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Course title Informatics I
Course code DatZ2018
Credit points 2
ECTS creditpoints 3
Total Hours in Course 80
Number of hours for lectures 8
Number of hours for seminars and practical classes 24
Independent study hours 48
Date of course confirmation 20/04/2011
Responsible Unit Department of Computer Systems
Course developers
Dr. sc. ing., prof. Ilmārs Dukulis

There is no prerequisite knowledge required for this course
Replaced course
DatZ2044 [GDAT2038] Informatics I
Course abstract
The study course deals with the information acquisition, processing and distribution methods, the types of data storage devices, data input and output techniques and tools, the use of the integrated application software packages in document, spreadsheet and presentation processing. The possibilities of software’s usage are extended by recording, testing and editing of macroses as well as by using programming in Visual Basic for Applications, different control elements, structures and dialog boxes.
Learning outcomes and their assessment
Knowledge about the information acquisition, processing and distribution techniques, on the using methods of integrated application software packages and language Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); skills in the use of data storage, input and output devices, various software applications and macros, competence, working in group or independently, to use the information technology facilities for the text, spreadsheet and presentation material processing and to manage them, as well as to convince others and argue own viewpoint.
Compulsory reading
1. Dukulis I. Apgūsim jauno Word! Microsoft Office Word 2003. – R.: Turība, 2005. 166 lpp.
2. Dukulis I. Apgūsim jauno Excel! Microsoft Office Excel 2003. – R.: Turība, 2004.
3. Dukulis I. Apgūsim jauno PowerPoint! Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. – R.: Turība, 2006. 141 lpp. 4. Veiss K. Darbs ar operētājsistēmu Windows Vista un pakotni Microsoft Office. – R.: Apgāds Zvaigzne ABC, 2009. 126 lpp.
Further reading
1. Mansfield R. Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2007. – Sybex, 2008. (Pieejama pie kursa atbildīgā mācībspēka)
2. Walkenbach J. Excel VBA Programming For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) . – For Dummies, 2010. (Pieejama pie kursa atbildīgā mācībspēka) 3. Shepherd R. Excel 2007 VBA Macro Programming. – McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2009. (Pieejama pie kursa atbildīgā mācībspēka)