keyboard is also similar in appearance and function as
the typewriter keyboard. The computer keyboard,
however, features special keys called function keys to
allow users to operate the computers functions and
commands. The computer keyboard also has a numeric
keypad for performing fundamental mathematical
operations. Further, most electric typewriters have an
automatic return. Operating systems of software
programs have a similar feature, called wraparound,
that returns the cursor to the next line once the typist
finishes the current line.
Before operating a computer, take time to read the
instructions. In a short time, you should be able to
successfully operate your computer and become
familiar with the word-processing programs available
Since computers are delicate tools, care should be
exercised when computers must be moved or cleaned.
A sudden drop on the deck or the use of certain cleaning
agents may be harmful to the computer or may render
the unit unusable. When a computer must be moved or
cleaned, refer to the owners manual that is provided by
Word Processing (Typing)
A graduate of the AZ A school is not required to
take a typing performance test. Successful completion
of the approved typing course is a prerequisite for
graduation from the AZ A school. However, AZ
strikers (non-A school graduates) must still complete
the typing performance test before they can participate
in the advancement examination for AZ3.
The typing performance test is usually
administered by an activitys (station, ship) education
services officer, and may be taken on either a
typewriter or a personal computer. The test should be
available at least once per quarter. The division chief
petty officer (CPO) or petty officer first class, however,
may be able to get the test administered on other
occasions if they request it at the appropriate time.
AZ strikers are required to type 20 words per
minute. For the striker who has had prior typing
experience, a small amount of practice will result in 20
words per minute proficiency in just a little time.
Therefore, when the AZ striker feels that he or she can
type 20 words per minute consistently, the striker
should ask the division petty officer for the
performance test. Once the striker passes the typing
performance test and has the test results entered in his
or her service record, the minimum typing requirement
for advancement has been met, and the test does not
have to be taken again.
Computers and word processors have all but
replaced the typewriter. Therefore, the typewriter will
not be discussed in this chapter.
You should know the names and rates or rank of
everyone in the office when you start work in the
maintenance administration division. (True or
What is the word-processing equivalent of an
electronic typewriters automatic return?
The input device and the output device are two
basic components of a computer. What is the third
basic component of a computer?
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: State the three
classifications of classified material and the
security and handling of each.
AZs handle all types of publications and
correspondence, some of which may be classified.
Therefore, you will need to know about classified
material. In this section of the manual, we will discuss
security classifications, safeguarding classified
material, correct handling, storage, and transmission of
classified material. For detailed information
concerning the security of classified information, refer
to the Department of the Navy (DON) Information
Security Program (ISP) Regulation, SECNAVINST
There are three approved classifications of
classified material: Top Secret, Secret, and
Confidential. FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY is not an
approved classified material classification. Storage
requirements, method of transmission, and
safeguarding procedures vary for each classification.
The following is a brief description of each
Top Secret. A Top Secret designation is applied to
material that, if disclosed, could be reasonably
expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to
national security. Examples include material on armed
hostilities against the U. S. or its allies or disruption of
foreign relations vitally that affect national security.
Secret. A secret designation is applied to material
that, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to cause