This course is designed to aim at imparting a basic level IT Literacy program me for the commen man. This program me has essentially been conceived with an idea of given an opportunity to the common man to attain computer literacy thereby contributing to increased and speedy PC penetration in different walks of life . After completing the course the incumbent should be able to the use the computer for basic purposes of preparing his personnel/business letters, viewing information on internet (the web) , receiving and sending mails , preparing his business presentations , preparing small databases etc. This helps the small business communities , housewives , etc. to maintain their small accounts using the computers and enjoy in the world of information Technology . This course is, therefore, designed to be more practical oriented

o Introduction

o Objectives

o What is computer?
 History of computers
 Characteristics of computer system
 Basic applications of computer

o Components of Computer System
 Central processing unit
 Keyboard, mouse and VDU
 Other input devices
 Other output devices
 Computer memory

o Concept of Hardware and Software
 Hardware
 Software
 Application software
 Systems software
 Programming

o Representation of Data/Information

o Concept of Data Processing

o Applications of IECT
 E- governance
 Multimedia and entertainment

o Summary

o Model questions and answers

INTRODUCTION TO GUI BASED OPRATING SYSTEM
o Introduction 2.1 objectives
o Basics of operating system

2.2.1 Operating System

2.2.2 Basics of poplar operating system (LINUX, WINDOWS)
o The user interface

2.3.1 Task Bar

2.3.1 Icons

2.3.3 Star Menu

2.3.4 Running an Application
o Operating system simple setting

2.4.1 Changing System Date and Time

2.4.2 Changing Display Properties

2.4.3 To Add or Remove a Windows Component

2.4.4 Changing Mouse Properties

2.4.5 Adding and Removing Printers
o File and directory management
o Types of files
o Summary
o Model questions and answers iv(revision 1)

ELEMENTS OF WORLD PROCESSING
o Introduction

o Objectives

o World processing basics
 Opening word processing package
 Menu bar
 Using the help
 Using the icons below menu bar

o Opening and closing documents
 Opening documents
 Save and save as
 Page setup
 Print preview
 Printing of documents

o Text creation and manipulation
 Document creation
 Editing text
 Text selection
 Cut, copy and paste
 Font and size selection
 Alignment of text

o Formatting the text
 Paragraph indenting
 Bullets and numbering
 Changing case

o Table manipulation
 Draw table
 Changing cell width and height
 Alignment of text in cell
 Delete / insertion of row and column
 Border and shading

o Summary

o Model questions and answers

SPREAD SHEET
o Introduction

o Objectives

o Elements of Electronic Spread Sheet
 Opening of spread
 Addressing of cells
 Printing of spread sheet
 Saving workbooks

o Manipulation of cells
 Entering text, numbers and dates
 Creating text, number and date series
 Editing worksheet data
 Inserting and deleting rows, column
 Changing cell height and width v (Revision I)

o Function and charts
 Using formulas
 Function
 Charts

o Summary

o Model questions and answers

COMPUTER COMMUNICATION AND INTERNET
o Introduction

o Objectives

o Basics of Computers Networks
 Local area network (LAN)
 Wide area network (WAN)

o Internet
 Concept of internet
 Basics of internet architecture

o Service on Internet
 World wide web and websites
 Communication on internet
 Internet service

o Preparing Computer for Internet Access
 ISPs and examples (Broadband/dialup/wifi)
 Internet access techniques

o Summary

o Model questions and answers

WWW AND WEB BROWSER
o Introduction

o Objectives

o Web Browsing Software
 Popular web browsing software

o Configuring Web Browser

o Search Engines
 Popular search engines/search for content
 Accessing web browser
 Using favorites folder
 Downloading web pages
 Printing web pages

o Summary

o Model questions and answers

COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
o Introduction

o Objectives

o Basics of e –mail
 What is an electronic mail
 Email addressing
 Configuring email client

o Using e-mail vi (Revision l)
 Opening email client
 Mailbox: inbox and outbox
 Creating and sending a new e-mail
 Replying to an e-mail message
 Forwarding an e-mail massage
 Sorting and searching emails

o Advance email features
 Sending document by e-mail
 Activating spell checking
 Using address book
 Sending softcopy as attachment
 Handling SPAM

o MAKING SMALL PRESINTATIONS
 Introduction
 Objectives
 Basics
 Using power point
 Opening a power point presentation
 Saving a presentation

o Creation of Presentation
 creating a presentation using a template
 creating a blank presentation
 entering and editing text
 inserting And Deleting Slides in a presentation

o Preparation of Slides
 Inserting word table or an excel worksheet
 Adding clip Art Pictures
 Inserting other objects
 Resizing and Scaling an object

o Providing Aesthetics
 Enhancing text Presentation
 Working with color and Line Style
 Adding Movie and Sound
 Adding Headers and Footers

o Presentation of Slides
 Viewing a Presentation
 Choosing a set Up for Presentation
 Printing Slides And Handouts

o Slide Show
 Running a Slide Show
 Transition and slide timings
 Automating a slide show

o Summary

o Model questions and answers