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Computer Basics for JLBC Cadets


Course Title: Computer Basics for JLBC Cadets

Course Code: CSE101-JLBC

Week 1: Introduction to Computer Systems

  • Overview of Computer Systems

  • Understanding Hardware: CPU, RAM, Storage, Peripherals

Week 2: Understanding Software

  • Operating Systems: Windows, MacOS, Linux

  • Application Software

Week 3: Operating Systems and File Management - Part 1

  • Introduction to Operating Systems

  • Creating files and folders

Week 4: Operating Systems and File Management - Part 2

  • File formats, moving and copying files

  • Troubleshooting common file management issues

Week 5: Introduction to Productivity Software - Word Processing

  • MS Word, Google Docs

  • Creating, editing, and formatting documents

Week 6: Introduction to Productivity Software - Spreadsheets

  • MS Excel, Google Sheets

  • Basic data entry, calculations, and graphing

Week 7: Introduction to Productivity Software - Presentations

  • MS PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Creating, designing, and presenting slideshows

Week 8: Mid-term Examination

Week 9: Internet Fundamentals - Part 1

  • Understanding the Internet and Web Browsers

  • Practical usage of search engines

Week 10: Internet Fundamentals - Part 2

  • Email Communication: Sending, Receiving, and Organizing Emails

  • Introduction to Cloud Storage: Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive

Week 11: Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Understanding Malware: Viruses, Worms, Trojans

  • Safe Browsing Practices

  • Passwords and Authentication

Week 12: Advanced Cybersecurity and Military-Specific Software - Part 1

  • Encryption and Public Key Infrastructure

  • Understanding VPNs and Firewalls

  • Overview of Military-Specific Software: Command and Control Systems

Week 13: Advanced Cybersecurity and Military-Specific Software - Part 2

  • Security in Military IT Systems

  • Deep dive into Military-Specific Software: Logistics Management Software, Communications Software

Week 14: Using Computers in Military Scenarios

  • Case Studies on the Role of Computers in Military Operations

  • Computers in Communication and Coordination

  • Future of Computers in Military

Week 15: Course Review, Group Project Presentations, and Final Examination

Course Methodology:

This course is designed with an optimal mix of theoretical lectures and practical lab sessions. Real-life military case studies will be discussed to illustrate the applicability of computers in the military domain.

Assessment:

Assessments will be divided into a mid-term exam (20%), a group project (30%), weekly assignments (20%), and a final exam (30%).

Required Materials:

Cadets will be provided with a computer system installed with the necessary software for the course. They are expected to have a notebook and pen for note-taking during lectures.

Textbook (Optional):

"Computer Basics in Easy Steps — Windows 10 Edition", by Michael Price and Mike McGrath.

Additional online resources and readings will be provided throughout the course.

Note: The course syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and understanding of the students. Any changes will be communicated ahead of time.

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