cis206 week 4 project

cis206 week 4 project
Course Project Phase 1: Due in Week 4 (Begin in Week 1)

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289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#2″>Guidelines |.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-
289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#3″>Grading Rubrics |.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-
289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#4″>Best Practices |.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-
289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#5″>Week-by-Week Additions to the Project

Objectives

BUILDING A PERFECT PC!

The CIS206 project is designed to help you apply what you are learning using current hardware and software options to build a PC that meets a specific purpose.
Although this project is due in Week 4, you will begin working in Week 1 and continue adding components to your computer through the time the Project is due at the end
of Week 4. Start by selecting the purpose of your computer and a budget. Then you can work to select components for your PC based on what you are learning in your
class activities. Download the project deliverable template and create a spreadsheet in Week 1. (Remember, you will be turning in these two files in Week 4.) Build on
these as you work on building your perfect PC for the purpose and budget you have selected.

Guidelines

Plan to build your perfect PC. (Remember, you are to select each part of the computer. No kits are allowed. No prebuilt computing devices are allowed. This project is
designed to help you apply what you are learning in this class using current hardware and software options.) Use the lab project template to turn in your project
questions. Attach an Excel spreadsheet that includes the major components, specifications, parts, vendors, pricing, and total cost as outlined below. (You can add
additional rows and columns to the Excel template if you want to add more than the minimum in your completed computer build).

Plan the purpose of your computer. (Remember, Chapter 1.3.1 in your textbook and Section 10.1 (Component Selection) in the PC Pro LabSim will give you some ideas on
what you might select as a purpose.)
Preplan a price range and try to stick to it. (Were you able to stick to your budget? Why or why not?)
List all major components in your spreadsheet template. (Include at least the motherboard, processor power, memory, drives, and monitor size. Add to this list as
needed).
Determine all necessary parts to buy. (Include at least the case, expansion cards, NIC, and keyboard. Add to this list as needed.)
Include OS and software.
Update an Excel spreadsheet with all specifications and parts. See the Spreadsheet sample pdf file.
Price parts from two locations. You may use brick-and-mortar stores in your area, such as TigerDirect, and online sellers, such
as.newegg.com/”>newegg.comor.tigerdirect.com/”>http://www.tigerdirect.com/. (Websites change all the time, so if you have trouble with these 2 listed, you can use ones
that you find as long as you cite the sources you do use.) You can do all of your comparison shopping online, if you desire. (You will be adding in the prices from
these two locations as separate columns in your spreadsheet. See Item 8 below.)
Update your spreadsheet with the seller’s name, prices, and totals. (Make sure you add the vendor, price, and total for all the items you select, as well as the total
for the computer as a whole.)
Write a four- to five-paragraph report on your learning and experiences in completing this project. Make sure to include an introduction, two to three paragraphs about
the project, and a conclusion for full credit on this part of the assignment. Be sure to add in answers to the questions asked in the summary for 1–8 above.
Remember, this portion of the project is worth 50points and is due to the Dropbox in Week 4, so make sure you are thorough and complete in your essay.
Grading Rubrics

Category

Points

%

Description

Completeness of specs and parts

10

20

All major components, OS, and software listed

Content, including brands, prices, answers to Project template questions and citation of sources

25

50

All points addressed with adequate content

Quality and completeness of four- to five-paragraph report

15

30

Report will not address the steps taken to complete project, but will describe the learning taken away by completing the assignment.

Total

50

100

A quality project will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Download the.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-289fa1484619/19/Comp129_Project_Template_ADD_NAME.docx”>Phase 1 project report. Remember, you will have
two files to submit in Week 4: the project report and your Excel spreadsheet.

Submit your assignment (two files—the project report and the Excel spreadsheet) to the Week 4 Course Project Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.
For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this
Tutorial.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Best Practices

Work each week: Although this Project is due in Week 4, start working in Week 1 and continue adding components to your computer in each week of the class.

In Week 1, you will be selecting the purpose of your computer, as well as a budget. Find a purpose that will be interesting to you as you address the components each
week throughout the course. (Remember, Chapter sections 1.3.1 in your textbook and Section 10.1 (Component Selection) in the PC Pro LabSim will give you some ideas on
what you might select as a purpose.) You will work towards selecting components for your PC based on what you are learning in your class activities.

Budget: Were you able to stick to your original budget? Why or why not? Include this information on the project template.

Template: Use the project template to answer the questions and frame your project deliverables. Make sure you write in complete sentences and address all sections of
the project. The component lists are the minimum—add in additional items as you find them.

Different computer purposes and budgets will require different considerations for parts and budget. Make sure you add in everything necessary for your specific
purpose. Did you have to modify your budget as you worked to select components each week?

Excel: Create an excel spreadsheet that includes all of the gradable items.

List all major components in your spreadsheet template. Include at least the motherboard, processor power, memory, drives, and monitor size. Add to this list as
needed.
Determine all necessary parts to buy. (Include at least the case, expansion cards, hard drive, memory, CPU, and keyboard. Add to this list as needed.)
Include OS and software.
Update an Excel spreadsheet with all specifications and parts.
Price parts from two locations: You may use brick-and-mortar stores in your area, such as TigerDirect, and online sellers, such
as.newegg.com/”>newegg.comor.tigerdirect.com/”>http://www.tigerdirect.com/. You can do all of your comparison shopping online, if you desire. (Websites change all the
time, so if you have trouble with these 2 listed, you can use ones that you find as long as you cite the sources you do use.)
Update your spreadsheet with the seller’s name, prices, and totals. Add the prices from the two vendor locations as separate columns in your spreadsheet. Make sure you
add the vendor, price, and total for all items you select, as well as for the computer as a whole.
Essay: Write a four- to five-paragraph report on your learning and experiences in completing this project. Make sure to include an introduction, two to three
paragraphs about the project, and a conclusion for full credit on this part of the assignment. Talk about the purpose and budget issues, as well. How did you use your
budget to select components? Were there any surprises? Were you able to stick to your original budget? Why or why not? Were there things you ended up not adding due to
budget restrictions? These are only some things to consider as you assess your project work for the term. (Be sure to add in answers to the questions asked in the
summary.)

Remember, this portion of the project is worth 50points, so make sure you are thorough and complete in your essay.

Week-by-Week Additions to the Project

Weeks 1 and 2: Week 1 is an introduction to hardware and software, and you will learn to identify basic computer components and the role of the operating system. Make
sure you decide on a purpose for your project and an associated budget. (Remember, Chapter 1 in your textbook will give you some ideas on what you might select as a
purpose.)

We also have an introduction to motherboards, CPUs, memory, and BIOS/CMOS. We look at how a hard drive works and what forms of peripherals, backup, and storage devices
are available. Apply what you are learning this week to your Course Project by investigating which motherboard, CPU, memory selection, hard drive, peripherals, and
storage media is appropriate for your computer build.

Weeks 3 and 4: These weeks are an introduction to the basic function of the operating system the most common types of operating systems available. Apply what you are
learning to your Course Project by investigating which OS is appropriate for your computer and what version to install. Also, think about needed additional software
such as Microsoft Office products or a specific gaming engine.

Week 5: Our introduction to networking and networking components will not happen until Week 5. NICs were briefly mentioned in Week 1, so if your purpose requires a
network, at least choose whether wired or wireless NIC should be purchased and what network transmission speed you would want.

Week 4: The Course Project is due this week and covers what was learned in Weeks 1–4 about the components.\\

NAME:
DATE:
PROFESSOR:
CIS206 COURSE PROJECT PHASE 1 REPORT
Point distribution for this project phase:

Category

Points Possible

Points received

Description

Completeness of specs and parts

10

All major components, OS, and software listed

Content, including brands, prices, answers to Project template questions and citation of sources

25

All points addressed with adequate content

Quality and completeness of four- to five-paragraph report

15

Report will not address the steps taken to complete project, but will describe the learning taken away by completing the assignment.

Total

50

A quality project will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Remember to use this template to submit your class project. Save the file with your name and CIS206 Project in the title. (Remove this comment before you turn in your
lab!)

What purpose did you select for the computer you will be building?
ADD IN ANSWER HERE.

What price range did you select for the computer you will be building? Were you able to stay within budget? Why or why not?
ADD IN ANSWER HERE.

List all major components in your spreadsheet template. Include at least the motherboard, processor power, memory, drives, and monitor size. Add to this list as
needed.
HAVE YOU CREATED AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR THIS PROJECT? ARE THESE INCLUDED IN YOUR SPREADSHEET?

Determine all necessary parts to buy.(Include at least the case, expansion cards, NIC, and keyboard. Add to this list as needed.)
What parts did you decide to buy? ARE THESE INCLUDED IN YOUR SPREADSHEET?

Include OS and software.
What OS and software did you decide to include? ARE THESE INCLUDED IN YOUR SPREADSHEET?

Update an Excel spreadsheet with all specifications and parts.
HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR SPREADSHEET?

Price parts from two locations. You may use bricks and mortar stores in your area, such as TigerDirect and online sellers, such
as.newegg.com/”>newegg.comor.tigerdirect.com/”>http://www.tigerdirect.com/. So you can do all of your comparison shopping online, if you desire.
WHAT TWO LOCATIONS DID YOU CHOOSE TO PRICE PARTS? (YOU WILL BE ADDING IN THE PRICES FROM THESE TWO LOCATIONS AS SEPARATE COLUMNS IN YOUR SPREADSHEET. (See item #8
below))

Update your spreadsheet with the seller’s name, prices, and totals.
ADD IN THE PRICES FROM THESE TWO LOCATIONS AS SEPARATE COLUMNS IN YOUR SPREADSHEET. MAKE SURE YOU ADD THE VENDOR, PRICE, AND TOTAL FOR ALL ITEMS YOU SELECT AS WELL AS
THE COMPUTER AS A WHOLE.

Write a four- to five-paragraph report on your learning and experiences in completing this project. (15 points)
MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE AN INTRODUCTION, two to three PARAGRAPHS ABOUT THE PROJECT, AND A CONCLUSION FOR FULL CREDIT ON THIS PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT.

cis206 week 4 project
Course Project Phase 1: Due in Week 4 (Begin in Week 1)

.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#1″>Objectives |.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-
289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#2″>Guidelines |.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-
289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#3″>Grading Rubrics |.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-
289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#4″>Best Practices |.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-
289fa1484619/19/COMP129_CH_CourseProject.html#5″>Week-by-Week Additions to the Project

Objectives

BUILDING A PERFECT PC!

The CIS206 project is designed to help you apply what you are learning using current hardware and software options to build a PC that meets a specific purpose.
Although this project is due in Week 4, you will begin working in Week 1 and continue adding components to your computer through the time the Project is due at the end
of Week 4. Start by selecting the purpose of your computer and a budget. Then you can work to select components for your PC based on what you are learning in your
class activities. Download the project deliverable template and create a spreadsheet in Week 1. (Remember, you will be turning in these two files in Week 4.) Build on
these as you work on building your perfect PC for the purpose and budget you have selected.

Guidelines

Plan to build your perfect PC. (Remember, you are to select each part of the computer. No kits are allowed. No prebuilt computing devices are allowed. This project is
designed to help you apply what you are learning in this class using current hardware and software options.) Use the lab project template to turn in your project
questions. Attach an Excel spreadsheet that includes the major components, specifications, parts, vendors, pricing, and total cost as outlined below. (You can add
additional rows and columns to the Excel template if you want to add more than the minimum in your completed computer build).

Plan the purpose of your computer. (Remember, Chapter 1.3.1 in your textbook and Section 10.1 (Component Selection) in the PC Pro LabSim will give you some ideas on
what you might select as a purpose.)
Preplan a price range and try to stick to it. (Were you able to stick to your budget? Why or why not?)
List all major components in your spreadsheet template. (Include at least the motherboard, processor power, memory, drives, and monitor size. Add to this list as
needed).
Determine all necessary parts to buy. (Include at least the case, expansion cards, NIC, and keyboard. Add to this list as needed.)
Include OS and software.
Update an Excel spreadsheet with all specifications and parts. See the Spreadsheet sample pdf file.
Price parts from two locations. You may use brick-and-mortar stores in your area, such as TigerDirect, and online sellers, such
as.newegg.com/”>newegg.comor.tigerdirect.com/”>http://www.tigerdirect.com/. (Websites change all the time, so if you have trouble with these 2 listed, you can use ones
that you find as long as you cite the sources you do use.) You can do all of your comparison shopping online, if you desire. (You will be adding in the prices from
these two locations as separate columns in your spreadsheet. See Item 8 below.)
Update your spreadsheet with the seller’s name, prices, and totals. (Make sure you add the vendor, price, and total for all the items you select, as well as the total
for the computer as a whole.)
Write a four- to five-paragraph report on your learning and experiences in completing this project. Make sure to include an introduction, two to three paragraphs about
the project, and a conclusion for full credit on this part of the assignment. Be sure to add in answers to the questions asked in the summary for 1–8 above.
Remember, this portion of the project is worth 50points and is due to the Dropbox in Week 4, so make sure you are thorough and complete in your essay.
Grading Rubrics

Category

Points

%

Description

Completeness of specs and parts

10

20

All major components, OS, and software listed

Content, including brands, prices, answers to Project template questions and citation of sources

25

50

All points addressed with adequate content

Quality and completeness of four- to five-paragraph report

15

30

Report will not address the steps taken to complete project, but will describe the learning taken away by completing the assignment.

Total

50

100

A quality project will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Download the.equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-289fa1484619/19/Comp129_Project_Template_ADD_NAME.docx”>Phase 1 project report. Remember, you will have
two files to submit in Week 4: the project report and your Excel spreadsheet.

Submit your assignment (two files—the project report and the Excel spreadsheet) to the Week 4 Course Project Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.
For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this
Tutorial.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Best Practices

Work each week: Although this Project is due in Week 4, start working in Week 1 and continue adding components to your computer in each week of the class.

In Week 1, you will be selecting the purpose of your computer, as well as a budget. Find a purpose that will be interesting to you as you address the components each
week throughout the course. (Remember, Chapter sections 1.3.1 in your textbook and Section 10.1 (Component Selection) in the PC Pro LabSim will give you some ideas on
what you might select as a purpose.) You will work towards selecting components for your PC based on what you are learning in your class activities.

Budget: Were you able to stick to your original budget? Why or why not? Include this information on the project template.

Template: Use the project template to answer the questions and frame your project deliverables. Make sure you write in complete sentences and address all sections of
the project. The component lists are the minimum—add in additional items as you find them.

Different computer purposes and budgets will require different considerations for parts and budget. Make sure you add in everything necessary for your specific
purpose. Did you have to modify your budget as you worked to select components each week?

Excel: Create an excel spreadsheet that includes all of the gradable items.

List all major components in your spreadsheet template. Include at least the motherboard, processor power, memory, drives, and monitor size. Add to this list as
needed.
Determine all necessary parts to buy. (Include at least the case, expansion cards, hard drive, memory, CPU, and keyboard. Add to this list as needed.)
Include OS and software.
Update an Excel spreadsheet with all specifications and parts.
Price parts from two locations: You may use brick-and-mortar stores in your area, such as TigerDirect, and online sellers, such
as.newegg.com/”>newegg.comor.tigerdirect.com/”>http://www.tigerdirect.com/. You can do all of your comparison shopping online, if you desire. (Websites change all the
time, so if you have trouble with these 2 listed, you can use ones that you find as long as you cite the sources you do use.)
Update your spreadsheet with the seller’s name, prices, and totals. Add the prices from the two vendor locations as separate columns in your spreadsheet. Make sure you
add the vendor, price, and total for all items you select, as well as for the computer as a whole.
Essay: Write a four- to five-paragraph report on your learning and experiences in completing this project. Make sure to include an introduction, two to three
paragraphs about the project, and a conclusion for full credit on this part of the assignment. Talk about the purpose and budget issues, as well. How did you use your
budget to select components? Were there any surprises? Were you able to stick to your original budget? Why or why not? Were there things you ended up not adding due to
budget restrictions? These are only some things to consider as you assess your project work for the term. (Be sure to add in answers to the questions asked in the
summary.)

Remember, this portion of the project is worth 50points, so make sure you are thorough and complete in your essay.

Week-by-Week Additions to the Project

Weeks 1 and 2: Week 1 is an introduction to hardware and software, and you will learn to identify basic computer components and the role of the operating system. Make
sure you decide on a purpose for your project and an associated budget. (Remember, Chapter 1 in your textbook will give you some ideas on what you might select as a
purpose.)

We also have an introduction to motherboards, CPUs, memory, and BIOS/CMOS. We look at how a hard drive works and what forms of peripherals, backup, and storage devices
are available. Apply what you are learning this week to your Course Project by investigating which motherboard, CPU, memory selection, hard drive, peripherals, and
storage media is appropriate for your computer build.

Weeks 3 and 4: These weeks are an introduction to the basic function of the operating system the most common types of operating systems available. Apply what you are
learning to your Course Project by investigating which OS is appropriate for your computer and what version to install. Also, think about needed additional software
such as Microsoft Office products or a specific gaming engine.

Week 5: Our introduction to networking and networking components will not happen until Week 5. NICs were briefly mentioned in Week 1, so if your purpose requires a
network, at least choose whether wired or wireless NIC should be purchased and what network transmission speed you would want.

Week 4: The Course Project is due this week and covers what was learned in Weeks 1–4 about the components.\\

NAME:
DATE:
PROFESSOR:
CIS206 COURSE PROJECT PHASE 1 REPORT
Point distribution for this project phase:

Category

Points Possible

Points received

Description

Completeness of specs and parts

10

All major components, OS, and software listed

Content, including brands, prices, answers to Project template questions and citation of sources

25

All points addressed with adequate content

Quality and completeness of four- to five-paragraph report

15

Report will not address the steps taken to complete project, but will describe the learning taken away by completing the assignment.

Total

50

A quality project will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Remember to use this template to submit your class project. Save the file with your name and CIS206 Project in the title. (Remove this comment before you turn in your
lab!)

What purpose did you select for the computer you will be building?
ADD IN ANSWER HERE.

What price range did you select for the computer you will be building? Were you able to stay within budget? Why or why not?
ADD IN ANSWER HERE.

List all major components in your spreadsheet template. Include at least the motherboard, processor power, memory, drives, and monitor size. Add to this list as
needed.
HAVE YOU CREATED AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR THIS PROJECT? ARE THESE INCLUDED IN YOUR SPREADSHEET?

Determine all necessary parts to buy.(Include at least the case, expansion cards, NIC, and keyboard. Add to this list as needed.)
What parts did you decide to buy? ARE THESE INCLUDED IN YOUR SPREADSHEET?

Include OS and software.
What OS and software did you decide to include? ARE THESE INCLUDED IN YOUR SPREADSHEET?

Update an Excel spreadsheet with all specifications and parts.
HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR SPREADSHEET?

Price parts from two locations. You may use bricks and mortar stores in your area, such as TigerDirect and online sellers, such
as.newegg.com/”>newegg.comor.tigerdirect.com/”>http://www.tigerdirect.com/. So you can do all of your comparison shopping online, if you desire.
WHAT TWO LOCATIONS DID YOU CHOOSE TO PRICE PARTS? (YOU WILL BE ADDING IN THE PRICES FROM THESE TWO LOCATIONS AS SEPARATE COLUMNS IN YOUR SPREADSHEET. (See item #8
below))

Update your spreadsheet with the seller’s name, prices, and totals.
ADD IN THE PRICES FROM THESE TWO LOCATIONS AS SEPARATE COLUMNS IN YOUR SPREADSHEET. MAKE SURE YOU ADD THE VENDOR, PRICE, AND TOTAL FOR ALL ITEMS YOU SELECT AS WELL AS
THE COMPUTER AS A WHOLE.

Write a four- to five-paragraph report on your learning and experiences in completing this project. (15 points)
MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE AN INTRODUCTION, two to three PARAGRAPHS ABOUT THE PROJECT, AND A CONCLUSION FOR FULL CREDIT ON THIS PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT.

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