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- Develop basic computational thinking. Learn how to reason with variables, state transitions, conditionals, and iteration.
- Understand the notion of data types, and higher order data structures such as lists, tuples, and dictionaries.
- Appreciate the notion of an algorithm, and understand its structure, including how algorithms handle corner cases.
- Develop a basic understanding of computer systems – architecture, OS, mobile and cloud computing.
- Learn basic SQL programming.
- Learn all about cyber safety.
The following Syllabus will be covered in this Package
4.1 Unit 1: Programming and Computational Thinking (PCT-1)
Familiarization with the basics of Python programming: a simple “hello world” program, process of writing a program, running it, and print statements; simple data-types: integer, float, string
Introduce the notion of a variable, and methods to manipulate it (concept of L-value and R-value even if not taught explicitly)
Knowledge of data types and operators: accepting input from the console, assignment statement, expressions, operators and their precedence.
Conditional statements: if, if-else, if-elif-else; simple programs: e.g.: absolute value, sort 3 numbers, and divisibility.
Notion of iterative computation and control flow: for, while, flowcharts, decision trees and pseudo code; write a lot of programs: interest calculation, primarily testing, and factorials.
Idea of debugging: errors and exceptions; debugging: pdb, break points.
Lists, tuples and dictionary: finding the maximum, minimum, mean; linear search on list/tuple of numbers, and counting the frequency of elements in a list using a dictionary. Introduce the notion of accessing elements in a collection using numbers and names.
Sorting algorithm: bubble and insertion sort; count the number of operations while sorting.
Strings: compare, concat, substring; notion of states and transitions using state transition diagrams.
4.2. Unit 2: Computer Systems and Organisation (CSO)
Basic computer organisation: description of a computer system and mobile system, CPU, memory, hard disk, I/O, battery, power.
Types of software: application, OS, utility, libraries.
Language of Bits: bit, byte, MB, GB, TB, and PB.
Boolean logic: OR, AND, NAND, NOR, XOR, NOT, truth tables, De Morgan’s laws
Information representation: numbers in base 2, 8, 16, unsigned integers, binary addition
Strings: ASCII, UTF8, UTF32, ISCII (Indian script code)
Execution of a program: basic flow of compilation – program binary execution
Interpreters (process one line at a time), difference between a compiler and an interpreter
Running a program: Notion of an operating system, how an operating system runs a program, idea of loading, operating system as a resource manager.
Concept of cloud computers, cloud storage (public/private), and brief introduction to parallel computing.
4.3. Unit 3: Data Management (DM-1)
Relational databases: idea of a database and the need for it, relations, keys, primary key, foreign key; use SQL commands to create a table, keys, foreign keys; insert/delete an entry, delete a table.
SQL commands: select, project, and join; indexes, and a lot of in-class practice.
Basics of NoSQL databases – Mongo DB.
4.4. Unit 4: Society, Law and Ethics (SLE-1) – Cyber safety
Cyber safety: safely browsing the web, identity protection, confidentiality, social networks, cyber trolls and bullying
Appropriate usage of social networks: spread of rumours, and common social networking sites (Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) and specific usage rules.
Safely accessing web sites: adware, malware, viruses, Trojans
Safely communicating data: secure connections, eavesdropping, phishing and identity verification.