COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Topics: Computer, Personal computer, Computing Pages: 11 (1701 words) Published: October 10, 2013
BTEC HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
ASSIGNMENT FRONT SHEET
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT 1
COURSE:
UNIT CODE:
LECTURE DAYS:
VENUE:
DURATION:
LECTURER:
DATE OF ISSUE:
HAND IN DATE:

NO.:

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Computer Systems
L/601/0446
Wednesdays
Champs Fleurs
September ’13 – January ‘14
Karleen Lall
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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RESUBMISSION

Student Name: _______________________________ Edexcel No.: _______________

Criteria
reference

To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that
the student is able to:

LO 1.1

Explain the role of computer systems in different
environments

LO 1.2

Task no.

Evidence
Page Numbers

Explain the hardware, software and peripheral
components of a computer system

Task no.

Evidence
Page Numbers

Compare different types of computer systems
LO 1.3

LO 2.1

Produce a system design specification to meet a client’s
needs
Evaluate the suitability of a system design specification

LO 2.2

Criteria
reference

To achieve the MERIT criteria the evidence must
additionally show that the student is able to:

M1

Produce a system design specification to satisfy client’s
needs

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BTEC HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
ASSIGNMENT FRONT SHEET
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT 1

Criteria
reference

To achieve the DISTINCTION criteria the evidence
must show that the student is able to:

Task no.

Evidence
Page Numbers

Create a case to increase budgetary allocation for
personal computers

D1

Learner Declaration
I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged. Learner signature:

Date:

Assignment Checklist






COVER PAGE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDICES

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BTEC HND in COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
UNIT 2: COMPUTER SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT BRIEF #1
Assignment: Case Study
Trinbago Printing Company (TPC) is a medium sized Newspaper business. It is family owned with an 18 year heritage of newspaper publishing. As with most successful businesses, growth and expansion are necessary to adequately meet the growing customers’ demands. TPC is a single source solution, from pre-press to printing, bindery, and mailing.

While the company’s machinery has been functioning at an acceptable standard, the ICT Manager is of the view that the organization should invest in some up-to-date technology re: personal computers. The rationale for same is to prevent untimely breakdown, unpredictable repairs and at the same time keep abreast with the new and available technology which currently exists. Additionally, the company prides itself in quality service and as such demands a high level of reliability from all machinery, equipment and PCs. It is also well imagined that, for a company to have grown most successfully, management would have adopted a range of options to exploit different circumstances. The technical working team includes the following:•







Ten Reporters (Editorial Department)
The reporters are responsible for general, business, sports, and lifestyle reporting. They are assigned to all sections of the newspaper, gathering information about events and subjects that the newspaper editors choose to cover. They document their findings on a personal computer using word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word). Due to the nature of their work they are often mobile and require access to computing resources as they gather information on the move.

Six Copy Editors (Editorial Department)
The copy editors are specially trained to read the stories that others have written to ensure that the grammar and style are appropriate. They read the stories electronically, via their PCs, using a variety of software (e.g. PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Image Viewer, etc.). Additionally, they need a reliable and secure internet access to assist with any research required. This group of employees prefers to work in tranquility...
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