Information and Communication Technology (ICT) KNEC Syllabus

University Revision Questions

General Objectives

At the end of the module unit, the trainee should be able to:

  • Recognize the role of computer hardware and software
  • Recognize the need for the development of computer hardware and software
  • Apply security measures to protect data, hardware and software in a fully automated office environment.
  • Apply internet and email in research and communication
  • Use internet and email in a fully automated office environment
  • Adapt to emerging issues in information communication and technology

Unit Topics/Outline

Here are the topics covered in ICT KNEC Diploma Syllabus:

Topic 1: Introduction to Information Communication Technology (ICT)

1.2. Concept of ICT

1.2. Functions of ICT

1.3. History of Computers

1.4. Classification of Computers

1.5. Components of a Computer

Topic 2: Computer Hardware

2.1. Computer Hardware Components

2.2. Input Devices

2.3. Output Devices

2.4. Central Processing Unit (CPU)

2.5. Storage Media

2.6. Computer Peripherals

Topic 3: Computer Software

3.1. Concepts of Computer Software

3.2. Classification of Computer Software

3.3. Functions of Computer Software

Topic 4: Operating System

4.1. Concept of Computer Operating System

4.2. Functions of Computer Operating Systems

4.3. Working of an Operating System

4.4. Operating System Commands

4.5. Disk Management

Topic 5: Data Security and Control

5.1. Definition of Data Security and Privacy

5.2. Security Threats and Control Measures

5.3. Computer Crimes

5.4. Detection and Protection against Computer Crimes

5.5. Laws Governing Protection of ICT

Topic 6: Word Processing

6.1. Concept of Word Processing

6.2. Document Creation and Manipulation

6.3. Tables Creation and Manipulation

6.4. Mail Merging Techniques

6.5. Application of Techniques of Word Processing Utilities

Topic 7: Spread Sheets

7.1. Concept of Spread Sheet

7.2. Application of Spread Sheets

7.3. Demonstration of Worksheet Layout

7.4. Building and Saving a Worksheet

7.5. Data Manipulation on Worksheet

7.6. Data Application to Cells

7.7. Use of Formulae and Functions

7.8. Use of Charts

Topic 8: Database

8.1. Concept of Database

8.2. Database Design

8.3. Data Manipulation in the Database

8.4. Data Sorting and Indexing

8.5. Data Storage

8.6. Data Retrieval in the Databank

8.7. Data Security in the Databank

Topic 9: Computer Networking and Internet

9.1. Concept of Computer Networks

9.2. Functions of Computer Networks

9.3. Types of Computer Networks

9.4. Configuration of Networks

9.5. Internet and Internet Uses

9.6. Electronic Mail (e-mail)

Topic 10: Desktop Publishing

10.1. Concept of Desktop Publishing

10.2. Page Layout in Desktop Publishing

10.3. Starting a New Page in DTP, Saving the Set-Up, Retrieving & Closing File

10.4. Drawing of Various Shapes Using DTP

10.5. Application and Use of Colour Pellets

10.6. Text Insertion

10.7. Text Import and Exporting

10.8. Object Linking and Embedding

10.9. Application of Desk Top Publishing in Design

Topic 11: Presentation Packages

11.1. Types of Presentation Packages

11.2. Procedure of Slide Creation

11.3. Formatting Slides

11.4. Slide Presentation

11.5. Editing Objects

Topic 12: Emerging Trends and Issues in ICT

12.1. Emerging Issues and Trends

12.2. Challenges Posed by the Emerging Issues and Trends

12.2. Coping with Challenges Posed by Emerging Issues and Trends.

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