Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Basic Computer Course (Skill Development Course)

Course Duration: 3 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a fundamental understanding of computer systems, software, and the internet.
  2. To develop practical computer skills necessary for self-employment and career advancement.
  3. To enable students to use computers effectively for various tasks.
  4. To enhance awareness of cybersecurity and protective measures while using computers.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Computing Systems

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Computers for Individuals
  • Importance of Computers
  • Parts of a Computer System
  • Memory Devices
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Types of Monitors
  • Types of Printers
  • 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 World Wide Web

  • Internet Services
  • World Wide Web
  • Browser Setups
  • Using Search Engines
  • Email and Other Internet Applications

Module 5: Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • The Need for Computer Security
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Threats to Users
  • Online Spying Tools
  • Threats to Data
  • Cybercrime
  • Protective Measures

Course Teaching Methodology:

  1. Classroom Lectures: Theoretical concepts will be explained through classroom lectures.
  2. Hands-On Practice: Practical exercises and activities to reinforce computer skills.
  3. Computer Lab Sessions: Hands-on experience with computer systems, software, and the internet.
  4. Group Discussions: Collaborative discussions on computer-related topics.
  5. Guest Lectures: Expert speakers may be invited to share insights on cybersecurity.
  6. Practical Projects: Students may work on small computer-related projects to apply their skills.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • Computer literacy is essential for almost every job in today's digital age.
  • Graduates of this course can pursue careers in various fields, including data entry, office administration, and customer support.
  • Computer skills are highly valued in self-employment ventures, such as freelancing, digital marketing, and online businesses.

Note: The course contents can be modified based on the specific requirements of learners or location, ensuring flexibility to cater to different student backgrounds and regional needs.

This three-month syllabus aims to equip Indian students with essential computer skills, preparing them for self-employment and career opportunities in a digital world.

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