IT Workshop Engineering Workshop Syllabus JNTU
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD
I Year B.Tech. L T/P/D C
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IT WORKSHOP/ ENGINEERING WORKSHOP
The IT Workshop for engineers is a training lab course spread over 54 hours. The modules include training
on PC Hardware, Internet & World Wide Web and Productivity tools including Word, Excel and Power Point
PC Hardware introduces the students to a personal computer and its basic peripherals, the process of
assembling a personal computer, installation of system software like MS Windows , Linux and the required
device drivers. In addition hardware and software level troubleshooting process, tips and tricks would be
covered. The students should work on working PC to disassemble and assemble to working
condition and install Windows and Linux on the same PC. Students are suggested to work similar
tasks in the Laptop scenario wherever possible.
Internet & World Wide Web module introduces the different ways of hooking the PC on to the internet from
home and workplace and effectively usage of the internet. Usage of web browsers, email, newsgroups and
discussion forums would be covered. In addition, awareness of cyber hygiene, i.e., protecting the personal
computer from getting infected with the viruses, worms and other cyber attacks would be introduced.
Productivity tools module would enable the students in crafting professional word documents, excel
spread sheets and power point presentations using the Microsoft suite of office tools and LaTeX.
(Recommended to use Microsoft office 2007 in place of MS Office 2003)
Week 1 – Task 1 : Identify the peripherals of a computer, components in a CPU and its functions. Draw the
block diagram of the CPU along with the configuration of each peripheral and submit to your instructor.
Week 2 – Task 2 : Every student should disassemble and assemble the PC back to working condition. Lab
instructors should verify the work and follow it up with a Viva. Also students need to go through the video
which shows the process of assembling a PC. A video would be given as part of the course content.
Week 3 – Task 3 : Every student should individually install MS windows on the personal computer. Lab
instructor should verify the installation and follow it up with a Viva.
Week 4 – Task 4 : Every student should install Linux on the computer. This computer should have windows
installed. The system should be configured as dual boot with both windows and Linux. Lab instructors
should verify the installation and follow it up with a Viva
Week 5 – Task 5 : Hardware Troubleshooting : Students have to be given a PC which does not boot due
to improper assembly or defective peripherals. They should identify the problem and fix it to get the
computer back to working condition. The work done should be verified by the instructor and followed up with
Week 6 – Task 6 : Software Troubleshooting : Students have to be given a malfunctioning CPU due to
system software problems. They should identify the problem and fix it to get the computer back to working
condition. The work done should be verified by the instructor and followed up with a Viva.
Internet & World Wide Web
Week 7 – Task 1 : Orientation & Connectivity Boot Camp : Students should get connected to their Local
Area Network and access the Internet. In the process they configure the TCP/IP setting. Finally students
should demonstrate, to the instructor, how to access the websites and email. If there is no internet
connectivity preparations need to be made by the instructors to simulate the WWW on the LAN.
Week 8 – Task 2 : Web Browsers, Surfing the Web : Students customize their web browsers with the LAN
proxy settings, bookmarks, search toolbars and pop up blockers. Also, plug-ins like Macromedia Flash and
JRE for applets should be configured.
Week 9 – Task 3 : Search Engines & Netiquette : Students should know what search engines are and how
to use the search engines. A few topics would be given to the students for which they need to search on
Google. This should be demonstrated to the instructors by the student.
Week 10 – Task 4 : Cyber Hygiene : Students would be exposed to the various threats on the internet and
would be asked to configure their computer to be safe on the internet. They need to first install an anti virus
software, configure their personal firewall and windows update on their computer. Then they need to
customize their browsers to block pop ups, block active x downloads to avoid viruses and/or worms.
LaTeX and Word
Week 11 – Word Orientation: The mentor needs to give an overview of LaTeX and Microsoft (MS) office
2007/ equivalent (FOSS) tool word: Importance of LaTeX and MS office 2007/ equivalent (FOSS) tool Word
as word Processors, Details of the three tasks and features that would be covered in each, using LaTeX and
word – Accessing, overview of toolbars, saving files, Using help and resources, rulers, format painter.
Task 1 : Using LaTeX and Word to create project certificate. Features to be covered:-Formatting Fonts in
word, Drop Cap in word, Applying Text effects, Using Character Spacing, Borders and Colors, Inserting
Header and Footer, Using Date and Time option in both LaTeX and Word.
Week 12 – Task 2 : Creating project abstract Features to be covered:-Formatting Styles, Inserting table,
Bullets and Numbering, Changing Text Direction, Cell alignment, Footnote, Hyperlink, Symbols, Spell
Check, Track Changes.
Week 13 – Task 3 : Creating a Newsletter : Features to be covered:- Table of Content, Newspaper
columns, Images from files and clipart, Drawing toolbar and Word Art, Formatting Images, Textboxes,
Paragraphs and Mail Merge in word.
Week 14 – Excel Orientation: The mentor needs to tell the importance of MS office 2007/ equivalent
(FOSS) tool Excel as a Spreadsheet tool, give the details of the two tasks and features that would be
covered in each. Using Excel – Accessing, overview of toolbars, saving excel files, Using help and
Task 1: Creating a Scheduler – Features to be covered:- Gridlines, Format Cells, Summation, auto fill,
Week 15 – Task 2 : Calculating GPA – .Features to be covered:- Cell Referencing, Formulae in excel –
average, std. deviation, Charts, Renaming and Inserting worksheets, Hyper linking, Count function,
LOOKUP/VLOOKUP, Sorting, Conditional formatting
LaTeX and MS/equivalent (FOSS) tool Power Point
Week 16 – Task1 : Students will be working on basic power point utilities and tools which help them create
basic power point presentation. Topic covered during this week includes :- PPT Orientation, Slide Layouts,
Inserting Text, Word Art, Formatting Text, Bullets and Numbering, Auto Shapes, Lines and Arrows in both
LaTeX and Power point. Students will be given model power point presentation which needs to be replicated
(exactly how it’s asked).
Week 17- Task 2 : Second week helps students in making their presentations interactive. Topic covered
during this week includes : Hyperlinks, Inserting –Images, Clip Art, Audio, Video, Objects, Tables and Charts
Week 18 – Task 3 : Concentrating on the in and out of Microsoft power point and presentations in LaTeX.
Helps them learn best practices in designing and preparing power point presentation. Topic covered during
this week includes :- Master Layouts (slide, template, and notes), Types of views (basic, presentation, slide
slotter, notes etc), Inserting – Background, textures, Design Templates, Hidden slides.
1. Introduction to Information Technology, ITL Education Solutions limited, Pearson Education.
2. LaTeX Companion – Leslie Lamport, PHI/Pearson.
3. Introduction to Computers, Peter Norton, 6/e Mc Graw Hill
4. Upgrading and Repairing, PC’s 18th e, Scott Muller QUE, Pearson Education
5. Comdex Information Technology course tool kit Vikas Gupta, WILEY Dreamtech
6. IT Essentials PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide Third Edition by David Anfinson and Ken
Quamme. – CISCO Press, Pearson Education.
7. PC Hardware and A+Handbook – Kate J. Chase PHI (Microsoft)