This is a solution of Computer Systems (CS) Btechnd Assignment in which we discuss Involvement in computer systems in activities.

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Assignment Brief


Mr. & Mrs. Gunawardana are newly graduated, newly married couple who are planning to start a business of their own. Mr. Gunawardana is a Specialist Architecture who has been the batch top and has experience in many aesthetic (Visual) architectural designing in his pocket. His last project ended up with a quite a good sum of cash in his hand and he has planned to launch an architecting firm of his own. His primary tools are AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max & Home Plan Pro. He is a tech enthusiastic who seek the latest technology, and never think twice to reserve budget on modern tech, that will allow him to do his business better and faster.

Mrs. Gunawardana, a Marketing and business management specialist, with a very high potential and determined to make their newly planned business a success. She will be focused on bringing business to their new company from individual and corporate customers while Mr. Gunawardana focuses on designing and architectural work. Mrs. Gunawardana too has some hand on experience on designing software’s but not as intensive as Mr. Gunawardana’s.

You, a family friend, and Hardware specialist of the new business couple, have been invited to design a complete Computer System, to suit their needs in the new business.

Main Tasks:

Task 01:

Involvement in computer systems in activities, which were used to be carried out by humans, in various job roles has a negative impact on world job market and it is slowly becoming an issue in the modern world.  Discuss the involvement of computers in several such sectors and describe the nature of the problem with suitable examples   (LO 1.1) (M2.7)

Task 02:

Explain what makes a computer system; discuss various elements (components) which make a “Computer System” and their sub categories (Internal, Input, Output and Peripheral) with suitable examples. (LO1.2)

Task 03:

Various different types of computers have been/ are being built to cater different requirements. Present 5 such different types and explain their usage (LO 1.3)

Task 04:

Produce system design specifications to meet the requirements given in scenario above.   (LO 2.1) (M1.1) (D1.1)

Task 05:

Evaluate the suitability of system design specifications for the above tasks. (LO 2.2) (M1.1) (D1.1)

Task 06:

You are required to perform following tasks.

  1. Use a tool to discover the details about hardware and software installed into the system (System Information) (Activity 04)
  2. Check the settings and functionality the of the Display, Sounds and Input devices through a “Diagnostic Tool” of the system (Activity 04)

And document the readings of the activities

  1. Prepare a “User Guide” (Technical Support Document) to guide users on how to perform Activity 05, 06 and 07 (LO 3.2)

Task 07:

Later, Mr. Gunawardana needed to use new Software for his work; however the new software does not work on the usual operating system, all those other software’s work. You assure him, repartitioning and installing a second OS in a multi-boot environment will be better than running the second on a virtual drive.  Describe how you would achieve the goal with screen shots. (Activity 8, 9)

Practical Observation Sheet




Learning Outcome (LO)DateSignature

Assemble the computer system with the given Hardware resources

(LO 3.1)  
2Install Windows 8 operating system in to the computer system assembled(LO 3.1)  
3Install and configure a “Shared Printer” in the computer system assembled and installed with Windows 8 operating system(LO 3.1)  

a)      Obtain the complete “System Summary” of the computer system

b)      Check the settings and functionality the of the

                                I.            Display,

                              II.            Sounds and

                            III.            Input devices

through a “Diagnostic Tool” in the system

(LO 3.2)  

Change Drive Letter of a drive.

(LO 4.1)  
6Format a removable Drive(LO 4.1)  
7Perform scan disk operation on a drive(LO 4.1)  
8Repartition a drive(LO 4.2)  

Repartition and Install second operating system of your choice to the system.

(LO 4.2) 


Outcomes/Criteria for PASSPossible evidencePageFeedback
LO1Understand the function of Computer Systems

1.1 explain the role of Computer Systems in different environment

Task 1  
1.2 explain the hardware, software and peripheral components of a computer systemTask 2  
1.3 compare different types of Computer SystemsTask 3  
LO2 Be able to design Computer Systems
2.1 produce a system design specification to meet a client’s needsTask 4  
2.2 evaluate the suitability of a system design specificationTask 5  
LO3 Be able to build and configure Computer Systems
3.1 build and configure a computer system to meet a design specificationActivity 1,2,3 Outcomes covered through Activities
3.2 test and document a computer system

Task 6 , Activity 4

LO4Be able to undertake routine maintenance on Computer Systems

4.1 perform routine maintenance tasks on a computer system

Activity 5,6,7Outcomes covered through Activities
4.2 upgrade the hardware and software on a computer system.Activity 8, 9
Grade Descriptor for MERITPossible evidenceFeedback
M1                   Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions


M1.1       Effective judgments have been made



To achieve M1, You must demonstrate Effective judgments made when producing system design specifications to meet the requirements in the above given scenarios in Task 04. And justifying your selections in Task 05

M2                   Select / design appropriate methods / techniques


M2.7        appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied

To achieve M2, You must demonstrate the usage of appropriate methods and techniques in explaining the role of Computer Systems in different environments in Task 01 
M3                   Present and communicate appropriate findings


M3.3    A range of methods of presentation have been used and technical language has been accurately used

To achieve M3 your documentation must be well structured adhering to the formatting guidelines with non-overlapping facts.

Data provided are accurate, reliable and consistent.

Appropriate technical terms must have been used with correct screen shots where appropriate.


Grade Descriptor for DISTINCTION

Possible evidenceFeedback
D1                     Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

D1.1         Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified



To achieve D1, you must demonstrate Effective Judgments made when producing system design specifications to meet the requirements in the above given scenarios in Task 04. And justifying your selections in Task 05 furthermore, you are expected to list assumption being made during the process. 
D2                     Take responsibility for managing and organising activities


D2.3         Activities have been managed

To achieve D2, you must follow secured and safety methods to perform the Activity 01 and Activity 07 and Gantt Chart must be provided at the appendix section and submit the work on time. 
D3                     Demonstrate convergent / lateral / creative thinking


D3.7         Effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar contexts.


To achieve D2, you must provide future enhancements for the Computer Systems you proposed by providing available new technologies that could be implemented. And how Computer Systems could impact enhancing different environments in future

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