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ELSD RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR CAPE: COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. The CAPE Computer Science Syllabus provides persons with advanced knowledge, skills andattitudes to enable them to understand the uses and the impact of computer technologies, and to use the technology to create new computer applications for all areas of human activity. This syllabus provides opportunity for the acquisition of knowledge, skills andattitudes as preparation for further studies in Computer Science and the world of work.

This syllabus consists of two Units, each comprising three Modules.

Unit 1: Fundamentals of Computer Science
Module 1 – Computer Architecture and Organisation
Module 2 – Problem-Solving with Computers
Module 3 – Programming

Unit 2: Further Topics in Computer Science
Module 1 – Data Structures
Module 2 – Software Engineering
Module 3 – Operating Systems and Computer Networks

Reproduced from the CAPE Computer Studies Syllabus https://www.jhtm.nl/gvp/bibliotheek/cxc/cape/cape_computer_science.pdf


Unit 1:Fundamentals of computer science

Module 1 – Computer Architecture and Organisation

Topic 1: Computer hardware

eBook:
1. Pc Hardware in a nutshell: A desktop quick reference
PC Hardware in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference - Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson - Google Books

Websites:

1. Hardware and software (Short Note)
https://whatmaster.com/hardware-and-software/
2. Main parts of computer hardware and its functions
https://www.skillonpage.com/main-parts-of-computer-hardware-and-its-function/
3. What is computer hardware
https://www.crucial.com/articles/pc-builders/what-is-computer-hardware
4. What is the purpose of computer hardware overall
https://findanyanswer.com/what-is-the-purpose-of-computer-hardware-overall
5. Parts of a computer and their functions
https://computerinfobits.com/parts-of-computer-and-their-functions/

Topic 2: Hardware Components

Input/output devices: port connectivity; speed; quality of output; specialised devices.
Websites:

1. Input devices of computer/output devices of computer
Input Devices of Computer | Output Devices of Computer - DataFlair (data-flair.training)
2. 16 types of computer ports and their functions 16 Types of Computer Ports and Their Functions (electronicshub.org)
3. Computer port
What is Computer Port? - Definition from Techopedia
4. Computer systems glossary
Computer Systems: Specialised Devices (jhigh.co.uk)
5. Computer devices
Computer Devices | Information Literacy (lumenlearning.com)
6. Ultimate chart of Computer Connectors/Ports/PBR
Ultimate Chart of Computer Connectors / Ports | PRR (prrcomputers.com)

Topic 3: Memory types

Websites
1. Memory What is Computer Memory and What are Different Types? (techtarget.com)
2. Random Access Memory (RAM) and Read Only Memory (ROM)
Random Access Memory (RAM) and Read Only Memory (ROM) - GeeksforGeeks
3. Different types of RAM explained
Different Types of RAM Explained | Crucial.com
4. Types of Computer Memory
Types Of Computer Memory | Types Of
5. Types of Computer Memory and their application
Computer Memory - Types of Computer Memories & their Applications (electricaltechnology.org)

Topic 4: Storage devices: capacity, access speed, access method, portability.

Websites
1. Computer storage devices
What is a Computer Storage Device? | List of Important Storage Devices (byjus.com)
2. Computer Storage Devices: Types and examples usage
Computer Storage Devices: Types & Examples and Usage (partitionwizard.com)
3. Computer basics: 10 examples of storage devices for digital data
Computer Basics: 10 Examples of Storage Devices for Digital Data - TurboFuture
4. What are Computer storage devices? (Definition and types)
What are Computer Storage Devices? (Definition + Types) (zappedia.com)

Topic 5: Security: surge protectors

Websites
1. 10 things you should know about surge protectors
10 things you should know about surge protectors (cnet.com)
2. What is a surge protector and do I really need one?
What is a Surge Protector and Do I Really Need One? - Minnick's Learning Center (minnicks.com)
3. How surge protectors work?
How Surge Protectors Work | HowStuffWorks
4. What’s the difference between a power strip and a surge protector?
What’s the Difference Between a Power Strip and a Surge Protector? (howtogeek.com)

Topic 6: Voltage regulators

Videos 1. Voltage regulator
Voltage Regulator - How it Works Part 1 - YouTube
Websites
1. Electronics fundamentals: Voltage regulator
Electronics Fundamentals: The Voltage Regulator (jameco.com)
2. Voltage regulators
Voltage Regulators,Circuits,Types,Working principle, Design, Applications (circuitstoday.com)

Topic 7: Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Videos
1. Different types of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Different types of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) - Bing video

Websites
1. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Explained
What is Uninterruptible Power Supply? Types of UPS Compared | Arrow.com | Arrow.com
2. Three types of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
Three Types of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) (1pbx.io)

Topic 8: Types of computers

Videos
1. Types of computers
TYPES OF COMPUTER class-4 - Bing video
Websites
1. 10 types of computers
10 Types of Computers | HowStuffWorks
2. Types of computers
The Different Types of Computers [With Examples] (artoftesting.com)

Supercomputer:
Websites
1. Supercomputer
supercomputer | Definition, Characteristics, Examples, & Facts | Britannica
2. What is a Supercomputer and what are its types, uses and applications
What is a Supercomputer and What are its Types, Uses and Applications (youngwonks.com)

Mainframe:
Websites
1. What is a mainframe?
https://www.ibm.com/topics/mainframe
2. Mainframe computer Definition with example, types and uses https://digitalthinkerhelp.com/mainframe-computer-definition-with-their-example-types-and-uses/
3. Mainframe history: How Mainframe Computers have changed during the years
https://www.precisely.com/blog/mainframe/mainframe-history

Microcomputer:
Websites
1. Microcomputer
https://internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com/definition/microcomputer
2. Microcomputer Systems
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/microcomputer-system

Laptop:
Websites
1. What is a laptop computer?
https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/computerbasics/laptop-computers/1/
2. Laptop meaning
https://www.yourdictionary.com/laptop
3. How laptops work?
https://computer.howstuffworks.com/laptop.htm

PDA:
Websites
1. How PDAs work
https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/pda.htm
2. Personal Digital Assistant
https://www.encyclopedia.com/science-and-technology/computers-and-electrical-engineering/computers-and-computing/personal-digital-assistant
3. Personal Digital Assistant facts for kids
https://kids.kiddle.co/Personal_digital_assistant

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