Cambridge ICT Certificate – Networks and Social Networks
Networks for a Purpose
In this module, learners are introduced to computer-based digital networks. The aim of the module is for learners to become familiar with what makes up a network, and to understand a little about their purpose. They look at simple network design and begin to understand how networks can be managed efficiently. They go onto to look at social networks, their structure, and motivation (objectives) and how to use them to get a message out whilst staying safe. In order to successfully achieve a pass or merit, which is required to obtain the certificate from Cambridge, learners should have designed a network on paper or digitally, with a specific audience in mind.
At the end of each module, students will be assessed by way of a test to show that they can demonstrate each of the learning objectives with no additional help from their teacher or their peers.
• Cambridge provides question papers and resource files for Cambridge ICT Starters.
At the end of each assessment test, the teacher marks the question papers and completes a record of assessment (Learning Objectives Record Sheet) for each learner. Samples of learners’ work are sent to Cambridge for external moderation. The sample will include the question papers completed by the learners, the required evidence of learners’ work and the Learning Objectives Record Sheet.
Learners will receive a Pass or Merit grade in each assessment test. A learner’s overall grade will be a combination of the results of all modules.
To achieve a Pass in a module, learners must meet all the Pass criteria specified on the Learning Objectives Record Sheet. To achieve a Merit in a module, learners must achieve all the Pass and Merit criteria within that module.
Cambridge will award a Merit grade for each level of Cambridge ICT Starters where the learner has achieved Merit grades in the majority of modules taken at each stage or level.
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Cambridge ICT modules are predominantly aimed at learners aged between 10 to 15 years. The qualifications are suitable for those in secondary education.
- Design a simple network.
- Identify the purpose and components of a network.
- Demonstrate an understanding of management issues associated with networks.
- Understand network security issues.
- Understand social networks motivations and objectives and safety issues.
- Plan an awareness campaign on several social networks.
- Lectures 6
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1 Hour Per Class
- Skill level 10-15 Years of Age
- Language English
- Students 16
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes