Computer Systems (P1)

This component will introduce learners to the Central Processing Unit (CPU), computer memory and storage, wired and wireless networks, network topologies, system security and system software. It is expected that learners will become familiar with the impact of Computer Science in a global context through the study of the ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns associated with Computer Science.

It contains the following topics for study:

1.1 Systems architecture

1.2 Memory

1.3 Storage

1.4 Wired and wireless networks

1.5 Network topologies, protocols and layers

1.6 System security

1.7 Systems software

1.8 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns