Unit 2 Computer Systems Assignment Brief

Unit 2 Computer Systems Assignment Brief

Unit 2 Computer Systems Assignment Brief

Qualification

Computing and Systems Development

Unit Number and title

Unit 2 Computer Systems

Qualification

CSD (Level 4)

Unit Code

L/601/0446

 

TASK 1 to TASK 4: You are required to follow the instructions as specified towards each task and support with a research by using supportive materials like books, websites, etc., and give a feedback on the findings by relating your arguments to the relevant case studies as specified towards each task:

TASK 1: 

You are required to carry out a research by using supportive materials like books, websites, etc., and give a feedback of the findings on P1.1, P1.2 and P1.3. The answers need to be reflected in general computer industry. Answers without application to an organization or without examples will be marked as Resubmission.

LO1 Understand the function of computer systems

P1.1- Explain the role of computer systems in different environments
P1.2- Explain the hardware and application Software and peripheral components of a computer system.
P1.3- Compare different types of computer systems

Case Study:  Task 2, 3 & 4

A Recruitment company, SYNERGY, based in Central London has asked you to provide an I.T. system that would fit in well with their rapid expansion plans but not cost the earth during their start-up phase. Their current computer system consists of standalone PC systems which have been using for the day to day business operations and the existing infrastructure requires updates to fulfil the growing demand of the business.
As their business rapidly expands, it is required to migrate to a centralised system (Client- Server) utilising Microsoft Server 2008 or a latest server that actually provide I.T. systems for the company. The company (SYNERGY) is required to have a fully featured system including remote access.
The company new infrastructure is going to be as follows:
One PC’s for receptionist, five PC’s for recruitment consultants, two PC’s for administrators, one PC for recruitment manager, one PC for secretary, three PC’s for clients, one server room with two PC’s for database and network administrator, one network printer at the reception. Mr. Timothy Kelly is the director of the company and his Laptop needs to be connected to the system where he would have access to the entire system. Based on their job roles you are required to identify the most appropriate system configurations which support their tasks.
As an IT consultant, you have been approached by Mr. Timothy Kelly to specify and recommend different computers and other required components for all staffs according to the company requirements. All computers must be able to process the required jobs such as multimedia documents effectively and promptly. Also all the New PC’s must be capable of handling highest security for accessing data, internet and files saved in hard drive or the server. When buying the components, you must recommend the right processors, motherboard, memory, hard disk, monitor, keyboard, mouse, cooling fan, CD-ROM, printer, Operating systems, Servers, Routers etc.

TASK 2:

You are required to carry out a research by using supportive materials like books, websites, etc., and give a feedback of the findings on P2.1 and P2.2. The answers need to be reflected to the organization SYNERGY given in the case study. Answers without application to an organization or without examples will be marked as Resubmission.

LO2  Be able to design computer systems

P2.1- Produce a system design specification to meet a SYNERGY needs.
P2.2- Evaluate the suitability of a system design specification for SYNERGY.

TASK 3:

You are required to carry out a research by using supportive materials like books, websites, etc., and give a feedback of the findings on P3.1 and P3.2. The answers need to be reflected to the organization SYNERGY given in the case study. Answers without application to an organization or without examples will be marked as Resubmission.

LO3. Be able to build and configure computer systems

P 3.1 – Build and configure a computer system to meet SYNERGY’s Design Specification.
P3.2 – Test and document a SYNERGY’s computer system showing clearly your test plans and the test outcomes. 

TASK 4:

You are required to carry out a research by using supportive materials like books, websites, etc., and give a feedback of the findings on P4.1 and P4.2. The answers need to be reflected to the organization SYNERGY given in the case study. Answers without application to an organization or without examples will be marked as Resubmission.

LO4 . Be able to undertake routine maintenance on computer systems

P4.1  - Perform routine maintenance tasks on SYNERGY’s  computer system
P4.2  - Upgrade the hardware and software on a computer system for SYNERGY’s computer system.