IT Concepts and Terminology

IT Concepts and Terminology

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Data Center
Course
Course
IT Fundamentals
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
8
9
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
20
Overview
In this unit, students will compare and contrast different types of notational systems and will also be able to understand the basics of computing, how data moves on a network, and the troubleshooting methodology.
Standards
CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) Objectives 1.1-1.6
Cyber Connections
Computational Thinking
Coding/Programming
Cyber Career Awareness
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
1.1 - Compare and contrast notational systems
Content
  • Binary
  • Hexadecimal
  • Decimal
  • Data representation
    • ASCII 
    • Unicode 
Title
1.2 – Compare and contrast fundamental data types and their characteristics
Content
  • Char
  • Strings
  • Numbers
    • Integers
    • Floats
  • Boolean
Title
1.3 – Illustrate the basics of computing and processing
Content
  • Input
  • Processing
  • Output
  • Storage 
Title
1.4 – Explain the value of data and information
Content
  • Data and information as assets
  • Importance of investing in security
  • Relationship of data to creating information
  • Intellectual property
    • Trademarks
    • Copyright
    • Patents
  • Digital Products
  • Data-driven business decisions
    • Data capture and collection
    • Data correlation
    • Meaningful reporting 
Title
1.5 – Compare and contrast common units of measure
Content
  • Storage unit
    • Bit
    • Byte
    • KB
    • MB
    • GB
    • TB
    • PB
  • Throughput unit
    • bps
    • Kbps
    • Mbps
    • Gbps
    • Tbps
  • Processing speed
    • MHz
    • GHz
Title
1.6 - Explain the troubleshooting methodology
Content
  • Identify the problem
  • Research knowledge base/Internet, if applicable
  • Establish a theory of probable cause
  • Test the theory to determine the cause
    • Once the theory is confirmed (confirmed root cause), determine the next steps to resolve the problem
  • Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and identify potential effects
  • Implement the solution or escalate as necessary
  • Verify full system functionality and, if applicable, implement preventive measures
  • Document findings/lessons learned, actions, and outcomes