Institute of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology
Course Title: Introduction to Information Technology
Course no: CSC109
Nature of course: Theory + Lab
Full Marks: 60 + 20 + 20
Pass Marks: 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description : This course covers the basic concepts of computer and information technology, including introduction, hardware, software, memory, input/output, data representation, database, network and data communication, internet, multimedia and computer security.
Course Objective : The main objective of this course is to provide students knowledge of fundamental concepts of computers and information technology.
Introduction; Digital and Analog Computers; Characteristics of Computer; History of Computer; generations of Computer; Classification of Computer; The Computer System; Application of computers
Introduction; Central Processing Unit; Memory Unit; Instruction Format; Instruction Set; Instruction Cycle; Microprocessor; Interconnecting the Units of a Computer; Inside a Computer Cabinet
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
Introduction, Input-Output Unit, Input Devices, Human Data Entry Devices, Source Data Entry Devices, Output Devices, I/O Port, Working of I/O System
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
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)
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
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
Introduction, Database, Database System, Database Management System, Database System Architectures, Database Applications, Introduction to Data Warehousing, Data mining, and BigData
Introduction, Multimedia - Definition, Characteristics of Multimedia, Elements of Multimedia, Multimedia Applications
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
After completing this course, students should have practical knowledge of various hardware components of computer, operating systems, Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Presentation Graphics, management Systems, and Internet and its services.