1. How does IPCONFIG function?

When IPCONFIG is entered into the computers command prompt, This will display all of the TCP/IP Network configurations for that computer. This will give you information about your Ethernet adapter; wireless LAN adapter(local); Wireless LAN adapter(Wi-Fi) and your tunnel adapter.

The information you would normally find here is:

  • DNS Suffix
  • IPv4 Address
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway

2. Demonstrate 

First you will need to open the command prompt, this can be done by searching under the start menu “cmd” (if possible run as administrator as it gives back more information). After that, enter in IPCONFIG and you should get something like this.



1.How Does Traceroute function

Traceroute, as the name suggests, you are tracing/following the route/path of packets(data) from your computer to its destination. The packets are sent from router to router, and the traceroute command gives the user information on the packets journey.

This information includes:

  • The amount of different routers it had to take
  • The routers name, URL and IP address
  • The time delay between each router

Great video that explains how does Traceroute works

2. Demonstrate 

Same with IPCONFIG, open up the command prompt and from here, enter in “Tracert” and the location you want to track, for my example i used google.



1.How does Ping function?

The ping command is normally used to check networking errors/connectivity, This is done by sending an ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) to the target host or address. This is done by it measuring the time it took for the message to be sent from the host to the destination and back. with this, if nothing comes back, it is an networking error.

2. Demonstrate 

Same as before, once command prompt has been opened, type in “ping” and your website or IP Address. again i used Google for my example


Decimal and Binary

A) Change the following IPv4 addresses from binary notation to dotted-decimal nation.

1. 10000001             00001011             00001011             11101111

2. 11000001             10000011             00011011             11111111

3.11100111             11011011             10001011             01101111

4.11111001             10011011             11111011             00001111

B.Change the following IPv4 addresses from dotted-decimal notation to binary notation.

01101111 00111000 00101101 01001 01001110

11011101 00100010 01010010

11110001 00001000 00111000 00001100

01001011 00101101 00100010 01001110

C.Find the error, if any, in the following IPv4 addresses:

There is a unnecessary 0 in 045


IPv4 addresses can only go up to 255.


This is a mix of both binary and decimal. 


CSA 502

This week in CSA, We had to set up and clone a hard drive onto another harddrive.

so first things first, installing the new SSD into the computer and of course the SSD had no OS on it, so time to install Windows!

installing vista

while we waited, we researched a simple and effective cloning/image software, we went with EaseUs

First hard drive clone

All set up! time to add the second SSD to the computer

Cloning in process

Almost done!

Cloning complete

There we go! now for the next step of the practical, which is disabling 3 start up functions that the computer automatically does opon start up.

we choose:

Windows Audio

Start up disable 1

Windows Firewall

Start up disable 2

Windows Web Client

Start up disable 3

Now for the final part of today’s lesson, which is disabling windows auto updater through group policy editor, this can only be done with a OS higher than Home edition so after finding a new SSD and installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise (Again). We were able to complete this task!


auto updater.jpg

update timer

Week #5

Sadly this week, was a bit of a blur for me because of personal reasons, However I should be back to more updates(i’m still new to this). So something interesting happened this week, i become something i never thought i would be, I “kind of became a team leader” for my assessment groups in COM502 and DES501, which is something completely new and out of my “usual”.

SDV503- We got giving a rundown of what to do while Craig is off in china, he also showed us some new tricks to use in our projects

COM502- We did a whole bunch of little “team building” exercises and explained why we failed or completed the tasks. we also meet the lovely people over at OnePoint Digital and they talked to us about what they do and gave us a problem to discuss and solve.

CSA502- I got to mess around some more in the BIOs and inserted another hard drive to a tower computer so we could clone/image all the data onto the new hard drive

DES501 – As a class, Belma talked to us about SDLC(software development life cycles). There is quite a lot of different structures out there! My group choose to research a “Spiral” life cycle, and i can’t say much as you will have to wait till next Thursdays presentation

Extra – I got to design another amazing ring this week. i think it turned out really well and its very unique and i hope they enjoy the end product C :






This week I tried something different and i posted a daily reflection. however i didn’t really like the flow of what i was writing and felt like it cluttered up the subjects so, i am going to be changing it back to just once at the end of the week. i will be mainly focuses on my thoughts of what happened in the week, but also be adding extra stuff, like my weekend and out of class studying.


Now things are starting to kick off in DES501 and i’m really enjoying it, its hard for me to switch my mindset that its an assessment, as I do this sort of work, all the time and hearing, “its up to you” from a client is basically nightmares for me. hearing that, just means later on down the development cycle, they wont like it and you will have to start all over again. also one of our team mates doesn’t show up at all… but other than that, its really interesting.

I also handed in my first DES501 assessment of the year, i got 10/15, which isn’t bad, but i could of done better and i’m understanding more of what they tutors what us to do in assessments, so hopefully the next one is better!


On the topic of assessments, i finished my self-reflection assessment and i am happy with what i have written down, this is the first time i have ever done an assessment like this before and was quite hard to do.


there isn’t much to really talk about SDV503 apart from i’m really liking the problem solving behind it and adding another IT language to my list is nice as well.


I meet someone new called “luke” and we installed Windows XP on a old computer, i kinda miss the old OS layouts compared to windows 8-10.


I finally got around to showing off some of my freelance work that i do, once in awhile. I design jewellery for clients, this project wasn’t difficult, however it was annoying because of the gemstone sizes the client had provided. this made the ring look odd shaped for quite some time till i found the perfect shape.

Week#4 Wednesday

for today, i had a practical in CSA502, and we reset a computer, set up partitions which means, splitting up the hard drive. The common purpose of having partitions, is if you want to back up your computer or if you want multiply operation systems.We set up a 10gb partition, so we could install windows XP. after the long,long installation processes, me and Luke updated all the drivers. the computer was running perfectly, however we didnt have time to set up cloning the hard drive, sadly.

*cloning is creating a complete copy of everything, and paste it into a slave hard drive.

Week#4 Monday

Monday started with SDV503 with Craig and he explained what TRY statements were and the differences in “Public” and “Dim” variables.

Public is a variable that any form can call from while a Dim can only be called from its Private subs unless its at the top of the Form, then all of that form alone can use the variable.

i was then put into a group for next weeks practical, which was to dissecting the code and then creating an action list.


After SDV503, I had CSA502 and we started our new topic, which was hard drives. we got put into teams again and had to analyse a PDF to find 10 questions to ask the other teams. we got 7 out of 10 correct!

Finally for the day, i had DES501 and we had some survey about NMIT. Belma then talked to us about information management and information management cycle. A information life cycle describes the order of which things happen.

Life cycle

this diagram is a perfect example of what a information life cycle may be. First we start with “Identify” which means, finding the information we need to use and also outline what the stakeholder wants you to do. “Acquire” is just like what it says, acquiring, planing, creating that information. obliviously storing, well is storing and organising the information somewhere. Analyseing is problem the most important part of the life cycle, as this is looking through the information you have created, making sure it meets what you outlined with your stakeholders.finally, “using!” the information you have created and sharing it your customers/targeted audience. There is also “archiving”(hymmmm… chives), which is to either update,use or even delete some/all of the information you have created for the stakeholders. it then repeats, for example if the stakeholders wanted to update the information, you would have to “identify” the new information and so on.



Week #3

This week, our SDV503 class sorted out study groups and learnt a lot this week

COM502 – we got to talk to students from Saudi Arabia who are studying air traffic control on Tuesday. we asked them some questions about culture differences between New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.Then on Friday, we learned more about how culture affects communication and even learnt some Turkish!

CSA502 –  Monday, we got put into groups and given a subject about RAM and had to make a presentation about it. Our group’s subject was “What is the difference between RAM and SSD, speed wise”. RAM is way faster than SSD(100GB/s vs 500MB/s). For our practical on wednesday we had to get into the roles of being a “company who fixes computers” and we ran diagnostics on the computer.(Link )

DES501 – Monday’s lecture, we had a quiz and then we had someone come in to talk to us about design and what he does. he mainly worked with Flash. Thursdays class we started Assessment 2 and put into groups. (Link)

SDV503 – Craig talked to us about IF statements and how they work, Then on Thursday, Craig had to leave early so we didn’t do much just looked through our newest software.



Today in CSA502, we got put into groups, i was with Hayden and Arno then the tutor gave us a scenario of a client coming to us to fix their computer.

our scenario was, the client was wanting anti-virus software installed onto their computer. Hayden explained to the client if they were wanting a free version or paid and how long it may take.

We first used a Boot disk to give a  diagnostics of the hardware to make sure everything is working, which was all fine. The client was running windows server 2012 and ended up not knowing the password, so we had to use a Crack disk to change it and then installed a anti-virus software(we couldn’t really as windows server doesn’t allow it).

This took us about 30-45 minutes and the computer is still running

Week #2

This week, i got up to alot of stuff!

In SDV503, we learnt about IF and ElseIF statements and when to use which. We also shown how flow diagrams work and what all the symbols mean and i also created my first application which was an instructional app that explains how to make a sandwich.

On Wednesday in CSA502, we pulled apart a computer tower and learned where everything goes. I really enjoyed this class, as this is the first time ive ever done it!

For DES501 we talked about different business structures and all the different types of jobs there are in the industry of IT.

Finally in COM502, we learned about body language, different types of communication and how your gender, culture, etc effect who you are and how you communicate.

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