DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CERTIFICATE VERIFICATION SYSTEM
verification system is a system designed to computerize the process of adding
certificates and verifying the certificates records considering the problems
faced by doing this manually. The system was studied and relevant officials
were interviewed to acquire the required data. This designed system allows for
easy retrieval of information that is accurate for effective and efficient allocations.
It has easy maintenance of information as well as time saving and reduction in
operation. The system designed in HTML, CSS and PHP is interactive, menu-driven
and user friendly. It provides timely information about certificates. Most
certificates operations are recorded and stored in the computer and retrieved
at will. It ensures security as the user must login before and any certificate
is added or printed.
This chapter gives an overview about
the aim, objectives, background and operation environment of the system.
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Certificate verification system is an
application which is generally small or medium in size. It is used by school
management to create and manage the student certificates number using a
computerized system where the school can create certificates for the Student, Print
certificates for students and more importantly verify a certificate of any
student. With this computerized system there will be no hassle and stress to verify
any certificate. If the user is registrar, the user is able to create and
maintain all the certificates of students. All these modules are able to help the
Registrar to manage all the student certificates with more convenience and in a
more efficient way and it also help in verification of student certificates in
an easy and stress-free way.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The project aims and objectives that
will be achieved after completion of this project are discussed in this
subchapter. The aims and objectives are as follows:
To resolve the issue of manual
verification of certificates.
To provide a login page where the
registrar can have access to register and generate certificate for students.
To enable the registrar to
automatically generate unique certificate code for each certificate added.
To easily confirm the authenticity
of any certificate by students and any employer.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The problems found during verification of a student
certificate was so much that there were cases of employers spending lot of
money in order to verify the authenticity of a certificate presented to them
during job interviews.
Lack of effectiveness in their methods of keeping
certificates record, further compounds the problem.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
significance of this study was to help and give a benefit to the student,
staff, school management and anyone that wants to verify the authenticity of
any certificate from the school. The Verification system would improve the
monitoring capacities of those who maintain the system. Furthermore, the registrar
would be much guided when it comes to adding and generating the certificates of
the student, letting them print it promptly and accordingly.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This research work will concentrate on
Registration, Adding of certificates, Student management, View of all students
due to receive certificates, printing certificates. The system also includes
handling of some queries like viewing all the student information via S/N, Name
of Student, Faculty, department, certificate code and as the case may be. The
writer uses MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS and bootstrap. It is a case Springlight
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Registration: this means to keep records received from the management for reference
Number(Code): An Assign Numeric data added to each
certificate to uniquely identify each certificate.
Management: It is the co-ordination of all the resources of an Organization through
the process of planning, Organization, directing and controlling
System: Physical component of a computer that is used to perform certain task.
Data: Numbers, Text or image which is in the form suitable for Storage in or
processing by a computer, or incomplete information.
Information: A meaning full material derived from computer data by organizing it and
interpreting it in a specified way.
Data entered into a computer for storage or
Information produced from a computer after
System: A set of interrelated components that collect (or
retrieve), process, store and distribute information to support decision making
and control in an organization.
10. Computer: Computer is an
electronic device that accepts data as Input, processes data and gives out information as output to the
11. Software:-Software is set
of related programs that are designed by the manufacturer to control the
hardware and to enable the computer perform a given task.
12. Hardware: - Hardware is a
physical part of a computer that can be touched, seen, feel which are been
control by the software to perform a given task.
13. Database: - Database is the
collection of related data in an organized form.
14. Programming: - programming is
a set of coded instruction which the computers understands and obey.
15. Technology: -Technology is
the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use technical and
their interrelation with life, society and the environment, drawing upon such
as industrial art, engineering, applied science and pure science.
16. Algorithm : A set of logic rules determined during the design phase
of a data matching application. The ‘blueprint’ used to turn logic rules into
computer instructions that detail what step to perform in what order.
17. Application: The final
combination of software and hardware which performs the data matching.
18. Data matching
database: A structured collection of records or data that is
stored in a computer system.
19. Data integrity : The quality of correctness, completeness and complain
with the intention of the creators of the data i.e ‘fit for purpose’
20. Password: This is a secret code that a user must type into a
computer to enable he/she access it or its applications. This is made up of
numbers, letters, characters or contribution of any of the above categories.
21. PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (the name is a recursive acronym)
This is a
Programming language known as a server-side
scripting language. It was used in the
developing of this software.
22. Identification: The act of
recognizing and naming someone or something.
23. Certificate: A document serving as evidence or as a
written testimony, as a status of qualifications, privileges, or the truth of
24. Verification: Evidence that establishes or confirms
the accuracy or truth of something.
Query language: A database
query language and report writer allows users to interactively interrogate the
database, analyze its data and update it according to the user’s privileges on
data. It also controls the security of the database.
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