Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Computer Fundamentals

Course Overview: This course aims to provide an understanding of the basic concepts and components of a computer system. The course will cover various topics, including the history and generations of computers, hardware, software, programming languages, networking, and the internet. Additionally, learners will be familiarized with the concepts of multimedia and computer security.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of computer systems
  • Differentiate between hardware and software
  • Identify the different components of a computer system
  • Use Microsoft Office tools
  • Understand computer-related threats and remedies for protection
  • Use multimedia tools and technologies
  • Understand networking concepts and protocols
  • Set up a Microsoft Network
  • Understand number systems and their importance

Course Methodology: This course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and practical exercises. Learners will have access to online resources, including videos, reading materials, and quizzes. Additionally, learners will be encouraged to participate in group discussions and group projects.

Importance for Learners: The course is designed for learners who want to develop a basic understanding of computer systems and gain essential computer skills. The course will benefit learners who are looking for career opportunities in various fields, including IT, business, education, and government. Additionally, the course will equip learners with the skills necessary for self-employment and entrepreneurship.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Computers
  • Definition, History, Generation, Characteristics, Types & Applications.

  • Definition of Hardware
  • Input Unit: Keyboard, Mouse, Scanner, etc.
  • CPU: Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), Control Unit (CU), Memory Unit (MU)
  • Output Unit: Monitor, Printer, etc.
  • Storage Devices: Primary & Auxiliary Memory (Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, Compact Disk, DVD, Flash Disk, etc.)
  • Others: Network Card, Modem, Sound Card, etc.

  • Definition & types of Software
  • Programming Language
  • Liveware
  • Firmware and Cache Memory
  • Microsoft Office

Computer Security
  • Setting & Protection of Computer Room and Computer
  • Concept of Computer-related threats (virus, worms, Trojan, phishing, etc.), remedies, and protection

  • Concept of Multimedia

Networking and the Internet
  • Concept of E-mail / Internet / Extranet, World Wide Web (WWW)
  • Familiarity with internet browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome, etc.)
  • Introduction of IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway
  • Introduction to Network Media, topology, and protocol.
  • Setting up Microsoft Network
  • Dial-Up Networking

Number Systems
  • Introduction to binary, octal, decimal, and hexadecimal number systems
  • Introduction to ASCII and Unicode standards

Note: The contents can be modified based on the requirements of learners or location.

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