Name : DOEACC ‘O’ Level (Foundation course in Computer Application)
Eligibility : 10+2 passed or ITI Certificate passed (one year after class 10)
Duration : 1 year (Semester System)
Certificate Awarding Body : NIELIT (formerly DOEACC Society)
Academic Curriculum of DOEACC 'O' LEVEL
DOEACC ‘O’ Level Course is a foundation Course of DOEACC Society in the field of Information Technology. The duration of the course is 1 Year (2 semesters of 6 months each). The next level IT course of DOEACC Society is DOEACC ‘A’Level which is equivalent to advance diploma course in Computer Application.The course starts in the month of January and July every year. Admission notice is published in the local daily newspaper of Nagaland about 1 month prior to commencement.
The Objective of the course is to prepare candidates for DOEACC examination by imparting required knowledge and skill.
Recognition has been given by the Government of India to DOEACC ‘O’ level examination conducted by the DOEACC Society as equivalent to Foundation Course in IT for the purpose of employment to the posts and services under Central Government.
10+2 passed or ITI Certificate passed (one year after class 10).
20 seats for each session
Selection Procedure :
Selection of candidate is purely through an entrance test conducted by NIELIT, Kohima. If the number of applicants is less, entrance test is not held.
Pass Percentage To qualify for a pass in a module, a candidate must have obtained at least 50% in each theory, practical examination and project. Following table shows the marks distribution
||Information Technology tools and Network Basis
||Web Designing & Publishing
||Programming and Problem Solving through Python
||Internet of Things and its Applications
||Practical based on M1-R5, M2-R5, M3-R5 and M4-R5
||Project (Certificate only to qualify O Level)
||Total Maximum Marks
Detailed Syllabus :
M1-R5: IT TOOLS & BASICS OF NETWORKS
1. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
Computer and Latest IT gadgets, Evolution of Computers & its applications, IT gadgets and their applications, Basics of Hardware and Software,
Central Processing Unit, Input devices, Output devices, Computer Memory & storage,
Application Software, Systems Software, Utility Software, Open source and Proprietary
Software, Mobile Apps.
2. OPERATING SYSTEM
Operating System, Basics of Operating system, Operating Systems for Desktop and Laptop,
Operating Systems for Mobile Phone and Tablets, User Interface for Desktop and Laptop, Task Bar,
Icons & shortcuts, Running an Application, Operating System Simple Setting, Using Mouse and Changing its Properties, Changing System
Date and Time, Changing Display Properties, To Add or Remove Program and Features, Adding,
Removing & Sharing Printers, File and Folder Management, Types of file Extensions
4. WORD PROCESSING
Word Processing, their usage, details of word processing screen • Opening, saving and printing a document including pdf files
Document creation, formatting of text, paragraph and whole document
Inserting Header and Footer on the document • Finding text on a word document and correcting spellings
Inserting and manipulating tables, enhancing table using borders and shading features
Preparing copies of a document labels etc. for sending various recipients using Mail Merge.
5. SPREADSHEET PACKAGE
Basic Knowledge of Spreadsheet Processing, their usage, details of Spreadsheet screen
Opening, saving and printing a Spreadsheet
Spreadsheet creation, inserting and editing data in cells, sorting and filtering of data
Inserting and deleting rows /columns
Applying basic formulas and functions
Preparing chart to represent the information in a pictorial form.
6. PRESENTATION PACKAGE
Basic Knowledge of PowerPoint presentations.
Opening/saving a presentation and printing of slides and handouts
Manipulating slides to enhance the look of the slides as well as whole presentation by inserting a picture, objects, multimedia formatting etc.
Running a slide show with various transitions.
7. INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET AND WWW.
Gather knowledge of various types of networks and topologies
Get an overview of Internet, its applications and various browsers available to access the Internet
Connect to Internet using various modes of connections/devices available
Get knowledge of device identification on local network as well as on
Internet for both Desktop and Mobile Devices
Can search Information on the Internet on various topics • Download and print web pages.
8. E-MAIL, SOCIAL NETWORKING AND E-GOVERNANCE SERVICES
Create an email account, compose an email, reply an email and send the email along with attachments
Get familiar with Social Networking, Instant Messaging and Blogs
Get familiar with e Governance Services, eCommerce and Mobile Apps.
9. DIGITAL FINANCIAL TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS
Know the Digital Financial Tools Get Knowledge of Internet Banking Modes
Get familiar with e Governance Services, eCommerce and Mobile Apps
Use the Digital Locker and will be able to store documents in Digital Locker
10. OVERVIEW OF FUTURE SKILLS & CYBER SECURITY
Latest trends and technologies in upcoming fields in IECT
Need of Cyber Security and will be able to secure their PC and Mobile devices by using basic security features.
|Module Unit Written
|1. Introduction to Computer, Introduction to Operating System
|2. Word Processing
|5. Introduction to Internet and WWW, E-mail, Social Networking and e-Governance Services
|6. Digital Financial Tools and Applications, Overview of Future Skills & Cyber Security
M2-R5: WEB DESIGNING & PUBLISHING
1. INTRODUCTION TO MODULE
This module is designed to start web designing, irrespective of knowledge currently have in this area. The businesses, nowadays, are heavily relying on web based applications.
The purpose of this module is to provide skill to students in designing layouts of web sites. By the end of this module, student will be able to describe the structure and functionality of the
Further, the student will learn how web sites are published.
2. INTRODUCTION TO WEB DESIGN
Introduction of Internet, WWW, What is Website? How the Website Works?, Web pages, Front End, Back End, Client and Server Scripting Languages, Responsive Web Designing, Types of Websites (Static and Dynamic Websites)
Notepad, Downloading free Editors: Notepad++, Sublime Text Editor, Making use of Editors, File creation and editing, saving
HTML: Introduction, Basic Structure of HTML , Head Section and Elements of Head Section,
Formatting Tags :Bold , Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Div,Pre Tag Anchor links and
Named Anchors ImageTag, Paragraphs, Comments, Tables : Attributes –(Border, Cellpadding, Cellspacing , height , width), TR, TH, TD, Rowspan, Colspan
Lists : Ordered List , Unordered List , Definition List, Forms, Form Elements, Input types, Input Attriutes, Text Input Text Area, Dropdown, Radio buttons , Check boxes ,Submit and Reset Buttons Frames : Frameset , nested Frames
HTML 5 Introduction , HTML5 New Elements: Section , Nav, Article , Aside, Audio Tag, Video Tag
HTML5 Form Validations: Require Attribute, Pattern Attribute , Autofocus Attribute, email, number type, date type , Range type
Introduction to CSS, Types of CSS, CSS Selectors : Universal Selector ,ID selector, Tag Selector, Class Selector, Sub Selector, Attribute Selector, Group Selector
CSS Properties : Back Ground properties , Block Properties , Box properties , List properties , Border Properties , Positioning Properties,
CSS Lists CSS Tables, CSS Menu Design CSS Image Gallery
6. CSS FRAMEWORK
Web Site Development using W3.CSS Framework, W3.CSS Intro, W3.CSS Colors, W3.CSS Containers, W3.CSS Panels, W3.CSSBorders, W3.CSSFonts, W3.CSS Text, W3.CSS Tables, W3.CSS List, W3.CSSImages, W3.CSS Grid
7. JAVSCRIPT AND ANGULAR JS
Introduction to Client Side Scripting Language, Variables in Java Script, Operators in JS,
8. PHOTO EDITOR
Features of Photo Editing: Tools: Selection Tools, Paint Tools ,Transform Tools, Text Tool, Layers, Brightness/ Contrast, Improve Colors and tone, Filters
9. WEB PUBLISHING AND BROWSING
Overview, SGML, Web hosting Basics, HTML, CGL, Documents Interchange Standards, Components of Web Publishing, Document management, Web Page Design Consideration and Principles, Search and Meta Search Engines, WWW, Browser, HTTP, Publishing Tools
|Module Unit Written
|1. Introduction to Web Design and Editors, HTML Basis
|2. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
|3. CSS Framework
|5. Photo Editor, Web Publishing and Browsing
M3-R5: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING THOUGH PYTHON LANGUAGE
1. INTRODUCTION TO MODULE
Python is easy to use, powerful and versatile, making it a great choice for developers.
Python is used widely in different areas likes building Raspberry Pi applications, writing script program for desktop applications, configuring servers, developing machine learning & data analytics applications and developing web applications.
2. INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
The basic Model of computation, algorithms, flowcharts, Programming Languages, compilation, testing & Debugging and documentation.
3. ALGORITHMS AND FLOWCHARTS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
Flow Chart Symbols, Basic algorithms/flowcharts for sequential processing, decision based processing and iterative processing.
Some examples like: Exchanging values of two variables, summation of a set of numbers, Decimal
Base to Binary Base conversion, Reversing digits of an integer, GCD (Greatest Common Division) of two numbers, Test whether a number is prime, factorial computation,
Fibonacci sequence, Evaluate ‘sin x’ as sum of a series, Reverse order of elements of an array, Find largest number in an array, Print elements of upper triangular matrix, etc.
4. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON
Python Introduction, Technical Strength of Python, Introduction to Python Interpreter and program execution, Using Comments, Literals, Constants,
Python’s Built-in Data types, Numbers (Integers, Floats, Complex Numbers, Real, Sets), Strings (Slicing, Indexing, Concatenation, other operations on Strings), Accepting input from Console, printing statements, Simple ‘Python’ programs.
5. OPERATORS, EXPRESSIONS AND PYTHON STATEMENTS
Assignment statement, expressions, Arithmetic, Relational, Logical, Bitwise operators and their precedence,
Conditional statements: if, if-else, if-elif-else; simple programs, Notion of iterative computation and control flow –range function,
While Statement, For loop, break statement, Continue Statement, Pass statement, else, assert.
6. SEQUENCE DATA TYPES
Lists, tuples and dictionary, (Slicing, Indexing, Concatenation, other operations on Sequence data type), concept of mutability,
Examples to include finding the maximum, minimum, mean; linear search on list/tuple of numbers, and counting the frequency of elements in a list using a dictionary.
Top-down approach of problem solving, Modular programming and functions, Function parameters
Local variables, the Return statement, DocStrings, global statement, Default argument values, keyword arguments, VarArgs parameters.
Library function-input(), eval(),print(), String Functions: count(), find(), rfind(), capitalize(), title(), lower(), upper(), swapcase(), islower(), isupper(), istitle(), replace(), strip(), lstrip(), rstrip(), aplit(), partition(), join(), isspace(), isalpha(), isdigit(), isalnum(), startswith(), endswith(), encode(), decode(),
String: Slicing, Membership, Pattern Matching, Numeric Functions: eval(), max(), min(), pow(), round(), int(), random(), ceil(), floor(), sqrt(), Date & Time Functions, Recursion
8. FILE PROCESSING
Concept of Files, File opening in various modes and closing of a file, Reading from a file, Writing onto a file,
File functions-open(), close(), read(), readline(),readlines(),write(), writelines(),tell(),seek(), Command Line arguments.
9. SCOPE AND MODULES
Scope of objects and Names, LEGB Rule Module Basics, Module Files as Namespaces, Import Model, Reloading Modules.
10. NUMPY BASICS
Introduction to NumPy ,ndarray, datatypes, array attributes, array creation routines, Array From Existing Data, Array From Numerical Ranges, Indexing & Slicing.
|Module Unit Written
|1. Introduction to Programming, Algorithm and Flowcharts to solve problems
|2. Introduction to Python, Operators, Expressions and Python Statements, Sequence data types
|3. Functions, File Processing, Modules
|4. NumPy Basics
M4-R5: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET OF THINGS(IOT) AND ITS APPLICATIONS
The module is designed to equip the students to understand the basics of connected world that is Internet of Things (IoT) and its applications. IoT primarily refers to the connected and smarter world having physical and virtual objects with some unique identities. IoT applications spans across domains of industrial control, retail, energy, agriculture, etc. According to experts forecast, IoT ecosystem will have 50 billion devices/things by 2020.
2. INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET OF THINGS – APPLICATIONS/DEVICES, PROTOCOLS, COMMUNICATION MODEL
Introduction - Overview of Internet of Things(IoT), the characteristics of devices and applications in IoT ecosystem, building blocks of IoT,
Various technologies making up IoT ecosystem, IoT levels, IoT design methodology, The Physical Design/Logical Design of IoT, Functional blocks of IoT and Communication Models.
3. THINGS AND CONNECTIONS
Working of Controlled Systems, Real-time systems with feedback loop e.g. thermostat in refrigerator, AC, etc.
Connectivity models – TCPIP versus OSI model, different type of modes using wired and wireless methodology, The process flow of an IoT application.
4. SENSORS, ACTUATORS AND MICROCONTROLLERS
Sensor - Measuring physical quantities in digital world e.g. light sensor, moisture sensor, temperature sensor, etc. Actuator – moving or controlling system e.g.
DC motor, different type of actuators Controller – Role of microcontroller as gateway to interfacing sensors and actuators, microcontroller vs microprocessor, different type of microcontrollers in embedded ecosystem.
5. BUILDING IOT APPLICATIONS
Introduction to Arduino IDE – writing code in sketch, compiling-debugging, uploading the file to Arduino board, role of serial monitor.
Embedded ‘C’ Language basics - Variables and Identifiers, Built-in Data Types, Arithmetic operators and Expressions, Constants and Literals, assignment.
Conditional Statements and Loops - Decision making using Relational Operators, Logical Connectives - conditions, if-else statement, Loops: while loop, do while, for loop, Nested loops, Infinite loops, Switch statement.
Arrays – Declaring and manipulating single dimension arrays Functions - Standard Library of C functions in Arduino IDE, Prototype of a function: Formal parameter list, Return Type, Function call.
Interfacing sensors – The working of digital versus analog pins in Arduino platform, interfacing LED, Button, Sensors-DHT, LDR, MQ135. Display the data on Liquid Crystal Display(LCD), interfacing keypad
Serial communication – interfacing HC-05(Bluetooth module) Control/handle 220v AC supply – interfacing relay module.
6. SECURITY AND FUTURE OF IOT ECOSYSTEM
Need of security in IoT - Why Security? Privacy for IoT enabled devices- IoT security for consumer devices- Security levels, protecting IoT devices
Future IoT eco system - Need of power full core for building secure algorithms, Examples
7. SOFT SKILLS-PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
Personality Development - Determinants of Personality- self-awareness, motivation, self-discipline, etc., building a positive personality, gestures.
Self-esteem - self-efficacy, self-motivation, time management, stress management, Etiquettes & manners.
Communication and writing skills- objective, attributes and categories of communication, Writing Skills – Resume, Letters, Report, Presentation, etc. Interview skills and body language
USE-CASE FOR BUILDING IOT BASED APPLICATION
USING ARDUINO AND SENSORS/ACTUATORS
i. Interfacing Light Emitting Diode(LED)- Blinking LED : This use case will be used for familiarizing the GPIO peripheral of at mega micro controller. The LED will be used as a device and GPIO will work as output mode.
ii. Interfacing Button and LED – LED blinking/glow when button is pressed This use case will help to understand the GPIO in two different modes, Input - Button and LED - output mode.
iii. Interfacing Temperature Sensor(LM35) and/or humidity sensor (e.g. DHT11) This
iv. use case will help to connect traditional environmental monitoring sensors
v. (Temperature and humidity) to the Arduino development board. Also use the suitable libraries for implementing these case studies.
vi. Interfacing Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) – display data generated by sensor on LCD
vii. Interfacing Air Quality Sensor-pollution (e.g. MQ135) - display data on LCD, switch on LED when data sensed is higher than specified value.
viii. Interfacing Bluetooth module (e.g. HC05)- receiving data from mobile phone on Arduino and display on LCD This use case will help to understand the connectivity solution to Arduino to a gadget like mobile phone.
ix. Interfacing Relay module to demonstrate Bluetooth based home automation application. (using Bluetooth and relay).
|Module Unit Written
|1. Introduction to IoT – applications/devices, protocols, communication model
|2. Things and Connections
|3. Sensors, Actuators and Microcontrollers
|4. Building IoT applications
|5. Security and Future of IoT Ecosystem
|6. Soft skills-Personality Development
Project Work :
Projects in the DOEACC Scheme are an integral part of the curriculum to qualify for a certificate. There is one project after the completion of 2nd semester.No marks are assigned for this, but Candidates are required to carry out the project successfully. The head of the Institute will submit a project completion certificate in the prescribed format for issuing pass certificate to DOEACC Society for the students who have cleared all the papers and complete the project work.
1. Theory Examinations:
DOEACC “O” -level theory examination is conducted twice in a year (in the month of January and July) by DOEACC SOCIETY, New Delhi. There is a number of examination centres all over India. The list of exam centers will be available while collecting exam form. Student can choose one of the exam centre according to their convenience.
Full mark of each paper is 100 and exam duration is 3 hrs. Examination fee for each theory paper is Rs. 500/- and cost of exam form is Rs. 25/-.
2. Practical Examinations:
The is one practical paper for DOEACC “O” Level Course. Appeared or appearing all the theory papers is the necessary condition for the practical examination. Practical Examination is conducted at the Institute under the supervision of DOEACC Society, New Delhi. Students need to provide the option for appearing in practical examination while filling up exam form with payment of additional practical examination fee of Rs.300/- . Duration of each practical examination is3 hrs. Important dates regarding the examination are as follows:
|Request for application forms at NIELIT, Kohima:
|i) Commencement date
ii) Closing date
|Closing date for submission of filled forms at NIELIT, Kohima:
|i) Without late fee
ii) With late fee
|Closing date for direct submission of form to DOEACC, New Delhi:
|i) Without late fee
ii) With late fee
|Commencement of Examination:
||2nd Saturday of January
||2nd Saturday of July
Result of Examination :
Result of DOEACC ‘O’ Level examination is published in the DOEACC website http://www.doeacc.edu.in normally after 2 months of completion of the exam. Students can check their result from this website and download. Students can also ask for result of the examination to the Institute. Results will be sent to the candidates from DOEACC Society individually. The result will be provided in the form of Grade. The mark scored in practical paper is not counted for calculating overall grade of the exam but, clearing practical paper is the necessary criteria for awarding the certificate.
Following is the Gradation system of the above DOEACC Courses:
||Grade to be awarded
||50% - 54%
||55% - 64%
||65% - 74%
||75% - 84%
||85% & above
Re-totaling of marks can be requested within one month from the date of announcement of the result. The application along with requisite fee of Rs. 200/- per module/paper should send directly to Examination Section, DOEACC Society, 6CGO Complex, New Delhi-3. If any correction is to be made, it will be updated to student’s result of the examination.
Some of the Employment Opportunities open to the students after completion of DOEACC O Level Course are given below.
- Programmer Assistant
- Junior Programmer
- Computer Operator
- IT Lab Assistant etc.
- Teaching Assistant