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Title Introduction to Information Technology
Short Name IIT
Course code CSC109
Nature of course Theory + Lab
Semester first-semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Course Description

Course Description: This course covers the basic concepts of computers and information

technology including introduction, hardware, software, memory, input/output, data

representation, database, networks and data communication, Internet, multimedia, and

computer security.

Course Objectives: The main objective of this course is to provide students knowledge of

fundamental concepts of computers and information technology.

Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction to Computer
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; Digital and Analog Computers; Characteristics of Computer; History of Computer;

Generations of Computer; Classification of Computer; The Computer System; Application of


2. The Computer System Hardware
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; Central Processing Unit; Memory Unit; Instruction Format; Instruction Set;

Instruction Cycle; Microprocessor; Interconnecting the Units of a Computer; Inside a Computer


3. Computer Memory
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Introduction; Memory Representation; Memory Hierarchy; CPU Registers; Cache Memory;

Primary Memory; Secondary Memory; Access Types of Storage Devices; Magnetic Tape;

Magnetic Disk; Optical Disk; Magneto-Optical Disk; How the Computer uses its memory

4. Input and Output Devices
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Introduction; Input-Output Unit; Input Devices; Human Data Entry Devices; Source Data Entry

Devices; Output Devices; I/O Port; Working of I/O System

5. Data Representation
teaching hours: 6 hrs

Introduction; Number System; Conversion from Decimal to Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal;

Conversion of Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal to Decimal; Conversion of Binary to Octal,

Hexadecimal; Conversion of Octal, Hexadecimal to Binary; Binary Arithmetic; Signed and

Unsigned Numbers; Binary Data Representation; Binary Coding Schemes; Logic Gates

6. Computer Software
teaching hours: 6 hrs

Introduction; Types of Software; System Software; Application Software; Software Acquisition;

Operating System (Introduction, Objectives of Operating System, Types of OS, Functions of OS,

Process Management, Memory Management, File Management, Device Management, Protection

and Security, User Interface, Examples of Operating Systems)

7. Data Communication and Computer Network
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Introduction; Importance of Networking; Data Transmission Media; Data Transmission across

Media; Data Transmission and Data Networking; Computer Network; Network Types; Network

Topology; Communication Protocol; Network Devices; Wireless Networking

8. The Internet and Internet Services
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Introduction; History of Internet; Internetworking Protocol; The Internet Architecture;

Managing the Internet; Connecting to Internet; Internet Connections; Internet Address; Internet

Services; Uses of Internet; Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT), Wearable Computing, and

Cloud Computing, Introduction to E-commerce, E-governance, and Smart City, and GIS

9. Fundamentals of Database
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Introduction; Database; Database System; Database Management System; Database System

Architectures; Database Applications; Introduction to Data Warehousing, Data mining, and


10. Multimedia
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; Multimedia - Definition; Characteristics of Multimedia; Elements of Multimedia;

Multimedia Applications

11. Computer Security
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; Security Threat and Security Attack; Malicious Software; Security Services;

Security Mechanisms (Cryptography, Digital Signature, Firewall, Users Identification and

Authentication, Intrusion Detection Systems); Security Awareness; Security Policy

Lab and Practical works

Laboratory Works:

After completing this course, students should have practical knowledge of different hardware

components of computer, operating systems, Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Presentation

Graphics, Database Management Systems, and Internet and its services. The laboratory work


1. Demonstration of different hardware components of a computer.

2. Knowledge of different operating systems like Windows, Linux, and DOS; Working with

folders; Adding and removing programs.

3. Knowledge of different features of word processors like creating, saving, opening,

editing, formatting, and printing documents; Using page setup; Working with bullets and

numbers; Working with tables, mail merge, macros, and table of contents; Inserting

pictures; Checking spelling, thesaurus and grammar.

4. Knowledge of Spreadsheet features like workbooks and worksheets, functions and

formulas, cell referencing, sorting, data validation, conditional formatting; Creating


5. Creating presentation slides; Adding animations; Inserting Charts, Graphics, Movies and

Sound Clips.

6. Creating tables, query, reports, and forms; Understanding different data types.

7. Understanding Internet and its services like WWW and E-mail; Using search engine;

Managing web browsers