Dear Students!
We welcome you in this course which is designed to provide you the basic understanding of computers. We hope that you will enjoy studying this subject. Following are some guidelines which are important and will help you a lot during this course.
1. First and most important one is to check the 'Announcement Page' daily. Also in case of any confusion, your first point of contact should be 'Announcement Page' to see whether that issue is discussed on it or not.
2. Put your questions related to Lecture on Moderated Discussion Board (MDB). But before putting any question, please make it sure that your question is not already posted by some other student.

This subject demands your full concentration and attentiveness in each lecture. We recommend that listen to all lectures with your full attention, read handouts and do some practice regularly so that you can fulfill objectives of this course and can show nice results. We are always here to help you in this regard.

Email Address for this course is: CS001@vu.edu.pk


COURSE OVERVIEW

·Course Synopsis

CPL stands for Computer Proficiency License. It is recognized by the Virtual University of Pakistan and employers around the world. It aims to raise users’ level of knowledge and competency to improve the proficiency of computer usage.
This course is designed for beginners, but it is also intended for those who have limited familiarity of computers and want a better understanding. Whether you are a house wife willing to explore the world of computing or simply someone facing a challenge related to computer basics, this course is for you.



·Course Learning Outcomes

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At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify the basics of hardware, software and storage devices
Install, configure and use printer
Work within the user interface of MS office.
Create, use, format and print word document
Use of charts, graphics and formatting options for creating documents.
Work with files, layouts, tables and proof reading tools in MS word
Use new features in excel
Create, save, update and format worksheets
Use of formulas, filters, sorting tools in MS Excel
Work with new design feature in MS PowerPoint
Create, update, animate and run a slide show
Use, search and browse internet
Read, compose, reply and forward email


·Course Calendar
Computer Proficiency License (CS001)



Topics
Lectures
Book/Handout
Page
Module 1
1-9
Book
5-27
Assignment 1
Module 2
10-12
Book
29-33
Assignment 2
Module 2
13-17
Book
36-43
Assignment 3
Quiz 1
Module 3
18-24
Book
44-65
Mid term
Module 4
25-33
Book
68-101
Assignment 4
Module 5
34-39
Book
104-123
Assignment 5
Module 6
40-42
Book
126-136
Assignment 6
Module 6
43-45
Book
140-148
Quiz 2
Graded Moderated Discussion Board
Final Term Exam





Recommended Book/Material:
VU Lecture DVDs

COURSE INFO

·Course Structure


Credit Hours of CS001 = 3
The Student Work load for CS001 students

Number of hours per week for attending lecture
3
hours
Number of hours per week for working on the assignment
2
hours
Number of hours per week for practice of MS OFFICE
1
hours
Number of hours per week for revising lecture
3
hours
Number of hours per week for asking questions on MDB and reading the answers
1
hours
Total hours per week
10
hours


··Study Approach

This subject demands your full concentration and attentiveness in each lecture because this course is full of theory and as well as practical work of MS OFFICE. Follow these guidelines:
1. Take video lectures regularly.
2. Read course handouts of each lecture after taking the lecture.



·Course Assessment/Grading Scheme

1. Log on to VULMS
2. Click on CS001 course
3. Click on Grading Scheme