Data Representation and Digital Logic
The course explores how computers represent different types of data; numeric, text, image, and audio. Students learn about the difference between analog and digital signals, finite precision, Boolean logic and simplification of digital circuits using Boolean algebra. In addition, they learn how computers perform arithmetic using adders, and how bit storage is implemented using latches and flip-flops. At a higher level, students also learn how computer components interact to achieve computing; memory hierarchy, chipset and system clock, bus system architecture, storage device organization, and motherboard/CPU.
Technological & Digital Literacy
Laboratory work is integrated within the class. Students possessing CompTIA A+ certification will be granted credit for NTW 101.