Following on from LAN bundle 1, this bundle explores Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), why they’re needed, how they are set up and used, and how Quality of Service over Ethernet became a reality. We explain how the Domain Name Service (DNS) swaps web and email addresses into the correct IP addresses and also the principles behind providing Quality of Service. You’ll learn about delay, jitter and loss, presented in an easily digestible and jargon-free manner. Lastly, we examine the development of the router; from a simple packet switch, to the highly intelligent device we have today and the fundamentals of a routing protocol, queuing and priority, and autonomous systems. On completion of the four bitesize courses, you will be able to download and print a certificate to demonstrate your learning which is also worth 8 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points. Read More

This bundle of four bitesize learning modules takes a fascinating look at LANs ( Local Area Networks) and the relationship between bit rate and bandwidth. You’ll learn how cabled networks and broadband supports high data rates, together with their impact on CCTV quality. We also take a look at the most popular types of UTP cable and their connectors, and explore the range of simple tools and utilities which are available to trace faults, determine end-to-end delay and pinpoint problems in IP networks. On completion of the 4 bitesize courses you will be able to download and print a certificate to demonstrate your learning which is worth 8 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points. Read More

Locking mechanisms and turnstiles play a pivotal role in access control. Within this course we provide an introduction to the wide variety of electronic locks available , including maglocks, as well as  cover different types of vehicle barrier systems and turnstiles. We also simplify the difference between Fail Secure and Fail Unsecure locks. Read More

In this Network Infrastructure bitesize bundle we look at IPv4 - which is still in widespread use today. You’ll learn about IPv4 in private networks, including CCTV, and how IPv4 works. The bundle covers masking, moving onto the better-known IPv6 as used in public networks, such as those provided by ISPs and carriers such as BT, perfect for those with an interest in IP addressing in general. We take a look at how the current 4th and 5th generation mobile networks have evolved, and how faster speeds have been achieved before moving on to Light Fidelity (Li Fi) communication technology (using light to transmit data). Li-Fi - is the latest and possibly the most exciting alternative to Wi-Fi and mobile networks. These jargon-free short courses are aimed at anyone with an interest in how these interesting technologies work, and with an interest in IP addressing in general. On completion of the four bitesize courses, you will be able to download and print a certificate to demonstrate your learning which is also worth 8 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points. Read More

The complete bundle bringing together all of our Local Area Networks and Network Infrastructure bitesize courses. These courses are perfect for those integrators, installers, specifiers and end users looking to find out how these fascinating technologies work, and with an interest in IP addressing in general. Over twelve modules, we look to develop your knowledge and skills, beginning with a fascinating look at LANS ( Local Area Networks). We move on to the relationship between bit rate and bandwidth, and how cabled networks and broadband supports high data rates, together with their impact on CCTV quality.  We show you the most popular types of UTP cable and their connectors, and explore the range of simple tools and utilities which are available to trace faults, determine end-to-end delay, and pinpoint problems in IP networks. Virtual local area networks (VLANs)  why they are needed, how they are set up and used, and how Quality of Service over Ethernet became a reality. We explain how the Domain Name Service (or DNS) swaps web and email addresses into the correct IP addresses and also the principles behind providing Quality of Service, with explanations of delay, jitter and loss, presented in an easily digestible and jargon-free manner. Lastly In the courses covering networking we examine the development of the router, from a simple packet switch, to the highly intelligent device we have today and the fundamentals of a routing protocol, queuing & priority and autonomous systems. With the Network Infrastructure focused bitesize courses we look at IPv4 (still in widespread use today in private networks, including CCTV) and how IPv4 works before moving onto the better known IPv6 as used in public networks such as those provided by ISPs and carriers such as BT, perfect for those with an interest in IP addressing in general. We take a look at how the current 4th and 5th generation mobile networks have evolved, and how faster speeds have been achieved before moving on to Light Fidelity (Li Fi) communication technology (using light to transmit data) Li-Fi - is the latest and possibly the most exciting – and definitely the most interesting – alternative to Wi-Fi and Mobile networks. On completion of each bitesize course, you will be able to download and print a certificate to demonstrate your learning which is also worth 2 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points. Read More

This short course is intended to help the student make use of the features found on modern digital cameras.So often a camera with many features is purchased, and then only ever used on an automatic setting.  A modern mobile phone is not purchased, and then only used to make simple calls; ignoring text messaging, the camera and numerous applications. Why do this with a camera?The two main settings that can be altered, giving so much more control over the image captured, are Aperture and Shutter. This course will cover the Aperture only. However it needs to be remembered that the two are inter-dependent . Read More

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