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6. Using networks

Candidates should be able to:

6..1    Network types

  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of networking computers
  • compare the characteristics of a local area network (LAN) with a wide area network (WAN)
  • describe client-server and peer-to-peer networks
  • describe the characteristics and purpose of virtual private networks NPN)
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different network types (including: client-server, peer-to-peer, VPN)
  • describe the characteristics and purpose of intranets and extranets
  • describe the characteristics and purposes of the Internet
  • define the term the Internet
  • describe how the Internet is used for communication (including: IM, VOIP and news services)
  • discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using the internet
  • define the term Word Wide Web
  • discuss the difference between the internet and the World Wide Web
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mobile networks

6.2 Video and web conferencing

  • describe how to set up a video conference
  • describe how to set up a web conference
  • describe the use of networks in video and web conferencing (including: Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), LAN, WAN, VPN, 802.11 a/b/g/n (wireless), Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Lines (ADSL), Synchronous Digital Subscriber Lines (SDSLI, 3G/4G mobile networks)
  • discuss the impact of video conferencing on society (including: the general public, legislation, education, medicine, business, media)
    • describe how data is transmitted and converted in a video conference (including: use of codecs)

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     



     

     

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