Title Viva Computer Applications, Class 9
Author Shalini Bhatnagar
ISBN 9789388386388
List price Rs 495.00
Price outside India Available on Request
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 280
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Viva Education
Published in India by Viva Education
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory Worldwide
Status New Arrival
About the book


Lab Activities


Test Papers

Computer Applications is in two volumes for classes 9 and 10. This volume is specially meant for class 9 strictly following the CBSE curriculum. The book is organised into four units. These units include Computer Basics, Types of Software, Basics of Operating System, Windows Operating System, Networking Basics and Multimedia, Internet, Cyber Safety, MS Word—Word Processor, MS PowerPoint—Presentation Tool, MS Excel—Spreadsheet Tool, Programming in Scratch and Introduction to Python Programming. Each chapter of the book is organised into sections like We Will Learn About, More to Learn, Quick Recall, Let’s Discuss, Let’s Revise, Technopedia, Exercises (Solved), In the Lab, Application-based Questions and Assignment. The book also provides two unsolved sample question papers at the end.

Salient Features

  • Aims at familiarising the students with basics of IT and developing skills for using various IT tools
  • Strictly follows the latest CBSE curriculum and guidelines
  • Includes theoretical and practical exercises
  • Ensures coverage of all topics as prescribed in the CBSE syllabus in simple and easy language
  • Includes extensive illustrations and examples consisting of diagrams, pictures and screenshots
  • Includes the lab and application-based questions to assess the learning of students
  • Includes the solved exercises at the end of each chapter
  • Includes extra questions in the ‘Assignment’ section.

Teacher’s Resources
• Detailed Teacher’s Manual

Online Resources • Answer Key • Worksheets • Detailed Lesson Plans • E-book


Chapter 1. Computer Basics • Introduction • Computer • Basic Design of Computers • Components of a Computer System • Types of Computers • Overview of Communication Technologies

Chapter 2. Types of Software • Introduction • Software • Mobile Applications

Chapter 3. Basics of Operating System • Introduction • Functions of an Operating System • Types of Operating Systems • Parts of an Operating System • Working in Command Line Interface

Chapter 4. Windows Operating System • Introduction • Microsoft Windows • File Explorer • Changing the Desktop Background • Setting the Screen Saver • Understanding Files and Folders • Live Tiles • Creating Shortcut • Windows 10 Apps

Chapter 5. Networking Basics and Multimedia • Introduction • Advantages of Networking • Types of Networks • Components of Networking • Transmission Medium • Common Network Protocols • Cloud Computing • Multimedia • Importance and Applications of Multimedia

Chapter 6. Internet • Introduction • Advantages and Disadvantages of Internet • Internet Terminology • Email • Components of an Email • Email Address • Creating an Email Account • Reading an Email • Composing an Email • Attaching Files • Opening an Attachment • Replying to an Email • Forward • Signing Out • Social Networking • Registering on Facebook • Social Networking Netiquette • Chatting Sites • Understanding the Facebook Chat Window • Sharing and Uploading Videos on YouTube

Chapter 7. Cyber Safety • Introduction • Cyber Threat • Computer Viruses • Cyber Safety • Safety Measures to be Adopted while Using Social Networking Sites • Safely Accessing Websites and Browsing the Web

Chapter 8. MS Word— Word Processor • Introduction • Starting Word 2016 • Components of MS Word Window • Creating a New Document • Saving a File • Closing a Document • Opening an Existing Document • Editing a Document • Formatting a Document • Inserting Header and Footer • Inserting Objects in a Document • Applying Subscript and Superscript Effects • Inserting a Table • Checking Spelling and Grammar • Thesaurus • Using Track Changes Tool • Inserting Comments • AutoFormat Text in a Document • Page Settings of a Document • Previewing a Document

Chapter 9. MS PowerPoint— Presentation Tool • Introduction • Presentation Basics • Starting PowerPoint 2016 • Components of PowerPoint 2016 • Basic Elements of a Slide • Slide Layouts • Creating a New Presentation • Saving a Presentation • Adding Title and Subtitle • Formatting Text in a Slide • Adding Header, Footer and Slide Numbers • Inserting Pictures • Using Picture as a Watermark • Views of Slides • Applying Animation • Slide Transition • Rehearse Timings • Slide Show Options • Printing a Presentation

Chapter 10. MS Excel— Spreadsheet Tool • Introduction • Starting Excel 2016 • Components of Excel 2016 • Concept of Worksheets and Workbooks • Creating a New Workbook • Saving a Workbook • Opening a Document • Exiting Microsoft Excel • Entering Data • Types of Data • Navigating around the Cells • Entering Date or Time • Using AutoFill Feature to Fill Data Series • Editing a Worksheet • Formatting Data • About Formula • Copying a Formula • Printing a Workbook • Using Simple Statistical Functions • Charts in Excel • Components of a Chart • Different Types of Charts • Creating a Chart • Modifying the Chart • Changing Chart Type

Chapter 11. Programming in Scratch • Introduction to Scratch • Opening Scratch • Components of Scratch Window • X-Y Plane in Scratch • Scratch Blocks • Creating a New Scratch Project • Moving a Sprite • Adding a New Sprite • Changing Backdrop of Stage • Saving a Project • Opening an Already Saved Project • More Programs in Scratch • Controlling Actions—Repeating and Selection

Chapter 12. Introduction to Python Programming • Program • Introduction to Python • System Requirements of Python • Python Virtual Machine (PVM) • Working in Python • Variables in Python • Comments • Basic Data Types • Arithmetic Operators • Input and Output • Sample Python Programs

About the Series Editor:

Shalini Bhatnagar has an MCA degree and over 17 years experience in teaching in a reputed school in New Delhi. For over 8 years, she has been an examiner for evaluation of theory and practical examinations for class 12.

Target Audience:

This book is meant for class 9 strictly following the CBSE curriculum.


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