COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (86)
The Aim: 1. To empower students by enabling them to build their own applications. 2. To introduce students to some effective tools to enable them to enhance their knowledge, broaden horizons, foster creativity, improve the quality of work and increase efficiency. 3. To enable students to learn to use the World Wide Web in order to gather knowledge and communicate with students and the academic community all over the world. 4. To enable students to learn to process words and numbers, analyze data, communicate ideas effectively and make the optimum use of computer resources. 5. To help students learn fundamental concepts of computing using object oriented approach in one computer language.
6. To provide students with a clear idea of ethical
issues involved in the field of computing.
There will be one written paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections A & B. Section A (Compulsory – 40 marks) will consist of compulsory short answer questions covering the entire syllabus. Section B (60 marks) will consist of questions which will require detailed answers and there will be a choice of questions in this section. THEORY - 100 Marks 1. Operating System i) Command User Interface The need for an Operating System, the Booting Process, Directory handling, Absolute and Relative path names, File handling, Disk handling Commands, Batch Files. ii) Graphic User Interface Working with the Graphical User Interface (GUI), Elements of a GUI, handling files and directories under GUI, managing the desktop. iii) Installing the Operating System Installing the Operating System and other software, setting up printers. 114 2. The Internet Communicating through Computers, creating an e-mail I.D., e-mail and ftp, POP and IMAP and SMTP for mail and the ftp protocol for file transfer; using the World Wide Web, HTTP and web servers; downloading information; using Search engines, configuring the Internet. 3. Computing and Ethics Ethical issues in computing; intellectual property rights; protection of individual’s right to privacy; data protection on the internet; protection against Spam; software piracy, cyber crime, hacking, protection against malicious intent and malicious code. 4. Word Processing Starting and closing the word processor under a graphic user interface; creating and saving a document; protecting a document; editing a document, find and replace, page layout, printing a document, formatting a document, enhancing a document, proofing a document, mail merge; labels & envelopes; creating indexes and table of contents. Templates, embedding objects. 5. Multimedia Presentation The art and science of communication. Planning a presentation; creating and saving a presentation in different formats; slide layout and transition; working with graphics, embedding audio and video clips; recording dialogue and sounds; embedding scanned images and objects from other software. Integrating
the presentation with word processors and the internet, animation and design enhancement. 6. Spreadsheets The need for spreadsheets; creating and saving a spreadsheet; working with formulae; relative and absolute referencing; editing a spreadsheet, using functions, working with ranges, graphs and charts; formatting a spreadsheet; working with multiple spreadsheets; printing spreadsheets; importing external data and working with it. Tools for analysis. 7. Database Packages The need for database management; creating and saving a database; editing a database; performing calculations; modifying the structure of a database; sorting, indexing; querying; mailing labels; report generation. Working with multiple databases, object linking and embedding, creating applications. 8. Elementary Concept of Objects and Classes Modelling entities and their behaviour by objects; a class as a specification for objects and as an object factory; computation as...
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