Revision and Study plan IPT

table of content
  1. Project Management
  2. Information Systems & databases
  3. Communication Systems
  4. Transaction Processes Systems
  5. Multimedia Systems
  6. Important
  7. ARC Site
  8. Specification documentation
  9. IPT HSC Revision links
  10. IPT HSC Advanced links
  11. IPT HSC NESA Syllabus link
  12. IPT HSC Online testing
  13. IPT HSC NESA Exam
  14. A Glossary of Key Words
  15. IPT HSC Examination tips
  16. Home

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Important
There are 28 references to Diagrams in the IPT Syllabus. So know the Diagrams.

Project plan

what is essential to know

that a project management provides the specifications of:

  • who are the participants and who manage and complete the tasks
  • what are the goals and objectives
  • how resources will be used and the methodologies used
  • when each stage is commenced and finished

the plan should be SAM based specified, achievable and measurable

Key Terms that appear in chapter 1 of your text, which are explained in the glossary in pages 267 through to 278.

The system development cycle

  1.  understanding the problem: the preliminary investigation, what modelling means, use of the prototype
  2. communication skills: what are active listening, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, interview techniques, team building
  3. making decisions\planning: the feasibility study which includes financial, technical, schedule, organisational constraints, what are and how to use  analysis report, identify resources, tool for planning such as Gantt chart and development approaches agile, traditional prototyping, outsourcing.
  4. designing solutions:types of participant-based solutions, tools for designing such as context diagrams, data flow diagrams, decision trees, decision tables, data dictionaries.
  5. implementing: implementation plan, what are and why a conversion method such as direct, parallel, phased, pilot would be used. What are and the importance of participant training, data conversion, system testing, user documentation
  6. testing, evaluating and maintaining: of the new system using real data, and a system audit, checking that the  operation manual is suitable.

Documentation tool for planning

  • The Gantt chart is a visual representation of the  timeline for each task and overall project.

Documentation tool for planning

  • the context diagram will  identify data in a system
  • the data flow diagram represents  how the data will flow through the  system
  • the decision tree is a map of  the steps involved in making a decision
  • the decision table provides the conditions, the actions and the rules

Documentation tool for planning

  • Gantt chart

Social and ethical issues

Social and ethical issues are vital and need to be considered at each step of the development cycle. These issues include privacy, equity, accuracy of data, security of data, changing nature of work, occupational health and safety and ergonomics, copyright laws, freedom of information. Also the work environment of ergonomics and the human centred or machine centred system.

what you would want to know

 Students should identify the purpose for the information system, the participants, data/information and information technology that work with the information processes.

be able to apply the learning to a problem. the benefits of a system that is computerised. The processes that occur through out the development cycle.

how to construct and understand the range of tools.

project management changes to note

sample tasks that you need to work through and additional links

  • Link to past HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link to Online HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link Project work class materials.
  • Link Project Management open source content. Worth a read.
  • Work through the questions found in the text, become familiar with the Glossary of Terms at the back of the text.
  • here Project management final revision homework.

 

Information systems and Database

what is essential to know

  • what the information system diagram looks like and the many components that makes it up.
  • that an information system provides an interface for a user to obtain information from inputted data.  database management systems form the largest proportion od information systems.
  • the characteristics are that the data is organised into information and then the process of analysing the information to derive knowledge.
  • the emphasis in this topic is on the processes of organising, storing and retrieving with database systems and hypermedia.
  • create, modify or represent an existing relational database in a schematic diagram
  • normalise a schema
  • describe the similarities and differences between flat-file and relational databases
  • create a data dictionary for a given set of data
  • demonstrate an awareness of issues of privacy, security and accuracy in handling data and identify and apply issues to these issues.
  • compare and contrast hypermedia and databases for organising data
  • design and develop a storyboard to represent a set of data items and links between them
  • search a database using relational and logical operators
  • construct an SQL query to select data from a given database, matching given criteria

Key Terms that appear in chapter 1 of your text, which are explained in the glossary in pages 267 through to 278.

what you would want to know

sample tasks that you need to work through and additional links

  • Link to past HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link to Online HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link Information systems and Database class materials.
  • Link Information and Database Systems open source content. Worth a read.
  • Link A sample relational database to view.
  • Work through the questions found in the text, become familiar with the Glossary of Terms at the back of the text.
  • here Information Systems and Database final revision homework.

Communication Systems

what is essential to know

When participants within the information system have a need to transmit and receive data or information, the type of system required is a communication system. Communication systems support people who are working together, by enabling the exchange of data and information electronically.

The information processes of transmitting and receiving are featured, with the other processes considered when relevant

  • establish a communications link and describe the steps that take place in its establishment
  • identify and describe specified protocols at different stages of the communication
  • identify client processing and server processing
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of client–server architecture
  • for given examples, identify the participants, information/data, information technology, need and purpose
  • for given examples explain how data is transmitted and received
  • for given examples, identify the advantages and disadvantages of the system
  • compare and contrast traditional communication systems with current electronic methods
  • represent a communication system diagrammatically
  • predict developments in communication systems based on current trends
  • simulate activities involved with communication in areas such as
    – e-commerce
    – EFTPOS
    – Internet banking
  • for a given scenario, choose and justify the most appropriate transmission media
  • diagrammatically represent the topology with components
  • describe the location and role of hardware components on the network
  • compare the functions of different hardware components
  • identify the main characteristics of network operating software
  • compare and contrast the Internet, intranets and extranets
  • distinguish between data in analog and digital form
  •  justify the need to encode and decode data
  • identify where in a communication system signal conversion takes place
  •  describe the structure of a data packet
  • describe methods to check the accuracy of data being transmitted
  • detail the network management software in a given network
  • describe the role of the network administrator and conduct network administration tasks
  • describe and justify the need for ethical behaviour when using the Internet
  • discuss the social and ethical issues that have arisen from use of the Internet, including:
    – the availability of material normally restricted
    – electronic commerce
    – domination of content and control of access to the Internet
    – the changing nature of social interactions
  •  identify the issues associated with the use of communication systems, including:
    – teleconferencing systems
    – messaging systems
    – e-commerce
    – EFTPOS
    – electronic banking
  • design and implement a communication system to meet an individual need
  •  predict developments in communication systems based on current trends

Key Terms that appear in chapter 1 of your text, which are explained in the glossary in pages 267 through to 278.

what you would want to know

sample tasks that you need to work through and additional links

  • Link to past HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link to Online HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link Communication Systems  class materials.
  • Link to RFID systems.Link 2 to RFID systems.
  • Link Communication Systems open source content. Worth a read.
  • Work through the questions found in the text, become familiar with the Glossary of Terms at the back of the text.
  • here Communication Systems final revision homework.

Transaction Processing Systems

what is essential to know
Information systems that collect, store, modify and retrieve records of transactions are transaction processing systems. A transaction is an event that generates or modifies data that is eventually stored in an information system. Transaction processing systems meet record keeping and event tracking needs. In addition, analysing data stored in transaction processing systems may meet the information needs of end user(s). This option focuses on the information process of storing/retrieving. Other information processes are important in transaction processing and these are also considered.

  • recognise and describe a transaction
  • identify, describe and use a batch transaction processing system
  • distinguish between the storage of collected data and the storage of processed data in a batch system
  • identify, describe and use a real time transaction processing system
  • compare and contrast batch and real time transaction processing
  • analyse an existing transaction processing system to determine its strengths and weaknesses
  • design and implement procedures for validating entered data
  • identify participants, data/information and information technology for the given types of transaction processing systems
  • describe the relationships between participants, data/information and information technology for the given types of transaction processing systems
  • for a scenario diagrammatically represent transaction processing using data flow diagrams
  • distinguish between the different types of transaction processing systems
  • select and apply backup and recovery procedures to protect data
  • document, including diagrammatical representations, the steps in batch processing
  • document, including diagrammatical representations, steps in real time transaction processing
  • identify systems for which batch is appropriate and is not appropriate
  • distinguish between on-line real time and batch systems
  • describe the operation of relevant hardware and how each is used to collect data for transaction processing
  • identify situations where data warehousing and data mining would be an advantage
  • assess the impact on participants involved in transaction processing
  • identify jobs that have changed and/or jobs that have been created as a result of transaction processing
  • identify security, bias and accuracy problems that could arise from the actions of participants
  • recognise the significance of data quality

Key Terms that appear in chapter 1 of your text, which are explained in the glossary in pages 267 through to 278.

what you would want to know

sample tasks that you need to work through and additional links

  • Link to past HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link to Online HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link TPS class materials.
  • Link Transaction Processing Systems open source content. Worth a read.
  • Work through the questions found in the text, become familiar with the Glossary of Terms at the back of the text.
  • here Transaction Processing Systems final revision homework.

Multimedia Systems

what is essential to know

Multimedia systems are information systems that combine the different types of media. Professional multimedia systems, especially when being created, involve many participants with a wide breadth of experience. Multimedia systems encompass the entire information process. This topic emphasises the information process of displaying.

  • identify multimedia software appropriate to manipulating particular types of data
  • compare and contrast printed and multimedia versions with similar content
  • summarise current information technology requirements for multimedia systems
  • distinguish between different approaches to animation including path-based and cell-based through practical investigations
  • interpret developments that have led to multimedia on the World Wide Web
  • discuss multimedia systems that address new technological developments
  • compare and contrast multimedia presentations
  • describe how relevant hardware devices display multimedia and use a variety of devices
  • summarise the techniques for collecting, storing and displaying different forms of media and implement these in practical work
  • describe the process of analog to digital conversion
  • plan a multimedia presentation using a storyboard
  • diagrammatically represent an existing multimedia presentation with a storyboard
  • identify standard file formats for various data types
  • recommend an appropriate file type for a specific purpose
  • describe the compression of audio, image and video data and information
  •  decide when data compression is required and choose an appropriate technique to compress data and later retrieve it
  • predict and debate new technological developments based on advancements in multimedia systems

Key Terms that appear in chapter 1 of your text, which are explained in the glossary in pages 267 through to 278.

what you would want to know

sample tasks that you need to work through and additional links

  • Link to past HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link to Online HSC Examinations to view and test yourself.
  • Link Multimedia Systems class materials.
  • Link Multimedia Systems open source content. Worth a read.
  • Work through the questions found in the text, become familar with the Glossary of Terms at the back of the text.
  • here Multimedia Systems final revision homework.

Reference to the text, Information, Processing and Technology- The HSC Course , auther Samual Davis. ISBN 9780957891036 is made as students are expected to purchase both items. this can be purchased from here