Student Computer Systems
By the time students become certified as CGAs, they will have a high level of expertise in computer and information technology, including:
- practical, hands-on technical knowledge of the computer as a management and financial problem-solving tool
- the ability to participate in the design and control of complex information systems
- the ability to manage and adapt to technological change within an organization
- increased proficiency in applying computers to problem analysis and decision making
Beginning with Level 1 of the Program of Professional Studies, students must have access to a CGA-designated computer. The Required Software and Minimum Computer System for 2013/2014 describes the operating system and software requirements and the minimum computer hardware.
Required Computer Knowledge
Students are required to have a prerequisite level of computer knowledge and familiarity in order to be successful in the CGA program of professional studies. Students are not expected to be experts, but they are expected to know how to perform common and frequently used functions.