O Level Exam Syllabus and Tips for Examination

O Level is an Exam conducted by the NIELIT under the scheme of DOEACC. and this course is equivalent to foundation courses like BCA and any other computer courses.

O Level Exam Syllabus and Tips for Examination

Syllabus for O level exam

These are the topics included in the O Level Exam. you need to cover all these topics for this exam. and you can find all the topics on this website in detail.

Internet - the growth of the internet, owners of the internet, the anatomy of internet, ARPANET and internet history of the world wide web, basic internet terminology, netiquette.

Internet Applications - commerce on the internet, governance on the internet, the impact of the internet on society - crime on/through the internet.

Internet protocols - TCP/IP: IP address and its format, TCP/IP based packages, SLIP, PPP. 

Network and network devices - Network architecture, Ethernet, FDDI, and ATM.

Characteristics of local area network and wide area network - Topology, protocols, and media, implementation, transmission, access method and technologies, special consideration for the blinds.

Client-server - Client-server architecture and applications, items needed to connect, levels of connectivity.

World wide web - Evolution of WWW, basic features, WWW browsers, WWW servers, HTTP, universal resource locator, search engines and their categories, searching criterion, WWW, and Hypertext.

Browsers - Basic features, bookmarks, history, progress indicators, customization of browsers, saving and printing web pages, Netscape communicator, internet explorer.

Electronic mail - Introduction to e-mail, email networks and servers, email protocols - SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, MIME6.

Structure of an Email - Email Address, Email header, Body, and Attachments.

Email clients - Netscape mail clients, outlook express, web-based e-mail.

Email encryption - Address book, signature file.

File transfer protocol - Introduction to FTP and terminology, FTP servers and authentication, Line Mode FTP and common commands, GUI-based FTP clients, browser-based FTP clients.

Telnet - Introduction to telnet, establishing telnet connection, using telnet with Netscape, telnet protocol, terminal emulation user authentication.

Usenet - Usenet components, newsgroups, searching and subscribing new groups, news servers concepts of chatting and IRC, Client software for chat, chat servers, smiley.

Web publishing - Overview of web publishing, web hosting, documents interchange standards, components of web publishing, document management, web page design consideration and principles, search engines, how to register a website on search engines, publishing tools.

HTML - Document layout, header elements, section headings, block-oriented elements, Lists, Inline elements, visual markup, Hypertext links, uniforms resource locators(URLs), Images, Forms, Tables, Special Characters.

Interactivity tools - ASP, VB Script, JAVA script, JAVA, and front page.

Multimedia and graphics - VRML and authoring tools for graphics web editors.

Internet security management concepts and information privacy and copyright issues - overview of internet security, firewall.

Useful tips for the O Level Exam

The O Level examination has some rules that turn can be adopted by correctly analyzing the question paper. the instructions given on the first page of the question paper should always be read very carefully. as the answer sheets of part ONE will be evaluated with the help of a computer, you have to be extra curious.

The answer sheet contains separate boxes for writing answers to each question in this part. you should read the following paragraphs to avoid mistakes and clear the first part without any difficulty.

How to avoid mistakes?

If you are not sure about a particular answer - do not fill the box in the first try itself, but make an attempt later. after having given an initial reading to all the questions, first attempt only those questions, that you answer the remaining ones, always making sure that you spend only a limited amount of time on each one of them. finally, go through all the answers once decided and fill the boxes with black ink as per the instructions given in the question paper.

How to answer the question of Part TWO?

Once you have done well in part ONE, rest assured passing part TWO will not pose much of a problem, if you have effectively followed the instructions given below. while answering part TWO, the time limit should be strictly kept in mind and every effort must be made to complete all the questions, by keeping the answers brief and to the point.

remember you can also resort to making a sketch/diagram in your answer wherever possible, instead of describing it in words, because "a thousand words of description can be effectively expressed by a small diagram." as the number of questions is normally more for an average student, this precious time saved, enable you to have a wider coverage of the paper.

while attempting the descriptive type of questions, keep a check on the length of your answers and keep in mind the time frame available for answering the remaining questions. the last stage, being the revision stage,e you should save at least 5 to 10 minutes to revise all your answers. try to find the gross errors, like units of measurements, or wrong question number you might have put for a specific answer, etc. this does happen because of the inherent tension of the examination.

How to prepare for the Internet and web Design Examination?

Having familiarized myself with the format of the examination papers, let us turn our attention to the strategy for preparing for it. always make your own notes that can help you to quickly revise in the meantime of examination. use some sample papers that can be downloaded from the internet. 

one should simulate examination conditions by conducting a demo examination, taking any of the sample papers. and do try to complete the answers within the stipulated time. after a day or two, evaluate your answers and if any doubts still persist, clarify them from a good textbook or a computer specialist immediately. this way, you will be sure about the subject and will have confidence while answering the actual question paper.

WISH YOU A GRAND SUCCESS in the O Level Examination.

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