Informatics Practices Class 12 Syllabus

The syllabus consists of four units: (i) Data Handling using Pandas and Data Visualization (ii) Database Query using SQL (iii) Introduction to Computer Networks (iv) Societal Impacts. Theory paper is of 70 marks.

Exam Structure

S. No. Unit Name Marks
1 Data Handling using Pandas and Data Visualization 25
2 Database Query using SQL 25
3 Introduction to Computer Networks 10
4 Societal Impacts 10
  Total 70

Unit 1: Data Handling using Pandas and Data Visualization

Data Handling using Pandas - I

Introduction to Python libraries - Pandas, Matplotlib.

Data structures in Pandas - Series and Data Frames.

Series: Creation of Series from - ndarray, dictionary, scalar value; mathematical operations; Head and Tail functions; Selection, Indexing and Slicing.

Data Frames: creation - from dictionary of Series, list of dictionaries, text/CSV files, display, iteration. Operations on rows and columns: add, select, delete, rename, Head and Tail functions, indexing using labels, Boolean indexing;

Importing/Exporting Data between CSV files and Data Frames.

Data Visualization

Purpose of plotting; drawing and saving following types of plots using Matplotlib - line plot, bar graph, histogram

Customizing plots: adding label, title, and legend in plots.

Unit 2: Database Query using SQL

Math functions: POWER (), ROUND (), MOD ().

Text functions: UCASE ()/UPPER (), LCASE ()/LOWER (), MID ()/SUBSTRING ()/SUBSTR (), LENGTH (), LEFT (), RIGHT (), INSTR (), LTRIM (), RTRIM (), TRIM ().

Date Functions: NOW (), DATE (), MONTH (), MONTHNAME (), YEAR (), DAY (), DAYNAME ().

Aggregate Functions: MAX (), MIN (), AVG (), SUM (), COUNT (); using COUNT (*).

Querying and manipulating data using Group by, Having, Order by.

Unit 3: Introduction to Computer Networks

Introduction to networks, Types of network: LAN, MAN, WAN.

Network Devices: modem, hub, switch, repeater, router, gateway

Network Topologies: Star, Bus, Tree, Mesh.

Introduction to Internet, URL, WWW and its applications - Web, email, Chat, VoIP.

Website: Introduction, difference between a website and webpage, static vs dynamic web page, web server and hosting of a website.

Web Browsers: Introduction, commonly used browsers, browser settings, add-ons and plug-ins, cookies.

Unit 4: Societal Impacts

Digital footprint, net and communication etiquettes, data protection, intellectual property rights (IPR), plagiarism, licensing and copyright, free and open source software (FOSS), cybercrime and cyber laws, hacking, phishing, cyber bullying, overview of Indian IT Act.

E-waste: hazards and management.

Awareness about health concerns related to the usage of technology.

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