Oxford Information Technology for CSEC Workbook

Oxford Information Technology for CSEC Workbook

By Glenda Gay, Ronald Blades
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Book Description

Oxford Information Technology for CSEC Workbook has been written for use in class or homework to extend, revise and complement materials and skills covered in the Textbook. It can also be used as standalone support for anyone studying the subject at CSEC. The Workbook provides additional practice through questions, exercises and activities on all areas of the syllabus with particular focus on logic, reasoning and problem solving essential skills for programming, a
common area of weakness among students.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • 1 Fundamentals of hardware and software
    • Input and output devices
    • Storage devices
    • Device interfaces
    • Storage devices and media
    • Hardware specifications
    • Ports
    • File management
    • Processing modes
    • Hardware interfaces
    • Storing and manipulating data within the computer
    • Converting a decimal number to another base
    • Converting binary, octal and hexadecimal numbers
    • Two’s complement representation
    • Representing positive and negative numbers
    • ASCII
  • 2 Applications and implications of ICT
    • Internet and communications technology
    • Data security
    • Misuse of information
    • IT jobs and emerging technological trends
  • 3 Information processing
    • Characteristics and functions of information processing
    • Methods of data capture
    • Validation and verification
    • File organization and access
  • 4 Productivity tools
    • Word processing 1
    • Word processing 2
    • Word processing 3
    • Presentations
    • Web-based design
    • Spreadsheet terminology 1
    • Functions and formulas 1
    • Sorting data 1
    • Extracting data 1
    • Charts 1
    • Absolute and relative addressing
    • Spreadsheet terminology 2
    • Functions and formulas 2
    • Extracting data 2
    • Charts 2
    • Database terminology 1
    • Queries 1
    • Sorting data 2
    • Database reports 1
    • Database terminology 2
    • Queries 2
    • Sorting data 3
    • Database reports 2
  • 5 Problem solving
    • Problem solving
    • Arithmetic operators
    • Logical operators
    • Relational operators
    • Statements
    • Data types
    • Ways of representing algorithms
    • Pseudocode
    • Flowchart symbols
    • IF-THEN-ELSE decision structure
    • Loops
    • Indefinite loops: WHILE and REPEAT
    • Trace tables
    • Testing and debugging
    • Putting it together
  • Back Cover
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