Exam Unit: Information Technology (2.1)

Learning Outcome

To demonstrate a sound understanding of how computers work and to gain an understanding of the importance of Information Technology within everyday business.

Boot Up Processes:
1. Types of computer hardware
2. The BIOS
3. Operating SystemsSoftware:
1. Programming Languages
2. Windows
3. Software ApplicationsMicrochips:
1. Transistors
2. RAM
3. MicroprocessorsData Storage:
1. Disk Storage
2. Floppy Drive
3. Hard Drives
4. Removable StoragePrinters:
1. Basic printers
2. Advanced Printers
Input/Output Devices
1. Energy into Data
2. The BUS
3. Ports
4. The keyboard
5. The display
6. Pointing devices
7. Modems
8. Scanners and OCR
9. High-Tech Input/OutputMultimedia:
1. CD-ROM
2. Sound
3. Video
4. Virtual realityThe Internet:
1. Local Area Networks
2. Internet connectivity
3. E-Mail
4. Internet video and audio
5. The World Wide Web