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Course: F.Y.BCA – Sem 1

(1) Introduction to Computers and its components

  • Computer
    • Introduction to Computer
    • The Components of Computer
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer
    • Generations of Computer
    • Computer Software
    • Categories of Computers
      • Personal Computers
      • Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices
      • Servers
      • Mainframes
      • Super Computers
      • Embedded Computers
    • Examples of Computer Usage
    • Applications of Computer in Society


  • Components of Computer
    • The System Unit
    • Processor
    • Data Representation
    • Memory
    • Expansion Slots and Adaptor Cards
    • Ports and Connectors
    • Buses
    • Bays
    • Power Supply
    • Mobile Computers and Devices


(2) Input and Output Units

  • Input Devices
    • Introduction to Input Devices
    • Keyboard
    • Pointing Devices
      • Mouse
      • Trackball
      • Touchpad
      • Pointing Stick
      • Light Pen
      • Touch Screen
      • Pen Input
    • Controllers for Gaming and Media Players
      • Gamepads
      • Joysticks and Wheels
      • Light Guns
      • Dance Pads
      • Motion-Sensing Game Controllers
      • Touch-Sensitive Pads
    • Voice Input
    • Input for PDAs, Smart Phones and Tablet PCs
    • Digital Camera
    • Video Input
      • PC Video Cameras
      • J Web Cams
      • Video Conferencing
    • Scanners and Reading Devices
      • Optical Scanners
      • Optical Readers (OCR, OMR, BCR, RFID Reader, MICR,
        Magnetic Stripe Card Reader, DataC ollection Devices)
      • Terminals (Point-of-Sale Terminal, Automated Teller Machine)
      • Biometric Input


  • Output Devices
    • Introduction to Output Devices
    • Display Devices
    • Flat-Panel Displays
    • CRT Monitors
    • Printers
      • Non-Impact Printers (Ink-Jet, Photo, Laser, Thermal, Mobile,
        Label and Postage, Plotters and Large-format Printers)
      • Impact Printers (Dot-matrix, Line)
    • Speakers, Headphones and Earphones
    • Fax Machines and Fax Modems
    • Multifunction Peripherals
    • Data Projectors


(3) Storage

  • Storage
    • Introduction to Storage
    • Magnetic Disks
    • Optical Disks
    • Tape
    • PC Cards and Express Card Modules
    • Miniature Mobile Storage Media
    • Microfilm and Microfiche
    • Enterprise Storage


  • Files
    • Introduction to Files
    • Types of Files


(4) Computer Codes

  • Computer Codes
    • Introduction to Computer Codes
    • Decimal System
    • Binary System
    • Hexadecimal System
    • Octal System
    • 4-bit BCD System o 8-bit BCD System o ASCII code
    • 16-bit Unicode


  • Conversion of Numbers (includes fixed and fractional numbers)
    • Non-Decimal to Decimal
    • Binary to Decimal
    • Decimal to Binary
    • Binary to Octal
    • Octal to Binary
    • Octal to Decimal
    • Decimal to Octal
    • Binary to Hexadecimal
    • Hexadecimal to Binary
    • Hexadecimal to Decimal o Decimal to Hexadecimal o Hexadecimal to Octal
    • Octal to Hexadecimal