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ECDL v4: Module 1 Concepts in IT

Aims and Objectives

To enable students to take the ECDL Basic Concepts of IT modular test

Know about the basic concepts of IT in order to sit the ECDL modular test

The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

Target Audience

Those who wish to learn about the basic concepts of IT to the ECDL syllabus



Course Content

Lesson 1: Basics of IT - Basic Definitions, Types of Computer, Comparing Computers

Lesson 2: Computer Hardware - The Central Processing Unit (CPU), Computer Memory, Input Devices, Output Devices, Data Storage Devices

Lesson 3: Computer Software - Operating System Software, Application Software, Software Development, Problems with Software, Copyright and Intellectual Property

Lesson 4: Computer Networks - Features of Networking, How Computers Work Together, How Computers are Connected Together, The Internet, Accessing Remote Networks

Lesson 5: IT in Society – The Internet, E-mail, Teleworking, E-commerce, What Computers Do Well (and not so well), Computers in Government, Computers in Healthcare, Computers in Education, Computers in Business, Ethical and Legal Considerations

Lesson 6: Security – Protecting against Loss of Data, Protecting Against Data Damage, Preventing Unauthorised Access, Viruses and other Malicious Software, How to defend your system again st attack, Information Security Awareness

Lesson 7: Health and Safety and Safety and the Environment – Potential Health Risks, Using Electrical Power safely, Protecting the Environment

Course Duration: 12 hours

Course Code: 1010190710