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Guildhall College

Programme: BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Course Name: Computer Platforms (Unit - 1) Unite Level: 1 Module Tutor: Kazi Sharif Submitted By: Munshi Mohammad Shafiullah Student ID: 10795 Date: 22nd January 2010

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Content:
Introduction Select machine components or sub-systems appropriate to given tasks: [P1] Evaluate the performance of the selected system [P2] Contrast the functions and feature of different types of operating systems: [P3] Understand how to customise operating systems: [P4] Investigate and identify the key components for a computer system for a particular user: [P5] Produce a plan that checks the main hardware and software components, using standard techniques: [P6] Produce a plan that checks the main hardware and software components, using standard techniques: [P7] Produce user documentation for your system: [P8] Produce a security policy for your system: [P9] Demonstrate that the system meets health and safety requirements: [P10] Reference:

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Introduction:
Prometic Builders Com. Ltd is a small builders company. It usually builds private houses in any part of UK. The company has been running a few projects and recently has a new project of one year time duration. The works of this construction project is to build a three storey luxery private house with swimming pool and garden in west part of London. Meanwhile company has stated work to establish a site office/ project office to run the project activities with in shortest possible time. For the first time there already commissioned a project manager (Mr lew), a project engineer (Mr. Kelvin), senior supervisor (Mr. Saikat) and security guard (Mr.chan) who will also act as a receptionist and general employee/workers. It also usually requires almost same as above. :o establish the n :o establish the n It also usually requires almost same as above. Keeping many kinds of data, informations, files, work records, communicating with other internalof 2000.
Computers have become a vital part of everyday life. It is almost inconceivable that you could spend a day without at least one event being influenced by a computer. Computers have

brought up a revolutionary change in the past couple of decades. They are everywhere now and are being used by everyone. They are being used in every field as they provide the facility of storing large data safely which can be easily accessed and managed. As computers are being used widely these days, gaining computer education is the need of time. One should be equipped with the basic knowledge of computers, its operations and applications. Both basic and practical knowledge completes the basic computer education. Computers do not act only as storage or processing devices only. They are the biggest sources of education, entertainment and communication as well. It helps in searching and retrieving vast information over internet also and only computer education can increase the applications of computer across the world. Those coupled with computer knowledge that may be networking, programming or any other, are always preferred over others and eventually gets the better job opportunities as in modern world no business operates without computers. So computer education is extremely important now as it is an eligibility criterion for getting recruited in the different corporate offices. The modern education is collaborative learning activities which can be beneficial for exchanging ideas, sharing experiences, and developing shared understanding. In this assignment, we discuss the requirements for the adaptation of incorporating in computer-supported collaborative earning (CSCL) environments. We focus on technical specifications and logistic issues in relation to the implementation of CSCL. Guildhall College, London is committed to improve the computer skills, based on the current situation of the students computer knowledge making a series of reform on the teaching of College Computer. Focused on the learning model, the assignment will outline machine components, spaces, user guidelines including health & safety measures, performance evaluation etc.

Select machine components or sub-systems appropriate to given tasks: [P1]

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It is always preferred the common operating systems for a common and multiple users platforms. Hence, the following configuration would be recommended. Name CPU HDD RAM Monitor Wireless LAN Keyboard Mouse Model Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz 180 GB 2 GB DDR2 17
802.11 a/b/g

Price 105 60 40 90 20 15 10

Description Dell Dell Dell Dell


Intel PRO/Wireless

Multimedia

Evaluate the performance of the selected system: [P2]


For check the performance we can go toPress Ctrl + Alt + Del Windows task manager Performance

Contrast the functions and feature of different types of operating systems: [P3]
An operating system, or OS, is a software program that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software. Without a computer operating system, a computer would be useless. Types of operating system As computers have progressed and developed so have the types of operating systems. Below is a basic list of the different types of operating systems and a few examples of operating systems

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that fall into each of the categories. Many computer operating systems will fall into more than one of the below categories. GUI - Short for Graphical User Interface, a GUI Operating System contains graphics and icons and is commonly navigated by using a computer mouse. See our GUI dictionary definition for a complete definition. Below are some examples of GUI Operating Systems. System 7.x Windows 98 Windows CE

Multi-user - A multi-user operating system allows for multiple users to use the same computer at the same time and/or different times. See our multi-user dictionary definition for a complete definition for a complete definition. Below are some examples of multi-user operating systems. Linux Unix Windows 2000

Multiprocessing - An operating system capable of supporting and utilizing more than one computer processor. Below are some examples of multiprocessing operating systems. Linux Unix Windows 2000

Multitasking - An operating system that is capable of allowing multiple software processes to run at the same time. Below are some examples of multitasking operating systems. Unix Windows 2000

Multithreading - Operating systems that allow different parts of software program to run concurrently. Operating systems that would fall into this category are: Linux Unix Windows 2000

Windows XP includes various new features not found in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. Below is a listing of some of these new features. New interface - a completely new look and ability to change the look. Updates - new feature that automatically obtains updates from the Internet. Internet Explorer 6 - Includes Internet explorer 6 and new IM. Multilingual support - added support for different languages.

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In addition to the above features, Windows XP does increase reliability when compared to previous versions of Microsoft Windows.

Understand how to customise operating systems: [P4]


When well install or after install any operation systems we can customize by our choice what we need or what we dont need like We can change language We can change theme We can change color Remove windows component We can control games

Investigate and identify the key components for a computer system for a particular user: [P5]
We are using two kind of compute in our collage. For student and teacher or administrators.

For student:
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor E5400 (2.70GHz, 800FSB, 2MB cache). This processor speed is perfect for our student The speed at which your Inspiron runs applications, loads images and downloads files depends in part on the processor. Bandwidth, clock speed and the number of cores in the processor all help determine performance. As a general rule, a higher number indicates higher performance. Memory: 2048MB Dual Channel DDR3 1066MHz [2x1024] Memory this memory is enough for a student job. Hard Drive: 320GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive. Student needs that kind of HDD some time they put some in lab PC. Graphics Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 Graphics. This graphics card is enough for both IT and the graph design student. Optical Drive : DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software, student need to read and write from CD Or DVD. Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit English, Windows XP. Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit its new operating system thats why Windows XP is installed. Official Software: Microsoft Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft Word). Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse: standard.

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For teacher / Administrator:


Processor: Intel Core i3 Processor 530 (2.93GHz, 4MB) This processor for the speed ether for graphic or IT teacher. Memory: 4096MB Dual Channel DDR3 1066MHz [4x1024] Memory this memory is enough for a teacher / Administrator job. Hard Drive: 640GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive teacher need lots of back up data for give their lesson some time they put some in their PC. Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB graphics card. This graphics card is enough for both IT and the graph design student. Optical Drive: DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software, teacher need to read and write from CD or DVD. Burn some thing. Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit English, Windows XP. Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit its new operating system thats why Windows XP is installed. Official Software: Microsoft Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft Word). Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse: standard.

Specify a complete computer system to suit a given task: [P6]


The platform will be used by everyone, particularly the students, staff, teachers as well and main purposes would be web searching for reference documents, communication with different professional bodies and internal and external office communications. So, the platform must have broadband internet connections in LAN environment, 2 GHz CPU, provisions for scanning and printing. There must be server of 100 computers with data protection software and internet security.

Produce a plan that checks the main hardware and software components, using standard techniques: [P7]
For better performance we must check our computer every week that the hardware and software working or not Test no 1. 2. 3. Date 12.12.0 9 12.12.0 9 12.12.0 Description Processor Monitor RAM Expected outcome Working Working Working Actual response Working Working Working result Yes Yes Yes

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Hard Disk Sound card Mouse Keyboard

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Produce user documentation for your system: [P8]


Switch on the power button enter password and enter (when windows is ready to enter password) now computer is ready to use. By clicking my computer we can access the hard By clicking the Start button at the bottom left of the screen to show the Start menu Programs

How to shut down the computer: Go to start Turn Off computer Turn off

Produce a security policy for your system: [P9]


Computer should be Password protected Administrator and user account Protected by anti virus Protected from anti-ad ware Protected from anti spy ware

Demonstrate that the system meets health and safety requirements: [P10]
There are some important points for computer safety

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Should not put the PC in a hot place Should not be open PC all time Should not be reachable to kids Backup important data all the time

Reference:
http://www.altiusdirectory.com http://www.tec.gov.in/technology http://www.pcworld.co.uk/ http://www1.euro.dell.com/ http://www.sony.co.uk/section/home http://www.justanswer.com/ Guildhall College lecture by Kazi Sharif

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