Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce learners to the basics of computer technology.

The students will achieve an understanding of the essentials of information technology infrastructure encompassing the computer hardware and computer software. It explores modern computer hardware and software and the applicability of the same in the real world. The course lays a foundation for subsequent courses

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

a)Differentiate between computer hardware and computer software

b)Describe the different parts of computer hardware and the function they play in the data processing cycle

c)Discuss the structure Central Processing Unit (CPU)

d)Explain the fetch decode execute cycle

e)Describe systems software and application software

f)Describe computer networks

g)Discuss the different types of operating systems and function of the operating system

h)Explain the different types of software development platforms

i)Select the appropriate software for achieving systems security