BTEC Assignment Brief
BTEC 90 CREDIT IN IT
Unit number and title
Unit 9: Computer Networking
Learning aim(s) (For NQF only)
The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of computer networks, protocols, network topologies, Architecture, and function of network interconnection devices.
Assignment 1 of 3
Hand in deadline
Vocational Scenario or Context
Scenario: Following a recent purchase of two buildings by your client in the same business park at either end of a business complex. One of the building already has an Ethernet based network consisting of 20 computers and a file serverinstalled but there are no direct cabling facilities in the second building.
Task 1a:Your task in this assignment is todescribe the key types of networks, explaining how they relate to protocols and standards.
Checklist of evidence required
Your report should include: Introduction, Summary and Conclusion along with References.
Criteria covered by this task: P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 and M1
To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to:
Describe the types of networks available and how they relate to particular network standards and protocols
Describe why different network standards and protocols are necessary
Explain the key components required for client workstations to connect to a network and access network resources
Explain the function of interconnection devices
Describe typical services provided by networks
Compare the benefits and disadvantages of peer-to-peer network and client/server Networks
Sources of information to support you with this Assignment
Textbooks: BTEC L3 Student’s handbook (Class and Lecture Notes on Moodle/iLearn etc.)
Other assessment materials attached to this Assignment Brief
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