What software will you need for pursuing BCA course from IGNOU? This is a very important question to ask. While pursuing BCA from IGNOU you will be taught the following software and operating Systems (OS). After completing BCA you should be the master of the following software.
First Semester: Microsoft Windows as your operating System and Microsoft office (MS-Word and MS-PowerPoint any version will do but stick to the one that your Study Center uses.)
Second Semester: Borland Turbo C++ 4.5 (not specifically this one because you only need to compile and run program you should also practice on DOS version of Turbo C++ as you never know what software your exam center has installed into its systems)
Third Semester: UNIX Operating System (There are many like Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSuSE. You should always use the one that your study center uses.)
Fourth Semester: Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 and Microsoft Office Access 2003 or higher.
Fifth Semester: Any UNIX based Operating System
Sixth Semester: Borland Turbo C++ 4.5 and javac.