Information Technology for CSEC® Examinations

Information Technology for CSEC® Examinations

By Howard Campbell
US$ 28.70
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Book Description

This textbook offers comprehensive coverage of the latest CSEC® Information Technology syllabus and provides up-to-date examples of modern technology and developments in ICT.

Key features:
• Advance organisers including concept maps and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
• Over 300 exercises including in-text questions, group work, portfolio work and practical activities
• Easy to understand flowcharts and Pascal programs
• 20 exam-style questions to test and check progress
• A fully worked School-Based Assessment sample
• Online student resources including interactive questions, audio-based activities, game-based vocabulary builders and a mark book to track progress
• Online ExamView® test banks for teachers

To access all online resources visit

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Page Finder
  • About this book
  • Part 1: Theory
  • 1 The computer system
    • What is a computer?
    • Categories of computer systems
    • Components of a typical computer system
    • Interpreting computer specifications
  • 2 Primary and secondary storage
    • How do primary and secondary storage differ?
    • How is storage capacity measured?
    • Types of primary storage devices
    • Secondary storage media
    • Comparing secondary storage media
  • 3 Input and output devices
    • Data collection basics
    • Input, input devices and input media
    • Input devices in the home
    • Input devices in the retail trade
    • Output devices
  • 4 The Internet and communications technology
    • Data communication and networks
    • The World Wide Web (WWW)
    • Communicating globally using network-based tools
  • 5 Data storage and manipulation
    • Number systems
    • Binary addition
    • Binary subtraction
    • Representing integers
    • Storing text data
  • 6 System programs and application programs
    • The difference between system programs and applications programs
    • System software
    • Functions of an operating system
    • Processing modes
    • Application programs
  • 7 Information processing
    • Data, information and information processing
    • Data: Sources, verification and validation
    • File organisation and access
  • 8 Data security
    • Introduction to data security
    • Common vulnerabilities and threats
    • Data misuse
    • Protecting your computer system
    • Operational procedures
  • 9 The impact of ICT on jobs, skills and careers
    • The impact of Information Technology on jobs
    • Computer-related professions
    • Career opportunities for hardware support professionals
    • Career opportunities related to the Internet
    • Career opportunities in IT-related industries
    • Computer applications in business and industry
    • Computer-aided design
    • Computers in science and technology
    • Computers in education
    • Computer applications in recreation and entertainment
    • Telework – telecommuting and telemarketing
  • Part 2: Problem-solving and programming
  • 10 Problem-solving and program design
    • Introduction to problem-solving
    • BVI Boat Hire
    • Problem partitioning (Creating an I-P-O chart)
    • Constants and variables
    • Data types
    • The concept of an algorithm
    • Ways of representing algorithms
    • Developing algorithms to solve simple problems
  • 11 Program implementation
    • Generations of programming languages
    • Levels of programming languages
    • Implementing a program: The five steps
    • Writing programs in Pascal
    • Testing and debugging techniques
    • Arrays
  • Part 3: Productivity tools
  • 12 Mastering word processing
    • Introduction to word processing
    • Creating a document
    • Columns and tables
    • Working with graphics
    • Document editing
    • Formatting
  • 13 Mastering presentations
    • Presentations
    • Creating a presentation
  • 14 Mastering web page design
    • Introduction to web page design
    • Creating simple web pages
    • Creating and hosting your own website
  • 15 Mastering spreadsheets
    • Introduction to spreadsheets
    • Features of spreadsheets
    • Creating and setting up your workbook
    • Data extraction
  • 16 Mastering database management
    • Introduction to databases
    • Creating and populating a database
  • 17 Information integration
    • Using data from Microsoft Access in Microsoft Excel
    • Using data from Microsoft Excel in Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Perform a mail merge using an external data source
  • The School-Based Assessment
  • 18 Mastering the School-Based Assessment
    • Requirements of the School-Based Assessment
    • Mark allocation
    • Some tips to help you master the SBA
    • Practice your way to a high SBA score
    • Key skills and mark allocation
  • Answers to multiple-choice questions
  • Glossary
  • Index
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