Macmillan Education
Information Technology for CSEC® Examinations
Howard Campbell
Test Preparation
Information Technology for CSEC® Examinations
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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

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Title Page
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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
Part 3: Productivity tools
12 Mastering word processing
Introduction to word processing
Creating a document
Columns and tables
Working with graphics
Document editing
13 Mastering 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
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