Course Calendar -
Changing as we go
Material to be covered
|Week 1 & 2
Monday, September 5 -
Friday, November 4 - Last day to withdrawal
What's the difference between a drop & withdraw?
Chapter 1 - Computers: Tool for an Information Age
Start Chapter 4 - System Software: The Operating Environment
|Internet Exercise: Search for 5 different specific software
packages that fall into the following categories:
For each indicate the package name, type of system needed, brief description of what it does. List the advantages/disadvantages of each package compared to its competitor. Due Friday
|Week 2||Continue with:
Chapter 4 - System Software: The Operating Environment
|Internet Research Exercise:
Chapter 2 - The Internet and World Wide Web
Let's see if our name is available? What do we need to make a web site with our name as the URL?
on-line term papers, don't do it! - turnitin
Web Page Assignment Due: TBA
Chapter 8 - Networks: Communicating and Sharing Resources
Can be complicated but very interesting. Worth the effort to understand it. Works directly with Chapter 2, The Internet.
|Internet Research Exercise
We'll discuss Wireless with chapter 8.
Chapter 7 - Input/Output and Storage
Exam I - Friday, will include chapters 1,4,2, 8, 7 little bit of wireless and Homework
|Complete the "On the Web" exercises 2 & 3 on page 128 of your book.|
|Week 6||Chapter 6 - Inside the System Unit||
Web page due Friday
Info and History about the Microprocessor
Chapter 11 - Programming Languages and Program Development
This can be challenging yet very interesting. Take extra time to learn and understand this topic.
|Here we will be learning the computer language of Logo and writing some programs in that. One possible download -> http://www.softronix.com/logo.html|
|Week 8||Chapter 12 - Databases and Information Systems
We're going to cover this material using Access instead of Chapter 10 from the Concepts book.
|Review for Exam II on Friday|
|Week 9||Exam II - October 31st & November 2nd -Will include chapters 6,11, Logo, web page development. I'd like to make this a very hands-on exam. You'll write a small logo program and small web page, plus a couple of short answer questions.||
Friday, November 4 - Last day to withdraw
|Intro to Databases
Access Exercise Files
To get the Access files, run it by double clicking on it The program will ask you where to save the files. Save them on your zip or USB drive. Then you can start to use them.
Start with MS Access -
Chapter 2 - Design, Properties, Views, and Wizards
|Do Hands on-exercises 1,2, & 3 in Chapter 1|
|Week 12||Chapter 3 - Reports & Queries||Access Assignment
Go over making the different kinds of queries.
Thanksgiving Break Begins - No classes Wednesday Nov. 23rd, Thursday, 24th or Friday 25th.
|Chapter 4 - Relational Databases, Pivot Charts, and the Switchboard user interface|
|Week 14||Chapter 5 - Subforms and Multiple-table Queries||In-class example of one-to-many relationships
Apartment Rentals Example p. 262
Saturday, December 10 - Last day of classes
|Chapter 6 - Using many-to-many relationships||Go over example of a database that uses many-to-many relationships & cascading modifications|
|Final Exam Week||Final Exam: 8:00am Friday||Final Review|
Daren Moore - Firewall
Mellisa Jacobs, Dec. 2nd - How DNS Servers Work
Tod Mowrey, Dec. 7th - How Carnivore works
Ed Morrison, Dec. 7th - How Viruses work
Courtney Soder, Dec. 7th - Tips on securing your home computer