DCA SYLLABUS 2021-DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER APPLICATION ! BU University

DCA SYLLABUS-DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER
APPLICATION (DCA)! S
yllabus of DCA




what is dca course-

DCA Objectives: The objectives of the Programme shall be to provide
sound academic base for proceeding career in Computer Application.
DCA Eligibility for admission: 

In order to be eligible for admission to DCA a
candidate must be (10+2) with minimum 40% marks in aggregate.

DCA Duration: 

The duration of the DCA Programme shall be one year.
The scheme of Examinations: 

The DCA Examination will be of 800 marks
as 

given Below: 

i. Theory Papers: 600 marks

ii. Practical Papers: 200 marks

 


PAPER-I

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTERS

UNIT-1

Brief History of
Development of Computers ,Computer System Concept, Computer System
Characteristics ,Capabilities and Limitations, Types of Computers – Personal  Computer (PCs) – IBM PCs, Types of PCs-
Desktop, Laptop, Notebook, Palmtop, etc.

Computer organization:
Basic Component of Computer system – Control Unit, ALU, I/O,  Memory.

UNIT–II

Input Devices : Keyboard,
Mouse, Joystick, Scanners, Digital Camera, MICR, OCR,OMR, Light pen, Touch
Screen, Voice Recognition, Bar Code Reader, Output Devices Monitors –
Characteristics and types of monitor, Size, Resolution, Refresh Rate, Dot Pitch,
Video Standard – VGA, SVGA, XGA etc. Printers: Impact and Non Impact Printers,
Daisy wheel, Dot Matrix, Inkjet, Laser. Plotter, Sound Card and Speakers.

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UNIT–III

Bytes and Addressable
Memory, Memory Sizes, Types of Memory: RAM, Cache, ROM, Flash Memory, CMOS, Memory Access Times,
Expansion Slots And Adapter Cards, 
Removable Flash Memory,
Ports And Connectors: USB Ports, FireWire Ports, Buses,
 Storage: Characteristics of a Hard Disk, RAID,
NAS, External and Removable Hard
 Disks,
Miniature Hard Disks, USB Flash Drives, Cloud Storage, Optical Discs: CDs, DVDs.

UNIT–IV

Software – Definition,
Types of Software- System Software, Application Software, System Software-
Operating System, Language Translator(Compiler, Interpreter),Utility Programs.
Operating system- Definition, Function, Types of operating system [1] Batch
Processing, Multiprogramming, Time Sharing Operating System, Multiuser, Multitasking,
Multiprocessing Operating System.

UNIT–V

Network- Direction of
Transmissions Flow-Simplex, Half Duplex Full Duplex, Types of  Network-LAN, WAN, MAN etc. Topologies of
LAN-Ring, Bus, Star, Mesh and Tree topologies. Computer Virus: Virus working
principals, Types of viruses, Virus detection and Prevention Viruses on
network, Antivirus software’s.

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PAPER-II

WINDOWS & PC PACKAGES

UNIT–I

Disk Operating System
(DOS) and MS Windows 7: Introduction, History &
Versions of DOS,DOS System Files. DOS Commands: Internal and External,
Executable V/s Non Executable

Files in DOS; MS Windows 7: Introduction to MS Windows; Features of Windows; Various  versions of Windows & its use; Working
with Windows; My Computer & Recycle bin ; Desktop, Icons and Windows
Explorer; Screen description & working styles of Windows; Dialog Boxes
&  Toolbars; Working with Files &
Folders; simple operations like copy, delete, moving of files and  folders from one drive to another, Shortcuts
& Autostarts; Accessories and Windows Settings  using Control Panel- setting common devices
using control panel, modem, printers, audio, 
network,  fonts, creating
users, internet settings, Start button & Program lists; Installing and
Uninstalling new Hardware & Software
program on your computer.

UNIT–II

MS Word 2007:
Introduction to MS Office, Introduction to MS Word, Features & area
of use. Working with MS Word, , Creating a New Document, Different Page Views
and layouts, Applying various Text Enhancements, Working with -Styles, Text
Attributes, Paragraph and Page Formatting, Text Editing using various features
; Bullets, Numbering, Auto formatting, Printing & various print options.

UNIT–III

Advanced Features of
MS-Word 2007 : Spell Check, Thesaurus, Find & Replace;
Headers & Footers, Inserting – Page Numbers, Pictures, Files, Autotexts,
Symbols etc., Working with Columns, Tabs & Indents, Creation & Working
with Tables including conversion to and from text, Margins & Space
management in Document, Adding References and Graphics, Mail Merge, Envelops
& Mailing Labels. Importing and exporting to and from various formats.

UNIT–IV

MS Excel 2007:
Introduction and area of use, Working with MS Excel, concepts of
Workbook & Worksheets, Various Data Types, Using different features with
Data, Cell and Texts, Inserting, Removing & Resizing of Columns & Rows,
Working with Data & Ranges, Different Views of Worksheets, Column Freezing,
Labels, Hiding, Splitting etc., Using different features with Data and Text;
Use of Formulas, Calculations & Functions, Cell Formatting including
Borders & Shading, Working with Different Chart Types; Printing of Workbook
& Worksheets with various

options.

UNIT–V

MS PowerPoint 2007: Introduction & area of use, Working with MS
PowerPoint, Creating a New Presentation, Working with Presentation, Using
Wizards; Slides & its different views, Inserting, Deleting and Copying of
Slides; Working with Notes, Handouts, Columns & Lists, Adding Graphics,
Sounds and Movies to a Slide; Working with PowerPoint Objects, Designing & Presentation
of a Slide Show, Printing Presentations, Notes, Handouts with print options.

Text Books: 1. Comdex Computer Course Kit (windows 7
with office 2010), Gupta Vikas, Dreamtech Publication 2. Mastering MS Office 2000, Professional
Edition by Courter, BPB Publication. 3. MS Office 2000 Training Guide by Maria, BPB Publications. 4.
MS Office complete by SYBEX. 5. PC Software Made
Simple, Taxali, BPB.

      


PAPER-III

PRINT TECHNOLOGY AND
DESKTOP PUBLISHING

UNIT–I

Print Technology:
Introductions to Printing, Types of Printers, Inkjet and DM Printer, Screen
Printing, Offset Printing, Working of offset Printing, Transparent Printout, Negative
& Positives for Plate were making, Laser printers – Use, Types, Advantage
of lager printer in publication.

UNIT–II Page Maker: Page
Maker Icon and help, Tool Box, Styles, Menus etc., Different screen Views,
Importing text/Pictures, Auto Flow, Columns, Master Pages and Stories, Story Editor,
Menu Commands and short-cut commands, Spell check, Find & Replace, Import Export
etc., Fonts, Points Sizes, Spacing etc., Installing Printers, Scaling
(Percentages), Printer setup Use of D.T.P. in Advertisements, Books &
Magazines, News Paper, Table Editor.

UNIT–III

Adobe Photoshop: Adobe
Photoshop CS4: Menus and panels, Exploring the Toolbox, Working
with Images: Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grids, Image Size
Command, Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation, Creating, Selecting,
Linking & Deleting Layers, Painting with Selections, Red Eye Tool, Clone
Stamp Tool, Color creation, Quick Mask Options, Creating Straight & Curved
Paths, Creating Special Effects.

UNIT–IV

CorelDraw X4:CorelDraw
X4 Command Bars & Tools, Drawing Area-Objects-Lines, Working
with Text & Artistic Media Tool, Fills & Modifying Outlines, Drop
Shadows, Importing and Editing OCR Text, Templates, Drawing and Editing Curves
and Lines, Three-point Tools, Clipart, Special Characters and Creating Symbols,
Working with Layers & Creating a Master Layer, Brush Tools and Adding
Objects, Interactive Tools, PowerClip Feature and the Envelope Tool.

UNIT–V

Other Work in DTP:
Scanning, Type of Scanner, Importing image, text from scanner, ABBY fine
reader, Acrobat (PDF) to Word, and Word to PDF, PDF Editor, PDF Annotator, PDF
Infix, Voice to word conversion.
 

PAPER-IV

INTERNET AND WEB
TECHNOLOGY

UNIT–I

Applications of Internet,
History of Internet, WWW, Various Services , World Wide Web (WWW)
History, Working, Web Browsers, Its function Concept of Search Engines, client server
architecture

UNIT–II

Internet : Evolution,
Protocols, Interface Concepts, Internet Vs Internet, Growth of Internet, ISP,
Connectivity – Dial-up, Leased line, VSAT etc., URLs, Domain names, Portals,
Applications.E-Mail: Concepts, Basics of Sending & Receiving, E-mail, Free
E-mail services.

UNIT–III

Transfer Protocols,
Telnet & Chatting, Client/Server Architecture Characteristic, FTP & its
usages. Telnet Concept, Remote Logging, Protocols, Internet chatting – Voice
chat, text chat.

UNIT–IV

Searching the Web, HTTP,
URLs, Web Servers, Web Protocols. Web Publishing Concepts, Domain Name
Registration, HTML, Design Tools, HTML Editors, Image Editors.

UNIT–V

HTML Concepts of
Hypertext, Versions of HTML, Elements of HTML Syntax, Head & Body Sections,
Building HTML Documents, Inserting Texts, Images, Hyperlinks, Backgrounds And
Colour Controls, Different HTML Tags, Table Layout and Presentation, Use of
Font Size & Attributes, List types and its Tags.


PAPER-V

PROGRAMMING IN ‘C’

UNIT-I

C Language – Character
set, Tokens of C – tokens-constant-keywords and identifiers -variables- data
types- declaration and assignment of variables defining symbolic constants.-
Operators and Expressions: Types of Operators- Arithmetic, Relational and Logical
Operators Assignment, increment and decrement of operators – conditional bitwise
and special operators – arithmetic expression and its evaluation – hierarchy of 
arithmetic operations –
evaluations, precedence and associatively – mathematical functions.

UNIT-II

Control Branching and
Decision-Making in C – If statement Switch statement – GOTO statement – The? :
Operators. – Decision – Making and Looping, Types of Loop, nestingin a loop.

Arrays in C Single
Two-dimensional and Multi-dimensional arrays. Handling of Character Set:
Declaration & Initialization of string variables – reading from and writing
to screen -Arithmetic operations – String handling functions.

UNIT-III

Functions: Definition,
Library Functions User Defined Functions, Function Prototype, Function
Definition, Function Call, Types of User Defined Functions, Arrays and Functions. Structures
and Unions: Definitions initialization and assigning values to members’ arrays
of structures and arrays within structures structure with in structure- unions
– size of structures.

UNIT-IV

Declaration and
initialization of pointers – pointer expression – pointer and arrays -pointer
and character strings pointers and functions – pointers and structures pointer
on pointers.

UNIT-V

File Maintenance in “C”:
Defining, Opening and closing a file – Input/Output operations on a file- random
access to file – command line arguments.
 

PAPER-VI

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING
SYSTEM

Unit – I

Introduction to Operating
System What is an Operating System, Operating Systems Architecture, Types of
Operating Systems, Process Model, Process States and Transitions, System Calls.

Unit – II

Process Management

Processes: Process
Scheduling, Cooperating Processes, Inter-process Communication, CPU Scheduling:
Scheduling Criteria, Scheduling Algorithms, Process Synchronization:
Background, Deadlocks.

Unit –III 

Memory Management

Main Memory Management:
Background, Logical versus Physical Address space, swapping, Contiguous
allocation, Paging, Segmentation, Segmentation with Paging, Virtual Memory:
Demand Paging.

Unit –IV

Device and
StorageManagement

File-System Interface,
Mass-Storage Structure, Device Management: Techniques for Device Management,
Dedicated Devices, Shared Devices, Buffering, Multiple Paths,  Secondary-Storage Structure: Disk Structure,
Disk Scheduling, Disk Management.

Unit –V

File-System
Implementation A Simple File System, Logical & Physical File System,
File-System Interface: Access Methods, Directory Structure, Protection,
Free-Space Management, Directory Implementation.

PAPER-VII

LAB-I

PC PACKAGE AND DTP LAB

Note: – Practical should
cover syllabus of respected theoretical papers.

PAPER-VIII

LAB-II

PROGRAMMING IN C LAB

Note: – Practical should
cover syllabus of respected theoretical papers.

The break-up of marks for
Practical will be as under :

Sr. No.

 Argument

Maximum Marks

 Minimum

1.

 Lab Record

 20

 Passing Marks

2.

 Viva/voce

30

3.

 Program Development and Execution

 50

 

Total Marks

 100

 33

The break-up of marks for
Practical will be as under :

Sr. No.

 Argument

 Maximum Marks

 Minimum

1.

 Lab Record

 20

 Passing Marks

2.

 Viva/voce

 30

3.

 Program Development and Execution

 50

 

Total Marks

 100

 33

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