Course: Introduction to Information Technologies

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Course title Introduction to Information Technologies
Course code KMI/UINT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Motyčková Lenka, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Outrata Jan, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course introduces students to the structure, parts, basic principles and technologies of computers, operating, database and information systems and computer networks. In the end of the course basic user and office applications are covered. All discussed technologies and applications are shown and tested in practices. What is computer, history of computers. Computer architecture (von Neumann's) and principles of its working. Number scales, Bool angebra, logical functions and circuits. Number and characeter representation. Motherboard and computer internal buses (PCI). Microprocessor (CPU) and internal memories (RAM, cache) principles. Internal computer parts, addon cards (graphical, sound, network, multimedia), external memories (hard disks and disk arrays). Periferies and external computer buses (USB). Monitor (CRT, LCD), input devices (keyboard, mouse etc.), data drives and media (floppy, CD, DVD), printer and scanner, modem. Operating system and its functions in computer control, from both user's and administrator's view. Structure and functions of an operating system (process, memory and disk management). Computer networks, technologies and working principles. Worldwide network Internet and its services. Basics of database systems and data processing. Introduction to information systems and web technologies. Basic user application (files, network, multimedia, accessories). Office applications, creating of documents (text processor), spreadsheets (spreadsheet processor) and presentations.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The students become familiar with basic concepts of introduction to information technologies.
2. Comprehension Recognize computer technologies and basic principles of computer systems.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Active participation in class. Completion of assigned homeworks. Passing the oral (or written) exam.
Recommended literature
  • Kállay F., Peniak P. (2003). Počítačové sítě LAN/MAN/WAN a jejich aplikace (2. vydání). Grada.
  • Kosek J. (1998). HTML, tvorba dokonalých WWW stránek, podrobný průvodce. Grada Publishing.
  • Lapáček J. (2006). Počítač v kanceláři. Computer press.
  • Messmer H.-P., Dembowski K. (2005). Velká kniha počítačového hardware. CP Books.
  • Oppel A. (2006). Databáze bez předchozích znalostí. Computer Press.
  • Silberschatz A., Galvin P.B., Gagne G. (2005). Operating System Concepts. Seventh Edition. John Wiley & sons.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Computer Science (1) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Applied Computer Science (1) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Computer Science for Education (1) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Computer Physics (1) Physics courses 1 Winter