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Student Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the features of telecommunications networks and identify key networking technologies.
  2. Evaluate alternative transmission media, types of networks, and network services.
  3. Demonstrate how the Internet and Internet technology work and how they support communication and e-business.
  4. Identify and describe the principal technologies and standards for wireless networking, communication, and Internet access.
  5. Assess the business value of wireless technology and important wireless applications in business.


This activity contains 35 questions.

Question 1.
To route and manage communications on the network and coordinate network resources you need a


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Question 2.
A very simple device that connects network components and sends packets of data to other connected devices is called a


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Question 3.
Which of the following is the largest implementation of client/server computing?


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Question 4.
A set of rules and procedures governing transmission of information between two points in a network is called a


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Question 5.
A part of a very large network that handles major traffic is called a


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Question 6.
Which of the following is not a type of LAN topology?


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Question 7.
Which of the following converts IP addresses to domain names?


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Question 8.
The communications standard used to transfer pages on the Web is called


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Question 9.
Which of the following allows content to be pulled from Web sites and automatically sent to a user's computer?


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Question 10.
Using the Internet protocol to deliver voice information in digital form using packet switching is called


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Question 11.
Hybrid devices that combine PDA functions with a digital cell phone are called


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Question 12.
An Internet browser that works with the low bandwidth of wireless networks on handheld wireless devices is called a


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Question 13.
The 802.11 IEEE set of standards for wireless LANs is also known as


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Question 14.
The add-in card containing a built-in radio and antenna commonly used in laptop computers for wireless connectivity is called a(n)


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Question 15.
A powerful technology for tracking the movement of goods throughout the supply chain is called


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Question 16.
Wireless broadband access is the fastest-growing form of Internet access.


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Question 17.
As more communication networks become digital and are based on Internet technologies, it will become more difficult to integrate all of them.


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Question 18.
Packet switching does not require dedicated circuits.


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Question 19.
Two computers using TCP/IP can communicate even if they have different hardware and software platforms.


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Question 20.
Optical networks cannot transmit video data.


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Question 21.
Campus-area networks (CANs) can connect personal computers within approximately a half-mile radius.


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Question 22.
A peer-to-peer network architecture treats all processors equally and is used primarily in small networks with 10 or fewer users.


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Question 23.
Individual computers on the Internet often share common Internet Protocol addresses.


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Question 24.
The Internet is free for anyone to use provided they have the right connectivity.


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Question 25.
The world is running out of available IP addresses using the existing addressing convention.


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Question 26.
The Web browser and Web server software used for intranets are the same as those on the Web.


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Question 27.
Bluetooth-enabled devices require direct user intervention in order to operate.


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Question 28.
In an ad-hoc mode, wireless devices do not use an access point.


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Question 29.
One major drawback of Wi-Fi is its weak security features.


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Question 30.
Wireless sensor networks provide an excellent method of monitoring building security.


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