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Module ICT1-06 - Communication Systems

Module IT10.6 - Role of Communication Systems looks at the types of communication systems in everyday use in a modern business that are used to transfer data between two locations.

The module is split into a number of sections which are intended to be used for reading prior to attempting the assessment questions provided. Additional items of research are provided to give background information from other sources such as books and related Internet sites.


10.6 Role of communications systems

  • Explain the use of global communications between single or multiple sources and recipients, including public networks e.g. Internet.
  • Describe the hardware, software and services required to access the Internet.
  • Describe the facilities offered and the relative merits of: telephone, fax, e-mail, teleconferencing, viewdata, teletext, remote databases and other relevant communication systems.
  • Explain the use of the Internet for a range of activities including communication, information searching and information publication.
  • Candidates should be aware of the recent developments in the area of communication systems.

Module Content:

  1. Role of Communication Systems
  2. Data Communication Systems
  3. Data Distribution Systems
  4. Questions

Additional Information:

AS Level ICT P. Heathcote Chapter 6 - Role of Communication Systems p24 - p29