Today I am going to share some tips on how to tackle the software development paper.
Basically, you can write the programs using C++ or Java.
Of course, you should start like at least 3-4 months before exams to really get a good grasp of the programming language. But then also, in some questions, you are allowed to use algorithm which is a bit less complex.
If you are not taking any tuition and you wanna learn Java or C++, you can download certain apps from google store on your mobile phones (ex. Learn C++).Every day, you learn a new topic and there are exercises for you to test yourself of how much you grasp the topic.
Having tackled the programming language, it is primordial to practise the theory questions which may come up for exams; for this, i strongly advise students to refer to past exams papers dating back to 2010. Seriously, try to work out as many theory questions as you can. The answers in the reports are very helpful. Of course you can search for more information on the Internet.
If you needs those past exam papers and reports of 2010, 2011 & 2012 you can contact me.
I was awarded the special achievement award for Information System (2016-2017) - Mauritius Section.
So, I guess I can share some important tips on how to tackle this module especially for students who wish to do self-study like me.
To begin with, I would like to tell you all that this is one of the most scoring modules but then again, you need to know of how to study this module well.
You can try the following method.
1. Go to the BCS website and download the syllabus, past exam papers and examiners' reports for Information system. 2. See the syllabus outline and every day devote some time to prepare your notes following the outline of the syllabus.
3. You can even summarize notes from the primary text books which have been suggested in the syllabus or you can always get notes from wikipedia or online.
(PLEASE DON'T RUSH, JUST BE CALM AND CONFIDENT:))
4. NOW, remember the most important thing, each time you finish preparing notes for a particular part of your syllabus, you should go and work out the related questions in all the past exam papers.
BE YOUR OWN examiner,,, Take a red pen, underline your mistakes, compare with the answers in the examiner's report and rewrite the correct answer This will help you.
5. So, basically, you should be ready for exams in 1 or 2 month if you follow these steps.
6. One week before exams, go over the past papers and the related examiners' reports again to refresh your memory.
That's all I did. It helped me.. Hope it helps you too..