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Unit 5: Software and security

Syllabus 0478 / 0984 & O Level 2210

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Types of software
  • Lesson 2 Operating systems
  • Lesson 3 High and low level languages
  • Lesson 4 Keeping data safe
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  • Lesson 5 Threats to online data
  • Lesson 6 Online system security
  • Lesson 7 Assessment

There are 6 worksheets, 6 homework tasks and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary - 2019 Edition

The unit is subdivided into six learning hours spread across six lessons, plus a test, in order to fit with most school timetables. The test is provided with IGCSE® exam-style questions to assess understanding across all lessons in the unit. It is a theoretical unit covering the relevant sections 1.2 to 1.4 of the Cambridge IGCSE® 0478 / 0984 and O Level 2210 Computer Science specification.

The unit begins by covering the purpose and function of operating systems software including the need for interrupts. The distinction between freeware, shareware and free software is explained and the need for high- and low-level languages and the use of compilers and interpreters is covered in a third lesson. The final three lessons on security cover phishing, pharming and DoS attacks before looking at online data security and encryption. Firewalls, proxy servers and SSL and TLS security protocols are also covered. Real-life examples in worksheets and homework are used to cover all security aspects including online shopping, and banking. In the seventh lesson, students sit a final assessment test written in the style of real IGCSE exam-style questions.

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These units have been written to satisfy the specification for the theoretical Section 1 of the Cambridge IGCSE® 0478 and O Level 2210 Computer Science courses. Each unit contains:

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

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 8.7mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Types of software
    • Lesson 2 Operating systems
    • Lesson 3 High and low level languages
    • Lesson 4 Keeping data safe
    • Download free sample above
    • Lesson 5 Threats to online data
    • Lesson 6 Online system security
    • Lesson 7 Assessment

    There are 6 worksheets, 6 homework tasks and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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