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VCE Computing

Applied Computing Unit 4: Data Analytics

Prerequisites

Computing Unit 3: Data Analytics

Course Description

In this unit, students focus on determining the findings of a research question by developing infographics or dynamic data visualisations based on large complex data sets and on the security strategies used by an organisation to protect data and information from threats.

Areas of Study

Data Analytics: Development and Evaluation

In this area of study, students develop the design they prepared in Unit 3, Area of Study 2, into infographics or dynamic data visualisations that address a research topic or question by applying the problem-solving stages of development and evaluation.

Cybersecurity: Data and Information Security

In this area of study, students focus on data and information security and its importance to an organisation. Students investigate security strategies used by an organisation to manage the storage, communication and disposal of data and information in their networked environment. They examine the threats to this data and information, and evaluate the methods an organisation uses to protect their data and information. Students consider the consequences for an organisation that fails to protect their data and information. They recommend strategies to reduce the threats to data and information, taking into account the key legal requirements and any ethical issues faced by the organisation.

Software Tools

Students study the following tools in this unit:

  • Data Analytics.
  • Development and Evaluation.
  • Software tools to produce infographics or dynamic data visualisations.
  • Tools for documenting project plans.

Assessment

Outcomes Assessment Tasks Marks Allocated
(school-assessed coursework)
SAT - Develop and evaluate infographics or dynamic data visualisations that present findings in response to a research question, and assess the effectiveness of the project plan in monitoring progress.

Infographics or dynamic data visualisations that present findings in response to a research question.

100

• an evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of infographics or dynamic data visualisations.

• an assessment of the effectiveness of the project plan (Gantt chart) in monitoring project progress.

in one of the following:

• a written report.

• an annotated visual plan.
SAC - Respond to a teacher-provided case study to investigate the current data and information security strategies of an organisation, examine the threats to the security of data and information, and recommend strategies to improve current practices.

The student’s performance will be assessed using one of the following:

• a case study with structured questions.

• a report in written format.

• a report in multimedia format.
100

Overall Final Assessment

Graded Assessment Title Assessment Exam Duration Contribution to Study Score (%)
1 Unit 3 Coursework School-assessed coursework   10
  Unit 3 Task (Part 1) School-assessed task   15
2 Unit 4 Coursework School-assessed coursework   10
  Unit 4 Task (Part 2) School-assessed task   15
3 Written Examination November 2 hours 50

 

Reproduced by permission of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au