BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT

Editor/Author Burdett, Arnold and Bowen, Dan
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78-017326-9
Category: Technology & Engineering - Technology
Image Count: 161
Book Status: Available
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Table of Contents

  • Figures and tables
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Acknowledgements
  • Disclaimer
  • HOW TO USE THIS GLOSSARY
  • PART A: OVERVIEW
  • A1 GENERAL COMPUTING TERMS
  • Information processing
  • Parts of a computer system
  • A2 USING A COMPUTER
  • System software
  • Organising data
  • The size of things
  • Operation
  • A3 COMPUTING IN EVERYDAY LIFE
  • Digital literacy
  • Basic computer science concepts
  • Implementing basic computer science
  • A4 SYSTEMS DESIGN AND LIFE CYCLE
  • Concepts
  • Stages
  • Project management
  • General
  • A5 DESCRIBING SYSTEMS
  • PART B:CONCEPTS
  • B1 PERSONAL USE OF THE INTERNET
  • General
  • Online content
  • Gathering information online
  • Online security
  • B2 THE INTERNET
  • Accessing the internet
  • Organising the internet
  • The world wide web
  • Other internet applications
  • Internet problems
  • B3 DATA HANDLING AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
  • B4 COMMERCIAL DATA PROCESSING (DP)
  • B5 CONTROL AND MONITORING
  • Control
  • Virtual reality
  • B6 MODELLING AND SIMULATION
  • B7 NETWORKING
  • B8 ARTIFICIAL OR MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
  • B9 COMPUTER PERSONNEL
  • B10 PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS
  • B11 COMPUTER SECURITY, ABUSE AND RELATED LAW
  • Data security
  • Viruses and malicious code
  • Copyright
  • B12 SYSTEMS SOFTWARE
  • Concepts
  • Development
  • Operations
  • PART C: PROGRAMMING
  • C1 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
  • Object-oriented techniques
  • Traditional programming techniques
  • C2 PROGRAMMING (FLOW OF EXECUTION)
  • C3 PROGRAMMING (SUBPROGRAMS)
  • C4 PROGRAM SYNTAX
  • C5 DESCRIBING PROGRAMS
  • C6 TESTING AND RUNNING PROGRAMS
  • C7 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
  • Levels of language
  • Types of language
  • Miscellaneous specialised languages
  • PART D: DATA
  • D1 DATA REPRESENTATION
  • Concepts
  • Structures
  • Elements
  • D2 NUMERIC DATA REPRESENTATION
  • D3 MANAGING DATA FILES
  • Files
  • Operations
  • General
  • PART E: HARDWARE
  • E1 TYPES OF COMPUTER
  • E2 INPUT
  • Manual input
  • Automated input
  • E3 MEMORY
  • General concepts
  • Disk
  • Miscellaneous forms of memory
  • General
  • E4 OUTPUT
  • Colour
  • Quality
  • Display
  • Printing
  • E5 MACHINE ARCHITECTURE
  • The processor
  • Memory
  • General concepts
  • Interfaces
  • Physical components
  • E6 COMMUNICATION COMPONENTS
  • E7 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Transmission
  • Protocols
  • Signals
  • E8 TRUTH TABLES AND LOGIC GATES
  • Binary logic
  • Gates
  • PART F: EFFECTIVE USE OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
  • F1 WORD PROCESSING AND TEXT MANIPULATION
  • Software
  • Processes
  • Elements of print
  • Layout
  • Styles
  • F2 SPREADSHEETS
  • F3 GRAPHICS, DESIGN AND DIGITAL IMAGING
  • Image data formats
  • Graphic design applications
  • Digital still imaging
  • Digital video
  • F4 SOUND
  • Characteristics of sound
  • Sound processing
  • Devices
  • F5 USER INTERFACE AND DOCUMENTATION
  • Interfaces
  • Interface concepts
  • Documentation
  • F6 SPECIALISED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
  • PART G: REFERENCE
  • G1 ACRONYMNS AND ABBREVIATIONS
  • G2 UNITS
  • G3 FILENAMES AND FILENAME EXTENSIONS
  • G4 GEOGRAPHICAL DOMAIN EXTENSIONS
  • G5 ASCII CODE