Course syllabus EBC-UICT - Introduction to ICT (FBE - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Introduction to ICT
Course title in English: Introduction to ICT
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
The course cannot be studied during the study placement.
Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Ing. Pavel Haluza, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Teachers: RNDr. Tomáš Hála, Ph.D. (instructor, tutor)
Ing. Pavel Haluza, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
doc. Dr. Ing. Jiří Rybička (instructor, tutor)
not Computer Technology and Algorithms I and not Final Bachelor Exam
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the use ICT and data processing with a focus
on the possibilities of data representation, coding methods and security during transmission.
In the second part, students will acquire basic knowledge and skills for work in
Windows and mainly Unix/Linux operating systems at the user level.
Course content:
Introduction to computer science (allowance 2/0)
Basic concepts
Ergonomics and computer maintenance
History of computer technology

Information theory and computer science (allowance 2/6)
Data, information, knowledge
Measuring the amount of information
Numeral systems

3.Internal data representation (allowance 6/4)
Integer and rational numbers
Characters and codes
Colors and color models, bitmaps and vector images
Audio signal sampling

Data transmission, coding and security (allowance 4/4)
a.Analog and digital signal
Searching for optimal code
c.Security of data against transmission errors
d.Security of data against unauthorized persons
e.Computer crime

Principles of storing data files (allowance 4/4)
a.Text and binary data format
File formats, association and conversion
c.Data compression and archiving
d.File systems

Introduction to the operating systems (allowance 10/10)
Principles of the operating system, functions and ways of communication with user
Unix/Linux (managing of file system, processes and users, text and graphical user interface)
Windows 7 (managing of file system and processes, text and graphical user interface)
OS X and operating systems for mobile devices

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Combined form
lecture28 h
16 h
practice28 h0 h
0 h
40 h
preparation for exam
42 h
84 h
preparation for regular testing
42 h
0 h
140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Full-time students pass three practical tests to demonstrate their ability to solve practical problems.
It is possible to obtain 30 points from each test; to get the credit it is necessary to get at least 30 points together.
Each test is available to correct in one term.

The exam verifies understanding of concepts and principles, understanding the context and ability to use knowledge in practice.
It consists of e-test in UIS and it is evaluated by 40 points. Successful completion of the exam presupposes at least 20 points.

The final evaluation is given by the sum of the results from tests and the exam as follows:
A (at least 90 points), B (83 points), C (75 points), D (68 points), E (60 points).

Students in combined form of study are not required for credit tests.
Practical tasks for them are included in the exam test, from which 100 points can be obtained.
The final evaluation is given by the same scale as in the full-time form of study.

In the case of fraudulent conduct, student will be graded F and disciplinary proceedings will be initiated.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Combined form
Mid-term test(s)
60 %
0 %
Final test40 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
HALUZA, P. -- RYBIČKA, J. -- HÁLA, T. Historie výpočetní techniky. Brno: Konvoj, 2018. 80 p. ISBN 978-80-7302-173-3.
HALUZA, P. -- RYBIČKA, J. -- HÁLA, T. Úvod do informatiky. Brno: Konvoj, 2018. 180 p. ISBN 978-80-7302-174-0.
BRANDEJS, M. Linux: praktický průvodce. 2nd ed. Brno: Konvoj, 2003. 304 p. ISBN 80-7302-050-5.

SKOČOVSKÝ, L. Principy a problémy operačního systému UNIX. 2nd ed. Brno: Luděk Skočovský, 2008. 288 p. ISBN 978-80-902612-5-9.
PECINOVSKÝ, J. -- PECINOVSKÝ, R. Windows 10: průvodce uživatele. Praha: Grada, 2015. 240 p. ISBN 978-80-247-5700-1.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme B-AII Administration IS/ICT, part-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Programme B-AII Administration IS/ICT, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Field of study B-II-CAI Automation Control and Informatics, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Field of study B-SE-EI Economic informatics, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 06/01/2020.

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