Oh yeah basically go on pc world or google shopping, search for stuff that you need and just compare the spec's. Dont do anything fancy just say pc a is better than pc b because pc a has 1gb ram when b only has 512mb etc. etc.
Make sure you get good marks for the coursework its much better going into the exam knowing you don't even need 70% to get an A. Like I lost about 3 marks in my programming and research combined dont remember exactly but only needed like 60% or maybe 65% for an A. Also you can spend as much time as you want on it.
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Ok yeah makes sense. We definitely didn't do server OSes, last year I did:
Digital Video Camera
External Hard Disk
It was pretty easy to do IMO, just using google and things like PC World. Going to do AH next year, but kinda worried in the years gap I will have forgotten everything.
I remember looking at a model answer to that one. It seemed so much simpler than this year's; we had to find and compare 2 laptops, 2 servers, 2 server OSs, 2 different sets software consisting of a email encrypter thing, an antivirus software package and something else, and recommend one from each pair of things. I'm sure there was other stuff we had to compare but my memory is failing me right now.
I don't recall ever having to write one from scratch. I think I had to write a couple of procedures and write an evaluation, although my memory could well be fail. Again, it was probably easier. I imagine that because so many people passed last year they decided to up their game a bit? :P
Possibly. We had to do a table showing the data flow, an algorithm, the program itself, and an evaluation of it. The program wasn't a 1-period thing either, I think it took me about 2-3 weeks. It was a while ago now though so I can't remember exactly...
I think I've done this in class. CASE function or something. For the coursework task the program had to assign a number of points (I think) and a star rating to some processors based on their clock speed, data bus width and...I'm sure there was something else too :| then select the processor with the highest number of points but that bit's simple enough. I wish I could find the task online somewhere so I could remember exactly what it was we were to do, but I can't find it on the SQA site.