Data Processing Fundamentals
This course is introduces the basic concepts of data processing from a
programmer's point of view. The concepts of a computer system and
programming are introduced. The different representations of data on an
IBM Mainframe are covered.
This is a practical 2 day course, and includes exercises in dealing
with the various numbering systems that are described.
A knowledge of basic mathematics is assumed.
Staff who are new to computers and need to understand the basic
computing concepts from a programming viewpoint.
maximum recommended student to instructor ratio is 12:1
By the end of the course, the delegates will, with the aid of course
notes be able to:
· Identify and describe the basic hardware components of a computer.
· Describe the concepts of computer programs and programming languages.
· Describe the Physical Organisation of Main storage.
· Convert simple numbers from Decimal to Binary and Decimal to
· Describe the EBCDIC representation of characters.
· Translate binary numbers to EBCDIC and EBCDIC to binary.
Main Storage Organisation
Bits and Bytes
Addressing of Main Storage
+ve and -ve
The current PSW
PSW's - Old and New
Steps taken during an I/O Interrupt
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