Understanding ICT - Part 2: Networks and Communications
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Understanding ICT - Part 2: Networks and Communications

IGCSE-ICT Networks and Communications- Foundation Course
3.8 (4 ratings)
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Created by Alaa Youssef
Last updated 5/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Provides you with the knowledge and understanding of Networks and the effects of using them
  • Explain network communication methods such as physical faxing, electronic faxing, email communication, video-conferencing, audio-conferencing and web-conferencing.
  • You will learn about how to protect your data online using authentication techniques, and encryption.
  • You will learn the principles of a typical data protection act.
  • Explains security issues surrounding the use of computer networks.
  • Provides you with examination-style questions to master key concepts covered and prepares you for IGCSE exam.
Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of ICT is required
Description

This course is part 2 of a comprehensive introduction to ICT, Information and Communication Technology, covering Networks essentials and the effects of using them.

1.Types of networks:

  • Local Area Network (LAN), 

  • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) 

  • Wide Area Network (WAN)

  • Wired and Wireless network.

  • WI-FI and Bluetooth in Networks.

2.Network Hardware:

  • Network interface cards 

  • Hubs 

  • Bridges

  • Switches

  • Routers 

  • Modems

3.Setting up a small network that accesses the internet.

•4.The internet, intranet, and extranet.

5. Security issues surrounding the use of computer networks,  principles of a typical data protection act, and methods to protect your data online including:

  • authentication techniques

  • encryption

6. Network communication methods including:

  • physical faxing,

  • electronic faxing,

  • email communication

  • video-conferencing

  • audio-conferencing 

  • web-conferencing.

This course meets the objectives of IGCSE in Information and Communication Technology syllabus, Networks Module.

Who this course is for:
  • Students without prior experience can learn the fundamentals of Networks, while others can use it for review and reference. The course will prepare students for advanced courses in networks.
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 02:04:22
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:40

This lecture describe the main topics  covered in this course.

1.Types of networks:

  • Local Area Network (LAN), 
  • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) 
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Wired and Wireless network.
  • WI-FI and Bluetooth in Networks.

2.Network Hardware:

  • Network interface cards 
  • Hubs 
  • Bridges
  • Switches
  • Routers 
  • Modems

3.Setting up a small network that accesses the internet.

•4.The internet, intranet, and extranet.

5. Network communication methods including:

  • physical faxing,
  • electronic faxing,
  • email communication
  • video-conferencing
  • audio-conferencing 
  • web-conferencing.

6. Security issues surrounding the use of computer networks,  principles of a typical data protection act, and methods to protect your data online including:

  • authentication techniques
  • encryption

Preview 02:40
+ 1.Types of networks:
5 lectures 30:35

Understand what a computer communication is. Describe the basic elements of a communication system.

Preview 03:05
Quiz 1
3 questions

Understand what a computer network is, network strategy, and network servers.

Preview 06:52

Understand the characteristics of Local Area Network (LAN), and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)  and describe the differences between them.

Local Area Network (LAN)
07:11

Understand the characteristics of Wide Area Network (WAN), and describe the differences between LAN and WAN.

WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN)
06:38

Understand the use of WiFi and Bluetooth in networks

WI-FI and Bluetooth in Networks
06:49
Quiz 2
4 questions
+ Network Hardware
6 lectures 21:55

Discusses network hardware such as network interface cards and hubs.

Network Hardware-1
02:55

Understand the use of a network switch in networking.

Switches
04:44

Understand the use of bridges as  network devices.

Bridges
02:07

Understand how a router works and its purpose in networking.

Routers
04:56

Understand the use of a network modem in network communication.

Modems
03:58

Identify different types on network cables and their characteristics.

Network Cables
03:15
+ The Internet, Intranet and Extranet
1 lecture 06:35

Understand the characteristics and purpose of common network environments, such as intranets, extranet and the internet.

Explain the purpose of an intranet and how that differs from the purpose of the internet.

The Internet, Intranet and Extranet
06:35
+ Setting up a small network.
1 lecture 07:39

Understand how to set up and configure a small network, including: access to the internet, the use of a browser, the use of email, access to an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

Setting up a small network that accesses the internet.
07:39
Quiz 3
4 questions
+ Communication Methods
2 lectures 12:24

Understand network communication.
–– describe facsimile communication and describe the differences between physical faxing
and electronic faxing.
–– describe email communication.
–– describe the advantages and disadvantages of using email compared with faxing

Network Communication Part 1
06:05

Understand network communication

describe video-conferencing, including the hardware used

–– describe audio-conferencing
–– describe web-conferencing

Network Communication Part 2
06:19
+ Security issues
3 lectures 17:49

Describe the security issues surrounding the use of computer networks
––  issue of the internet is not policed

––  issues of Hacking, and Phishing.

Security Issues Part-1
06:57

Describe the security issues surrounding the use of computer networks
–– issues such as Pharming,  Spam, Smishing, and Vishing.

Security Issues Part-2
06:47

Describe the security issues surrounding the use of computer networks
–– Spyware and Virus.

Security Issues Part-3
04:05


Quiz 4
4 questions
+ Data Security
5 lectures 24:44

Identify data security measures.

Describe authentication techniques, such as biometric methods, magnetic stripes,  other physical tokens, retina scans, iris scans, face scans

Data Security Part-1
08:40

Identify data security measures. Describe two factor authentication techniques TAN.

Data Security Part-2
04:56

Identify data security measures. 

Understand Digital certificates, SSL/TSL protocols, data encryption.

Data Security Part-3
07:06

Understand what a data protection act is.

List the principles of a typical data protection act.

Data Protection Act
03:53
Bonus Lecture
00:09