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This page is part of the old A451 specification - current syllabus here

1. Introduction

All computer systems have to be designed by someone.

They all need to be used properly by their intended users.

And they all need to be maintained.

But how is this done?

Is it a random collection of people with no formal training that put these systems together? Of course not.

They are put together and maintained by professionals who have an understanding of engineering standards and how to apply them.

This mini-web describes some of the standards used.