Information and Software Technology Year 9
Nature of task:
25th August 2014
Check Date: 1st September 2014
8th September 2014
5.1.1 selects and justifies the application of appropriate software programs to a range of tasks
5.2.1 describes and applies problem-solving processes when creating solutions
5.2.3 critically analyses decision-making processes in a range of information and software solutions
5.3.1 justifies responsible practices and ethical use of information and software technology
This project follows the steps of the project development cycle to develop a design for a peer-to-peer network and then to implement the design using two or more computers and either a wireless connection or a cable. A peer-to-peer network is easy and economical to install.
The boxed text in each section provides some clues to help project developers complete each task.
Sharing files is one of the most common tasks on a network. This project needs a small network to be designed and implemented so that it may be compared with other types of LANs
Procedure / Instruction
Submit a soft copy of the project on the due date.
Students will be asked to show their teacher the work that they have done on the assessment task on the check date. The check date will be one week into the project, i.e. 1/9/14 in class and a bonus of 2 marks will be awarded if Questions 1,2 and 3 are correctly and completely answered.
Students will lose two marks for each day that it is handed in after the due date, up to a total of 10 marks.
If a student does not submit the task one week after the due date, no marks will be awarded; however, they will still have to submit the task to meet the requirements of the course.
Individuals will lose two marks for each day that it is handed in after the due date, up to a total of 10 marks.
If an individual does not submit the task one week after the due date, no marks will be awarded; however, he/she will still have to submit the task to meet the requirements of the course.
You will be assessed on your ability to:
Task 1 (5 marks): Provide a clear and accurate statement of the problem to be solved in your own words.
Restate the problem in different words, or in a completely different way, so that the project definition is in your own words.
Identify and list the key words or phrases as a starting point. sharing files – cooperating to use the same documents network – communication system for the exchange of data designed – planned implemented – put into operation
LANs – local area networks
Once the key words of your project are identified, rewrite the sentences so that you have a clear definition of the project.
Analysing the problem
Understand the problem by identifying the key elements of this project.
Task 2 (6 marks): Discussing the problem with others helps you gain information, suggestions and ideas. Answering these questions will further help you to do this.
Why is it an advantage to share files on a network?
What is a protocol?
Why are protocols needed on networks?
How may software help with network design?
Are there types of networks other than peer to peer?
What are the characteristics of a peer to peer network?
How are the following issues important when designing a network: links, hardware, security, network operating system, bandwidth and cost?
What constraints exist for this project?
For example: A peer-to-peer network usually supports a high bandwidth or fast rate of data transfer as there is a direct connection between nodes and the communication distance is short. If it is a private network, that is, the computers have no access to a public network such as the internet, and each computer is password