Information Technology (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00093
Name of lecturer
Alessandra Di Pierro
Coordinator
Alessandra Di Pierro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2016 al Jun 10, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall D  
Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall D  

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to introduce the basic notions in computer science that are necessary for a knowledgeable use of computer systems.
In particular, the course will address several central topics including information coding, computer architectures, operating systems, computer networks, Internet, and programming languages in order to provide the students with the ability to solve practical and theoretical problems regarding the use of the computer and its infrastructure.

Syllabus

Introduction to the concept and the history of computer science

Information representation:
Code and Support
Encoding numerical (binary)
Elements of Boolean logic

HW architecture of a computer:
Von Neumann model
CPU
Memory
External devices

Operating Systems:
Types of operating systems
Process, peripherals and memory management

Networks and Internet:
Local Area Networks
Internet and the Web

Algorithms and Programs:
Algorithms and flowcharts
Programming languages ​​

Database Systems
The relational model
Data mining

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Glenn Brookshear and Dennis Brylow Computer Science: An Overview (Edizione 12) Pearson 2015 9780133760064

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test with multiple choices.
Attendance to the lectures is not mandatory.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016