What is computer? Characteristics of computer, advantages of computer, uses of computer,Types of computer, classifications of computers, Computers in near future.Computer hardware and software, Components of computer, processor, machine cycle, microprocessor, system clock Memory unit: RAM, ROM, Cache Memory and processing with memory. Mother board, Expansion slots, computer buses, ports and power supply. Input and Input devices: keyboard, mouse, joystick, track ball, touch pad, light pen, microphone. Input devices: digital camera and scanner. Output and output devices: CRT monitors, Flat panel monitors, printers. Output devices: plotter, speaker and headset and digital light projector. Secondary storage devices: magnetic storage devices (hard disk, floppy disk). Optical storage devices (CD ROM, CD ROM drive, DVD ROM, CD-R and CD writer, CD-RW and CD-RW drive). Removable storage devices: flash memory devices, external hard disk, CDs, DVDs, smart cards. Number System: Non Positional number system, Positional number system. Conversion from one number system to another. Computer Arithmetic: Binary arithmetic (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division) Planning the computer program, Pseudo Code, Algorithm and Flow charts. Computer language, Types of computer language; Machine, Assembly and High level language.
Compiler and Interpreters. Operating system, concepts and terminologies.Introduction to Data Bases and concepts and terminologies Lecture 14 What is network? Uses of networks, Types of networks. Network architecture: file-server network, client/server network and peer to peer network. Communication devices: Modem, NIC. Components for data communication. Communication channel. The internet, how internet works, the intranet and the extranet. Terminologies used for internet. How to connect to internet, assessing internet. Advantages and disadvantages of internet, services of internet.
Explain the importance of computers in today’s society.
∙ Identify different categories of computers in use.
∙ Identify different components of a computer.
∙ Explain the importance of Internet and WWW in today’s society.
∙ Identify various services provided by the Internet.
∙ Explain the importance of software in today’s society.
∙ Identify different categories of software in use.
∙ Enable the student to create various types of electronic documents.
∙ Enable the student to create electronic presentations.
∙ Enable the student to manage data and perform calculations.
Course Learning Outcomes
To understand the operational basics of personal computers.
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