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Level 4 Diploma in Computing (with Business Management) (L4DC BM) – Training content (Part 1)

5. Syllabus

5.1. Skills for Computing

Title Skills for Computing
RQF code: F/502/8335
Credits 15
Level 4

 

Guided Learning Hours 60 hours Total Qualification Time 100 hours

 

Learning Outcomes;
The Learner will:
Assessment Criteria;
The Learner can:
1. Be able to use various skills to
support the study of Computing
1.1 Explain strategies and skills to support learning at RQF Level 4 and above
1.2 Appreciate the importance of contributing and listening to discussion-based learning activities
1.3 Write clearly in a style appropriate to learning at RQF Level 4
1.4 Explain the importance of using citations and bibliographies and avoiding plagiarism
1.5 Apply a commonly-used system of organising citations and bibliographies in one’s own work
2. Be able to communicate in a
technical environment
2.1 Explain and apply common industry standards for technical documentation
2.2 Employ various media to communicate clearly in English
2.3 Explain technical issues in a manner appropriate to a non-technical audience
3. Be able to deploy thinking skills and problem-solving paradigms in both a business and learning context. 3.1 Summarise a range of problem-solving and creative thinking techniques
3.2 Apply at least one problem-solving technique to a business and/or education-based problem
3.3 Apply a creative thinking technique to a problem based on one’s own learning experience
4. Be able to handle and present
data
4.1 Extract pertinent data from a given source
4.2 Design an appropriate document or spreadsheet to record given data
4.3 Record data accurately in a usable manner
4.4 Execute an elementary statistical analysis
4.5 Present data professionally in an appropriate format to a specified audience
5. Understand the need for
lifelong learning
5.1 Explain the concepts of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and lifelong learning
5.2 Explain the particular application of CPD and lifelong learning to the IT Profession

 

Syllabus Content
Topic Course coverage
Learning to Learn
  • Learning Strategy (CREAM: Creative, Reflective, Effective, Active, Motivated).
  • Personal Learning Plans
  • Learning Situations: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials and Labs
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Lifelong learning: applying your learning skills in other contexts

Learning Outcome: 1, 5

Reading Textbooks
and Note Taking
  • Extracting information from written sources
  • Taking notes from a speaker
  • Taking minutes in a meeting

Learning Outcome: 1

Writing
  • Analysing the question
  • Planning and structuring
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Referencing

Learning Outcome: 1, 2

Presentation Skills
  • Presentation Skills: researching, preparing, presenting and delivering

Learning Outcome: 2, 4

Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving tools and techniques
  • Problem definition and analysis
  • Success criteria and selecting a solution

Learning Outcome: 3

Creative Thinking
  • Creative Thinking Techniques: Lateral Thinking etc.
  • Creative Thinking Models: Parallel Thinking (De Bono ‘Six Hats’), TASC (Thinking Actively in a Social Context)

Learning outcomes: 1, 3

Assignment
Preparation
  • Technical documentation; knowing your audience
  • Proof-reading
  • Exercises in writing and problem-solving based on topics 3-6, practising for assignment tasks

Learning outcome: 1, 2, 3

Data Acquisition
  • Methods of obtaining data
  • Types of data
  • Storing data

Learning outcome: 4

Charts and Estimates
  • Random variations
  • The importance of normal distributions.
  • Estimating the mean and median

Learning Outcome: 4

Accuracy and
Correlation;
Presenting Results
  • Handling uncertainty
  • Data comparisons
  • Organising information
  • Charts and plots
  • Showing dependence

Learning Outcomes: 2 & 4

Regression Analysis
  • Pearson correlation
  • Simple linear regression
  • Spearman correlation

Learning Outcome: 4

Data Handling
Revision and Exam
Preparation
  • Revision planning exercise
  • Exercises based on sample exam questions

Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4 & 5

 

Related National Occupational Standards (NOS) 
Sector Subject Area: IT and Telecoms
Related NOS: ESKITP4073 P9-12– Document, under supervision, specified information relating to system/solution/service designs;
ESKITP5053 P1-5- Assist with gathering and documenting information to support systems installation, implementation and handover;
ESKITP5054 P5-8- Document and present systems installation, implementation and
handover activities;
ESKITP6015 P9-10- Communicate with others on information management activities;
ESKITP6023 P3-4 – Document IT/technology security management processes

 

Assessment Type 
Global Assignment (100%)
See also Section 3 above

5.2. Computer Networks

Title Computer Networks
RQF code: M/502/8332
Credits 15
Level 4

 

Guided Learning Hours 60 hours Total Qualification Time 150 hours

 

Learning Outcomes;
The Learner will:
Assessment Criteria;
The Learner can:
1. Understand network and
communication protocols
1.1 Explain the overarching principles of the OSI seven-layer model
1.2 Explain the function of each layer of the OSI model, and the protocols associated with it.
1.3 Explain the function and application of a range of communication and network protocols.
1.4 Evaluate the use of various protocols against real-world purposes
1.5 Explain the function and rationale of wireless networking standards
1.6 Explain a range of contemporary wireless standards and their relevant applications.
2. Understand the principles of
common network topologies and architectures
2.1 Explain the concept of network topology and its design.
2.2 Discuss various common network topologies and their application(s).
2.3 Propose a simple network topology in response to detailed requirements
3. Understand the application of
network security measures
3.1 Install and configure a firewall on an internetconnected system
3.2 Install and configure essential software security measures
4. Be able to select and configure the hardware components of a computer network to meet the requirements of a precise specification. 4.1 Categorise network cables and connectors and their implementations
4.2 Select the hardware component of a network
4.3 Assemble the necessary hardware components to create a network according to a design specification
4.4 Configure the hardware components for a wireless network
4.5 Test the connectivity of a network
4.6 Troubleshoot client-side connectivity issues using appropriate tools
5. Be able to design and install
network and server operating
systems to meet the requirements of a precise specification.
5.1 Identify the software requirements for a computer network
5.2 Install and run appropriate network software according to a design specification.
5.3 Install and run software components for a wireless network.
5.4 Test the correct operation of network and server software
6. Be able to install and
configure internet telephony
and communication systems 
6.1 Install and configure a Voice over IP (VoIP) system
6.2 Install and configure a web-based video conferencing solution
6.3 Install and configure a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

 

Syllabus Content
Topic Course coverage
Introduction to the
Module and Networks
  • Introduction to module
  • What is a network?
  • Real world networks
  • The OSI seven-layer model

Learning Outcome: 1

Network Protocols
and Standards
  • Communications and network protocols
  • Protocols and the OSI model
  • Protocols in real world networks
  • The Internet

Learning Outcome: 1

Wireless Networking
Standards
  • Wireless devices
  • Wireless networking standards
  • Issues for wireless networks
  • Wireless networking protocols

Learning Outcome: 1

Network Topology
and Architecture
  • Network topology concepts
  • Common network topologies and their application
  • Topologies and protocols

Learning Outcome: 2

Network Media and
Connectors
  • Network media
  • Network connectors
  • Selecting media and connectors

Learning Outcome: 4

Network Hardware
  • Network hardware
  • Hardware selection
  • Creating a network

Learning outcomes: 4

Wireless Network
Hardware
  • Wireless network hardware
  • Wireless hardware selection
  • Creating a wireless network

Learning outcome: 4

Security Software
  • Network security threats
  • Security countermeasures
  • Security software
  • Installing and configuring security software

Learning outcome: 3

Firewalls
  • Functions of a firewall
  • Types of firewall
  • Installing and configuring a firewall

Learning Outcome: 3

Network and Server
Software
  • Network software requirements
  • Wireless network software requirements
  • Configuring network software

Learning Outcomes: 5 

Voice over IP and
Video Conferencing
  • Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Video conferencing
  • Installing and configuring voice networks
  • Installing and configuring video networks

Learning Outcome: 6

Virtual Private
Networks
  • Virtual private networks (VPN)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of VPN
  • Installing and configuring VPN

Learning Outcomes: 6

 

Related National Occupational Standards (NOS) 
Sector Subject Area: IT and Telecoms
Related NOS: ESKITP4013 P1-3 – Contribute to IT architecture work;
ESKITP4083 P1-4 – Prepare, under supervision, for IT/technology infrastructure design and planning activities;
ESKITP4083 P5-8 – Assist with IT/technology infrastructure design and planning activities;
ESKITP4083 P9-11– Assist others with relevant information concerning IT/technology infrastructure design and planning assignments;
ESKITP5043 P1-5 – Perform systems integration activities as directed;
ESKITP5044 P4-8 – Perform systems integration activities;
ESKITP5053 P1-5- Assist with gathering and documenting information to support systems installation, implementation and handover;
ESKITP5054 P1-4- Perform systems installation, implementation and handover activities

 

Assessment Type 
Global Assignment (100%)
See also Section 3 above

5.3. Computer Systems

Title Computer Systems
RQF code: L/601/0446
Credits 15
Level 4

 

Guided Learning Hours 60 hours Total Qualification Time 150 hours

 

Learning Outcomes;
The Learner will:
Assessment Criteria;
The Learner can:
1. Understand the function of
computer systems
1.1 Explain the role of computer systems in different environments
1.2 Explain the hardware, software and peripheral components of a computer system
1.3 Compare different types of computer systems
2. Be able to design computer
systems
2.1 Produce a system design specification to meet a client’s needs
2.2 Evaluate the suitability of a system design specification
3. Be able to build and configure
computer systems
3.1 Build and configure a computer system to meet a design specification
3.2 Test and document a computer system
4. Be able to undertake routine
maintenance on computer
systems
4.1 Perform routine maintenance tasks on a computer system
4.2 Upgrade the hardware and software on a computer system

 

Syllabus Content
Topic Course coverage
Introduction to
Computer Systems
  • Overview of the module
  • Types of computer
    – Personal, mini, mainframe, mobile,
    – Network, supercomputer, multiprocessor
  • History of modern computers
    – Show & tell of old and modern computer equipment
    – Student research on generations of computer

Learning Outcome: 1

Environments,
Functions of
components and
Health & Safety
  • Computing Environments
    – Home, business, computer gaming, networking, real-time, communication
  • Von Neumann architecture
    – Example processors
    – Fetch execute cycle
  • Internet research – Different types of processor.
    – RISC v CISC
    – Single v multi core
    – Multiprocessor
    – Distributed
  • Health and safety practices; mains electricity, hot components, lifting and carrying, electrostatic precautions.

Learning Outcome: 1

Hardware
  • Standard architecture
    – CPU, main memory (RAM, ROM), Backing storage, I/O
  • Current implementation of standard architecture
    – CPU, motherboard, Power supply, cooling, backing store (hard disk, optical disks), memory types, interfaces (PCI, AGP, PCI Express), NIC, graphics card, sound.
  • Inside a PC
    – Identify components and their functions
  • Identify alternative components and packaging

Learning Outcome: 1

Peripherals and
System Building
  • Printers, & plotters, cameras & scanners; keyboard, mouse, touch screen/pad; monitors, display adapters; multimedia devices; storage media; networking; portable drives; plug and play components; performance factors
  • Disassemble and assemble a computer system
    – Install motherboard, processor, heat-sink and fan, memory, power supply unit
    – Install hard disc drive, optical drive;
    – Install specialised cards
    – Install peripheral devices

Learning Outcome: 1, 3

Software, Installation
and Configuration
  • Systems software
    – Operating systems,
    – Utility programmes
    – Library programmes,
    – Translator programmes
  • Applications software
    – Standard packages
    – Customised packages
    – Special purpose software
    – Bespoke software
  • Install key software
    – Windows Operating Systems
    – Office package
    – Free utility software
    – Anti-virus and security software

Learning Outcome: 1, 3

Alternative Operating
Systems
  • Alternative operating systems
    – UNIX/Linux, OS X, Android
  • Linux installation

Learning outcomes: 1

System Testing
  • Test plan
  • Test documentation
  • Fault detection, diagnostics, troubleshooting
  • Technical support
  • Test hardware and software
  • Repair
  • Fault diagnosis exercises

Learning outcome: 3

Software
Maintenance
  • Software problems
  • Automatic updates
  • Upgrades
  • Utility software
  • Security software
  • Scheduling maintenance
  • Windows update exercise
  • Package update exercise
  • Driver update

Learning Outcome: 4

Hardware
Maintenance
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Upgrade v replace
  • Hardware upgrade
    – Priorities
    – Internal components
    – Peripherals
  • Hardware upgrade exercises e.g.
    – Memory update
    – Graphics upgrade
    – Hard disk upgrade
    – Add second NIC

Learning Outcome: 4

File Management
  • File systems operation and organisation
    – FAT, NTFS, ext
    – Directories/folders
    – Security, sharing and access rights
  • Data Protection
    – Backup
    – File/folder organisation
  • Windows file management exercises

Learning Outcomes: 4

Needs Analysis
  • Client and system requirements
    – Investigation/analytical techniques
    – Problems/limitations with current/new system
    – Functionality, costs, timescales, resources
  • Case study
    – Introduction
    – Needs analysis exercise

Learning Outcome: 2

Selection and
Systems
Specification
  • Selection criteria
  • System integration
  • Accessibility
  • Alternative solutions
    – Identification, selection & justification
  • Matching client requirements and system requirements with system components
  • Systems options
    – Off the shelf, self build, customise
    – Alternatives
  • System documentation
  • Case study – Selection & specification

Learning Outcomes: 2 & 3

 

Related National Occupational Standards (NOS) 
Sector Subject Area: IT and Telecoms
Related NOS: ESKITP4013 P1-3 – Contribute to IT architecture work;
ESKITP4013 P4-8– Gather, use and maintain information relating to IT architecture
models;
ESKITP4083 P1-4 – Prepare, under supervision, for IT/technology infrastructure design and planning activities;
ESKITP4083 P5-8 – Assist with IT/technology infrastructure design and planning activities;
ESKITP4083 P9-11 – Assist others with relevant information concerning IT/technology
infrastructure design and planning assignments;
ESKITP5043 P1-5 – Perform systems integration activities as directed;
ESKITP5044 P4-8- Perform systems integration activities.

 

Assessment Type 
Global Assignment (100%)
See also Section 3 above

 

5.4. Designing and Developing a Website

Title Designing and Developing a Website
RQF code: L/601/3315
Credits 15
Level 4

 

Guided Learning Hours 90 hours Total Qualification Time 150 hours

 

Learning Outcomes;
The Learner will:
Assessment Criteria;
The Learner can:
1. Design a website to address
loosely-defined requirements
1.1 Identify the key design features inherent within a requirements specification
1.2 Use planning tools and techniques to create a site map
1.3 Evaluate different design models and select the most appropriate to meet requirements.
2. Use web development tools to
build (X)HTML- and CSSbased websites to address well-defined specifications
2.1 Describe the use of (X)HTML to develop websites
2.2 Describe how to use CSS to standardise the overall style of a website
2.3 Write the source code for a simple web page in clean XHTML according to a specification.
2.4 Write the source code for a CSS according to a specification
2.5 Explain the contextual application of a variety of web development tools
2.6 Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various web development methodologies and technologies
3. Understand the technology and tools needed to use multimedia in the context of a website 3.1 Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various types of multimedia file formats
3.2 Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different types of multimedia elements in relation to different contexts
3.3 Embed functional multimedia components in an (X)HTML site
4. Develop test strategies and
apply these to a website
4.1 CDevelop and apply a test strategy consistent with the design
4.2 Determine expected test results
4.3 Record actual test results to enable comparison with expected results
4.4 Analyse actual test results against expected results to identify discrepancies
4.5 Investigate test discrepancies to identify and rectify their causes
4.6 Explain the need for testing on different platforms and browsers
5. Understand the need for Web
standards
5.1 Explain the role of the W3C
5.2 Explain W3C standards and their application in site coding
5.3 Discuss web accessibility and usability issues from the viewpoint of an IT professional
6. Understand the concepts
associated with using the
Internet and the World Wide
Web for business
6.1 Explain the underlying physical and operational properties of the Internet and World Wide Web, including the difference between the two
6.2 Discuss the Internet and the Web as a business tool, including (but not limited to) as a tool for communications, research, sales and marketing
6.3 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various internet-based models, in different contexts
6.4 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various eCommerce models, in different contexts

 

Syllabus Content
Topic Course coverage
Introduction to the
Module
  • What is the WWW?
  • How the WWW works
  • The W3C and the importance of web standards
  • The challenges of web design:
    – Browsers
    – Screen resolution
    – Accessibility
    – Usability

Learning Outcome: 5 & 6

Introduction to
(X)HTML
  • Basic principles of markup: elements, tags and attributes
  • Document structure:
    – Document Type Declarations
    – The root element
    – The head and body sections
  • Structuring text: heading, paragraphs and lists
  • Block level and inline elements
  • Validating documents

Learning Outcome: 2

Hyperlinks
  • Using the anchor element
  • Relative and absolute URLs
  • In-page hyperlinks
  • The HTML 5 nav element
  • Accessible hyperlinks

Learning Outcome: 2 & 6

Introduction to
Cascading Style
Sheets (CSS)
  • What is CSS, why do we need CSS?
  • Applying CSS: inline, embedded and external style sheets
  • Overview of CSS selectors, properties and values
  • Efficient CSS
  • Validating CSS
  • Developer tools

Learning Outcome: 2

Integrating Media
  • Image file types
  • Inserting images
  • Image maps
  • Audio and video file types
  • The object tag
  • HTML 5 video and audio tags
  • Accessibility and media types

Learning Outcome: 2, 3 & 6

HTML Tables
  • Basic structure of HTML tables
  • Column and Row Spanning
  • Tables as a page layout device
  • CSS and tables
  • Accessibility and tables

Learning outcomes: 2 & 5

HTML Forms
  • Basic structure of HTML Forms
  • HTML Form elements
  • Accessibility and HTML forms
  • Controlling the layout of forms
  • HTML 5 form elements

Learning outcome: 2 & 5

Page Layout with CSS
  • The class and id selectors
  • Floating and positioning
  • Fixed width and fluid page design
  • HTML 5 section elements
  • Page layout and mobile devices

Learning outcome: 2 & 5

Introduction to Web
Design
  • Understanding why an organisation needs a website:
    – eBusiness models
    – eCommerce models
  • The process of designing a website
  • Involving users in the design process
  • Defining content and functionality

Learning Outcome: 1 & 6

Navigation and
Interface Design
  • Site structure
  • Designing navigation
  • Interface Design

Learning Outcomes:1 & 5 

Evaluation and
Testing
  • Validating documents
  • Testing with a range of browsers
  • Testing with users
  • An iterative approach to development

Learning Outcome: 4 & 5

Summary
  • Summary and recap of previous units
  • Hosting a website
  • HTML 5, CSS 3 and the mobile web

Learning Outcomes: All

 

Related National Occupational Standards (NOS) 
Sector Subject Area: IT and Telecoms
Related NOS: ESKITP4063 P1-5 – Contribute to human interaction and interface (HCI) design activities;
ESKITP4063 P6-10– Assist, under supervision, with the progress of human interaction and interface (HCI) design assignments;
ESKITP4064 P1-5 – Prepare for human interaction and interface (HCI) design activities;
ESKITP4064 P6-8 – Implement, under supervision, human interaction and interface (HCI) design activities;
ESKITP4064 P9-12 – Manage the needs of different users of HCI design activities;
ESKITP4065 P1-4 – Plan human interaction and interface (HCI) design activities.

 

Assessment Type 
Global Assignment (100%)
See also Section 3 above

 

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