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A friend has recommended your computer company, "I.T. NOON ltd", to a commercial artist, who is thinking of buying computers to enhance his company's chances of gaining work in a competitive market.

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National Diploma In Computer Science Computer Systems Computer Selection (1) Assignment author P.W.Dady Verified by Areas addressed in this assignment:- Contents STUDENT BRIEF 3 KEY SKILLS ELEMENTS. 3 COMMUNICATIONS (SEE CHECKLIST FOR MORE DETAILS) 3 NUMERACY (SEE CHECKLIST FOR MORE DETAILS) 3 IT (SEE CHECKLIST FOR MORE DETAILS) 3 THE REPORT 3 EXERCISE 1 PLANNING (P_7) 3 EXERCISE 2 RESEARCH AND EVALUATE SYSTEM (P_2 PART SPECIFY AND SELECT) 4 EXERCISE 3 OPERATING SYSTEM (M3_PART DESCRIBE OPERATING SYSTEM + D3) 4 STANDARD FEATURES OF THE SYSTEM 5 EXERCISE 4 GRADE D3 5 KEY SKILLS OPTIONS 5 TASK 5 REPORT AND CHECK COMMUNICATION SKILLS (OPTIONAL) 5 TASK 6 DISCUSS, MINUTE AND PRESENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS(OPTIONAL) 6 TASK 7 EVALUATION & CONCLUSIONS COMMUNICATIONS (OPTIONAL) 6 EVIDENCE REQUIRED 6 SUPPLEMENTARY EVIDENCE 6 Put results in your portfolio with your comments. They MUST be mostly correct, and countersigned by a tutor as your work. You may be asked questions about exercises completed to confirm your underpinning knowledge of this area of work. Student Brief A friend has recommended your computer company, "I.T. NOON ltd", to a commercial artist, who is thinking of buying computers to enhance his company's chances of gaining work in a competitive market. He wants to know more about the function of the computer systems and what the latest technical advances need to be considered, before he considers your company for the chance to quote him for business. Key skills elements.(Optional) He has expanded his business and is also thinking of employing 3 more junior technicians to help cope with the expected workload. Communications (see checklist for more details) * You have been commissioned to advise and complete the following tasks within 3 weeks, as he also wants you to present your findings to a group of prospective employees before he interviews them about the requirements for the job in the fifth week (5th), or a date to be arranged. ...read more.

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Specifications Main Manufacturer Sku 062-00140 Brand Microsoft Product Line Wheel Mouse Model PS/2 and Serial Interface Type Cable Number of Buttons/Keys 2 Operating System Compatibility PC Color White Hard disk Western Digital Caviar WD2000JB 200 GB WD Caviar Special Edition hard drives are designed to maximize desktop computer performance for activities requiring high-performance storage such as computer gaming, digital video editing, and file server applications. Offering various capacities, the WD Caviar Special Edition family is equipped with an 8 MB buffer - the largest buffer available today in a desktop EIDE hard drive, delivering data to users faster than any hard drive in its class. Specifications Main Manufacturer Sku WD2000JB Brand Western Digital Product Line Caviar Model WD2000JB Hard Drive Capacity 200 GB Hard Drive Type Standard Hard Drive Interface Type DMA/ATA-33 (Ultra) Enclosure Type Internal Operating System Compatibility PC Interface Type IDE / EIDE Storage Type Hard drive Weight 1.3 lbs Performance Rotational speed 7200 Rpm VDU CTX Color Monitor MS3400V THE MS3400V HAS Built-in TV Tuner, Built-in stereo speakers and amplifier Direct plug-in power cord, no adaptor needed. On screen display user control Energy Star, VESA and DPMSTM standards. Specifications Main Manufacturer Sku MS3400V Brand CTX Product Line Color Monitor Model MS3400V Operating System Compatibility PC Color Black Resolution Maximum Resolution 1024 X 768 Pixels, 640 x 480 Pixels, 800 x 600 Pixels Dot Pitch 0.8 Mm, 0.80 Mm Screen Diagonal Screen Size 34 in Video Video Resolution Standart XGA, SVGA, VGA Miscellaneous Additional Features Speaker(s) DVD Toshiba Removable disk drive DVD-ROM Toshiba's line of award-winning CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives brings leading-edge performance to the computing arena, making them the drives of choice for computer users. The drives combine revolutionary speed with the reliability required to meet the needs of todays demanding data applications, while keeping multimedia and interactive titles running at peak performance. Specifications Main Manufacturer Sku PA3014U-2DVD Brand Toshiba Drive Type DVD-ROM Enclosure Type Plug-in Module Interface Type IDE / EIDE Number Of Disks 1 Operating System Compatibility PC Speed ...read more.

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Assessment/ Grading Criteria checklist completed and e-mailed or processed to tutor. Assessment/ Marking Schedule Department: IT Course Code: Unit Code 5044R Student Name: Course Title: Computer Systems Module/Unit: Unit Code 5044R Assessment/Assignment Title: Computer Selection Assignment Number: 1 Submission Deadline: Date Handed in: Re-submission Deadline: Key Skills Units 1. Indicate the Key Skills included within this assignment in the Level columns 2. Initial successful Key Skill outcomes in the adjacent column Key Skills I.V. Signature Level Initial Level initial Level Initial Communication C3.1a/b C3.2 C3.3 Application of Number N3.1 N3.2 N3.3 Information Technology IT3.1 IT3.2 IT3.3 I declare that this is my own work Student signature: Student Number: Lecturer Feedback on Programme issues (Please continue overleaf if required) * See Check list for grading evidence Lecturer Feedback on Key Skill issues: (Please continue overleaf if required) See Check list for grading evidence Assessing Lecturer: P.W.Dady GRADE Verifiers Name: Signature: Signature: Assessment/Assignment Author: P.W.Dady Date: 22-Nov-00 Issue No.: 4 Programme Issues Validated By: Date: Key Skills Issues Validated By: Date: Key Skills Amplification: (for Key Skills Portfolio) Department: IT Course Code: Student Name: Course Title: Computer Systems Module/Unit: Unit Code 5044R Assessment/Assignment Title: Computer Selection Assignment Number: 1 Key Skills Units 1. Indicate the Key Skills included within this assignment in Level columns 2. Initial successful Key Skill outcomes in the adjacent column Key Skills I.V. Signature Level Initial Level Initial Level Initial Communication C3.1a/b C3.2 C3.3 Application of number N3.1 N3.2 N3.3 Information Technology IT3.1 IT3.2 IT3.3 Assessors Signature: Date: Assignment Computer selection Witness Statement I confirm that I have seen work and he has used a variety of information souses and techniques to complete this report. Assignment The report handed in was created with minimum of help from tutors. I can also confirm that this work was done independently and has met all deadlines set. Wednesday, May 02, 2007. Has not been handed in on time. Assessing Tutor Signature: Student Signature: Hand in Date: Date Handed in: Author (c) P.W.Dady Tuesday, September 10, 2002 Page 2 Last printed 09/07/2002 3:40 PM ...read more.

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