up web browser plug-in programs such as electronic document readers and audio/video players. Visit LinkedIn Learning for more details.
This prerequisite will covers creating and building a website by using HTML. Georgia State’s Technology Training Workshop HTML & CSS may be taken if needed.
If you want to learn more but feel like a workshop isn’t right for you, be sure to use LinkedIn Learning to find more resources and online training. LinkedIn Learning is free to Georgia State students, faculty, and staff and gives you the opportunity to make playlists, bookmark lectures, and get recommendations based on your goals, or other popular programs at Georgia State.
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