Information Technology Exam Guide Unit 6: Word Processing, Presentation and Web Page Design


CXC Information Technology Guide: Unit 6

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXAM GUIDE:

UNIT 6: WORDPROCESSING, PRESENTATION AND WEB PAGE DESIGN

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

On completion of this Section, students should have hands-on experience in the use of Wordprocessing,
Presentation and Web Page Design packages in the development of computer-generated documents and be able to
express their aptitude and creativity in design.

 

 

 

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

The student should be able to:

CONTENT

A: WORD PROCESSING

1.

Select appropriate editing features in the preparation of a document;

 

Deleting and inserting characters, words, lines, sentences, paragraphs.

Type-over mode. Selecting blocks of text. Copying and moving sections of text.

 

2.

Describe commonly available features;

 

Page numbers, page breaks, text alignment, word wrap,
margins, tabs, page length, default settings, font size.

 

3.

Select appropriate formatting features for the preparation of a document;

 

Margins, tab stops, line spacing, page breaks, page numbers, left and right justification, centre line, underline, highlight, uppercase, bold, and italic.
4.

Use headers, footers, footnotes and endnotes appropriately;

 

Horizontal, vertical, both.

 

5.

Combine documents;

 

Relative vs. absolute addressing.
6.

Perform block operations;

Effect of move, copy, delete operations on formulae.

 

7.

 

Use columns and tables appropriately;

 

 

8.

Apply appropriate character formatting features;

 

Underline, bold, italics, font types and sizes, superscript and subscript.
9.

Use search and replace functions appropriately;

Primary field;

secondary field;
ascending vs descending order.

 

10.

Use mail-merge facilities;

 

Creation of primary documents and data files in mail merge application;

Field names.

 

11.

Use spell-check;

 

 
12.

Import documents;

 

Text files, graphics, tables including options such as automatic save and backup copy, password protection, track changes.

 

 

B: PRESENTATION

 

13. explain the uses of presentation software;

For example,

to enhance public speaking;

to deliver lectures;

to present project reports;

to effectively present sales or marketing ideas.

 

14.

Explain the concepts of wizards, templates and slides;

 

 
15. Choose appropriate slide layout;

Slide layout must relate to the type of information being presented.

 

16.

Apply design templates to slides;

 

Choosing from a list of presentation designs.
17. Use formatting features effectively to enhance presentation;

Changing background colour, font size and other attributes,
such as font colour and bullets.

 

18 Create slide headers and footers;

Use of the slide master to personalize the slides.

 

19.

Create and use speaker notes;

 

 
20. Apply various types of animation effects to slides;

Flying, drive-in, camera effects; flash-once, typewriter; laser,reverse-texts, drop-in effects.

Custom animation; timing and
sound effects.

 

21.

Insert graphics and moving pictures into a slide;

 

 
22. Manipulate multiple slides;

Insertion and deletion of slides; use of the slide sorter.

 

23. Present a slide show.

Use of slide show tools such as slide navigator, pointer options,
screen attributes.

 

 

C: WEB PAGE DESIGN

This section provides students with hands-on experience in the use of web design software to create and maintain simple websites.

 

24. Plan the website;

Reasons for the website;

the intended audience;

number of web pages desired;

content of each page;

layout of the web pages.

 

25. Create a simple web page;

Choosing an appropriate design for a page;

inserting and deleting text and graphics;

wrap text with image;

create thumbnail image, index page, home page, hyperlink.

 

26. Create hyperlinks;

Linking to another web page;

link to a location within the web
page;

link to an email address;

link to user-created files.

 

27. Test the website;

Use of a web browser;

verify that all the hyperlinks work correctly;

use a test audience.

 

28. Publish and maintain a website.

Registering domain names; locate hosting company;

the use of the file transfer protocol (FTP) for uploading files.


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david (not verified)
thanks for the information

thanks for the information

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This IT syllabus is ridiculous

Why did they throw everything they could think of about computers under this one subject?

Learning about computer hardware, operating systems and programming languages is a completely different branch of computer technology to learning about software applications like web design using html, word processing or PowerPoint.

Nowhere else, nowhere else, have I seen any syllabus that combines them all into a pepperpot like this. Like, they just decided to throw every thing they could think of related to computers in this syllabus and call it IT.

They have to memorize all this stuff.

*smh* wow.. and then everyone is going to blame the children when they don't pass the subject thinking it's their fault.

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natasha (not verified)
IT

thats so true

david's picture
guest (not verified)
Well it's up to the

Well it's up to the intelligence of the student isn't it? Because they have to select the subject to study it no one is pushing them to do it. Additionally, the unique components explored in this syllabus allows students to be well versed not only in programming and computer systems, but in all areas that information technology has touched. And that's why its called "Information" technology not "Computer" technology.

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dan (not verified)
i love IT

but still the sba haard, not only that they want us to print everything. smh

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