Effective for examinations from May/June 2009
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This document CXC A19/U2/08 replaces CXC A19/U2/03 issued in 2003.
Please note that the syllabus was revised and amendments are indicated by italics and vertical lines.
Please check the website, www.cxc.org for updates on CXC’s syllabuses.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED2
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE SYLLABUS4
STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS4
UNIT 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
MODULE 1: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANISATION5
MODULE 2: PROBLEM-SOLVING WITH COMPUTERS 8
MODULE 3: PROGRAMMING11
UNIT 2: FURTHER TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
MODULE 1: DATA STRUCTURES 13
MODULE 2: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING15
MODULE 3: OPERATING SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS19
OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT23
REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES35
REGULATIONS FOR RESIT CANDIDATES35
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