Essay on Personal Computer and Application Software

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Student & Teacher Resources for: 2780
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal computer system
Version 6, Level 1, 3 Credits
This version expires Dec 2013

Element 1 | Demonstrate knowledge of the hardware components of a personal computer system. Range hardware components may include but are not limited to – central processing unit, motherboard, keyboard, mouse, display monitor, disk drive, Random Access Memory (RAM), Read Only Memory (ROM), printer, digital camera, scanner, modem, WiFi, connection to a network or the Internet. Evidence of six hardware components is required but must include RAM and ROM. | 1.1 | Hardware components are identified in terms of device type and functions. Range device types include but are not limited to – input, storage, output, processing. | 1.2 | The interaction of components is identified in terms of the flow of data between them | Element 2 | Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of the system and application software of a personal computer. | 2.1 | System software is identified and described in terms of its purpose and operation. | 2.2 | Application software is identified and its purpose stated in terms of outputs. Range common software applications may include but are not limited to – word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, graphics, communication, multimedia, web browser. Evidence of four applications is required. | 2.3 | The interaction between system software and application software is described. | Element 3 | Operate a printer | 3.1 | Data from a personal computer is displayed on printed output media. Range data from a minimum of four different applications is printed. | 3.2 | Simple printer hardware faults and printer related error messages are identified and remedied. Range remedies must be demonstrated or explained for a minimum of two faults. | Element 4 | Complete basic operation and maintenance procedures for a personal computer system. | 4.1 | The basic components of a personal computer system are connected to enable it to be operated safely. Range components may include but are not limited to – system unit, keyboard, monitor, mouse or other pointing device, power leads, digital camera, scanner, portable external storage, modem, connection to a network or the Internet. Evidence of five examples is required. | 4.2 | A personal computer system is powered up according to organisational requirements and confirmed as working. | 4.3 | Simple hardware faults are identified and corrected or reported according to organisational requirements. Range may include but is not limited to – faulty components, loose or disconnected plugs. A minimum of three faults are identified, corrected or reported. | 4.4 | A personal computer system is cared for and maintained according to organisational requirements. Range may include but is not limited to – cleaning, replenishing consumables, use of system protection and/or maintenance utility software. Evidence of maintenance of one of each of hardware and software is required. | Element 5 | Demonstrate knowledge of ergonomic principles for the safe operation of a personal computer system. Range according to the approved code of practice. | 5.1 | Ergonomic principles are explained in terms of user physical well-being. Range three of – desk dimensions, posture in chair and seating height; feet placement; position of monitor, keyboard, and mouse relative to user; rest periods and exercises. | 5.2 | Ergonomic requirements are explained in terms of environment. Range two of – space, housekeeping, atmospheric conditions, noise, lighting, décor, printer location. |

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