Internet Skills – KASNEB DICT Syllabus


This paper is intended to equip the candidate with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to apply internet technology.


A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

  • Use various Internet services
  • Specify the requirements for Internet connectivity
  • Identify Internet security threats and their controls
  • Assess the impact of Internet in society
  • Configure internet protocols
  • Use internet search


Introduction to the Internet

  • Overview of the Internet
  • Development of the Internet
  • Internet uses
  • Advantages and disadvantages of internet

Internet services

  • World wide web (www)
  • Electronic mail
  • File transfer protocol (FTP)
  • Chat
  • Telnet
  • Podcasts
  • Newsgroups
  • Gopher
  • Blogs
  • Voice and video teleconferencing
  • Instant messaging
  • Social networking

Internet connectivity

  • Data terminal equipment (DTE)
  • Data communication equipment
  • Servers, clients and ports
  • Internet service providers (ISPs)
  • Dynamic host configuration protocols (DHCP)
  • Domain name system (DNS) and DNS server
  • Types of accounts: Internet PPP and SLIP accounts, UNIX shell and cable internet accounts
  • Cable connections
  • Satellite and wireless connections

World Wide Web

  • Overview of WWW
  • Generations
  • World wide web components
  • Structural components
  • Semantic components
  • Uniform resource locators (URLs)
  • Web browsers
  • Web servers
  • Web hosting
  • Content management

Client/server architecture

  • Overview of client/server architecture
  • Two tier client/server architecture
  • Three tier client/server architecture


  • Transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)
  • File transfer protocol (FTP)
  • e-mail protocols: SMTP , IMAP, POP3

Information searching

  • Search engines
  • Navigation
  • Ratings

Internet security

  • Internet threats and controls
  • Client security
  • Server security
  • Data security
  • Communication media security

Cloud computing

  • Overview of cloud computing
  • Uses of cloud computing
  • Classification of cloud computing
  • Types of cloud deployments
  • Advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing

Internet groups and corporations

  • International
  • Regional
  • National

Impact of Internet in society

  • Social issues
  • Ethical issues
  • Legal issues
  • Professional issues
  • Cultural issues

Emerging issues and trends

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