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APPENDIX III

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Secondary
Education Certificate

Information Technology
Syllabus
Effective for Examinations from May/June 2010

Correspondence related to the syllabus should be addressed to: The Pro-Registrar
Caribbean Examinations Council
Caenwood Centre
37 Arnold Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I.
Telephone Number: (876) 920-6714
Facsimile Number: (876) 967-4972
E-mail address: cxcwzo@cxc.org
Website: www.cxc.org
Copyright © 2008 by Caribbean Examinations Council
The Garrison, St. Michael BB 11158, Barbados

CXC 30/G/SYLL 08

This document CXC 30/G/SYLL 08 replaces CXC 30/G; T/SYLL 00A issued in 2000.

Revised 2000, 2008
Please check the website, www.cxc.org for updates on CXC s syllabuses.

CXC 30/G/SYLL 08

Contents
RATIONALE ................................................................................................................................................

1

AIMS

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2

ORGANIZATION OF THE SYLLABUS....................................................................................................

2

SUGGESTED TIME-TABLE ALLOCATION ...........................................................................................

2

FORMAT OF THE EXAMINATIONS .......................................................................................................

3

CERTIFICATION AND DEFINITION OF PROFILE DIMENSIONS...................................................

4

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS ..............................................................................

5

NOTES TO TEACHERS .............................................................................................................................

5

REGULATIONS FOR RESIT CANDIDATES ..........................................................................................

7

REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS FROM PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS ...............................................

7

SECTION 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE .............................................

8

SECTION 2 PROBLEM-SOLVING AND PROGRAM DESIGN .........................................................

10

SECTION 3 PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.....................................................................................

12

SECTION 4 APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS OF INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY.............................................................................

13

SECTION 5 INFORMATION PROCESSING .......................................................................................

15

SECTION 6 WORDPROCESSING, PRESENTATION AND WEB PAGE DESIGN .......................

16

SECTION 7 SPREADSHEETS ................................................................................................................

19

SECTION 8 DATABASE MANAGEMENT ...........................................................................................

21

GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT.............................

23

RECOMMENDED TEXTS..........................................................................................................................

46

GLOSSARY ...................................................................................................................................................

47

CXC 30/G/SYLL 08

Information Technology Syllabus
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RATIONALE
Information Technology has evolved over the past five decades in response to the need for more efficient techniques to manage the significantly increased volume and sophistication of the knowledge reservoir of mankind. It merges the study of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Office Automation; involves the collection, storage,...
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