13S111PKR - Practicum in Computer Applications

Course specification
Course title Practicum in Computer Applications
Acronym 13S111PKR
Study programme Software Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 2.0 Status elective
    Condition none
    The goal Introduction to the elements and concepts of computer systems of various complexity, starting from PCs to complex server infrastructures. Students will get acquainted with the concepts of computer architecture and organization, types and realization of operating systems, Internet services and virtualization, application of cloud computing, and basic concepts of artificial intelligence.
    The outcome The student is familiar with terms and concepts in modern computing, such as computer architecture and organization, operating systems for PCs and mobile devices, the Internet, virtualization, and cloud computing. Through practical teaching, the student is able to create and format basic types of documents, such as text documents, documents with tabular calculations, and visual presentations.
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    Contents of lectures PC: hardware and software components. Operating system: basic modules, data organization, working with programs, graphical interface, OS for mobile devices. Internet and services, Internet addressing, web applications, Internet of things. Virtualization: basic concepts, server, and client systems. Cloud Computing: applications and types. Artificial intelligence: concept and importance.
    Contents of exercises Basics of computing and using the OS, setting up the control panel in Windows, working with BIOS/UEFI, installing programs and drivers, using WinSCP/PuTTY tools, starting a virtual machine, and the basics of Linux Ubuntu. Working with tools for text formatting, tabular calculations, and visual presentations within the Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Working with cloud tools.
    1. David A. Patterson , John L. Hennessy, "Computer Organization and Design MIPS Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface", Morgan Kaufmann, 5th edition, October 2013. (Original title)
    2. Douglas Comer, "The Cloud Computing Book: The Future of Computing Explained", Chapman & Hall, 1st Edition, July 2021. (Original title)
    3. Heather Ackmann, Bill Kulterman, "Microsoft 365 Word Tips and Tricks: Discover better ways of creating, customizing, and troubleshooting your documents", Packt Publishing, November 2021. (Original title)
    4. Michael Alexander, Dick Kusleika, "Microsoft Excel 365 Bible", Wiley, 1st edition, March 2022. (Original title)
    5. Chantal Bosse, "Microsoft PowerPoint Best Practices, Tips, and Techniques", Packt Publishing, February 2023. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    1 0 1
    Methods of teaching Lectures, laboratory exercises, presentations, and additional video tutorials for the exercises.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
    Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 0
    Projects 0
    Colloquia 0
    Seminars 0