Final Exam Study Guide
Venkman, Stantz and Spengler: Ghostbusters VET SAT AUC, TVV SO YMDC and computer troubleshooting, problem solving, and Excel VBA or Flash ActionScript programming. Also applies to using application software to achieve a certain result.
1. Understand it. FOCUS ON WHAT. Input (what is given, or what is data) Output (what is the goal, what is the result, what is the correct output for the input?) 2. Plan it. Develop the HOW. The HOW is the PROCESS or PROCESSING. Develop the step by step recipe of HOW to get from the given (input data) to the goal (results or output). The HOW is an algorithm. 3. Code it. (Or implement it on the computer). Translate the PLAN into code (Excel or VBA or Flash or ActionScript or C++ or Maya or Photoshop or After Effects). 4. Debug and test it and get it working to produce results that are correct. RESIST THE URGE TO JUMP TO QUICKLY TO STEP #3! RESIST THE URGE TO CODE! Computers are INPUT PROCESSING OUTPUT Input ----------> Processing (CPU) -----------> Output What is HOW it What are the the data gets results for transformed that given data? WHAT HOW WHAT Step 1 Step 2 Step 1 Understand PLAN UNDERSTAND A B I P O How to get from A to B or I to O IPO Input Processing Output I P O