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Unit 3: Systems software and security

Specification J276 from 2016

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Network threats
  • Download sample lesson above
  • Lesson 2 Identifying and preventing vulnerabilities
  • Lesson 3 Operating systems software
  • Lesson 4 Utility software
  • Lesson 5 Assessment

There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This unit begins by looking at the threats and vulnerabilities of computer systems and programs, including social engineering and the concept of SQL injection. Encryption and penetration testing are covered as examples of various methods of preventing vulnerabilities. The unit continues to focus on operating systems software, their function and typical utility software programs. The role and methods of backup are also covered.

What's included in the toolkit?

Toolkit

The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for the theoretical Component 1 Computer systems of the OCR J276 Computing GCSE. 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

What people say...

Very helpful assessments, easy to assess and the resources are perfect for teaching. Thanks.

Seeven Soobaroyen. Springwood High School

Lots of questions to gauge pupils understanding, great real life links with the slides, short pieces of info on each slide

Abigail Alexander. Science teacher, Lutterworth College

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 5.7mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Network threats
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 2 Identifying and preventing vulnerabilities
    • Lesson 3 Operating systems software
    • Lesson 4 Utility software
    • Lesson 5 Assessment

    There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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