Damian Whitehouse's recent posts to audioboom.com
Addresses a few last minute misconceptions, intended to help you get into character on the morning of the big day:- Distributed computing- Distributed databases and online databases- Relational database advantages over flat file- HCI design factors
Feasibility report.Methods of investigation.Implementation changeover techniques.
Implementation changeover strategies - Direct, Parallel, Pilot, Phased.Maintenance types - Corrective, Perfective, Adaptive.
Feasibility - Technical, Economic, Social.Investigation methods - Interview, Questionnaire, Observation, Inspecting records.
Redundancy and normalisation,Consistency and integrity, Distributed databases, Data warehouses and data mining.
Flat file and relational databases, Redundancy and normalisation, Consistency and integrity, Primary and foreign keys,Relationships.
Questions posed and model answers explained:- Business use of websites and e-commerce- Parental concerns over children using Internet- Dialup 'vs' broadband- Mobile device Internet access
Internet application protocols - web, email, FTP
TopologiesFactors influencing network designPeer-to-peer 'vs' client-serverWired 'vs' wirelessRemote management
Why network?Peer-to-peer 'vs' client-server networksRemote management
LAN and WAN.Speed, range and reliability of wireless, twisted-pair and fibre-optic cable.
Network topologies - bus, star, ring