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GCE AS/A level
1241/01
INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
IT 1
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

P.M. TUESDAY, 18 May 2010
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SECTION A

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1. A good Human Computer Interface (HCI) is important in an ICT system. For each of the following
HCI give an example of its use, and also one advantage and one disadvantage. [2×3]

(a) Command Line

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2. (a) The performance of a company has been improved by having up-to-date, accurate and
complete information.

Other than by aiding the decision making process, describe, using different examples, two
ways in which good quality information can add value to the company. [2×2]

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3. An architect uses Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Describe an advantage of each
of the following features of CAD software to the architect, when designing a new building.

Rotate, stress/strain, wire drawing, walkthrough [4]

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(b) ICT systems process data faster then manual systems. Describe two additional advantages
of ICT over manual methods of data processing using suitable examples in each case. [2×2]

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5. Validation and verification are very important in online shopping systems.

(a) Explain in detail the difference between validation and verification. [2]

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(b) Describe, using suitable different examples how both validation and verification are used to
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6. Database programs are often used for medical record keeping. Define each of the following
functions of a database and give an appropriate example of its use in this context. [3×2]

(a) Query

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7. A person has decided to network the standalone computers in their home.

(a) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of networks, when used in the home. [3]

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8. Schools use ICT systems for administration and for teaching and learning.

(a) Discuss the different methods of registration that are used in schools, looking at both the
benefits and drawbacks that they bring to schools. [8]

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(b) Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using ICT to support teaching and learning using
appropriate examples to illustrate your answer. [10]

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