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BUSINESS & CREATIVE SECTOR

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE / DIPLOMA in COMPUTING
(all pathways)


Assignment Title: Portfolio: Computer Systems

Assignment Number: 1 of 1





LEARNING OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA COVERED

LO1 Understand the function of computer systems
1.1 explain the role of computer systems in different environments
1.2 explain the hardware, software and peripheral components of a computer system
1.3 compare different types of computer systems

LO2 Be able to design computer systems

2.1 produce a system design specification to meet a client’s needs
2.2 evaluate the suitability of a system design specification Only Do this part

LO3 Be able to build and configure
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As above you must document all of the steps involved in the process.
Part 4 - Be able to undertake routine maintenance on computer systems

You will have to perform a series of routine maintenance tasks on the computer system built in Part 3. You will be asked to perform other routine tasks such as upgrading the memory or graphic card. You must document these tasks and the steps you observed in the process of performing the tasks.

You will also be asked to update some software on your system. Again you must document this procedure fully.

Assignment Grading Criteria

Grading Higher National units

Each unit will be graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction. A Pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria.

Merit and Distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.



Pass descriptors Indicative characteristics
In order to achieve a Pass the learner must: The learner’s evidence shows for example:
Understand the function of computer systems explain the role of computer systems in different
environments

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

compare different types of computer systems

Be able to design computer systems produce a system design specification to meet a
client’s needs

evaluate the suitability of a system design specification
Be able to build and configure computer systems build and configure a…

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