Assignment 9

Finally,the last assignment!

For this final task,we have to create a simple database for student management using Microsoft Access.Honestly,this is (again) my first time using this program hihi.I have no idea how to use it at first and thanks to Muhaidir who help me a lot and then I referred to the module given to us by Dr Rosseni.pheww! I managed to figure out anyway.

The problem I faced was the last table got stuck and I end up creating a new one because nobody knows how to solve the matter and so did I.So,creating another database was quite tiring and I almost gave up at first..

But anyway,I managed to create a new one together with my partner,Veni.

So I really learned a lot especially creating a form and also relationship among the tables..

like they said,the last one is always the toughest :P

 

Assignment 8

this week assignment is to create a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel.

the spreadsheet is for our financial management and student assessment.

for financial management,I only list down my financial from May to December 2011 and also,

kick in the students’ marks  using Excel!

It was fun though,putting all the numbers hihi but I got bored after a while..This is my first time using Microsoft Excel anyway..

I would like to thanks Imran and Muhaidir for helping me out this time.Thank you so much~~~

I guess I will see this thing again when I become a teacher one day,InsyaAllah :)

Assignment 7

this week assignment: Producing Creative Multimedia Production!

I would say that producing a video,edit them,put a sound to it was really a though job! I spend almost 5 hours searching for the right pictures,editing here and there and at last the video is done!

but one thing I forgot to put -.-

our names!

I just realized after it was completed into a video T-T

so,I have to be careful next time and do check my work before produce anything! lesson to be learnt this week…

I guess that’s all for now.

I didn’t shared the video here because to me,it wasn’t that good hihi

We will save them and burn it in the CD for finals :)

Assignment 6

for this week,we have to produce our own brochure and also booklet regarding to our topic; Operating System.

We decided to split the work.Veni produced the booklet and I produced the brochure using Microsoft Publisher.But we did cooperate on what to put and the idea,so it wasn’t one-on-one work..

This is my first time creating the brochure,so for me..it was kinda hard but once you get to the last page where we put our names,I felt it was quite okay after all :)

I guess that’s all for assignment 6.

We will shared our products at our own yahoo group :)

Continuation of Mini Research

In the previous post, I have mentioned that we had to carry out a survey using online survey monkey. We also distributed printed questionnaires to our classmates and some of our friends from different faculty. Alhamdulilah, they responded quite well.

After collecting the data from the distributed survey, we moved to SPSS matter. Frankly, that was the first time I used SPSS and in the same time I did not have a clear idea on how it works. Same goes with my classmates. However, thanks to Encik Yusoff who guided us, we managed to put the data in SPSS.

Move on to report. We somehow managed to finish the report though my pair and I were a little bit late.

In our report, we inserted together:

  • abstract
  • introduction
  • literature review
  • research approach
  • findings
  • recommendation and conclusion

I think that’s all for today’s post

Have a great day ^^

Week 6: Survey Research

For this week assignment,we have to conduct a survey research on Operating System topic.For the pilot test,we have to use Survey Monkey.No,it’s a type of monkey,it’s the name of a website that can conduct any survey in an online form.We registered for free,added 10 questions and linked it to our classmates at the Facebook and Yahoo Group,so that they can answer our questionnaire.

Our questions are all easy,you just have to click YES or NO.You can also refer to our post in my Facebook Group to answer them :)

Here is a preview of our questions:

1. Operating system is an intermediary between a computer user and computer hardware.

2. Spyware is one of the common problems of operating systems.

3. When program crashed repeatedly,reboot your computer.

4. Reboot the computer when hardware stops working.

5. Windows 7 is not one of the example of computer operating systems.

6. The operating system starts and shuts down a computer.

7. Mobile operating system is similar to computer operating system.

8. An adware remover is a program that detects and deletes spam.

9. All sizes of computers typically use the same operating system because operating systems generally are written to run on any type of computer.

10. The process of starting or restarting a computer is called booting.

 

that’s all for week 6 :)

Week 5: Common Problems Of Operating System

For assignment week 5,we had to identify the research problem on Operating System.It wasn’t an easy task because we had to find materials from google scholar,google books and also UKM research database.I spent 5 hours searching and searching then only can write the report..alhamdulilah,we managed to finish it although it was pretty hectic.

So,here is our report:

COMMON PROBLEMS OF OPERATING SYSTEM

In the previous assignment (week 4) my partner and I have already discussed and attached a document at our own Facebook Group regarding the topic of Operating System. In there, we introduced them specifically what is Operating System all about. However in this week assignment (week 5), we are focusing further on the common problems of operating system that we face whether directly or indirectly.

The common problems are:

SPYWARE. Spyware or also known as internet pop-up.  Spyware is a category of program that tracks your activities on your computer, and then responds to your activities by opening up internet browsers to pages that may sell products that your surfing activities indicate you may be interested in.

Spyware gets in through finding holes in the Web Browser. The spyware taking up the computer maybe an ActiveX Control, a standalone executable browser that is loaded into the user’s computer when she or he visits the web containing spyware. Spyware can also installed itself and one of its vulnerability involves a cleverly coded Web Page, that is designed to fool the users into thinking that is a safe and trusted Web Page.

Another way is tagging along in e-mail. Email programs that displayed HTML email (such as Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird) are often subject to the same vulnerabilities that have beset Microsoft Internet Explorers in recent years. The spyware get loaded sufficiently into the computer by display mail message. Apart from that, spyware gets in the computer by hiding in the software downloads. Many downloadable software or purchasing through online or over the counter contain spyware that are silently installed when you installed the program.

Spyware utilities are used to overcome spyware. For example, you can set up Firewall which can block anything suspicious or harmful. Another way is by using Lavasoft’s Ad-aware or Spybot that search and destroy spyware. You have to know that antivirus software isn’t enough to fight spyware because it can’t do the work of spyware utilities.

PROGRAM CRASHED REPEATEDLY. Operating system crash commonly occurs when a hardware exception occurs that cannot be handled. When encounter this kind of problem, you need to reboot your computer. Your program could keep crashing because your machine is in a bad state. Restarting the computer will ensure that the next time you start your program your machine will be in a proper state. It’s possible that some of your program’s resource files (dll’s, binary, xml, etc.) are corrupted or altered. The next step would be to try and reinstall the software that is causing the problems. For the best results, you will want to uninstall the current version you are running, and then reinstall the software from scratch. But you have to make sure to back up any saved files or data that you use with the program before you uninstall the program.

HARDWARE STOPS WORKING. Often, software or OS issues can cause hardware malfunctions. In order to fix these kinds of problems we will need to uninstall the device from the operating system, and then allow it to scan and reinstall the hardware for you.

The operating system is the most important type of system software in a computer system. Without an operating system, a user cannot run an application program on their computer, unless the application program is self booting. So, we have to take precautions in order to save our computer from facing this kind of problems like we stated above.

REFERENCES

Books.google.com:

-How to do everything to fight spam, viruses, pop-ups & spyware by Ken Feinstein

-Blocking spam & spyware for dummies by Peter H. Gregory, Michael A. Simon, Mike Simon

-Windows 7 Annoyances by David A. Karp

- Sams teach yourself TCP/IP in 24 hours by Joe Casad

e-journal

-what do consumers knew about spyware by Xiaoni Zhang

From this assignment,we learned something here:

  • operating system is really important that we have to take a good care of our computer and prevent the system from crashing
  • we must be careful when downloading something to avoid spyware (common mistake among the students)

ok,that’s all for week 5 :)

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