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 anRobinson 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.
CSP 1: Basic Microcomputing Skills
Includes understanding of 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 Lynda.com for more details.
CSP 2: Basic Microcomputing Spreadsheet Skills
This prerequisite involves the use of basic Microsoft Excel features. Georgia State University’s Technology Training Workshop Excel 1 may be taken if needed.
CSP 3: Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheet Skills
This prerequisite includes understanding advanced spreadsheet features such as database commands and functions; creating macros; creating menu systems and developing customized applications. Georgia State University’s Technology Training Workshop Excel 2 may be taken if needed.
CSP 4: Basic Microcomputer Database Skills
This prerequisite covers loading the database software, creating databases; entering and editing data; adding and deleting records; listing, querying, and generating reports using the database; using available help screens when needed. Georgia State University’s Technology Training Workshop SPSS may be taken if needed.
CSP 5: Advanced Microcomputer Database Skills
This prerequisite will insure the student can link databases through keys, create an input screen, and develop customized applications. This will be covered in the SPSS course.
CSP 6: Word Processing Skills
This prerequisite includes launching Microsoft word and creating, formatting, editing, and saving documents. Visit Lynda.com for more details.
CSP 7: Basic Internet Usage
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 Lynda.com for more details.
CSP 8: Advanced Internet Usage
This prerequisite will covers creating and building a website by using HTML. Georgia State University’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 Lynda.com to find more resources and online training. Lynda.com is free to Georgia State University’s 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.
Lynda.com is ever-changing and expanding. You can earn completion certificates to verify that you’ve finished courses, and new courses are added weekly. The tools you need to succeed are always at your fingertips.