UIMOIBP003 Computer Systems Architecture

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Richard Pečonka (lecturer)
RNDr. Šárka Vavrečková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Richard Pečonka
Institute of Computer Science - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Mon 13:05–14:40 B1
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the subject is to acquaint students with the functions of the components in personal computers. The lectures are focused on the solutions common in the practice.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- apply data recovery procedures unavailable by conventional means;
- use the methods of forensic analysis for non-destructive data acquisition for use in evidence;
- use tools to retrieve data from storage media;
understands methods and resources for securing some devices, social networks and other Internet services, including encryption.
  • 1. History of Computing technology. Computer structure, BIOS, UEFI.
  • 2. Connectors and interfaces.
  • 3. Motherboard, chipset, bus.
  • 4. Processors. Processor architectures, instruction sets, methods of instruction processing, various types of processors.
  • 5. Memory.
  • 6. Storage - hard drive, optical media, flash media, SSD. RAID.
  • 7. I/O devices.
  • 8. Expansion cards - graphic, audio, network.
  • 9. Power and cooling.
  • 10. Basic maintenance and diagnostics of a computer.
    required literature
  • VAVREČKOVÁ, Šárka. Architektura počítačových systémů. Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2017. 218 s.
  • Vavrečková, Šárka. Informace k předmětu Technické vybavení osobních počítačů. URL info
    recommended literature
  • ALPERN, Naomi J., Joey ALPERN a Randy MULLER. IT career jumpstart: an introduction to PC hardware, software, and networking. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley, 2012. ISBN 978-111-8206-157. info
  • HORÁK, J. Hardware - učebnice pro pokročilé. Praha: Computer Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-251-1741-5. info
  • PATTERSON, David A. a John L. HENNESSY. Computer organization and design: the hardware/software interface. RISC-V edition. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Morgan Kaufmann Publis, 2017. ISBN 978-012-8122-75. info
  • SCHAUMONT, Patrick R. A practical introduction to hardware/software codesign. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2013. ISBN 978-146-1437-369. info
    not specified
  • Hardware Secrets: Uncomplicating the Complicate. URL info
  • Tom?s Hardware. URL info
Teaching methods
Interactive lecture
Lecture with a discussion
Projection (static, dynamic)
Assessment methods
Practical exam, list of possible questions is at the lecturer's web.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2021.
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