Assignment Briefs 09-17-2022

1.1 Identify the functions of a computer system.

Foundation Computing

Unit Title

Foundation Computing

 

 

Unit Level

Level 3

Assessor

 

Date issued

 

Hand in Date

 

Unit Grading Structure

Pass

Assessment Guidance

To achieve this unit, learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria for the unit.

 

Learning Outcomes- The learner will:

Assessment Criteria- The learner can:

1. Understand fundamental concepts of hardware and software.

1.1 Identify the functions of a computer system.

1.2 Describe the types, purposes and characteristics of computer hardware.

1.3 Identify different types of software.

1.4 Describe the use of a range of software and the corresponding purpose.

2. Understand the types and characteristics of hardware.

2.1 Identify internal components of a Central Processing Unit (CPU).

2.2 Explain the functions of a CPU.

2.3 Explain how computer hardware components work together.

2.4 Identify different types of storage media and explain the use of each with reference to the purpose.

3. Understand how various data are represented in a computer system.

3.1 Explain how data is represented in computer systems.

3.2 Explain how encryption can be used to represent data.

3.3 Describe how images and sounds are represented in computer systems.

3.4 Explain how compression can aid the storage of data, images or sounds.

3.5 Describe the purpose of logic gates.

4. Understand the fundamentals of computer networks.

4.1 Describe the purpose of different types of computer network.

4.2 Describe the hardware, software and transmission media used in computer networks.

4.3 Identify a range of Worldwide Web Technologies.

4.4 Describe the purpose of different types of computer network topology.

5. Understand the ethical and legal issues related to computing.

5.1 Identify ethical issues related to computing.

5.2 Identify the laws and regulations that govern computing.

5.3 Research and identify situations where laws have been enforced to deal with people who have used computers for unethical and illegal purposes.

Scenario

For the purpose of this assignment, you have been employed as a company trainer. 

You have been asked to prepare a YouTube video presentation and accompanying information booklet for the benefits of all employees. 

1.1 Identify the functions of a computer system.

Task 1 of 2: Information Booklet (ACs 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3)

Instructions

Prepare an Information Booklet for all employees that:

  • Identifies the functions of a computer system.
  • Describes the types, purposes and characteristics of computer hardware.
  • Identifies different types of software.
  • Describes the use of a range of software and the corresponding purpose.
  • Identifies ethical issues related to computing.
  • Identifies the laws and regulations that govern computing.
  • Researches and identifies situations where laws have been enforced to deal with people who have used computers for unethical and illegal purposes.

Task 2 of 2: Preparing your presentation (ACs 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 & 4.4)

Instructions

You are to create a presentation, screencast (video recording of your screen) and upload it to YouTube. It is recommended that you use http://www.screencast-o-matic.com or https://www.screenr.co/ but feel free to use any other software.

The video must include:

  • An identification of internal components of a Central Processing Unit (CPU).
  • An explanation of the functions of a CPU. 1.1 Identify the functions of a computer system.
  • An explanation of how computer hardware components work together.
  • An identification of different types of storage media and explain the use of each with reference to the purpose.
  • An explanation of how data is represented in computer systems.
  • An explanation of how encryption can be used to represent data.
  • A description of how images and sounds are represented in computer systems.
  • An explanation of how compression can aid the storage of data, images or sounds.
  • A description of the purpose of logic gates.
  • A description of the purpose of different types of computer network.
  • A description of the hardware, software and transmission media used in computer networks.
  • An identification of a range of Worldwide Web Technologies.
  • A description of the purpose of different types of computer network topology.

Submission, for inclusion in portfolio

  • Word file containing the information booklet
  • Link to YouTube video
  • PowerPoint file created during the screencast
  • Indicative word count 3000
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