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Unit 5 Fundamentals of computer networks

Specification 8520 from 2016

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Wired and wireless networks
  • Lesson 2 Network topologies and transmission
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  • Lesson 3 Network security
  • Lesson 4 Protocols and layers
  • Lesson 5 Assessment test

There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks and relevant web links included in this unit.

Summary

This unit contains five engaging lessons covering Section 3.5 of the AQA 8520 specification. The lessons begin by comparing wired and wireless networks, including PANs, LANs, WANs and network topologies. Subsequent lessons cover a wide range of common networking and Internet protocols with reference to the TCP/IP protocol stack and the concept of layers. The final lesson looks at network security including encryption and MAC address filtering. Practical activities to develop and consolidate understand of each concept are provided in imaginative worksheets with every lesson.

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Toolkit

The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the AQA 8520 Computer Science GCSE. Each unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each topic
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 4.8mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Wired and wireless networks
    • Lesson 2 Network topologies and transmission
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 3 Network security
    • Lesson 4 Protocols and layers
    • Lesson 5 Assessment test

    There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks and relevant web links included in this unit.

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