Essay about Information and Software Technology Assessment: Networking Systems

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Year 10 Information & Software Technology (IST)Assessment Task No. 2 (2013) – Networking Systems | Due Date | PART A – Task 1- Fri, 7th June (Week 6)Task 2 & 3 - Fri, 14th June (Week 7)Task 4- Fri, 21st June (Week 8)Task 5 – Fri, 19th July (Week 1, Term 3)Task 6 – Mon, 22nd July (Week 2, Term 3) | PART B – Your class presentationWill commence on Monday 22nd July (Week 2, Term 3). | Weighting | 25% of your IST Assessment | Student Names: ………………………………….………………………………………………………..Submission Date: …………………………………………………………………………………………. | Outcomes to be assessed By the end of this activity you should have achieved…. | 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 5.2.2 Design, Produces and Evaluates appropriate solutions to a range of challenging problems.5.2.3 Critically analyses decision-making processes in a range of information and software solutionsFinal Grade
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5.3.2 Acquires and manipulates data and information in an ethical manner 5.4.1 Analyses the effects of past, current and emerging information and software 81
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technologies on the individual and society 5.5.2 Communicates ideas, processes and solutions to a targeted audience |

| Situation: You are working as a Network Administrator for a reputable company. Your role is to manage the Information Technology Department for this company. In addition to managing a number of Computer Technicians, you are also responsible for the overall management and maintenance of your Company’s network. Your Company is in the process of undertaking a large restructure which will have direct implications for your Department. You have been asked to provide the management of your Company with report, giving an overview of the current network. You have been provided with a number of key areas to cover, including specific questions that must be answered in the report. In addition to this, you have been asked to prepare a presentation to compliment your written report.Design Brief: You will be undertaking this project in groups of 2. Each group must identify their own Organisation (company, business or community organisation) with no groups selecting the same Organisation. The organisation must be real and show evidence that they are currently using a computer network. Once your group has decided on an Organisation, inform your Teacher, who will make sure that the choice is appropriate and that no other group has selected the same Organisation.This assessment consists of the following two components; 1) A written report 2) A presentationWritten Report (Part A) – Tasks 1 to 5The report is known as Part A. The report must document your response to Tasks 1 to 5. The report must be submitted as a hard copy by each due date. You must only submit one document between the group.Presentation (Part B) – Task 6All members of the group must be involved in the presentation and you will have access to the data-projector to do this. You will be required to hand in a hard copy of your presentation to your teacher on the same day of your presentation. Presentations will start Week 1 of Term 3: (Monday 22nd July, 2013). |

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Marking Criteria ( / 12 marks)

Task One – Overview of your Computer Network

Outcomes assessed 5.2.1 Describes and applies problem-solving processes when creating solutions
5.2.2 Design, Produces and Evaluates appropriate solutions to a range of challenging problems.
5.2.3 Critically analyses decision-making processes in a range of information and software solutions

Criteria | Grade | Demonstrates a detailed & accurate understanding of the chosen Computer Network by completing all of the following to an outstanding level; 1. Concisely and thoroughly defines a computer network using no more than two paragraphs. (2 marks) 2.…