Monday, 26 March 2012


1.1  Introduction To Information And Communication Technology

Overview of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Define ICT.
  • Describe the brief evolution of computers.
ICT In Everyday Life: Education, Banking, Industry and Commerce
  • List the usage of ICT in everyday life.
  • State the differences between computerised and non-computerised  systems.
  • State the impact of ICT on society.
1.2  Computer Ethics and Legal Issues

  • Define Computer Ethics, Code of Ethics, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Computer Crime and Cyber Law.
  • Differentiate between ethics and law.
  • State the need for intellectual property laws
  • List ways to protect privacy.
  • State authentication and verification methods/ technologies
Controversial Contents and Control
  • List effects of controversial contents on society:
    • Pornography
    • Slander
  • Describe the process of filtering to control access to controversial contents.
Computer Crimes
  • Explain the need for Cyber Law.
  • Explain briefly the computer crimes below :
    • Fraud
    • Copyright Infringement
    • Theft 
    • Attacks
1.3  Computer Security

Define computer security.

Security Threats
  • Explain briefly the different threats to
  • computer security:
    • Malicious code
    • Hacking
    • Natural disaster 
    • Theft
Security Measures
  • Select the appropriate security measures to overcome the identified computer threat
  • Apply the correct security procedures.
    • Antivirus
    • Anti-Spyware
    • Cryptography
    • Firewall
    • Data backup
    • Human aspects
 1.4  Current and  Future Developments

Impact of ICT on Society
  • Locate  information from various sources (example: Internet, library or magazines).
  • Describe the impact of ICT on society.
  • Present results in a clear, concise manner.
  • Display cooperation in conducting study.