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Qualification
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BTEC

National

Level 3


Certificate


Subject
:

Information Technology

Unit number +
Title

2
8
.
Website Production

Assignment
number + Title
:

1.

Web Architecture &
Components

Assessment
Criteria
:


P1

M1

D1


Purpose / Aims
(learning
outcomes)


LO1
Understand the
web architecture & components


P1
Outline the web architecture & components which enable internet & web


functionality


M1



Explain
the
role of web architecture in website communications


D
1


Explain the role of the TCP/IP protocol & how it links to application layer


protocols



Introduction
(Scenario)


You
work for a local web development company in the West Midlands and have
been asked to help design and develop
Alumwell B&E C
ollege’s
(ABEC)
website.


Throughout this project you will meet with your Project Manager (Mr Benson) to
clarify the website requirem
ents in more detail and report on your progress.


In addition to the design and creation of the website you will look at the security,
legal and performance issues involved in website development.



Assignment 1
(Scenario)


The Network Manager at ABEC has

requested you outline the web architecture and
components that allow the internet and websites to function so he has a clear idea
of what kind of hardware and software will be required.







No


Criteria

Task
s

1



For P1, you need to compose an outline of the web architecture
and components which allows internet and websites to function.


This will be presented in the form of a report (in
Microsoft Word
)
with flow diagrams &/or tables helping to detail the various
stages
and processes that information must pass through to get

from
server to screen
:


1.

Web architecture


2.

Hardware components


3.

Software components




1.

Website architecture




Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
:



What is a
n Internet Service Provider (ISP)?



What
is the role of ISPs? What do they do?



Give examples of two different ISPs


note the key
features for comparison:



Example 1



Example 2




Web Hosting Services:



What is a

web hosting service? What must a
website be hosted on for it to be available on the
internet?



What
is
Option 1

for hosting a website?



What are the advantages of Option 1?



What are the disadvantages of Option 1?



What is
Option 2

for hosting a website?



What

are the advantages of Option 2?



What are the disadvantages of Option 2?




Domains:



What
is a domain? What
is used to identify each
website?



What does a domain do? What is its purpose?
Why
are domain names preferred over IP addresses?



Where does the domain
name appear in a website
address? Use an example.



What must be considered when choosing a domain
name? Include mistypes in your answer.




World Wide Web:



What is the ‘Internet’?



What is the ‘World Wide Web’?

http://www.commoncraft.com/video/world
-
wide
-
web



What is the
subtle
difference between the ‘Internet’
& the ‘World Wide Web’?


P1





2.

Hardware Components



Routers
:



What is a router?



What does a router

do? What is its purpose?



Use a diagram to show how a router connects to a
computer system & to the telephone line making
connection to
the ISP & the Internet.





Web server
:



What is a web server?



What does a web server do? What is its purpose?




Proxy
server
:



What is a proxy server?



What does a proxy server do? What is its purpose?




Mail server
:



What is a mail server?



What does a mail server do? What is its purpose?



3.

Software Components



Browser s
oftware
:



What is browser software?



What does browser
software do? What is its
purpose?




Email software
:



What
are the
different ways of accessing emails?



Include examples
(including Microsoft Outlook,
web based email accounts & utilising mobile
devices)

with screen prints in your answer
.











2









For M1, you need to go back to your report for P1 and go into
mo
re detail regarding the way
websites move information for
communication.


You need to consider current methods of information sharing and
movements such as Web 2.0:


1.

Web 2.0

2.

Cloud Computing



1.

Web 2.0




What are the 3 main areas of focus of web 2.0?



What does web 2.0 allow users to do?

i.

What is a wiki?

http://goo.gl/X20PZ



What does a wiki do? What is its purpose?



What is the purpose & key
features of the
http://btecunit28.wikispaces.com/

Class Wiki
?

M1


Screen print the
website

showing its address.



ii.

What is a blog?

http://goo.gl/wAIQ4



What does a blog do? What is its purpose?



What is the purpose & key features of the
http://psbenson5.wordpress.com/

Class Blog?

Screen print the website showing its address.


iii.

What is
s
ocial networking
?

http://goo.gl/ku1Au

Screen print examples of 3 social networking
websites showing their addresses.



What is the purpose & features of each of these
3 websites?


iv.

What are online applications?
http://goo.gl/Z72Wo

Screen print examples of 3 different types of
‘google docs’ online applications showing their
addresses

http://goo.gl/SRKKh



What is the purpose & features of each of these
3

types of

‘google doc’ online applications?



2.

Cloud Computing


http://www.commoncraft.com/video/cloud
-
computing



What
is
‘cloud computing’?



What are the advantages of ‘cloud computing’?



What are the disadvantages of ‘cloud computing’?






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1.

Transport & addressing (TCP/IP)

3.

Application layer (HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP)



1.

TCP/IP




What does TCP/IP stand for?



What does the TCP/IP protocol do? What is its purpose?



What does the TCP/IP protocol consist of?



What is each layer of the TCP/IP responsible for?


2.

Application layer




What does HTTP stand for?



What does the HTTP protoco
l do? What is its purpose
?



What is the port number given to the HTTP protocol?




What does HTTPS stand for?



What does the HTTPS protocol do? What is its purpose
?



What is the port number given to the HTTPS protocol?





D1




What does SMTP stand for?



What does the
SMTP protocol do? What is its purpose?



What is the port number given to the SMTPS protocol?