Homework G8 - The Gordon Schools

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Nov 8, 2013 (4 years and 1 day ago)

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Standard Grade Computing Studies


S4 Homework Scheme

The Gordon Schools Computing Department


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Callum is the manager of a car showroom in Huntly.


The computer that handles all of the orders is sited in Edinburgh at the
company’s head office. Terminals in each branch are connected to the
computer by telephone lines.







(a)

What type
of network is this?






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(b)

The company uses a
mainframe

computer to do its processing. Give
two

reasons why a mainframe is most suited to this task.





1.







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(c)

Each cars registration number is

validated

when it is entered into the
terminal.





(i)

Define validation.

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(ii)

All the registration numbers are similar in layout to the one
below.












LL99 LLL











Describe how the ent
ry of a registration number could be
validated.

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(d)

When a car is sold the salesperson enters the details of the purchase
and a receipt is printed straight away.


What type of processing is this an example of
?






















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Give a reason for your answer.




















(e)

A customer pays for a car
EFTPOS
.



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Standard Grade Computing Studies


S4 Homework Scheme

The Gordon Schools Computing Department



(i)

What does EFTPOS stand for?

























(ii)

Give
two
advantages to the customer of paying by EFTPOS.










1.








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(f)

The car showroom is requiring new staff for its computer system.


Describe what each of the following jobs involv
es:











(i)

Engineer







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(ii)

Programmer



























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