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Revision Hit List

1.       Explain what EEO means 

·         Equal Employment Opportunities aims to ensure workplaces are free from all kinds of unlawful discrimination and harassment, and ensures that no employee is disadvantaged. 

2.       Revise project team job roles 

·         A project team is a group composed of members with varied skills organised to work together to undertake and complete a large task 

3.       What is Capital Equipment 

·         Capital equipment can be an object or an asset needed for undertaking a service. E.g. computer workstations, file servers, network equipment, printers and scanners. 

4.       Backing Up – identify media you could use 

·         Disk, external storage, magnetic tape 

5.       Explain what a Parallel port is an how it works 

·         Parallel ports allow you to connect peripherals with a parallel cable. A parallel cable consists of 25 wires simultaneously sending information 

6.       What is an OLE object 

·         (Object Linking and Embedding) A linked object is created in a source file and inserted into a destination file while maintaining a connection between the two. The source file is the original file created in the source program, while the destination file is where the object is moved to. E.g. tables, charts, graphics, equations, spreadsheets, etc. 

7.       What is the difference between BIOS an CMOS 

·         (Basic Input/Output System) provides an interface for a computer’s hardware and software. Booting of computer, makes pc work·         CMOS is a part of the motherboard that maintains system variables in static RAM. Manages System settings after bios, occurs after BIOS 

8.       What is meant by the term SCSI 

·         (Small Computer System Interface) is a hardware specification for storage devices such as hard drives and CD-ROM drives 



9.       Explain what is meant by embedding and linking graphs in a spreadsheet (p.249) 

·         When a graph/object is embedded, information in the destination file doesn’t change if you modify the source file. Once inserted into a destination file, it is no longer a part of the source file.·         When a graph/object is linked, information is updated only if the source file is modified. Linked data is stored in a source file. It is useful when you want to include information that is maintained independently to keep it up to date. 


10.   Describe the difference between relative and absolute cell references (p.194) 

·         Relative- ·         Absolute- a reference to a particular cell or group of cells that does not change 

11.   Advantages/Disadvantages of using a shared network disc 

·         Networking is an effective way of communicating and sharing resources, and also allows multiple users to access the same printer·         A disadvantage is the increased chance of unauthorised users and data loss 

12.   Information you would expect to find in a system requirements document 

·         It lists the hardware requirements and which operating systems can be used to run the software and includes generation of the processor, operating system, hard disk capacity, required amount of memory, type and resolution of monitor, type and speed of devices required 


13.   Organisational Charts and diagrams. List the main types and explain their use 

·         A structural representation of the organisation’s employees, shows the various positions within the business’s hierarchy          Principal purposes:(1)     Indicate how positions ought to relate to each other within the organisation(2)     Clarify the organisational structure for the whole enterprise(3)     Show lines of communication and responsibilities(4)     Formalise reporting procedures 

·         A hierarchical organization is an organization structured in a way such that every entity in the organization, except one, is subordinate to a single other entity.·         Flat organization (also known as horizontal organization) refers to an organizational structure with few or no levels of intervening management between staff and managers. The idea is that well-trained workers will be more productive when they are more directly involved in the decision making process, rather than closely supervised by many layers of management. 

14.   Help Desks – what do they do and who works there (roles they perform) 

·         Help desks provide support for IT users, usually internal clients, and is staffed with IT specialists that respond to computer related problems. 

15.   What is meant by ‘meeting organisational requirements’?·         It is a set of rules on how an organisation should conduct themselves and covers things such as copyright privacy policies, internet security. It is followed by staff showing how to undertake tasks step-by-step  

16.   What is a software access form? Describe it’s key features 



17.   Identify a range of hardware consumables in the workplace 

·         Blank CDs, printer cartridge ink or toner, pens, paper, and cleaning products 

18.   Hardware and Software problems – a list of these when upgrading a computer’s specifications19.   What is meant by network security 

·         Network security is the process of taking both physical and software means of protecting data from misuse by others or from a malfunction or system crash. This is achieved through the allocation of user ID and passwords 

20.   What are the roles of people who administer networks – list things they do – job titles 

·         A system administrator is a person who maintains and troubleshoots computer systems. They are responsible for:·         Software and hardware installation, maintenance and upgrading·         Research and troubleshooting·         Routine network administration and maintenance·         Network documentation 

21.   What is data protection – why is it important to staff 

22.   List the main features of an OH&S Policy Statement 

23.   What is a User Guide – Explain the 2 key forms they come in 

24.   What is meant by insuring the integrity of data 

·         The state that exists when computerized data is the same as that in the source documents and has not been exposed to accidental or malicious alteration or destruction. This involves carrying out file maintenance, virus scanning, and backup procedures 

25.   What is the STRUCTURE of a basic SQL statement in a database? 

·         The structure of a basic SQL (Standard Query Language) in a database is:·         Select – list of column/field/attribute names·         From – name of the tables·         Where – search conditions·         Order by – column/field/attribute names 

26.   What does a systems analyst do? 

·         Responsible for researching, planning and recommending software and systems choices to meet an organization’s business requirements. Systems analysts are normally responsible for developing cost analyses, design considerations, implementation timelines, and generally feasibility studies of a computer system before making recommendations to senior management. 

27.   Compare a Team Leader to a Project Manager 

·         A project manager coordinates the different stages of a project to successfully achieve its goals 

28.   What are Fair Dismissal Procedures 


29.   What is a hazard in the work place? 

·         A hazard in the workplace is any object or action that is a source of potential harm or damage to the worker or to their surrounding environment. E.g. chemicals such as printer ink or toner, exposed wiring, noise, lighting, temperature, ventilation, and work environment. 


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