Course: ICT Essentials

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Course title ICT Essentials
Course code KI/ZICT
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Sýkorová Květuše, Mgr.
  • Posel Zbyšek, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Barilla Jiří, doc. Ing. Mgr. CSc.
  • Kuba Pavel, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction 2. The individual hardware components of a computer and work with them, work with computer peripherals, the safe use of a computer 3. Presentation of the currently used version of the operating system MS WINDOWS, orientation in the system, work with folders, system administration at the user level, basic programs, data compression 4. Software competence (MS WORD): basic font and paragraph formatting, bullets, numbering in the document, the creation of custom styles 5. Software competence (MS WORD): creation of basic list (table of contents, list of figures, custom list), inserting images, tables and other objects, header, footer, use of partitions 6. Software competence (MS WORD): the creation of a coherent document such as seminar work, bachelor's thesis or letter 7. Software competence (MS EXCEL): basic settings and editing the document, the formatting of data in a cell, the creation and formatting of simple tables, using basic functions 8. Software competence (MS EXCEL): creating and formatting charts, effective work with data, conditional formatting 9. Software competence (MS EXCEL): comprehensive data processing 10. Software competence (MS POWERPOINT): principles of making professional presentations, methods of presentation, appearance settings, text formatting, use of objects 11. Software competence (MS POWERPOINT): making professional presentations, and common mistakes 12. Other IT skills: a basic overview, safe use of public computer network, netiquette, news in the area of IT (hardware, software, applications) 13. Test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The course will provide students with competencies in three main areas, i.e. hardware, software and other IT skills, which could be used at work with computer and its administration. Students will acquire basic knowledge about PC components and will practice the use of the Office packages, Windows, and gain awareness of safety in the network, especially on the Internet. Competence in the area of software applied in the course will be practiced in seminary work. The subject can be taught in Czech or English. This course has been created within the project CZ. 1.07/2.2.00/28.0296 "Intersectoral linkages and support practice in natural science and technical study programmes UJEP"


Assessment methods and criteria
Passing entry test or - at least 80% attendance, - active work at given tasks (to be specified at the seminar), - passing practical test.
Recommended literature
  • BUDAI, D., BROŽA, P., POLZER, J. MS Office 2010 - bible - Průvodce pro každého. Brno, 2010.
  • PECINOVSKÝ, J., PECINOVSKÝ, R. Office 2010. Praha, 2011.
  • SIECHERT, C., STINSON, C., BOTT, E. Mistrovství v Microsoft Windows 7. Brno, 2010.

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