Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Fundamentals of Computer and Internet

Course Duration : 3 Months

Course Overview: This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of computing systems, operating systems, networks, databases, and internet services. It is designed to help students develop skills in using computers and the internet, and to understand the importance of cyber security. The course will be conducted part-time over a period of 3 months.

Course Objectives:

  1. To introduce students to the basic concepts and components of computing systems.
  2. To provide an overview of different types of operating systems and software.
  3. To introduce students to networks, databases, and internet services.
  4. To enable students to understand and use the World Wide Web and email applications.
  5. To provide an understanding of cyber security concepts and measures.

Teaching Methodology: The course will be taught through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, practical sessions, and assignments. The focus will be on hands-on learning, with ample opportunities for students to practice and apply what they learn.

Course Contents: Module 1: Computing Systems

  • Introduction to computers
  • Parts of a computer system
  • Memory devices
  • Input and output devices
  • Number systems
  • Bits and bytes
  • Text codes and types of processors

Module 2: Operating Systems

  • Types of operating systems
  • User interfaces
  • PC operating systems
  • Network operating systems
  • Types of software
  • Programming languages
  • Compiler and interpreter
  • Program control flow and algorithm

Module 3: Networks and Databases

  • Networking basics
  • Uses of networks
  • Types of networks
  • Network hardware
  • Introduction to databases and database management systems

Module 4: Internet and WWW

  • Internet services
  • World wide web
  • Browser setups
  • Using search engines
  • Email and other internet applications

Module 5: Cyber Security

  • The need for computer security
  • Basic security concepts
  • Threats to users
  • Online spying tools
  • Threats to data
  • Cybercrime
  • Protective measures

Importance for Learner: The course will provide students with the essential skills and knowledge to use computers and the internet effectively. It will also enable them to understand the importance of cyber security and to protect themselves and their data from online threats. These skills are essential for self-employment and career growth in today's digital age.

Note: The course contents can be modified based on the requirements of learners or location. This syllabus is designed keeping in mind Indian students.

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