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IB Computer Science SL

The course is the second half of the IB Computer Science SL course. All students must have successfully completed the AP Computer Science A’s course. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and applying it in the real world professional environment. The major units of study are:
Unit 1: Software engineering, including the design, documentation, development,
              testing, and implementation of large and small programs. This is a significant
              unit that is used extensively in the completion of the student’s 
              IB Internal Assessment (IA)
Unit 2: Computer design, including hardware design, data representations in the
              computer, logic, and electronic gates.
Unit 3: Data manipulation, including processing architectures, machine language,
              program execution cycles, protocols for communicating with other devices,
              and alternate, high-speed/super computer architectures.
Unit 4: Systems management and upgrades in a business environment, including
              determining stakeholders and their requirements, identifying alternative
              designs for hardware and software upgrades, and identifying and 
              managing the impacts of each.
Unit 5: Operating systems, including resource management, memory management,
              communication with peripherals, disk and data management, and security.
Unit 6: Networking and the Internet, including protocols, types of architectures,
              hardware devices and their uses, wireless networks, security in an
              interconnected environment, and the social impacts of access.
The Java learned in the first half of the year will be reviewed throughout the year.
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By Mail:  1 Scholar Lane Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2100
By Email: webmaster@commack.k12.ny.us
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