The Internet (5N1611)

QQI Level 5 in The Internet

Learners will be able to:

  • Summarise the development of the internet, its growth and current trends in its development
  • Investigate the use of the internet for a range of purposes to include voice and written communication, information, search, file downloading, file sharing and e-commerce
  • Explore security and confidentiality measures to internet usage to include user authentication, anti-virus protection, encryption and firewalls
  • Discuss the currently available methods of internet connection to include wired, wireless, cable and mobile connections and their relative suitability for home and business users
  • Explore the use of web authoring applications to create web pages and manage content to include word processors, desktop publishing programs, website management systems, web-page builders and HTML editors
  • Comment on the range of services offered by internet service providers (ISPs) to include their cost, functionality, capacity and suitability for home and business user
  • Explore the uses of collaborative applications to include wikis and shared documents such as Google Docs
  • Use the internet to compose, send, receive and store electronic mail to include attaching a file to an email and managing email folders
  • Use the internet to search for, retrieve, store, send and receive information
  • Design a basic web-page for the world wide web using Hypertext Markup Language or an appropriate software package
  • Identify appropriate enterprise software to meet a range of  business requirements to include Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Payments Systems and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Systems
  • Apply principles of web design to include site layout and the technical, linguistic and graphical merits and deficiencies of a website using accepted heuristic guidelines
  • Recommend appropriate methods of connecting to the internet based on user requirements to include connectivity, usage levels, speed and cost

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