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New Information Technology Systems Resources

If you’re looking for Unit 1 Information Technology Systems resources to help you deliver the new BTEC Level 3 Information Technology specification, then we’ve got great news for you.

We’ve added another 4 videos to our Information Technology Systems course to help your students achieve the best possible grade they can in Unit 1 for the BTEC National IT.

This week we’ve added to our Information Technology Systems resources with videos for the following sections of the BTEC IT Level 3 specification:

  • Protocols used to govern and control data transmission for common tasks.
  • Security issues and considerations when transmitting data over different connection types and networks.
  • Factors affecting bandwidth and latency.
  • The implications of bandwidth and latency on the use and performance of an IT system.
  • Types of compression.
  • The applications and implications of data compression.
  • The use and implications of codecs when using and transmitting audio and video in digital format.
  • The personal and professional uses and applications of cloud storage.
  • The personal and professional uses and applications of cloud computing.
  • The impact and implications on individuals of using cloud storage and computing.
  • The impact and implications on organisations of using cloud storage and computing.

This is a great addition to the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course on KnowItAll Ninja and will be a great boost to your BTEC Level 3 IT exam revision.

You can check out one of these great new videos below:

You can also view this video, as well as the other new Unit 1 Information Technology Systems resources by checking out our dedicated course.

Information Technology Systems Resources

These new Information Technology Systems resources are a great way to revise for your BTEC Level 3 IT examinations. With all the other fantastic quality content already available on KnowItAll Ninja, it really is the best place to revise for your Unit 1 IT Systems test.

We’ll be continuing to add new videos every fortnight so keep an eye out to ensure you have the best BTEC IT revision material available. If you’re studying a BTEC Level 2 ICT qualification, don’t forget we have course for Unit 1 The Online World & Unit 2 Technology Systems for that specification too.

The videos will be arriving very regularly so keep a close eye on BlogItAll Ninja and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ if you want to know about all of the latest developments in our BTEC National Information Technology revision course.

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New BTEC Level 3 IT Resources

Today we’ve added several new videos to add to our BTEC Level 3 IT resources.  You can revise for your Unit 1 Information Technology Systems exam with the very best tools by subscribing your school to KnowItAll Ninja for just £2 per student for the year.

The new videos added today just provide even greater value, with the videos already available as well as our fantastic presentations, quizzes & written content. Not to mention the gamified e-learning principles that have been shown to increase student engagement in their learning.

This week we’ve added videos that cover the BTEC IT Level 3 specification for Unit 1 Information Technology Systems in the following areas:

  • Factors affecting the choice of digital technology.
  • Wireless and wired methods of connecting devices and transmitting data within and between IT systems.
  • How the features of connection types can meet the needs of individuals and organisations.
  • The implications of selecting and using different connection types.
  • The impact of connection types on the performance of an IT system.
  • The features, use and purpose of different networks.
  • Factors affecting the choice of network.
  • How the features of a network and its component parts affect the performance of an IT system.

This really supports your learning with top quality BTEC Level 3 IT resources. You can check out one of these great new videos below:

You can also view this video, as well as the other new BTEC IT Level 3 revision videos, in the matching lessons in the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course.

More BTEC Level 3 IT Resources

These new BTEC IT Level 3 resources are a great way to revise for your Unit 1 Information Technology Systems exam. With all the other fantastic quality content already available on KnowItAll Ninja, it really is the best place to revise for your BTEC National Information Technology course.

We’ll be continuing to add new videos every fortnight so keep an eye out to ensure you have the best BTEC IT revision material available. If you’re studying a BTEC ICT Level 2 qualification, don’t forget we have course for Unit 1 The Online World & Unit 2 Technology Systems for that specification too.

The videos will be arriving very regularly so keep a close eye on BlogItAll Ninja and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ if you want to know about all of the latest developments in our BTEC IT Level 3 revision course.

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If you aren’t using our BTEC National IT Unit 1 Information Technology Systems revision then you should subscribe right now.

Subscribing is very affordable for schools at just £2 per student and have been produced by an author of the official BTEC Level 3 IT Unit 1 Information Technology Systems revision guide and workbook.

So if you want the best opportunity to succeed in your BTEC National IT revision then you should be using KnowItAllNinja.com.

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New BTEC IT Level 3 Revision Videos

We’ve added another 3 BTEC IT Level 3 revision videos to help you study for your Unit 1 Information Technology Systems exam.

Together with the videos added in previous weeks, as well as our excellent presentations, quizzes and written content, there is really no where better to study for your BTEC Level 3 IT exam.

This week we’ve added videos to our Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course to help you revise the following section from the BTEC National IT specification:

  • The features of common file types and formats used for images, videos & application software.
  • The implications on IT systems, individuals and organisations of the use and selection of file types and formats.
  • The concepts and implications of how emerging technologies affect the performance of IT systems.
  • Implications of emerging technologies on the personal use of IT systems.
  • Implications of emerging technologies on the use of IT systems in organisations.

This is a great addition to the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course on KnowItAll Ninja and will be a great boost to your BTEC Level 3 IT studies.

You can check out one of these great new videos below:

You can also view this video, as well as the other new BTEC IT Level 3 revision videos, in the matching lessons in the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course.

BTEC IT Level 3 Revision

These new BTEC IT Level 3 revision videos are a great way to revise for your Unit 1 Information Technology Systems exam. With all the other fantastic quality content already available on KnowItAll Ninja, it really is the best place to revise for your BTEC Level 3 IT course.

We’ll be continuing to add new videos every fortnight so keep an eye out to ensure you have the best BTEC revision material available. If you’re studying a BTEC Level 2 ICT qualification, don’t forget we have course for Unit 1 The Online World & Unit 2 Technology Systems for that specification too.

The videos will be arriving very regularly so keep a close eye on BlogItAll Ninja and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ if you want to know about all of the latest developments in our BTEC IT Level 3 revision course.

Subscribe For BTEC Level 3 IT Revision

If you aren’t using our BTEC IT Level 3 Unit 1 Information Technology Systems revision then you should subscribe right now.

Subscribing is very affordable for schools at just £2 per student and have been produced by an author of the official BTEC Level 3 IT Unit 1 Information Technology Systems revision guide and workbook.

So if you want the best opportunity to succeed in your BTEC National IT revision then you should be using KnowItAllNinja.com.

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New Unit 1 Information Technology Systems Videos

We’ve added another 5 new Unit 1 Information Technology Systems videos to help you study for your BTEC Level 3 IT exam.

You can help ensure you get the absolute best marks you can achieve with our excellent gamified elearning resources, including these great new videos.

This week we’ve added videos that cover the following areas of the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course requirements:

  • Manual and automatic data processing.
  • Types of operating systems.
  • The role of the operating system.
  • Factors affecting the choice and use of user interfaces.
  • Factors affecting the choice of operating system.
  • Factors affecting use and performance of an operating system.
  • Utility Software purpose, features, uses and factors.
  • Application software purpose, features, uses and factors.

This is a great addition to the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course on KnowItAll Ninja and will be a great boost to your BTEC National IT studies.

You can check out one of these great new videos below:

You can also view this video, as well as the other new BTEC Level 3 IT videos, in the matching lessons in the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course.

Unit 1 Information Technology Systems Videos

These new videos are obviously building on the existing Unit 1 Information Technology Systems videos and other high quality content already available on KnowItAll Ninja to support your BTEC Level 3 Information Technology studies.

We’ll be continuing to add new videos every fortnight so that you’ll be able to use our high quality Unit 1 Information Technology Systems videos to prepare for every section of your BTEC Level 3 IT exams.

The videos will be arriving very regularly so keep a close eye on BlogItAll Ninja and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ if you want to know about all of the latest developments in our BTEC IT Level 3 revision course.

Subscribe For BTEC IT Level 3 Revision

If you aren’t using our BTEC IT Level 3 Unit 1 Information Technology Systems revision then you should subscribe right now.

Subscribing is very affordable for schools at just £2 per student and have been produced by an author of the official BTEC Level 3 IT Unit 1 Information Technology Systems revision guide and workbook.

So if you want the best opportunity to succeed in your BTEC National IT revision then you should be using KnowItAllNinja.com.

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All New BTEC Level 3 IT Videos

We’ve added 6 brand new BTEC Level 3 IT videos to help support your students studies towards the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems exam.

These brand new explainer videos will help students prepare for the first six lessons covered in KnowItAll Ninja’s Information Technology Systems course. This covers the follwing areas from the BTEC IT Level 3 specification:

  • Digital devices that form part or all of IT systems
  • The function and use of digital devices
  • Peripheral devices used with other digital devices to form part of an IT system
  • Characteristics and implications of storage media used to form part of an IT system

This is a great start in your preparation for the BTEC National IT examined unit.

You can check out one of these great new videos below:

You can also view the video as well as the other new BTEC Level 3 IT video in the matching lessons in the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems course.

BTEC Level 3 IT Videos

These new videos are obviously building on the existing high quality content already available on KnowItAll Ninja to support your BTEC Information Technology Systems studies.

We’ll be continuing to add new videos every fortnight so that you’ll be able to use our high quality BTEC Level 3 IT videos to prepare for every section of your Unit 1 Information Technology Systems exams.

The videos will be arriving very regularly so keep a close eye on BlogItAll Ninja and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ if you want to know about all of the latest developments in our BTEC Information Technology Level 3 revision course.

Subscribe For BTEC IT Level 3 Revision

If you aren’t using our BTEC IT Level 3 Unit 1 Information Technology Systems revision then you should subscribe right now.

Subscribing is very affordable for schools at just £2 per student and have been produced by an author of the official BTEC Level 3 IT Unit 1 Information Technology Systems revision guide and workbook.

So if you want the best opportunity to succeed in your BTEC National IT revision then you should be using KnowItAllNinja.com.

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New BTEC Level 3 IT Course

If you’re preparing for teaching Unit 1 Information Technology Systems on the new BTEC Level 3 IT, then we’ve got great news for you.

That’s because, on KnowItAll Ninja, we’ve added a brand new course that teaches the entirety of the BTEC Level 3 IT Unit 1 Information Technology Systems unit. This is obviously the examined unit from the new BTEC National specification that will be first examined on the 8th June 2017.

The KnowItAll Ninja course consists of 42 individual lessons covering the entire unit specification. All materials were produced by an experienced author of official BTEC course text books and who actually wrote the official revision guide and workbook for Unit 1 Information Technology Systems.

With KnowItAll Ninja you will receive detailed explanations of the lesson topic, summary presentations for the lesson and short interactive quizzes for assessing understanding. There will also be summary videos added for each lesson in future to truly offer a multi-sensory learning experience.

Additionally as always our courses offer:

  • Course Progress Tracking – easily see your progress in your revision with clear marking of completed tutorials and interactive tests to check your understanding. Teachers can track their students progress through the course too.
  • Experience and Levelling Up – gain experience for successfully completing tutorials, level up and compare your level with friends.
  • Achievements for Success – receive awards for your successful completion of tests and courses to help drive your revision forward.
  • Leaderboards for Comparing Progress – easily compare your progress against your friends on leaderboards. Compete to gain the most experience.

These types of gamified e-learning tools have shown to significantly improve student engagement and progress in their self-directed learning time. This makes it a fantastic tool in every teachers arsenal for ensuring their students get the best grade possible.

Unit 1 Information Technology Systems

As you know, the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems unit of the new BTEC IT Level 3 is the formally examined unit of the course. It involves a 90 mark, 2 hour long written examination that makes up 1/3 of your students final grade on the BTEC Level 3 IT Extended Certificate.

Unit 1 Information Technology SystemsThis makes it the most vital unit to ensure students achieve the best BTEC Information Technology grade possible. Especially with examinations being such a new aspect of BTECs that is causing many teachers a lot of concern.

Thankfully KnowItAll Ninja provides total coverage of this unit with a variety of learning resources, great assessments and the ability for both students to track their own progress and teachers to track their students progress.

This can be used for a brilliant in class tool, to use a flipped learning style of delivery, or as a great revision tool in the lead up to the Unit 1 Information Technology Systems exam.

Sign Up For BTEC Level 3 IT Revision Now!

There really is no time like the present, and no reason to stop you from signing up right now.

Remember, KnowItAll Ninja was written by an author for the official BTEC Level 3 IT revision guide and workbook for Unit 1 Information Technology Systems.  as well as the BTEC First ICT textbooks and teaching resources.

He’s also worked on many other official BTEC ICT publications and is currently contributing to the textbooks for the new BTEC Tech Awards qualification. This means you can trust that our content is of the highest quality.

The website is also fantastic to use on mobile so you can revise on the go using your smartphone or tablet.

Subscribing is very affordable for schools at just £2 per student for a years access and have been produced by an author of the official BTEC Level 2 ICT resources and text book.

So if you want the best opportunity to succeed in your BTEC Level 3 IT revision then you should be using KnowItAllNinja.com.

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New BTEC Level 2 ICT Qualifications

We’ve recently seen announced two new BTEC Level 2 ICT qualifications that will start first teaching in September 2017.

These are the BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Tech Award in Information Technology and the BTEC Level 2 Technicals in Digital Technology.

Given the new BTEC First in Information & Creative Technology has only been taught for a few years now, this might cause some concern over having to change qualification again. However, the BTEC First registration date has been extended until 2019, which  means this offers a lot of flexibility for teachers.

So what do these new qualifications offer us? Should we switch right away, or wait until we need to switch? To help you, I’ve summarised some of the key information on these new qualifications.

BTEC Tech Award in Information Technology

This qualification is simultaneously assessed at level 1 & level 2 and only has a single option worth 1 GCSE (120 GLH).

The first registration and first teaching date for the course is September 2017 and first assessment date is Spring 2019 (so don’t start teaching it September 2017 if you want to deliver it in 1 year).

The BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award Units

The qualification is broken down into three units, one of which is assessed externally via a traditional written exam, and the other two internally. All units must be passed at at least level 1. These units are:

  • Exploring Uses of Information Technology
  • Developing a Spreadsheet Solution to Model Data
  • Creating an Interactive Product

Externally Assessed BTEC Units

Component 1: Exploring Uses of IT is the externally examined unit from the qualification. The exam can be taken February & May/June of each year from 2019 onwards and will be worth 40% of the students overall grade in the qualification.

The external assessment will come in the form of a short answer written exam paper. Their will be a total of 60 marks available and students will be given 75 minutes to complete the exam.

Students can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade at either Level 1 & Level 2 from this test.

Of course KnowItAll Ninja will provide a revision course for this unit to help your students prepare and get the best mark possible in their BTEC Tech Awards in IT qualification.

Internally Assessed BTEC Units

Component 2: Develop a Spreadsheet Solution to Model Data and Component 3: Creating an Interactive Product are both assessed through traditional BTEC internally assessed coursework.

Students can achieve a Pass or Merit grade at Level 1 or a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade at Level 2.

BTEC Level 2 Technicals in Digital Technology

This is a much larger suite of BTEC Level 2 ICT qualifications. The qualification offers three pathways to students:

  • Data Management
  • Digital Applications
  • Networking & Cybersecurity

Unlike the BTEC Level 2 Tech Awards, these qualifications are focused more closely on work-based skills. The goal of the qualification is to prepare students for apprenticeships rather than a route to level 3 study (though this can lead to further BTEC Level 3 studies).

They’re also designed only for post-16 students and all versions of this qualification are equivalent to 3 GCSE’s (360 GLH).

The BTEC Level 2 Technicals Units

Unlike most previous BTEC qualifications of this size, there are no optional units. Every unit is mandatory. There are six units to each pathway, four of which are common to all three pathways (a little strange given how different in topic each path is).

The four common units are:

  • Set Up and Configure Technology Systems
  • Current and Emerging Technologies
  • Security Protection and Risk Management
  • IT Service Solutions

As mentioned, the final 2 units depend on your pathway. So, Pathway 1 will see units on Database Tools & Techniques and Organisational Data Systems. Pathway 2 will see units on Digital Application Development and Organisational Uses for Digital Media Systems. Finally, Pathway 3 will see see units on Network Technologies & Applications and Installing & Maintaining Networks.

Most units will be assessed through the traditional BTEC internally assessed assignment. However, Unit 3: Security Protection and Risk Management will be assessed through an external on-screen test. Also, Unit 5: IT Service Solutions will be assessed through an externally assessed task.

The External Assessments

Both external assessments can be taken as early as January 2018 and students will be allowed one resit. The onscreen test is available on-demand, while the task will have four opportunities in the year on a quarterly basis.

The on-screen test will consist of a mixture of multiple-choice and short answer questions (the same as the current BTEC First I&CT qualification). The exam will have 60 marks and students will have 75 minutes to complete it.

The externally assessed task is a practical activity completed in controlled conditions. The task will have 45 marks and students will have 3.5 hours to complete it in.

Again, KnowItAll Ninja will provide a revision course for this unit to help your students prepare and get the best mark possible in their BTEC Level 2 Technicals in Digital Technology qualification.

So Which Qualification to Choose?

Well, obviously you don’t need to right now. The older BTEC First in Information & Creative Technology will be running for at least a couple more years.

However, planning for the future, if your a school then you will be moving towards the BTEC Tech Award in Information Technology. If you currently deliver a 2 GCSE version this will be a problem as there is no 2 GCSE version. You’ll need to hope for a replacement for the traditional BTEC First I&CT.

College’s will likely deliver the BTEC Technicals in Digital Technology. This is due to it being the 3 GCSE option. Again, whether this will be a replacement for the old BTEC First ICT or an alternative, is unclear. Certainly it is a very different course indeed.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out on KnowItAll Ninja if you’re planning to deliver any of these courses. I’ll be developing them for the externally assessed unit and you’ll have presentations, videos & quizzes to help your students succeed.

You can check out our courses for Unit 1 The Online World and Unit 2 Technology Systems right now. Subscribe your students for the year for just £2 per student.

Complete Unit 1 The Online World Videos

There are now Unit 1 The Online World videos covering every lesson in the course.

Over the last few months new videos have been added regularly and now KnowItAll Ninja is clearly the best place to revise for the BTEC Level 2 ICT online exams.

The final three videos to be added completely cover the final learning aim for The Online World, teaching you about:

  • The threats to IT systems that use the online world.
  • The protection mechanisms to prevent these threats from impacting you.
  • The role of backup and recovery.
  • What e-reputation is and how it impacts on you.
  • The legislation that controls how personal data can be used.

So now when studying the Edexcel BTEC First ICT specification you need look no further than right here on KnowItAllNinja.com.

You can check out one of our great new videos below:

You check out the other new videos in their respective lessons in the Unit 1 The Online World course.

More Unit 1 The Online World Videos

These Unit 1 The Online World videos are just the start. New videos for Unit 2 Technology Systems are in development and a new course for the new BTEC Level 3 ICT specification is in the works.

The videos and new courses will be arriving very regularly so keep a close eye on BlogItAll Ninja and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Google+ if you want to know about all of the latest developments in our BTEC Level 2 Information & Creative Technology revision courses.

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Subscribing is very affordable for schools at just £2 per student and have been produced by an author of the official BTEC Level 2 ICT resources and text book.

So if you want the best opportunity to succeed in your BTEC First ICT revision then you should be using KnowItAllNinja.com.

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New BTEC First ICT Videos in Database Structure

The latest two new BTEC First ICT videos have been added to the Unit 1 The Online World course on KnowItAll Ninja.

You can prepare for any database questions in your online tests with these great new videos where you will learn:

  • how a database is structured using tables, records & fields.
  • the importance of data types in database structure.
  • how a relational database works, what relationships are, and the benefit of relational databases.
  • how online databases work, are accessed and used.
  • the role of a DBMS and SQL in managing databases.

This covers the whole of the data storage section of Unit 1 The Online World for the BTEC Information & Creative Technology course.

You can check out one of these great new videos below:

You can also view the video as well as the other new BTEC First ICT video in the matching lessons in the Online World course.

BTEC First ICT Videos for Database Structure

These new videos are obviously building on the existing high quality videos you can find throughout KnowItAll Ninja along with all the other excellent resources we place at your fingertips.

We’ll be continuing to add new videos every week so that you’ll be able to use our high quality BTEC First ICT videos to prepare for every section of your Unit 1 The Online World and Unit 2 Technology Systems online exams.

The videos will be arriving very regularly so keep a close eye on BlogItAll Ninja and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ if you want to know about all of the latest developments in our BTEC Level 2 Information & Creative Technology revision courses.

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If you aren’t using our BTEC ICT Level 2 Unit 1 The Online World and Unit 2 Technology Systems revision then you should subscribe right now.

Subscribing is very affordable for schools at just £2 per student and have been produced by an author of the official BTEC Level 2 ICT resources and text book.

So if you want the best opportunity to succeed in your BTEC First ICT revision then you should be using KnowItAllNinja.com.

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New BTEC Level 2 ICT Presentations

Brand new BTEC Level 2 ICT presentations have now been added to every lesson for Unit 1 The Online World on KnowItAll Ninja.

This builds on the video tutorials covering all but five lessons for The Online World as well as the fantastic text, image & quizzes used across all lessons. This really makes KnowItAll Ninja the best place to study for your BTEC First ICT online exams.

You can check out one of our fantastic new presentations below:

Of course you can also check out all the BTEC Level 2 ICT presentations by logging into your KnowItAll Ninja account and viewing the lessons in the Unit 1 Online World course.

BTEC ICT Level 2 Presentations

These presentations for Unit 1 The Online World are not the only presentations available on the site. We’ve also covered every lesson in Unit 2 Technology Systems.

You can see that KnowItAll Ninja is constantly adding to the resources it offers for the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 ICT courses and is clearly the best place for student to prepare for their online tests.

There is more to come too with the final 5 videos being added to Unit 1 Online World within the next fortnight and then videos for every lesson of Unit 2 Technology Systems over the next 2 months.

The videos will be arriving very regularly so keep a close eye on BlogItAll Ninja and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ if you want to know about all of the latest developments in our BTEC ICT Level 2 revision courses.

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If you aren’t using our BTEC ICT Level 2 Unit 1 The Online World and Unit 2 Technology Systems revision then you should subscribe right now.

Subscribing is very affordable for schools at just £2 per student and have been produced by an author of the official BTEC Level 2 ICT resources and text book.

So if you want the best opportunity to succeed in your BTEC ICT revision then you should be using KnowItAllNinja.com.

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