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0478 Unit 2: Data transmission and encryption

Paper 1: Computer systems

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1: Data packets
  • Lesson 2: Data transmission
  • Lesson 3: Error detection
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  • Lesson 4: Encryption
  • Assessment

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

Summary - New 2023-2025 Exam Specification

This unit covers the key aspects of data transmission. It starts by considering packets of data and their structure. It then extends to the different methods of data transmission, including serial, parallel, simplex, half and full-duplex. The universal serial bus is considered along with the benefits and drawbacks of the interface. Lesson 3 allows students to understand methods of error detection including parity checks, echo checks and checksums. ISBNs are given as examples of check digit use. The final lesson deals with both asymmetric and symmetric encryption. Students are able to demonstrate their understanding in the unit’s final assessment test.

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Inside the Unit...

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    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1: Data packets
    • Lesson 2: Data transmission
    • Lesson 3: Error detection
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 4: Encryption
    • Assessment

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

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