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Basic Of Information Technology

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BASICS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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RATIONALE
Information technology has great influence on all aspects of life. Almost all work places
and living environment are being computerized. In order to prepare diploma holders to
work in these environments, it is essential that they are exposed to various aspects of
information technology such as understanding the concept of information technology and
its scope; operating a computer; use of various tools of MS office; using internet etc.
form the broad competency profile of diploma holders. This exposure will enable the
students to enter their professions with confidence, live in a harmonious way and
contribute to the productivity.

Note:
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Teaching of theory should be dovetailed with practical work
The following topics may be taught in the laboratory along with the
practical exercises.
DETAILED CONTENTS

Relevant Instructions For Practicals
1.

Information Technology – its concept and scope

2.

Computers for information storage, information seeking, information processing
and information transmission

3.

Elements of computer system, computer hardware and software; data – numeric
data, alpha numeric data; contents of a program, processing

4.

Computer organization, block diagram of a computer, CPU, memory

5.

Input devices; keyboard, mouse etc; output devices; VDU and Printer, Scanner,
Plotter

6.

Electrical requirements, inter-connections between units, connectors and cables

7.

Secondary storage; magnetic disks – tracks and sectors, optical disk (CD and
DVD Memory), primary and secondary memory: RAM, ROM, PROM etc.,
Capacity; device controllers, serial port, parallel port, system bus

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Exercises on file opening and closing; memory management; device management
and input – output (I/O) management with respect of windows

9.

Installation concept and precautions to be observed while installing the system
and software

10.

Introduction about Operating Systems such as MS-DOS and Windows...

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