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0478 Unit 5: Networks and the Internet

Paper 1: Computer systems

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1: Network hardware
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  • Lesson 2: MAC and IP addresses
  • Lesson 3: The internet and web
  • Lesson 4: Web technologies and cookies
  • Lesson 5: Cyber security threats
  • Lesson 6: Cyber security solutions
  • Lesson 7: Digital currency
  • Assessment

There are 8 worksheets, 8 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary - New 2023-2025 Exam Specification

This unit covers both the network hardware and internet components of the specification. Students first consider the network hardware required along with both MAC and IP addresses. They then move on to considering how the internet and world wide web work along with web browsing and the technologies behind it such as URLs, HTTP/S and HTML.  The role of cookies, DNS and web servers are also covered in lesson 5. Lessons 6 and 7 look thoroughly at cyber security, including how attacks are carried out and the preventative solutions that are used to combat them. The final lesson discusses digital currencies and blockchain technologies. A final assessment is given for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the topics covered.

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These units have been written to satisfy the specification for the theoretical Section 1 of the Cambridge IGCSE® 0478, 0984 and O Level 2210 Computer Science courses. Each unit contains:

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  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit Assessment test with answers
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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 5.9mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1: Network hardware
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 2: MAC and IP addresses
    • Lesson 3: The internet and web
    • Lesson 4: Web technologies and cookies
    • Lesson 5: Cyber security threats
    • Lesson 6: Cyber security solutions
    • Lesson 7: Digital currency
    • Assessment

    There are 8 worksheets, 8 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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