The syllabus says that you should be able to:

  1. describe a router and its purpose;
  2. describe the use of WIFI and Bluetooth in networks;
  3. describe how to set up a small network involving access to the Internet, understanding the need to set up the use of a browser, email and an ISP;
  4. identify the advantages and disadvantages of using common network environments such as the Internet;
  5. describe what is meant by the terms user id and password, stating their purpose and use;
  6. identify a variety of methods of communication such as:
    • fax,
    • e-mail,
    • bulletin boards,
    • tele/video conferencing;
  7. define the terms:
    • Local Area Network (LAN)
    • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
    • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  8. describe the difference between LANs and WANs, identifying their main characteristics;
  9. describe the characteristics and purpose of common network environments, such as intranets and the Internet;
  10. describe other common network devices (including hubs, bridges, switches and proxy servers);
  11. discuss the problems of confidentiality and security of data, including problems surrounding common network environments;
  12. identify the need for encryption, authentication techniques, including the use of user identification and passwords, when using common network environments such as the Internet.

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