Introduction to Computing::Syllabus


Content

Chapter 1

Introduction to Information Communication Technology(ICT)

  • Elements of Computer System
  • Types of Computers
  • Evolution of Computers
  • Computer peripherals and interface
  • uses of computer systems
  • impact of ICT in Society

Chapter 2

Computer Hardware

  • input devices
  • processing devices
  • memory
  • storage devices
  • output devices
  • Communication  devices
  • Components of a computer system
  • Primary storage devices secondary storage devices and media
  • input/output devices
  • communication devices
  • selection of computer hardware

Chapter 3

Computer Software

  • System software
  • application software 
  • user interface
  • Selection of computer software

Chapter4

Computer start up/booting

  • Sources of power
  • Power protection
  • Booting
  • BIOS and BIOS setup 

Chapter 5

Software Installation

  • Installation procedures
  • Types of installation
  • Installers
  • Uninstalling Software
  • Configuration

Chapter 6

Keyboard and mouse skills

  • types of keyboards
  • keyboard layout
  • typing skills
  • keyboard ergonomics
  • Mouse Skills

Chapter 7

Number Systems,Computer arithmetic and set theory

  • Computer ccdes (BCD,ASCI and EBCDIC)
  • Zoned decimal and packed decimal format
  • Number System
  • Number systems and Conversions
  • Binary Arithmetic
  • set and set theory

Chapter 8

Data processing life cycle

  • introduction to data processing
  • data,input,output and control
  • file organization and access
  • data collection methods
  • data capture methods
  • methods of data processing 
  • data processing systems 
  • data processing modes
  • data hierarchy

Chapter 7 

Logic,truth gates and circuits

  • Conjunction
  • Dis junction
  • negation
  • proportion and truth tables
  • tautologies and contradictions
  • logical equivalence
  • conditional and bi-conditional statements
  • arguments and logical implications
  • simplification of logical circuits:Boolean expressions,AND_OR Circuits

Chapter 8

Basic computer Networking

  • Networking terms
  • components of computer network
  • types of computer network
  • advantages and disadvantages of networking
  • internet use and benefits

Chapter 9

Basic troubleshooting

  • Hadware Errors
  • Hardware troubleshooting techniques
  • Software errors
  • hardware troubleshooting tools
  • software troubleshooting techniques
  • software troubleshooting tools

Chapter 10

Emerging issues and trends