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Network Fundamentals Chapter 1

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____ 1. Which statement describes an advantage of networks?
a. Networks require decentralized management.
b. Isolating network devices decreases costs.
c. Isolating network devices allows implementation of the sneakernet file sharing method.
d. Networks enable multiple users to share resources.

____ 2. Which network model ensures that no computer on the network has more authority than another?
a. client/server c. peer-to-peer
b. stand alone d. distributed

____ 3. A common way of sharing resources on a peer-to-peer network is by modifying the ____ controls using the computer’s operating system.
a. file-serving c. resource-sharing
b. file-sharing d. resource-monitoring

____ 4. A ____ facilitates communication and resource sharing between other computers on the network.
a. servlet c. personal computer
b. workstation d. server

____ 5. ____ networks are the most popular type of network for medium- and large-scale organizations.
a. Client/server c. Stand-alone
b. Peer-to-peer d. Stationary

____ 6. A ____ network is confined to a relatively small space.
a. NAN c. WAN
b. MAN d. LAN

____ 7. Often, separate LANs are interconnected and rely on several ____ running many different applications and managing resources other than data.
a. workstations c. clients
b. servers d. stand-alone computers

____ 8. A ____ network connects clients and servers from multiple buildings.
a. NAN c. WAN
b. MAN d. TAN

____ 9. A ____ is a specialized device that allows multiple networks or multiple parts of one network to connect and exchange data.
a. segment c. node
b. host d. connectivity device

____ 10. Which network topology is the most common?
a. ring c. hybrid
b. star d. Ethernet

____ 11. ____ are the distinct units of data that are exchanged between nodes on a network.
a. Segments c. Topologies
b. Data packets d. Protocols

____ 12. ____ services refer to the capability of a server to share data files, applications, and disk storage space.
a. File c. Management
b. Print d. Access

____ 13. ____ services allow remote users to connect to the network.
a. File c. Management
b. Print d. Access

____ 14. The phenomenon of offering multiple types of communications services on the same network is known as ____.
a. convergence c. divergence
b. unified communications d. multi-communications

____ 15. Which type of service supports e-mail?
a. management c. access
b. communications d. file

____ 16. ____ provide a Web-based client for checking e-mail.
a. Web servers c. File servers
b. Mail servers d. Access servers

____ 17. Hardware diagnosis and failure alert are handled by ____.
a. management services c. access services
b. communication services d. Internet services

____ 18. Security auditing is handled by ____.
a. management services c. access services
b. communication services d. Internet services

____ 19. Dependability is a characteristic of ____.
a. soft skills c. technical skills
b. network communications d. network servers

____ 20. Which statement describes a certification drawback?
a. Certification value may be lessened due to the number of people obtaining them.
b. Certified professionals are expected to work harder than others to prove their value.
c. Certified professionals are asked many questions during routine hours requiring them to work overtime to complete everyday tasks.
d. Certification does not qualify a student for additional degrees.

____ 21. Which certification requires candidates to pass lab exams?
a. Cisco CCIE c. CompTIA Network+
b. CompTIA A+ d. Microsoft MCSE


Match each item with a statement below:
a. NIC (network interface card) f. transmission media
b. backbone g. addressing
c. client h. data packets
d. protocol i. topology
e. workstation

____ 22. The means through which data is transmitted and received.

____ 23. A personal computer which may or may not be connected to a network.

____ 24. A computer on the network that requests resources or services from another computer on a network.

____ 25. The scheme for assigning a unique identifying number to every node on the network.

____ 26. The device inside a computer that connects a computer to the network media.

____ 27. The physical layout of a computer network.

____ 28. The distinct units of data that are exchanged between nodes on a network.

____ 29. A standard method or format for communication between networked devices.

____ 30. The part of a network to which segments and significant shared devices connect.