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Learning Objectives

This section breaks down the objective that are covered in each Unit:

Unit Name

Objectives covered

Welcome

  • identify and demonstrate positive work behaviors
  • employ effective reading and writing skills
  • employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skill
  • demonstrate ethical use of online resources
  • adhere to copyright rules and regulations
  • differentiate between copyright and trademarks
  • examine the consequences of plagiarism

The Computer System

  • identify the different computer classifications such as minicomputer, mainframe, and microcomputer;
  • identify major hardware components and their functions such as the central processor unit, input and output peripherals, and storage systems and devices;
  • identify the function and operation of compilers and interpreters;
  • identify various computer languages and how the languages are used in software development;
  • recognize data representation in software development such as string, numeric, character, integer, and date;
  • recognize computer numbering systems and internal data representation;
  • identify hardware associated with telecommunications and data networking such as servers, routers, switches, hubs, and network connectors;
  • identify and describe various types of networks such as peer-to-peer, local area networks, wide area networks, wireless token ring, and Ethernet;
  • identify and describe functions of network operating systems;
  • explain troubleshooting techniques for various network connection issues.

Input, Output and Processing

  • identify major hardware components and their functions such as the central processor unit, input and output peripherals, and storage systems and devices.
  • demonstrate understanding of the process of connecting peripheral devices.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of variety of input devices such as mouse, keyboard, microphone, digital camera, printer, scanner and optical disk reader.
  • use available reference tools such as manuals, both online and written, as appropriate

The Operating System

  • differentiate between systems and application software
  • identify and understand major operating system fundamentals and components
  • identity appropriate use of application software
  • identify new and emerging classes of software
  • demonstrate proper use of system management tools
  • identify and demonstrate positive work behaviors that enhance employability and job advancement
  • identify and demonstrate positive personal qualities
  • employ effective reading and writing skills
  • employ effective verbal and non verbal communications skills

The Internet

  • demonstrate effective Internet search strategies, including keywords, Boolean logic using various available search engines.
  • dissect and identify the various components of a Uniform Resource Locator.
  • demonstrate ability to effectively test acquired information from the Internet for accuracy, relevance adn validity
  • explain issues concerning Internet security protocols such as computer viruses, online predators, hacking and identiy theft
  • define and identify unethical practices such as hacking, phone fraud, online piracy and data vandalism
  • demonstrate ethical use of Internet and online resources, including citation of sources.

Web Design

  • demonstrate leadership skills and function effectively as a team member.
  • identify the terminology associated with web page editing software and its functions.
  • identify the terminology associated with interactive media.
  • identify and describe design principles such as contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity
  • identify and describe types and styles of typeface used for publications such as serif and sans serif
  • create a web page containing links graphics and text.