3.2 Software


The software topic deals with the software associated with a typical computer system. ITGS students are required to understand the meaning of the terms and concepts listed here and, where appropriate, briefly describe how they work or their relevance to the user.

The development of software can have social impacts such as increased access for disabled people, and ethical issues, for example, only producing packages in a limited number of languages, effectively making English the global language. Students are expected to examine the effects of these developments on stakeholders.

Possible scenario

A computer user is planning to update the software on their current computer system to the most recent versions and must use their knowledge to:

IT concepts to address in this topic


System utilities