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Title = Professional Standards
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Evaluate the need for adherence to suitable professional standards in the development, use and maintenance of computer systems
Describe the need for adherence to suitable professional standards in the development, use and maintenance of computer systems.
Explain the need for adherence to suitable professional standards in the development, use and maintenance of computer systems.
Keywords (leave a space between each and then find their definitions)
  • Proprietary Standards
  • Industry Standards

Professional Standards

Imagine a world where there were no standards
  • Houses built with their own electricity standards so that you had to buy bespoke plugs and light bulbs that complied with that particular design.
  • Televisions that would only receive and display signals from a particular television provider.
  • Cars that would only run on a particular type of fuel that you had to buy from that manufacturer.
In the 1980s that was the situation with computers, their software and their peripherals.
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http://www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org/fundamentals-of-computer-systems-main > 4. Professional Standards
  1. What are professional standards?
  2. Why are they necessary?
  3. Give an example of a standard set for the connection of devices.
  4. What are ‘de facto’ standards?

Exam Questions

Use this link to help: http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_computing/ocr/211_hardware_software/standards/miniweb/index.htm


Plenary

explain the need for adherence to suitable professional standards in the development, use and maintenance of computer systems.
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