The chapter „Basics“ contains an overview of the topics as well as a brief explanation of selected subject matters that students attending the course IV1 are actually expected to be familiar with before starting the course. However, as experience so far has shown that the previous knowledge of participants varies strikingly. Thus the first phase of the training is dedicated to the attempt of equalizing their knowledge and skills.
The knowledge and skills of correctly carrying out the functions of a corresponding application software that are outlined in these brief explanations mentioned above, should help participants to adequately evaluate their own knowledge as compared to the expected prerequisites for attending. Thus each participant is asked to decide individually according to his/her prior knowledge how much he or she has to invest into working on this section.