The effects of a variable

DUE 3/16/19   8P.M EST




Two-way ANOVA enables researchers to study the effects of a variable upon two independent variables at multiple levels. Researchers might wish to compare the exercise habits (represented by number of steps taken per month) of individuals, based on their gender and education. Two categories of gender and three education levels may be assessed. Two-way ANOVA can account for the effects of these groups, independently, on the number of steps taken each month. It can also help to determine whether interaction exists.

For this Assignment, you use two-way ANOVA with interaction. Be sure to complete all of the parts of the assignment listed below. As this is an ANOVA, you also use multiple comparisons to determine for which factors the differences are significant. Also, to avoid additional type 1 errors, you must use Tukey, one of a number of possible methods to adjust for your multiple comparisons.

The Assignment
  1. Provide numeric descriptive statistics (include skewness and kurtosis if appropriate) and graphic descriptions for Sex, Educ, and Exercise. 
  2. Create histograms of the number of steps (Exercise) (dependent variable) for each combination of levels for the two independent variables. Describe the data and shape of the distributions. 
  3. Discuss whether the assumptions of homogeneity of variance of the groups and normality of the data on Exercise are met. Be sure to include output to support your decision on whether the assumptions have been met. (Continue with the analyses even if assumptions are not met.) 
  4. Conduct two-way ANOVA with interaction and post hoc analysis (as appropriate) using Tukey to correct for multiple comparisons. Provide relevant SPSS output. 
  5. Interpret the analysis results in the context of the research question: Is there a difference in the level of exercise based on a person’s sex and level of education? Include important statistics from your analysis results to support your conclusion and generalize your results, if appropriate, to the relevant population(s). 

Provide a reflection

Provide a reflection of at least 500 words in APA format (or 2 pages double spaced) of how the knowledge, skills, or theories of this course have been applied, or could be applied, in a practical manner to your current work environment. In other words, how you would apply what you learned in this course to your job. For example, do you use any of the objectives or tools we’ve covered so far? Are you familiar with SAS, Python, SPSS, SQL, etc.? If so, how do you use it in your current career?

If you are not currently working, share times when you have or could observe these theories and knowledge could be applied to an employment opportunity in your field of study. 

Two proper references has to be cited.

Demonstrate a connection to your current work environment. If you are not employed, demonstrate a connection to your desired work environment. 

Tasks on the VMware virtual machine

 Scenario: You must perform the following tasks on the VMware virtual machine assigned to you at the school ( Required Resources Virtual computer on the VMware server. Part 1: 1. Install CentOS6.x operating system on the VMware virtual machine and name it: midterm (10 points) 2. Create the following user account: user name Midterm18, password: Password18, set the root password to RootPassword (5 points) 3. Create a document in your Documents directory with your name and “midterm” as text in it. (5 points) Part 2: 1. Login as the user Midterm18, and perform the following tasks as this user. (5 point) 2. Create a new directory in Midterm18 user ‘s home folder called: midterm. (2 points) 3. Navigate to the midterm directory. Perform all work in the midterm directory. (3 points) 4. Create a file called “etcdir” by listing the detailed content of the “etc” directory (include all hidden files in the listing), and redirect it into the “etcdir” file. (10 points) 5. Separate out the directories into a new file called “onlydirectories”. (15 points) Note: check 6. Separate out all files into a new file called “onlyfiles”. (15 points) 7. Sort the content of “onlyfiles” in reverse order based on the names, and name the output as “sortedfiles”. (10 points) 8. Sort the content of “onlydirectories” in reverse order based on the names, and name the output as “sorteddirectories”. (10 points) 9. Combine the “sortedfiles”, and “sorteddirectories” files into a new file called “combined” where the files are listed first, and directories listed second. (5 points) 10. Change the permissions on all the files in the midterm directory so only the owner of the file can read, and write the files (all other permissions are denied). (5 point) Note: You should have 6 files once you finished in the midterm directory. Your file sizes and dates will be different, but all other information should match with the following display: -rw——-. 1 Midterm18 Midterm18 12865 Jun 4 19:01 combined -rw——-. 1 Midterm18 Midterm18 6390 Jun 4 18:35 onlydirectories -rw——-. 1 Midterm18 Midterm18 14291 Jun 4 18:26 etcdir -rw——-. 1 Midterm18 Midterm18 6475 Jun 4 18:52 onlyfiles -rw——-. 1 Midterm18 Midterm18 6390 Jun 4 18:59 sorteddirectories -rw——-. 1 Midterm18 Midterm18 6475 Jun 4 18:58 sortedfiles 

Explore and Prepare Data

Graded Assignment:  Explore and Prepare Data

You work for a hypothetical university as an entry level data analyst and your supervisor has task you to learn more about the data mining process associated with problem definitions, data exploration and data preparation by completing the steps below:

  1. In the discussion this week, a task to install Rapid Miner was requested so to get started, your supervisor has asked you to prepare feedback based on at least two Rapid Miner data samples. Another data set can be downloaded from which is used in the free Rapid Miner video tutorials.
  2. Important Reminder:  In support of this feedback and assignment, everyone should go through all introductory and data preparation video tutorials at  Additional learning videos could be found at using keyword searches like “Rapid Miner Tutorials.”  For example, check out the resource found below:
  1. The feedback needs to be a minimum of five body pages of written content not including illustrations and supported with at least three academic sources of research.  Furthermore, the feedback needs to be professionally formatted using APA including an APA cover page, abstract, body pages, and reference page. The feedback needs to address the following:
  • Problem Definitions:  When looking at the data sets, think about, develop and discuss some potential problem definitions for these data sets.  In other words, what are some potential ideas of working with and handling these data sets.
  • Data exploration: In further exploration of the data sets, discuss and reflect on the quality of these data sets and use some of the basic statistical output and charts provided with Rapid Miner.  When exploring the data sets, also remember to think about any potential data problems you see.
  • Data Preparation:  After exploring the data, discuss, reflect, and apply any ideas to cleanse or make the data better for data analysis and modeling efforts.
  1. Remember to be very illustrative embedding any charts used or other screen captures to verify any work completed to explore and prepare the data sets. 
  2. For the conclusions of this feedback, no modeling has yet been accomplished; however, use the basic statistical and chart options to draw initial conclusions about these data sets assuming a case where there were no options to go further creating models.  In other words, what types of decisions could be made about these data sets after data exploration and data preparations are conducted.
  3. Complete and submit this assignment for grading on or before the due date.  Remember, it is not a good idea to complete or attempt completing work late.   See the course syllabus and the associated late policy.

Monitor error logs


1. Monitor error logs using Log4j to debug and fix problems. 

Description: A logging framework is important for any Java/J2EE based application. By changing the configuration, you can easily write your logs to different places. You can write your Java application logs to a database, files on the disk, a log management system, a console, Syslog or possibly other places in the network without changing your application code


 My requirement: 

1.Performing transformations over the data using spark and AWS Elastics Map Reduce(EMR) according to the business requirement

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2.Automated Oozie workflow upon EMR Cluster spinup to ETL Brokerage Data to Hive/Data Lake

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3.Job automation with Ctrl-M to spin up EMR Cluster when Mainframe Data file landed on-prem

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4.Utilized Atlassian Bitbucket and Bamboo for Code repository, reviews, builds, and deployments to AWS

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5.Troposphere and CloudFormation template for handling S3 Bucket’s and EMR Cluster spinup’s

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6.Applying security policies using AWS IAM(Identity and Access Management) to control access to the data in cloud

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7.Utilized Splunk to pick up logs from EMR/CloudWatch for email alerts on Brokerage Data’s ETL status

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8.Elevating code into the development, test, and production environments on schedule. Providing follow up Production support. Submitting change control requests and documents

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9.Coordinating with Data tier for system integration and end-to-end development

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10.Created Performance Testing program in Python Spark to compare between two big data result sets

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11.Working with multiple Data analytics teams to provide enriched data to them so that it will be used for further analysis and reporting

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12.Tracking code quality through SonarQube

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13.Continuous Integration with Bamboo, Jenkins, and Maven

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14.Monitoring and improvising the end-user experience in using query tools

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Five Famous ERP Failures

Review the “Chapter Twelve Case: Five Famous ERP Failures” at the end of Ch. 12 of Business Driven Technology.

Chapter Twelve Case: Five Famous ERP Failures

The world of ERP may seem boring to those caught up in the hysteria over Twitter and iPhone applications, but there’s plenty of drama to be found: Troubled multimillion-dollar software deals that produce spectacular failures and huge spending nightmares; vendor marketing bravado that breeds cut-throat competition and contempt; and embarrassing and costly lawsuits over botched implementations and intellectual property breaches. Consider’s brief and semi-chronological history of five ERP scandals as a warning if you’re contemplating an upgrade or implementation.

  1. Definitely Not a Sweet Experience for Hershey- Could a failed technology implementation take down a Fortune 500 company (in this case Hershey Foods)? Well, it certainly didn’t help Hershey’s operations during the Halloween season in 1999 or make Wall Street investors thrilled. In the end, Hershey’s ghastly problems with its SAP ERP, Siebel CRM and Manugistics supply chain applications prevented it from delivering $100 million worth of Kisses for Halloween that year and caused the stock to dip 8 percent. So I guess a failed technology project can’t actually take down a Fortune 500 company for good, but it can certainly knock it around a bit.
  2. Just Do It: Fix Our Supply Chain System- What did a $400 million upgrade to Nike’s supply chain and ERP systems get the world-renowned shoe- and athletic gear-maker? Well, for starters, $100 millionin lost sales, a 20 percent stock dip and a collection of class-action lawsuits. This was all back in 2000, and the horrendous results were due to a bold ERP, supply chain and CRM project that aimed to upgrade the systems into one superstar system. Nike’s tale is both of woe and warning.
  3. HP’s “Perfect Storm” of ERP Problems- The epic tale of HP’s centralization of its disparate North American ERP systems onto one SAP system proves that one can never be too pessimistic when it comes to ERP project management. You see, in 2004, HP’s project managers knew all of the things that could go wrong with their ERP rollout. But they just didn’t plan for so many of them to happen at once. The project eventually cost HP $160 million in order backlogs and lost revenue—more than five times the project’s estimated cost. Said Gilles Bouchard, then-CIO of HP’s global operations: “We had a series of small problems, none of which individually would have been too much to handle. But together they created the perfect storm.”
  4. A New Type of Freshman Hazing- Pity the college freshman at the University of Massachusetts in fall 2004: The last thing they needed was some computer program to haunt their lives and make their new collegiate experience even more uncertain. But more than 27,000 students at the University of Massachusetts as well as Stanford and Indiana University were forced to do battle with buggy portals and ERP applications that left them at best unable to find their classes and at worst unable to collect their financial aid checks. Said one UMass senior at the time: “The freshmen were going crazy because they didn’t know where to go.” After a couple of tense days and weeks, however, everyone eventually got their checks and class schedules.
  5. page 223Waste Management Trashes Its “Fake” ERP Software- Garbage-disposal giant Waste Management is still embroiled in an acrimonious $100 million legal battle with SAP over an 18-month installation of its ERP software. The initial deal began in 2005, but the legal saga commenced in March 2008, when Waste Management filed suit and claimed SAP executives participated in a fraudulent sales scheme that resulted in the massive failure. Several months later, SAP fired back, claiming that Waste Management allegedly violated its contractual agreement with SAP in several ways, including by “failing to timely and accurately define its business requirements,” and not providing “sufficient, knowledgeable, decision-empowered users and managers” to work on the project. In the fall 2008, accusations were still flying about documentation, depositions and delays in bringing the case before a judge. And that proposed 18-month implementation now sounds like a dream scenario.1

Review each of the five examples mentioned in the case. Use the company you currently work for or a company you have worked for answer the following questions:

  • What is the benefit of integrating SCM, CRM, and ERP in an organization? How will it help?
  • Why would an organization need to integrate an ERP?
  • What advice would you provide a company that is trying to decide if implementing an ERP is right for their organization?

Respond to at least three of your peers. In your response, address any thoughts you have on the benefits of ERP process and the value of integrating SCM, CRM, and ERP within an organization.

Students need to contribute three substantive posts in this discussion by the due date indicated. The substantive posts can be any combination of responses and replies.

Peer 1

The only organization I have worked for that used an ERP was a large urban school district in human resources and professional development. We used the SAP ERP. As far as I know, we did not use a CRM or SCM. Every piece of our employee data was entered into the system upon hire. Our different departments had their own permissions as far as the parts of the data they were able to see and work with. Human resources had several different departments under the HR umbrella: certificated staffing (teachers/principals), non-certificated staffing (clerical, IT, maintenance, etc.), certification (qualifying teacher candidates), and each area had its own permissions. The benefit was the centralized employee information database, so that each department was using the same raw data to perform whatever work they needed to do. There were no data redundancies.

Because we were such a large school district, it was important that everyone had access to the data they needed to complete their work. If each department worked with their own databases, it would increase the likelihood of errors or duplicate data. Reports could be selected from specific templates or you could run an ad hoc query and add your own parameters (ex: math teachers with a master’s degree hired in a certain month.

I think companies should determine which ERP most closely matches the needs of the business. A huge company might choose a big ERP system while a smaller company could try out a trial period in ERP in the cloud to see if it is worth the price for their company. They should have in-depth conversations with a vendor consultant to determine price of the software and per user and make sure their product meets their needs. A requirements meeting would go into detail about what the business is trying to accomplish and what the software will be able to deliver. Keeping employees in the loop and considering their input as part of the process will lead to greater employee buy-in. 

Peer 2

Benefits of integrating SCM, CRM and ERP?

First and foremost, all your data is in one location which gives you a 360-degree view of your customers data. This also helps streamline all your business processes, as well as helps manage access to the software. This allows your limit access to our employee who needs the access.

Why would you integrate ERP?

ERP also known a core system allows a company to automate / manage the company and business processes. The processes of automating simple small tasks allows your employees to be freed up to focus on customers are more important tasks for your company such as expanding the company’s business.

Advice for implementing an ERP?

Do an RFI on all the top Vendors to decide which vendor is the best choice for your company.

Plan for expanding, do not select software that will not still fit you 5, 10 even 15 years down the road.

Make sure the vendor provides training.

Make sure the data, testing and functionality is all there that the vendor says is there.

Make sure it fits with the business plan and initiatives


Baltzan, Paige. BUSINESS DRIVEN TECHNOLOGY, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 20170207.

Peer 3

Hello everyone!

  • What is the benefit of integrating SCM, CRM, and ERP in an organization? How will it help

They are the backbone of ebusiness integration, success comes by integration of all these three. it allows the unlcokin of information to make it available anytime, any where and any user.

  • Why would an organization need to integrate an ERP?

Because ERP is a full functionality with high performance that meets all business needs, and user requirements and it focuses on accessiblity, ubiquity, usaablity, mobility driving many advanages and its cost efficient, faster time to market, enables mobile workforce, new product development

  • What advice would you provide a company that is trying to decide if implementing an ERP is right for their organization?

Make sure your company is ready to intergrate. Entail careful planning in order to minimize the risk of failure and ensure goals are met. And you need to understand what your business process are. The ERP requires standardize implementation blueprints it takes involvement of all business and IT staff to process.

Reference: Business Driven Technology, by Paige Baltzan, Chapter 12 Integrating the Organization from End to End Enterprise Planning,!/4/2/2/2@0:0

Conduct a web search on organization

 Conduct a web search on organizations that were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Please select one business and cover the following:

(a) Provide a background of the organization.

(b) How was the organization impacted? What losses did it suffer?

(c) Describe the disaster recovery and business continuity that the business had in place?

(d) What were the lessons learned?


Your paper should be 500-to-750 words, and written in APA Style.

•    12-pt, Times New Roman font
•    Double-spaced
•    1” margins on all sides
•    Please provide a title page including your Name, Course Number, Date of Submission, and Assignment name.
•    Paraphrasing of content – Demonstrate that you understand the case by summarizing the case in your own words. Direct quotes should be used minimally.
•    Reference Section (A separate page is recommended.) Please cite the source using APA formatting guidelines. If you need guidance or a refresher on this, please visit: (link is external) Be sure to include at least three (3) reputable sources.
•    In-text citations – If you need additional guidance, please visit: (link is external) 

“remake” an existing feature length film.

I presented a few ways that artists use video to remix, re-create, and/or reference a variety of original film narratives. In the spirit of the recent reboot trend, you will be editing your own footage to “remake” an existing feature length film. The challenge of this exercise is that your remake cannot be longer than 15 seconds.

Think of this project as mostly a creative challenge with a few technical elements needing to be checked off. A successful project – 6/6 – is one that meets the technical requirements below and attempts to tell a feature-length story with 15 seconds of video. We are not looking for a 15 second trailer, or a 15 second scene from a film – instead, we are looking for an attempt to show the whole story in 15 seconds. We are looking to see what strategies and solutions people come up with – the whole point is that it might not be completely possible.

What we are looking for (for grading):
We will be looking for evidence that your shots have been planned out, that basic elements like framing, settings / subjects and lighting have been considered, and that edits have been made for a reason. We hope to see projects that explore different strategies for communicating narrative information with video in a very short amount of time. If you are using human actors, be sure to read the content rule below which is also discussed on the 7.1 Tutorial Video Page.

What we don’t care about (for grading):
We don’t care about elaborate sets, costumes or FX, nor will we be judging cinematography beyond basic framing (see below). If you choose to include human actors, we do not care about acting abilities.

Camera + Video Editor Guidelines

  1. This exercise is designed to be completed with a smartphone – use whatever you feel most comfortable with – but the footage must be HORIZONTAL, i.e. turn your phone 90 degrees while you are filming.

  2. Video dimension needs to be between 2000 pixels wide and 720 pixels wide, and either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio, which will determine the height of the video. Current iPhones (5s and higher) work with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and film at 1080p, which is actually 1920 pixels WIDE x 1080 pixels TALL. This can be confusing, but, as long as you are using an iPhone or Android from the past 4 or 5 years, the default settings are acceptable. Some common 16:9 dimensions are 1920×1080, 1280×720 or 720×480 – these will be slightly different for devices with 4:3 aspect ratio. General rule of thumb – if you don’t know, check the video dimensions after filming a few test shots, and then just set your project dimensions to fit the size of your video.

  3. You can use whatever editing program you are most comfortable with as long as you can combine and edit multiple layers of video and audio. iMovie, Premiere, Final Cut Pro etc are all acceptable.


Project Requirements

  1. Max 15 seconds long, or 16-secs long with a 1-sec title screen
  2. Video needs to be between 2000 – 720 pixels wide, height will vary based on capture settings.
  3. Video needs to be HORIZONTAL. Please no VERTICAL VIDEO. Turn your phones.
  4. Use of human actors is optional. If you decide to use human actors, you can be an actor in your own film, or you can work with other friends / peers as actors. Puppets, stop-motion, pets, etc, are all options to work with instead of or in addition to human actors.
  5. Use ALL ORIGINAL video footage
  6. Audio can be sampled from other sources
  7. No “End Credits”

Your actors (including yourself) can play any character from the original film you are re-making. Please do not use make-up or other methods to alter your actors’ physical characteristics in order to “look more” or “sound more” like the actors/characters from the original film in regards to their racial, cultural and/or ethnic presentation. This is different from using hair and make-up to achieve effects such as bruising or scars, or using make-up on an actor playing a non-human or fantastical character (such as a zombie, a super-human or an alien). Please email me if you have any questions about this requirement.

Select any feature-length film that was released in theaters and/or a streaming platform (U.S. or international). It can be a feature length animated film. It cannot be a mini-series, TV Episode or series, or documentary. The length can vary, but it cannot be a “short”. Sites like IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes will usually classify films as “shorts” or “features” – so, this can be a good thing to refer to if you are unsure.

A few more possible strategies, tips and hints:

  • Don’t worry about elaborate costumes, backdrops or effects – we are evaluating these in terms of how creative people can get with what they have, as well as the use of different types of shots and flow of action with edits.
  • One possible method could be to re-watch or jump through the original film to try to select 5 – 10 key “beats” of the narrative, either in terms of action, recognizable shots / settings or identifiable character moments. These can be good starting points to develop ideas for what to film, or a few defining moments to build your 15 seconds of video around.
  • When editing, think about how much time each cut of videos needs to be seen / understood by the viewer.
  • Use filmed dialogue very minimally – voice-overs / narration added after the fact can be a lot easier to time and edit than dialogue spoken by actors on-camera.
  • Sound fx or music snippets from the original film can be included in your re-make.
  • Don’t waste time on credits. Every film can have an extra 1 second for the title screen.

government and healthcare.

An important purpose of this assignment is to examine what the different branches and layers of government do to address a policy using a current issue to illustrate it.

Complete a research essay on the government and healthcare. Remember this is being written for the president to read. 

The U.S. healthcare system has been a controversial topic for decades. Here are the aspects and questions to address for this essay:

  1. Identify a current issue being debated about the American healthcare system.
  2. Explain two competing solutions to this problem.
  3. Evaluate which one is preferable.
  4. Address the responsibilities of each level of government, which are federal, state, and local. (Most of the essay will be about the federal government).
  5. Address the responsibilities of each of the three branches of the federal government.


  • 500 word minimum and 600 word maximum length, not including references listed at the end or footnotes if used.
  • Incorporation of concepts and terms from the required readings.
  • Inclusion of facts from a recent news article about the topic/solution.
  • Correct spelling, grammar, and formatting, whether it’s APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian.
  • See the essay rubric for further details on grading.

Writing tips:

1) Write concisely! More is not necessarily better if the required points from the rubric are missed. A 500-word essay can earn an “A,” while a 700 word essay may lose points for going too long.

2) Essays should be written in the third person perspective. (Avoid using “I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, you, your”).