Network Protocols and Layers A Level Resources

​​A Level Computer Science: ​​​Network protocols and layers

This module contains:

  • An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module
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​​Network protocols and layers

​Networking protocols define rules and conventions for communication.
Protocols determine the speed of transmission, size of the message, error checking methods and type of transmission (synchronous or asynchronous).

This ​​A Level Computer Science module introduces ​​​​network protocols and layers networks to your students, explaining:

  • ​How devices are addressed in networks
  • Various protocols used in networking
  • Concept of layering and how it is applied to networks
  • Transmission of data using TCP/IP suite of protocols

More ​​Exchanging data Modules

​Network protocols and layers is one lesson in our ​Exchanging data module. ​The other theory lessons can be found below: