CBSE Class 11 Informatics Practices Syllabus 2013-2014

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CLASS–XI (2013-14)

Unit 1: Introduction to Computer Systems

Hardware Concepts:

 Computer organization (basic concepts): CPU, Memory (RAM and ROM), I/O devices, communication bus, ports (serial, parallel), device specific ports;

Input devices: Keyboard, Mouse, Light pen, Touch screen, Graphics Tablet, Joystick, Microphone, OCR, Scanner, Smart Card reader, Barcode reader, Biometric sensor, Web camera;

Output Devices: Monitor/Visual Display Unit (VDU), LCD screen, Television, Printer (Dot Matrix Printer, Deskjet/ Inkjet/ Bubble jet Printer, Laser Printer), Plotter, Speaker;

Secondary Storage Devices: Floppy disk, Hard disk, Compact disk, Magnetic tape, Digital Versatile disk (DVD), Flash drive, Memory cards.Comparative properties of storage media;

Memory Units: bit, byte (Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte, Petabyte)  E-waste disposal.

Security of computer system

Sources of attack and possible damages, malware - virus, worms, trojan, spyware- and their propagation, cookies as security threat, malware detection using a tool.Computer security, Digital certificate, Digital signature, firewall, password, file access permissions

Types of Software:

a) System Software:

(i) Operating systems: Need for operating system, major functions of Operating System; Examples of OS for mainframe, PC/Server, and mobile devices.

(ii) Language Processors: Assembler, Interpreter, and Compiler

b) Utility Software: Compression tools, disk defragmenter, anti-virus.

c) Application Software:

(i) General Purpose Application Software: Word Processor, Presentation Tool, Spreadsheet Package, Database Management System, Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

(ii) Specific Purpose Application software: Inventory Management System, Purchasing System, Human Resource Management System, Payroll System, Financial Accounting, Hotel Management and Reservation System, etc.

Unit 2: Introduction to Programming 

Getting started with Programming using IDE  Introduction, Rapid Application Development using IDE (Integrated Development Environment); Familiarization of IDE using basic Interface components- Label, Text Field, Text Area, Button, Checkbox, Radio Button. (As per appendix A)

Developing General Application (As per the guidelines at appendix B) - Getting Familiar with Java Swing User Interface components-Frame, Dialog, Option Pane, Panel, Scroll Pane, Label, Text Field, Password Field, Text area, Button, Check Box, Radio Button, Combo Box, List.

Basic component handling methods and properties: setText(), getText(), is Selected(), set Selected().

Programming Fundamentals

Data Types: Concept of data types; Built-in data types - byte, short, int, long, float, double, char, String, boolean

Variables: Need to use variable, declaring variables, variable naming convention, assigning value to variables;

Integer object method: parseInt

Double object method: parseDouble, parseFloat

Control structures:

Decision structure - if, if-else, switch;

Looping structure- while, do . . while, for;

Programming Guidelines:

General concepts; modular approach;

Stylistic guidelines: clarity and simplicity of expressions and names; comments, indentation; Running and debugging programs, syntax errors, run-time errors, logical errors;

Problem solving methodology: Understanding of the problem, Identifying minimum number of inputs required for output, breaking down problem into simple logical steps.

Unit 3: Relational Database Management System

Database Management System

 Introduction to database concepts: database, relational database, relation/table, attribute/field, tuple / row;

Data types: Text (CHAR, VARCHAR), Number (DECIMAL, INT/INTEGER), Date and Time

Keys: candidate key, primary key, alternate key, foreign key;  

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