## Distance BSC- Fundamentals of IT

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## Fundamentals of Information Technology

BSC IT Distance Education syllabus for fundamentals of information technology course at Sikkim Manipal University-Distance Education. Visit www.smude.edu.in to know more.

BSC IT Distance Education syllabus for fundamentals of information technology course at Sikkim Manipal University-Distance Education. Visit www.smude.edu.in to know more.

## BSC Distance Education

 Course Code: BIT101 Course Title: Fundamentals of Information Technology (4 Credits)

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Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Computers

Basics of computer , Characteristics of computers, Limitations of computers, System Components, Input devices, Output devices, Computer Memory, Central Processing Unit, Mother Board

Unit 2 Computer Generations & Classifications

Evolution of computers, Classification of Computers, Types of Microcomputers Distributed Computer

Unit 3 Number Systems and Boolean algebra

Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal, Converting Techniques in Number systems, 1’s Complements, 2’s Complements, Computer Codes, Rules and Laws of Boolean algebra, Basic Gates (NOT, AND & OR)

Unit 4 Logical Circuits

Combinational Circuits, Sequential Circuits, Flip Flops, Shift registers, Types of shift registers, Counters

Unit 5 CPU

CPU Essentials, Modern CPU concepts- CISC vs. RISC CPUs, Circuit Size and Die Size, Processor Speed, Processor Cooling, System Clocks,  CPU Overclocking

Unit 6 Computer Memory

Memory System, Memory Cells, Memory Arrays, Random Access Memory (RAM) Read Only Memory (ROM), Physical Devices Used to construct Memories

Unit 7 Bus

Bus, Bus Interface, Industry standard architecture (ISA), Micro Channel Architecture (MCA), VESA  (Video Electronics Standards Association, Peripheral component Interconnect, Accelerated graphics Port, FSB, USB, Dual Independent Bus, Troubleshooting

Unit 8   Storage Devices

Hard Disk- Construction, IDE drive standard and features, Troubleshooting, DVD, Blue-Ray disc, Flash Memory,

Unit 9   Input Output Devices

Wired and Wireless connectivity, Wired and Wireless Devices, Input Devices, Touch Screen, Visual Display Terminal, Troubleshooting

Unit 10 Introduction to Computer Software

Computer Software, Overview of different operating systems, Overview of different application software, Overview of proprietary software, Overview of open source technology

Unit 11 Software Development, Design and Testing

Requirement Analysis, Design Process, Models for System Development, Software Testing Life Cycle, Software Testing, Software Paradigms, Programming Methods, Software Applications

Unit 12 Operating System Concepts

Operating System Concepts, Functions of Operating System, Development of Operating System, Operating system virtual memory, Operating System Components, Operating System Services, Operating System Security

Unit 13 Internet and Its Working

History of Internet , Web browsers, Web servers, Hypertext Transfer Protocol ,  Internet Protocols Addressing, Internet Connection Types, How Internet Works

Unit 14 Internet and Its Uses

Internet Security, Uses of Internet, Virus, Antivirus, Cloud System, Cloud Technologies, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Deployment Models

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