Level 2 - Internet and Intranets 2 - Unit 222 Skills and Techniques
For this unit you must demonstrate the following skills and techniques. This will involve you carrying out atleast two comprehensive tasks to demonstrate your competance in:
Searching for information on the internet or an intranet (Computer related).
a) Choosing a search engine that is appropriate for the information that is needed.
b) Carrying out searches efficiently, such as using meta search engines, wild cards, AND or NOT (Boolean notation)
2) Finding and Evaluating
Ways of finding and evaluating information.
a) Choosing and using appropriate methods of searching for relavant information.
b) Reviewing sources and information to help choose what is most relevant, and to decide when enough has been found.
3) Exchanging Information
Ways of exchanging information over the internet or an intranet.
a) Choosing and using appropriate methods exchanging information, such as FTP or HTTP.
b) Using interactive sites.
4) Customising Browser Software
Customising browser software to make it easier to use.
a) Customising browser settings to improve the performance of software. Knowledge and Understanding
For this unit you must demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding:
1) Connection Methods
Different types of connection, hardware and software needed for internet and intranet access.
a) What own connection will and will not do.
2) Browser facilities
What facilities are available in browser software and how to make the most of them.
a) What methods can be used to exchange files and how to use them, such as file transfer protocol (FTP) and hypertext transmission protocol (HTTP).
b) How to download software patches.
c) That browsers have different settings that can be changed.
d) That some browsers and servers will allow e-mail to be sent and recieved.
e) How and when to delete temporary files.
f) How changing settings effects performance, such as viewing, history and cookies.
3) Information and other Opportunities
What is available on internet, intranets and the world-wide web.
a) What meta search engines are and how to use them.
b) Opportunities to post or publish material to websites.
c) Opportunities to create websites.
4) Internet security risks
What security risks there may be in using the internet and how they can be avoided, such as from viruses or from unauthorised remote access (eg hackers).
a) Legal, ethical and economic risks.
b) What ways there are of protecting against risks, such as browser security settings, firewalls and user access controls.
5) Laws and Guidelines
What laws and guidelines affect people's use of IT.
a) What and how different IT activities are affected by laws and guidelines, such as storing names and address, downloading images from the internet or sending inappropriate e-mails.