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University of Maryland University College
School of Undergraduate Studies
IFSM201 Concepts & Applications of Information Technology
Case Study Specifications Document Description
14 points / 14% of final grade
For the case study provided to you, create MS Word tables that identify and contain the hardware and software requirements to meet a specific computing need. You should describe the computing need at the beginning of your submitted document.

The MS Word document in its final form will include 5 MS Word tables. It will conclude with a twoparagraph narrative summary that classifies the user type and identifies the PC category(ies) that will be recommended.

Students are expected to conduct external research to adequately address all aspects of the assignment requirements. Any outside sources should be correctly cited in APA style at the end of the table. Students will need to include specific requirements from the case study to show why each item is being recommended. Each element listed below must be incorporated into the assignment. Omissions will result in loss of points.

Assignment Grading Rubric
Requirement

Open and save an MS Word document
with the following name:
“Student’s Last Name Specs”
Example: Smith Specs

Points
Allocated

Comments

0.1 This is the font in normal
paragraphs. Heading and title fonts
may be a larger size.

Set normal text to Arial, 12 point.
Title Page which shows title, your first
and last name, course and due date.

0.2 The title must be “Specification for
[insert your first and last name]”.

Use a footer to create page numbers
for all pages except the title page.

0.2 Right-align the numbers

Requirement

Create a table that shows the various
required hardware components. The
table should have all the necessary
columns, rows, and column headings to
show the following:




Input Devices – Identify each device
type and show which specific user
requirements are met.
Output Devices – Identify each type
and show which specific user
requirements are met.



The table must be labeled
“Hardware Components.”
User requirements are posted in the
case study.
For example, you might include the
following information in your table to
describe one Input Device:
Input Device – 1.2 Megapixel
video camera
Requirements met – create video
files

Storage Devices – External
(including portable) storage devices
and show which specific user
requirements are met.



3.0

Comments

Communication Devices – Identify
each type and show which specific
user requirements are met.



Points
Allocated

Other Peripheral Devices – Identify
each type and show which specific
user requirements are met.

Create a table that shows the various
required system unit features. The
table should have all the necessary
columns, rows, and column headings to
show the following:


Processor – Include type and clock
speed and state how processor type
and clock speed meets the
Director’s specific user
requirements.



RAM – Include type and amount

3.0 The table must be labeled “System
Unit Features.”

Requirement

Points
Allocated

Comments

and state how RAM type and
amount meets the Director’s
specific user requirements.


Adapter Cards – Identify each type
and show which specific user
requirements are met.



Ports – Include types, how many of
each type, and show which specific
user requirements are met.



Storage Devices – Identify internal
system unit storage devices, size of
hard drive, and state how each
storage device and the hard drive
size recommended meets specific
user requirements.

Create a table that shows the various
required Application Software. The
table should have all the necessary
columns, rows, and column headings to
show the following:


Identify types, recommend specific
product names, and show which
specific user requirements are met.

3.0 The...
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