Important point to remember for IT students
- Information Technology is technical & very vast field so it is very difficult to acquire an expert knowledge of every topic.
- Students are required to have a basic idea / working knowledge about every topic which CA institute expects. If students will try to attain very deep knowledge, it may create more confusion about this subject.
- Students should not try to mug up the topics; they should clear their basic understanding about particular topic.
- To score good marks in exam, students should explain answers in their own language, but they should not forget to use technical words in their answers.
- Point wise & graphical explanation will help students to score good marks in exam.
- Students can get marks easily in practical topics like flowcharting, decision table etc. so they should try to clear concepts in these topics and never try to mug up them.
- Students should try to work practically on computers. Practical experience would help them to understand some topics with more clarity.
- Students are also advised to develop habit of reading some articles or advertisements from newspaper or magazines by which they will come to know about new terminologies of IT. This practice would help them to build more clarity about some topics of this subject.
(One paper – three hours – 100 marks)
Section A: Information Technology ( 50 Marks)
- Introduction to Computers
- Computer hardware Classification of computers.
- BUS, I/O CO processors, ports (serial, parallel, USB ports), expansion slots, add on cards, on board chips, LAN cards, multi media cards, cache memory, buffers, controllers and drivers.
- Computer software, Systems software.
- Data Storage, Retrievals and Data Base Management Systems
- Data and information concepts: bits, bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB.
- Data organization and access Storage concepts.
- DBMS models and classification.
- Backup and recovery.
- Usage of system software like program library management systems and tape and disk management systems – features, functionalities, advantages.
- Data mining and data warehousing – an overview.
- Computer Networks & Network Security
- Networking concepts.
- Local Area Networks – components of a LAN, advantages of LAN.
- Client server technology.
- Data centres.
- Network security need; threats and vulnerabilities; security levels; techniques.
- Internet and other technologies
- Internet and world-wide web, intranets, extranets, applications of internet, internet protocols.
- Mobile commerce, bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
- Flowcharts, Decision Tables.
Section B: Strategic Management (50 marks)
- Business Environment, General environment.
- Business Policy and Strategic Management.
- Strategic Analyses
- Strategic Planning.
- Formulation of Functional Strategy.
- Strategy Implementation and Control.
- Reaching Strategic Edge.