Detailed Syllabus for the IBPS CWE I.T. Specialist Officers Professional Knowledge Paper
Though there is no specific syllabus mentioned but the syllabus mentioned below is a part of CAIIB conducted by IIBF and it covers most of the topics in Information Technology. Hence it should be very useful while preparing for the IBPS CWE for IT Officers.
The Basic Syllabus of IBPS CWE for IT Officers will be:
- Computer Basics
- MS Office
- Internet and E-mail
- Internet Security
- Business Systems
- Data Structures
- Unix and Shell
- Computer Engg
- Micro Processors
- Integrated Circuits
- Digital Electronics
The detailed syllabus for CAIIB also helpful for IBPS CWE for IT Officers:
Impact of IT on Banking : Changing Financial Environment and IT as a Strategic Response
Hardware (H / W) - Software : (S / W)
System Software :
Operating Systems (Desktop OS / Server OS) Windows (Desktop / Server) / UNIX (H. P. Unix, Sun Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX)
Computer Languages - 1st Generation Languages (Assembly), 2nd Generation (Fortran, Algol, Cobol), 3rd Generation (C, C++, C# and JAVA etc.) and 4th Generation Languages (Clipper, Power Builder, SQL etc.) and 5th Generation Languages (Logic Programming Languages)
Database Management System and Relational Database Management Systems (Oracle10g, MS SQL-2005, MySQL)
Application Servers (Oracle 10AS, BeWeblogic, WebSheare ) Web Servers (IIS, Apachi etc.) Web Browsers (IE 7.0, Firefox etc.)
Application Software : Packaged Software, Custom built Software etc. Computer Networks, Equipment & Data Communication
Computer Networks : Network Layers, Topologies, Protocols, IP Address Mechanisms, LAN, WAN, VLAN, Intranet, Extranet, Internet,
Network Equipments : Cables (BNC, Twisted Pair, Fibre Optics), Connectors, I/Os, Patch Panel, Jack Panels, Network Racks.
Data Communication : CLL, Leased Lines, MPLS, VPNS, ISDN, Satellite Links, Wi Fi, Wi Max.,
Network / Security Equipments: Modems, Hubs, Switches, Bridges, Routers, Firewalls, NIDS, HIDS, IPS
Systems and Design
Systems Design & Analysis(Data modeling, Entity Relationships, Generic Data Modeling, Semantic Data modeling Normalization( from 1st to 3rd and BCNF, 4th & 5th level of normalization)
Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - Various phases of SDLC, In-house /Out-sourcing, Software Project Management, Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) Tools.
System Architecture : Clients (Hardware / Software), Servers (Hardware / Software). Client Server Architecture, 3 Tier Architecture, N-Tier Architecture etc.
Data Warehousing - Data Mining tools
MIS and Organization Support Systems - DSS, EIS, GDSS, Groupware and Multimedia Business Intelligence - Expert Systems, Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) Grid Computing, Virtualization and Consolidation.
Applications in Banking
Centralized Banking System / Core Banking System / System Administration, Database Administration, Application Server and Application Administration, Network Administration, Domains, ISPS, Hosting, Data Downloads / Uploads, Band widths, Data Centre, Data Storage Devices, Data Backups / Restoration, Disaster Recovery Centre
Delivery Channels - ATM, EFTPOS, Phone Banking, Internet Banking, SMS Banking, Mobile Banking, Credit / Debit Cards, Smart Cards E-Mails, SMS alerts
E-Commerce - Secure Electronic Transfer (SET), Payment Gateways (Credit card / Debit cards), Authentication of payments etc.
PKI - CCA, CA, RA, Digital Certificate, Digital Signature, Non-repudiation of Origin, Nonrepudiation of Receipt.
Service - Level Agreement
Security, Controls and Guidelines
Threats to Information System : i) Physical (Insiders / outsiders) ii) Viruses, Worms, Trojan horse, Malwares, Software bombs, Phishing, Spoofing, Spamming, denial of service attacks etc.
Information System Security Measures, Policy, controls, ISO, 17799, BS7799, IS4477, IS Audit, BCP / DRP, IT Act 2000, Basel guidelines for E-banking, Various RBI Committee Reports on Information Systems.
IT Service Delivery & Support : Service level management practices, Operations management - work load scheduling, network services management, Preventive maintenance, Systems performance monitoring process tools, techniques, Functionality of hardware, software, data base. Drafting of RFP, system specifications, SLAs, Capacity planning & monitoring, Change management processes / scheduled, emergency in configuration of production systems, application of patches, releases etc., Incident & problem management practices, System resiliency tools and techniques - fault tolerance, elimination of single point of failure, clustering.
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