Friday, February 26, 2010


During my diploma course, i learnt more on how to make use of application programs in an advance or detailed form.

I learnt that Microsoft word is used to create a Word processing application document such as letters, leaflet, flyers etc and giving them a professional look.

Also i learnt how to use MS Excel which is a Spreadsheet application program to to keep records such as financial statement of account, budget, and student record and their average

MS Access is another beautiful package which is a database application program that enables the computer user to keep track of records in a structured and organized way. It can be used by Administrators, Managers to secure, store, modify, extract or keep an inventory records of an organisation.

Power point is a presentation application package used to work with slides, add animation and transition when delivering lectures in a class, workshop or seminar.

Graphic is an application package that can be used to make design. such as cards, houses, calenders, almanac e.t.c .This designs could be simple or complex
Examples of graphical application software are corel draw, instant artist, auto card e.t.c

Internet is also another interesting package that can be accessed through a web browser. It is used in making research, e-learning, advertisement, communicating, publishing information and as well as creating blogs.

This course has broaden my knowledge in the use of application programs. I appreciate the Management of Fantsuam Foundation for making the organisation a conducive place for learning.

Thanks to my able instructors who took their time and energy to impact us with the perequisite skills needed to operate and use computer in the IT world.



During my certificate course, i learnt the basic skills needed to operate a personal computer.

I learnt that a computer is an electronic device which uses electricity to process and store data in a professional way. The computer is made up of various components such as; the hardware, the software and the human ware.

The hardware are the physical component of a computer, which can be seen and touched.
Hardware components are divided into various parts:output devices, input devices, storage devices, ports, cables, expansion cards e.t.c

Output device are devices that gives a feedback of what has been processed in the computer. Example of output devices are printer, monitor and speaker.

Input device are devices used to send in data or instructions to be processed.

Example of input devices are mouse and keyboard.

Ports are channels or sockets in which external devices or additional components can be added to the system. Example of ports are serial ports, parallel ports, USB ports, e.t.c

Storage device
is a medium used in storing data and information. Examples are hard disk, floppy disk, flash disk, CD/DVD ROM e.t.c

Expansion cards
are used to add additional functions to the computer system. Example of expansion card are sound cards, graphic adapter, NIC (Network Interface Card) e.t.c

Cables are used to transfer data from one place to another. e.g USB cable, power cable, e.t.c.

The software are the invisible part which cannot be seen but controls and coordinates every activity within the computer system.
Software is divided into two: System software and Application software.

System software
controls and coordinates the hardware. A good example of system software is the O.S (Operating System) while

Application software
are used to solve specific task or users problem. Example of application software are Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database, Presentation, Graphics

The human ware are the users or computer operator.