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Shell Intensive Training Programme

Introduction to the Internet and SPDC Intranet Phase 2


Course Unit Descriptor

COURSE UNIT DESCRIPTOR


INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET & SPDC INTRANET
PREREQUISITES
None.
AIMS
To provide students with the basic definitions with regard to the Internet and the
SPDC Intranet. Practical exposure will be provided primarily through the use of
basic Internet services and in the development of web pages.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
On satisfactory completion of the unit the student will be able to:
1. Define the terms Internet and Intranet.
2. Learn to work with the SPDC Intranet and the Internet effectively with regards
to finding and collecting information using the SPDC and Internet search
engines.
3. Work with basic Internet services like Ping, Telnet, File Transfer Protocol
(FTP), email and Internet relay Chat (IRC).
4. Discuss the role of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) in presenting
web sites and create basic web pages using HTML.
5. Use a software package known as Microsoft FrontPage 98 to construct a
simple Web site.
INDICATIVE MODULE CONTENT
Course Outline
History of the Internet, Web Addresses or URLs, WWW Browsers, Search
Engines, Internet Resources.
SPDC Intranet - its features and infrastructure.
Internet Services - Ping, Telnet, FTP, Email and IRC.
General Web Development HTML tags and Microsoft FrontPage.

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Kirsty Moore

Shell Intensive Training Programme

Introduction to the Internet and SPDC Intranet Phase 2


Course Unit Descriptor

INDICATIVE STUDENT WORKLOAD


The student workload for the module is indicated below.
Contact hours
Lectures:

Tutorials:

Laboratories:

10

Supervised Assessments:

Unsupervised Assessments:

MODE OF DELIVERY
Key concepts are introduced and illustrated through the medium of lectures.
However, the main emphasis in focused on the laboratory sessions in which the
student will progress through a series of graded exercises which are intended to
enhance the students understanding and also to develop proficiency in the
practical application of the Internet.
ASSESSMENT PLAN
There is only one assessment to take at the end of the course. This assessment
will examine the practical skills attained by the student. To pass the course all
laboratories must be completed. The lecturer will check that this is the case
periodically. The lecturer may ask the students to hand in work at any time.
CORE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1. The Internet for Students, Chris Wright
2. Using HTML 4, XML and Java 1.2, Eric Ladd, Jim O'Donnel
3. Using Microsoft FrontPage 98 Special Edition, Neil Randall and Dennis Jones
ADDITIONAL NOTES
None.

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Kirsty Moore