Client Server Vs Peer to Peer
Watch and follow the YouTube video, the lesson contains three parts:
Key Information and content - all you need to do here is watch and listen. We recommend you take some notes for this one!
Learning activity - You are to complete the comparison activity.
Consolidation - these are past exam question and are for deliberate practice to check your understanding.
Task - Comparison Activity
Task - Exam Questions - Deliberate Practice
All computers have equal status/no server controlling
To share data/files/devices between each other
2 Marks per benefit
All files can be stored centrally
... so workers can access files from any computer
... all computers can update the central database/file
... Peer to peer files might be stored on their own computers/spread across many computers
Backups are central
... all data is backed up each time
... individual computers do not need to backup their own data
... Peer to peer may need to perform their own backups
... to ensure they are working correctly
Upgrade software centrally
... so you dont have to install software on each computer
Central security (antivirus/firewall)
... do not need to install on all computers
... peer to peer would need to be installed on each computer