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#1 Mark_W

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 05:09 PM

I have done very little work for computing this year and consequently, I am bricking it about the exam. If anyone could give me any tips on what areas a should study in depth (i.e which areas you can pick up most marks for). I'm doing the old course, and networks was our chosen topic.
Any help, appreciated- I have 3 days to learn the course blink.gif

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE(Mark_W @ May 23 2005, 05:09 PM)

I have done very little work for computing this year and consequently, I am bricking it about the exam. If anyone could give me any tips on what areas a should study in depth (i.e which areas you can pick up most marks for). I'm doing the old course, and networks was our chosen topic. 
Any help, appreciated- I have 3 days to learn the course  blink.gif

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3 Days??? I'm sure you have more than that my friend, unless you have to juggle your studies with another subject...

Anyway, I would focus my attention on past papers mostly. A lot of the questions are iterative (lol, sneaked that one in there... tongue.gif ) so if you do all of them then you've got a good chance of doing well.

Also, if you have time, go through your computing book and highlight the areas which you remember struggling in most (e.g. if you hated data transfers, then mark it down). Then concentrate on each point you have listed.

Furthermore, remember that you have the software development task which counts towards your final grade, so that lightens the load in a way.

Ask if you need any more help or advice. biggrin.gif

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 06:00 PM

you need to know standard algorithms, functions and all that
Hardware
operating system
networking protocols
TCP/IP shell
Operating system onion shell
Software
soft dev development cycle


thats a bit to be getting on with

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 06:35 PM

Hey, I did higher computing last year without a teacher, I used both the New Higher Computiong textbook and the past papers. I would advise you to go through the past papers and learn the SQAs answers to each of the questions, there are only a certain number that they can really ask you in compuring.
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 07:29 PM

Another thing they ask which is easy Marks is the fetch/execute cycle. Basically just learn a text book definition for it! tongue.gif
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:42 PM

For the Software Development process here's a great link, it's good for adding your own notes to as well: -

http://www.kelso.scotborders.sch.uk/depart...ps/softedev.gif

Give it a shot, print it off and see how useful it can be, it's got all the item you need to focus on in SD, just add some definitions and your sorted...now just need something like this for Multimedia and Systems wink.gif

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:32 PM

Another thing they ask which is easy Marks is the fetch/execute cycle. Basically just learn a text book definition for it!


Could someone post a textbook definition? As I have seen two very similar questions with different answers..

the one I remember is something like
fetch instruction
Increment program counter
Execute instruction

And the other is more complex involving the control, data and adress buses...


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Posted 24 May 2005 - 07:04 AM

The Fetch Execute cycle:
-Copy Program Counter to Memory Address Register
-Activate Read line
-Transfer data from memory to Memory Data Register
-Increment Program Counter
-Transfer instruction form Memory Data Register to Instruction Register
-Decode Instruction
-Execute Instruction


Hope that helps

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:27 AM

Our definition was slightly easier to remember than that. sad.gif
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Posted 24 May 2005 - 06:32 PM

My book reads:

Fetch instruction
Update program counter
Decode instruction
Load operands
Execute operation
Store results
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Posted 24 May 2005 - 07:28 PM

The one I learned was :-

1. Set up address bus (program counter => Memory address register)
2. Enable read line on the control bus
3. Data transfer on data bus from memory => Memory data register
4. Program counter incremented by one
5. Decode and execute instrcution (MDR => Instructon register)
6. Reset all lines
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Posted 25 May 2005 - 08:10 AM

QUOTE(pseudotoxic @ May 24 2005, 06:32 PM)
My book reads:

Fetch instruction
Update program counter
Decode instruction
Load operands
Execute operation
Store results

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I don't think that this one is suitable to learn as the question is usually along the lines of "What part to the registers play in the fetch/execute proces/cycle..."

Mine or Sparky's seem a good bet (as they're pretty much the same).





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