Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Computer Technology and Algorithms I
Course code:VA1
Course title in language of instruction:Výpočetní technika a algoritmizace I
Course title in Czech:Výpočetní technika a algoritmizace I
Course title in English:Computer Technology and Algorithms I
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FBE
Name of lecturer:Ing. Mgr. Jana Dannhoferová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, tutor)
Ing. Naděžda Chalupová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Petr Jedlička, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Anděla Matiášová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, tutor)
Ing. Pavel Netolický (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Jiří Třináctý (examiner, instructor, tutor)
Ing. Jan Turčínek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Stratos Zerdaloglu (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Prerequisites:not Computer Technology I and not Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to present overview over computer hardware and software, information and communication technologies. Students become acquainted with basic principles of computer operations and usage of computer resources. They also get practical ability to use computer networks. Successful completion of this course is a precondition for subsequent courses Computer Technology and Algorithms II and Informatics for Economists I.
Course contents:
1.Introduction into computer technology (allowance 2/0)
a.Basic terms and principles
b.Data types, data processing

2.Basics of operating systems (allowance 8/10)
a.Working with the Windows
b.Structure and typical features of Unix, Linux and Mac OS X.

3.Introduction into hardware resources (allowance 8/0)
c.Input/output devices

4.Introduction in computer networks (allowance 6/4)
a.Computer networks principles and concepts
b.Effective use of a computer network, security

5.Introduction in text processing (allowance 4/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-basic computing skills
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Student is able to define terms: computer, algorithm, computer program, process, operating system, file, directory/folder.
-Student is able to describe the principle of recording of basic data types (number, text, sound, picture) in computer memory.
-Student is able to use the computer network safely.
-Student is able to work effectively with operating systems Windows and Linux (operations with files and processes, basic system settings).
-Student understands matters about operating systems, he knows their basic characteristics and possibilities.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Written knowledge test is required. The test consists of approx. 20 questions and tasks. The student must achieve a minimum score of 75% to pass.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h16 h
     preparation for exam42 h48 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h20 h
Total84 h84 h

Basic reading list
  • MATIÁŠOVÁ, A. -- POKORNÝ, M. -- HÁLA, T. E-learningový kurz Výpočetní technika a algoritmizace I.  [online]. 2008. URL:
  • BITTO, O. Microsoft Windows 7: podrobná uživatelská příručka. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2009. 340 p. ISBN 978-80-251-2647-9.
Recommended reading list
  • KLATOVSKÝ, K. 333 tipů a triků pro Windows 7. 1st ed. Kralice na Hané: Computer Media, 2010. 260 p. ISBN 978-80-7402-080-3.
  • PÍRKOVÁ, K. Microsoft Word 2010: podrobná uživatelská příručka. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2010. 365 p. Podrobná uživatelská příručka. ISBN 978-80-251-3033-9.
  • BÍBR, I. et al. Mandriva Linux 2010 CZ: instalační a uživatelská příručka. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2009. 430 p. ISBN 978-80-251-2825-1.