BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/Award for ICT Practitioners Scheme of Work for Computer Technologies unit 8 Overview

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Oct 26, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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DStainton/BTEC/
Unit 8
/SOW/Nat

BTEC
National

Diploma
/Certificate/Award

for ICT Practitioners


Scheme of Work for
Computer Technologies



unit 8




Overview


Block Content related to learning outcomes

1 Know the main elements of data communications system

2 Understand the communication p
rinciples of computer networks

3 Understand transmission protocols and models

4 Understand internet communications.






















DStainton/BTEC/
Unit 8
/SOW/Nat

Num of
hours
(total
hours)

Teaching topic


Delivery
methods


Guidance


2 hours

Know the main
elements of data
communicati
ons
systems

Whole
-
class
teaching

Group work


Communication devices
: wired devices eg data terminal equipment (DTE),
data circuit
-
terminating equipment (DCE); wireless devices eg third
generation (3G) cellular phone, wireless personal data assistant (PDA),
wireless laptop

2 hrs

Know the main
elements of data
communications
systems

Group
Teaching

Individual
research

Signal theory
: digital signalling methods; representing data electronically
(bits, bytes, packet structures); synchronous and asynchronous trans
mission;
error correction and detection; effect of bandwidth limitation and noise;
channel types eg telephone, high frequency (HF) radio, microwave, satellite;
other issues eg bandwidth, data compression

2 hours

Know the main
elements of data
communicati
ons
systems

Whole
-
class
teaching

Individual
Research

Data elements
: checksum eg cyclic redundancy check (CRC); frames;
packets; datagrams; addresses; sequence numbers

2

Know the main
elements of data
communications
systems

Whole
-
class
teaching

Individual
Research

Methods of electronic communication
: simplex, duplex and half
-
duplex

communication; parallel eg universal serial bus (USB); serial eg RS
-
232;
other eg infra red, Bluetooth®, WiFi

2

Know the main
elements of data
communications
systems

Whole
-
class

teaching

Individual
Research

Transmission media
: coaxial; optical fibre; unshielded twisted pair (UTP);

shielded twisted pair (STP); other eg infrared, radio, microwave, satellite;

features and benefits

6 hours

Assessment

Practical

Assessment

covering c
riteria

P1, P2, P3, M1, D1

2

hours

Understand the
communication
principles of
computer networks

Whole
-
class
teaching

Individual

research

Features of networks
: types eg LAN, WAN, wireless; network topologies eg
star; mesh; bus; tree (or hierarchical); ri
ng; network services eg packet
switched, ISDN, multiplexed, ATM, WAP, broadband; network software eg
network operating system; network connection software; access methods eg
CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA, token passing

2 hours

Understand the
communication
Whole
-
class
teaching

Features of networks
: types eg LAN, WAN, wireless; network topologies eg
star; mesh; bus; tree (or hierarchical); ring; network services eg packet



DStainton/BTEC/
Unit 8
/SOW/Nat

principles

of
computer networks

Individual
research

switched, ISDN, multiplexed, ATM, WAP, broadba
nd; network software eg
network operating system; network connection software; access methods eg
CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA, token passing

2 hours

Understand the
communication
principles of
computer networks

Whole
-
class
teaching

Practical work

Network components
:
servers; workstation; network cards eg Ethernet,
wireless, token ring

2 hours

Understand the
communication
principles of
computer networks

Individual
work

Interconnection devices
: eg hubs; switches; routers; repeaters; bridges;

gateways, wireless devices

6 hours

Assessment

Practical

Individual


Assessment covering criteria
P4, P6, P7, M2, D3

2 hrs

Understand
transmission
protocols and
models

Whole
-
class
teaching

Practical work

Model
: example eg open system interconnection (OSI) model: levels and

relat
ionship with connection devices

2hour

Understand
transmission
protocols and
models

1
-
1 tutorials


Protocols
: eg Bluetooth®, Wifi, IrDa, cellular radio; examples eg GSM/UMTS,

WAP, WML; 802.11x standards, TCP/IP; wireless security protocols eg WEP

2 hours

Understand
transmission
protocols and
models

Whole
-
class
teaching


TCP/IP mode
l: levels and relationship with connection devices

6 hours

Assessment

Whole
-
class
teaching

Practical work

Group work

Assessment covering criteria
P5, M3, D2

2 hrs

Understand
internet
communications

Whole
-
class
teaching

Practical work

internet communication
: terminology eg HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP; uniform

resource locator; worldwide web; other; eg blogs, wikis, video conferencing,

vlogs




DStainton/BTEC/
Unit 8
/SOW/Nat

Group work

2hrs

Understand internet
commu
nications

Whole
-
class
teaching

Practical work

Group work

System requirements
: hardware and software system requirements eg for
wired or mobile systems; communication services eg email, video, internet;
software; configuration

2 hrs

Understand internet
co
mmunications

Whole
-
class
teaching

Practical work

Group work

Direct communication
: eg chat, video communication, email, web phone

6hrs

Assessment

Practical

Assessment covering criteria
any required

1 hours

Review

Practical

Portfolio check