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Introduction to Computer Systems
Unit Code: CJ52WN005
Credit Value: 3
Unit ID: ABS748
Last registration date: 31/07/2015
|The learner will
||The learner can
|1. ||Explain the relationship between the basic hardware and software components of a computer system.|
|1.1 ||Identify the hardware components that make up a computer system and describe their role in terms of the input-process-output model.|
|1.2 ||Categorise software into system and application software.|
|2. ||Describe the concept of different levels of storage and the more common backing storage devices.|
|2.1 ||Evaluate storage devices in terms of access time, storage capacity and cost.|
|2.2 ||Recommend a storage method for a given scenario and demonstrate an understanding of the needs of a small business computer user.|
|3. ||Describe and evaluate the various peripherals currently available.|
|3.1 ||Describe peripherals in terms of type of mechanism, quality, volume, speed and cost.|
|3.2 ||Make, and fully justify, a realistic choice of a peripheral that meets the needs of a particular user. |
|4. ||Explain the European Guidelines on Computing and Health and Safety Issues.|
|4.1 ||Clearly state the recommendations in the European guidelines on the working environment and the equipment used.|
|4.2 ||Clearly state the recommendations in the European guidelines on preferred working methods.|
|5. ||Select, recommend and justify the purchase of a particular computer system.|
|5.1 ||Select and recommend a particular computer system for a given scenario; the choice should be suitable to meet their needs, in terms of price, performance and future requirements.|
|5.2 ||Explain any terminology clearly and concisely.|
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