O Level 4 Paper INTRODUCTION TO ICT RESOURCES

M4.3-R4: INTRODUCTION TO ICT RESOURCES

Objective of the Course

This course (O Level Course) has been designed to provide an introduction to Computer Hardware and Networking troubleshooting & maintenance. The student will be able to troubleshoot problems of PC and replace the defected parts of the computer. Students will understand the basic networking concepts and they will be able to establish and manage small
networks. At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Assemble and disassemble a PC
  • Effectively use miscellaneous utilities such as: Compression, CD writing, Antivirus etc.
  • Establish and configure a small LAN
  • Perform simple network administration operation

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O Level course compete details

1. PC Assembly and Operation

Assembly and Disassembly of PC and its various Parts, Startup Process (Booting), BIOS Setup, CMOS Setup and meaning of its various setting, Installation of Windows XP operating System, Installation of Other Software Packages such as Ms Office etc. Operation of Printer, Installation of printer driver, Backup and Restore Operations Troubleshooting PC Problems

2. Utilities

Compression Utilities: WinZip, PKZIP, Concept of compression, Defragmenting Hard, disk using defrag, Scan Disk for checking disk space, lost files and recovery, Formatting Hard disk, Floppy Disk, Setting System Date and Time, Antivirus Package CD Writing Sofware – Nero etc.

3. Networking Concepts

What is Networking, Local Area Networking (LANs), Metropolitan Area Network , MAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Networking Topologies, Transmission media & method of communication, Cabling: straight through and cross over, Study of components like switches, bridges, routers, Wifi router etc., communication Protocols, TCP/IP, IP addressing, MAC address, Subnetting

4. Network Administration

Installing and configuring the network using Windows NT based System, Administration of Windows NT based network, Creation of user and groups, File Sharing, Printer Sharing.

M1-R4 IT Tools and Business Systems
M2-R4 Internet Technology and Web Design
M3-R4 Programming and Problem Solving through ‘C’ language
M4.1-R4 Application of .NET Technology (Elective)
M4.2-R4 Introduction to Multimedia (Elective)

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