This unit explains more networking concepts in some depth. To spice up what is possibly a dry unit learners will be asked to code a webpage so they can learn some practical skills at the same time as developing theoretical knowledge.
Advancement of computer systems has lead to a whole world of new threats and attacks. This unit teaches the basics of the 21st Century threats that organisations are now worried about and preventative measures that are being used to minimise the risks.
Learning the basics of operating systems and utility software is the first steps to becoming a technician and being a competent troubleshooter. This unit arms pupils with the knowledge so they can pursue this area.
Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Concerns
Learning to code is fundamental to this course. Learn Computing provide dozens of practical activities that give pupils hands-on experience in developing solutions. The activities are in a range of languages: Small Basic, Python, C# and VB.Net.
This unit is about the importance of creating well tested and secure programs. Many of the work is skills based and will be used throughout a pupil's programming experience and in the Non-Exam Assessment.