|Course code module||FTEBABK110|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Instructor(s)||Carlos De Backer|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
No knowledge required.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
By the end of the course, students should understand modern computer technology and be able to explain how computer systems work. This knowledge should help students to better communicate with computer suppliers and colleagues from the IT department. In the course, a number of business economic applications will also be elaborated using Excel and Access. In-depth knowledge of this software should motivate students to fully use these packages during the rest of the course of studies.
3. Course content
In the first part of the course we examine how hardware works. We examine the technology used for all the components in the motherboard (memory, processor, bus, port, etc) and the peripherals (hard drive, printer, etc.). The second part of the course deals with system and application software. Here, we introduce the workings of the Windows and Linux operating systems. In addition, Excel is explained in more detail to illustrate application software. In the third part of the course, we deal with computer networks. In particular, the hardware (modems, hubs, routers, etc.) and software (protocols) of modern computer networks (internet, ADSL, ISDN, wireless, etc.) are explained. The fourth part of the course deals with data management. In this part, a number of traditional file organisations are explained as an introduction to dealing with relational databases. Microsoft Access is also used to illustrate a simple database package.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Supervised self-study
5. Assessment method
Exam: Multiple choice
6. Compulsory reading – study material
7. Recommended reading - study material
E. Garrison Walters, 'The essential guide to computing: the story of information technology', Prentice Hall, 2001
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