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<ul><li><p>i </p><p>MAKERERE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES </p><p>SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS TECHNOLOGY </p><p>A REPORT ON </p><p>FIELD ATTACHMENT /INTERNSHIP AT </p><p>Uganda Broadcasting Corporation </p><p>Field attachment period (June 6th-August 1st ,2016) </p><p>BY </p><p>KAAHWA ARMSTRONG </p><p>14/U/288 </p><p>Field attachment Report submitted to the School of computing and informatics Technology </p><p>In Partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Computer Science of Makerere </p><p>University Kampala </p><p>Name of student: KAAHWA ARMSTRONG </p><p>Signature: ______________________________________ Date: _________________________ </p><p>Name of Academic Supervisor: Mr. KIZITO JOHN </p><p>Signature: ______________________________________ Date: _________________________ </p><p>Name of Field Supervisor: ONGIIMA PATRICK </p><p>Signature: _______________________________stamp &amp; Date: _________________________ </p></li><li><p>ii </p><p>DECLARATION </p><p>I KAAHWA ARMSTRONG hereby declare that the information in this report is my own original </p><p>gathered authentic work. It also makes practical and effective fulfilment of the purposes and </p><p>objectives of this field attachment, and the content of the document has never been previously </p><p>submitted to any other university or institution for a higher degree or any other award. Except for </p><p>Citations, Quotations and References to other peoples work used where otherwise acknowledged. </p><p>Signature. Date </p></li><li><p>iii </p><p>ACKNOWLEDGEMENT </p><p>First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge the Almighty God for the successful completion </p><p>of the Field Attachment period. </p><p>I would like to say thanks to Uganda broadcasting corporation for the opportunity given to me as </p><p>an intern in the Information technology section. </p><p>Special thanks go to my academic supervisor Mr. Kizito John, internship coordinator Mr. Michael </p><p>Kizito of College of computing and information sciences Makerere University. </p><p> Many thanks to my field supervisors Mr. Ogiima Patrick and Mr. Tusiime Lucas for their personal </p><p>efforts, practical skills, professional guidance and direction towards successful internship. </p><p>Finally, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my family members especially my mother </p><p>BIRUNGI MAGRET for all the support, classmates and other friends for their invaluable support </p><p>throughout my training. </p></li><li><p>iv </p><p>ABSTRACT </p><p>I carried out my internship at Uganda Broadcasting corporation under the information Technology </p><p>department. </p><p>Under networking, I dealt with setting up, administering, maintaining and upgrading </p><p>communication systems, and also local area networks and wide area networks for the organization. </p><p>The activities carried out included cable termination, over view of network topologies, setting up </p><p>LANs, router configuration, printer configuration on networks, basic networking software </p><p>installation (Cisco IOS). </p><p>Under Web development, the field supervisor overviewed basic understanding of web </p><p>technologies (client side, server side and databases) using WordPress, database management using </p><p>MySQL. </p><p>Under computer maintance and repair, I dealt with basic hardware installation (RAM, </p><p>HARDDISK, CD-ROM), basic operating system installation and activation i.e. windows </p><p>xp,7,8,10, system restoration, file recovery, data backup, Wi-Fi hotspot creation, installation of </p><p>Windows Server 2008 R2. </p><p>Through work and experiences, I attained networking, trouble shooting, team work, leadership </p><p>skills, interpersonal and research skills. </p><p>The challenges faced include: lack of enough equipment, faulty equipment i.e. CD ROMs, RAM, </p><p>and crimping tool, poor internet connection, failure in troubleshooting for Windows service </p><p>failures, understanding new technical terms. </p><p>In my conclusion internship at UBC was so productive with practical hand on skills attained from </p><p>the different field supervisors. </p><p>I recommend that We as students need to be taught much more of practical skills in class than </p><p>theory and be given more time for practice. </p></li><li><p>v </p><p>TABLES OF CONTENTS </p><p>DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................ ii </p><p>ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................................................. iii </p><p>ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................................... iv </p><p>LIST OF TABLES ....................................................................................................................... viii </p><p>LIST OF ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS. ............................................................................... ix </p><p>2.2.1. CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION ................................................................................ 1 </p><p>1.1. introduction .............................................................................................................................. 1 </p><p>1.2. Background of the field attachment ......................................................................................... 1 </p><p>1.3. Objectives of the field attachment ........................................................................................... 1 </p><p>1.4. Background of the Organization of Field attachment. ............................................................. 1 </p><p>1.5. Organisational culture .............................................................................................................. 2 </p><p>1.6. The structure of the organisation ............................................................................................. 3 </p><p>1.7. The main activities of the organisation and ongoing IT projects ............................................. 4 </p><p>2.2.2. CHAPTER TWO STUDENTS EXPERIENCES ............................................................ 5 </p><p>2.1. Title or position occupied in an organization .......................................................................... 5 </p><p>2.2. Duties and responsibilities. ...................................................................................................... 5 </p><p>2.3. Supervision levels and relationship with the supervisor ........................................................ 21 </p><p>2.4. Work team and its composition ............................................................................................. 21 </p><p>2.4. Working relationship among the team members and staff .................................................... 22 </p><p>3.0. CHAPTER THREE EVALUATION ON FIELD ATTACHMENT ................................. 23 </p><p>3.1. Level of accomplishment of duties and responsibilities assigned ......................................... 23 </p><p>3.2. New knowledge and skills gained in each of the duties and responsibilities ........................ 23 </p><p>3.3. Most interesting experiences. ................................................................................................. 24 </p></li><li><p>vi </p><p>3.4. Relatedness of universitys taught programs to the field work .............................................. 25 </p><p>3.5. Challenges faced and how managed ...................................................................................... 25 </p><p>3.6. Benefits derived from field attachment .................................................................................. 26 </p><p>3.7. Adequacy in universitys preparing the student for field attachment .................................... 27 </p><p>3.8. Preparedness of the agency to receive and manage students for field attachment ................ 27 </p><p>3.9. Career Motivation .................................................................................................................. 27 </p><p>4.0. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ................................................................ 27 </p><p>4.1. Conclusions ............................................................................................................................ 27 </p><p>4.2. RECOMMENDATIONS ....................................................................................................... 28 </p><p>References ..................................................................................................................................... 29 </p><p>Appendices .................................................................................................................................... 30 </p></li><li><p>vii </p><p>LIST OF FIGURES </p><p>Figure 1.1: Organizational structure for Uganda Broadcasting corporation ................................... 3 </p><p>Figure 2.1: layers of the OSI model ................................................................................................ 6 </p><p>Figure 2.2: Illustration of common physical topologies ................................................................. 6 </p><p>Figure 2.3: Network Structure for UBC Administration block ...................................................... 7 </p><p>Figure 2.4: Illustration showing how to create a straight-through cable ........................................ 8 </p><p>Figure 2.5: Illustration of the T-568B Straight-Through Ethernet Cable ....................................... 8 </p><p>Figure 2.6: Illustration of the T-568B Straight-Through Ethernet Cable ....................................... 9 </p><p>Cable termination for the different cable standards involves the following ................................... 9 </p><p>Figure 2.7: illustration showing finding ip and MAC addresses. ................................................. 10 </p><p>Figure 2.8: shows screen shot of add printer wizard running ...................................................... 11 </p><p>Figure 2.9: shows screen shot of shared printer in the add printer wizard .................................. 11 </p><p>Figure 2.10: Illustration of the DHCP lease process ..................................................................... 13 </p><p>Figure 2.11: shows the difference between DDR and DDR2 ....................................................... 14 </p><p>Figure 2.12: shows IDE and SATA connector ............................................................................. 15 </p><p>Figure 2.13: indicating screen shot of the select command in MySQL ........................................ 16 </p><p>Figure 2.14: Screenshot showing a table selected from products using php MyAdmin console . 16 </p><p>Figure 2.15: shows activated windows ......................................................................................... 18 </p><p>Figure 2.16: showing how UBCs domain controller with the clients ......................................... 20 </p></li><li><p>viii </p><p>LIST OF TABLES </p><p>Table 2.1: tasks completed and supervisors in charge. ................................................................... 5 </p><p>Table 2.2: showing windows activation errors causes and solutions ............................................ 19 </p><p>Table 3.1: showing relevance of computer science curriculum to field attachment ..................... 25 </p></li><li><p>ix </p><p>LIST OF ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS. </p><p>UBC Uganda broadcasting corporation </p><p>IT information technology </p><p>UTV Uganda television </p><p>RAM Random Access Memory </p><p>ROM Read Only Memory </p><p>LAN Local Area network </p><p>WAN Wireless Area Network </p><p>WI-FI Wireless Fidelity </p><p>SQL Structured Query Language </p><p>CLI Command Line Interface </p><p>DNS Domain Name System </p><p>IP Internet Protocol </p><p>ISPs Internet Service Providers </p><p>IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority </p><p>DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol </p><p>APIPA Automatic Private IP Addressing </p><p>NetBIOS Network Basic Input/output System </p><p>TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol </p><p>AD DS Active Directory Domain Services. </p><p>CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor </p><p>WPA Windows Product Activation </p></li><li><p>1 </p><p>2.2.1. CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION </p><p>1.1. introduction </p><p>This field attachment report is about the skills attained, lessons learnt, challenges, relatedness of </p><p>theory covered in class and recommendations during my internship placement at Uganda </p><p>Broadcasting corporation(UBC) from 1st June to 1st august 2016 see appendix A. The report also </p><p>represents my experiences, recommendations and benefits of the field attachment. </p><p>1.2. Background of the field attachment </p><p>Field attachment is a field-based practical training experience that prepares trainees for the tasks </p><p>they are expected to perform on completion of their programs. The main intention is to produce </p><p>practically oriented graduates that meet the required job-related competences of their future </p><p>employers </p><p>1.3. Objectives of the field attachment </p><p> To enable students, get hands-on/real life experience they are expected to work in when </p><p>they graduate. </p><p> To provide an opportunity for students to apply the principles and techniques theoretically </p><p>learnt into real-life problem solving situations. </p><p> To provide an opportunity for students and academic staff to interact with the stakeholders </p><p>and potential employers and thus appreciate field situations that will also generate </p><p>information for curricula review and improvement. </p><p> To develop student understanding of work ethics, employment demands, responsibilities </p><p>and opportunities. </p><p> To enhance and strengthen linkages between Makerere University and various </p><p>stakeholders. </p><p>1.4. Background of the Organization of Field attachment. </p><p>Uganda Broadcasting Corporation is the public broadcaster of Uganda. Formally Uganda </p><p>Television and Radio Uganda (the current Uganda Broadcasting Corporation) was born in 1963 </p><p>one year after Ugandas independence. However, radio was born in Uganda in 1954 and TV came </p><p>in nine years after that. Its main aim was to broadcast through both mediums to the whole country </p><p>as the national broadcaster. </p></li><li><p>2 </p><p>After independence till the mid 1980s Uganda was faced with a lot of economic hardships. As a </p><p>result, Ugandan Government saw the need to restructure the former Uganda Television and Radio </p><p>Uganda. As a result, Parliament passed the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act that established </p><p>the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation in 2005. This transformed the former UTV and Radio </p><p>Uganda into the now existent Uganda Broadcasting Corporation. The Corporation started its </p><p>activities on 16th November, 2005. </p><p>The Corporation is fully owned (100%) by the Government of Uganda and carries out its activities </p><p>for and on behalf of the Government. It therefore requires government funding in order to sustain </p><p>its operation. </p><p>Vision </p><p>Broadcasting quality programs for national development. </p><p>Mission </p><p>To inform, educate, guide and entertain the public through maintaining a suitable national </p><p>coverage. </p><p>Objectives </p><p> To develop the broadcasting bodies into a public national broadcasting centre of </p><p>excellence, for the purpose of providing electronic media and consultancy services that </p><p>educate and guide the public. </p><p> To achieve and sustain comprehensive national radio and television coverage. </p><p> To achieve and sustain a common carrier status. </p><p>1.5. Organisational culture </p><p>1.5.1. values </p><p>In executing its mandate, UBC is committed to espouse the values of: Trustworthiness, Fairness, </p><p>Equal opportunity, Ethical conduct, Integrity, Transparency and Professionalism. </p><p>1...</p></li></ul>

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