MIS 564

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  • 1. 
    Modern (1990s and beyond) data communication networks are characterized by:
    • A. 

      Decks of punch cards

    • B. 

      Online terminals for batch processing

    • C. 

      Isolated (stand-alone) personal computers

    • D. 

      Batch I/O devices

    • E. 

      Distributed systems that rely heavily on networking

  • 2. 
    In 1983, the Internet was split into two parts, one dedicated solely to the military and one dedicated to university research centers. The two parts were called:
    • A. 

      Intranet and Extranet

    • B. 

      BITNET and NSFNET

    • C. 

      Milnet and Internet

    • D. 

      ARPANET and Milnet

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not true about a server?
    • A. 

      Stores data and software that can be accessed by the client.

    • B. 

      Is the pathway through which messages travel.

    • C. 

      In client/server computing they work together over the network with client computers to support the business application.

    • D. 

      Can only perform one function on a network.

    • E. 

      Stores documents and graphics that can be accessed from any Web browser.

  • 4. 
    Networks that are designed to connect similar computers that share data and software with each other are called:
    • A. 

      Client/server networks

    • B. 

      Peer-to-peer networks

    • C. 

      Host networks

    • D. 

      Client networks

    • E. 

      Local area networks

  • 5. 
    The function of the file server is to :
    • A. 

      Store data and software programs that can be used by client computers on the network.

    • B. 

      Manage all printing requests from clients on the network.

    • C. 

      Transfer e-mail messages to other servers on the network.

    • D. 

      Store HTML documents for an Internet or intranet web site.

    • E. 

      Coordinate the communication of client and servers on the network.

  • 6. 
    A local area network is:
    • A. 

      A large central network that connects other networks in a distance spanning exactly 5 miles.

    • B. 

      A group of personal computers or terminals located in the same general area and connected by a common cable (communication circuit) so they can exchange information.

    • C. 

      A network spanning a geographical area that usually encompasses a city or county area (3 to 30 miles).

    • D. 

      A network spanning a large geographical area (up to 1000s of miles).

    • E. 

      A network spanning exactly 10 miles with common carrier circuits.

  • 7. 
    A backbone network is:
    • A. 

      A high speed central network that connects other networks in a distance spanning up to several miles.

    • B. 

      A group of personal computers or terminals located in the same general area and connected by a common cable (communication circuit) so they can exchange information.

    • C. 

      A network spanning a geographical area that usually encompasses a city or county area (3 to 30 miles).

    • D. 

      A network spanning a large geographical area (up to 1000s of miles).

    • E. 

      A network spanning exactly 200 miles with common carrier circuits.

  • 8. 
    A metropolitan area network is:
    • A. 

      A high speed central network, built with privately owned media, which connects other networks in a distance spanning up to several miles.

    • B. 

      A group of personal computers or terminals located in the same general area and connected by a common cable (communication circuit) so they can exchange information.

    • C. 

      A network that spans a geographical area that usually encompasses a city or county area (3 to 30 miles) and that typically uses common carrier circuits.

    • D. 

      A network spanning a large geographical area (up to 1000s of miles).

    • E. 

      A network spanning exactly 543.56 miles with private media.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a property of a WAN:
    • A. 

      Connects backbone networks and MANS.

    • B. 

      Spans hundreds or thousands of miles

    • C. 

      Provides data transmission speeds from 56Kbps to 10Gbps.

    • D. 

      Connects a group of computers in a small geographic area such as room, floor, building or campus.

    • E. 

      Uses lease lines from IXCs like ATT, MCI, Sprint.

  • 10. 
    Which layer of the OSI model is responsible for ensuring that all packets sent are received by the destination station by dealing with end-to-end issues?
    • A. 

      Presentation Layer

    • B. 

      Transport Layer

    • C. 

      Physical Layer

    • D. 

      Session Layer

    • E. 

      Application Layer

  • 11. 
    Which layer of the OSI model is responsible for ensuring flow control so that the destination station does not receive more packets that it can process at any given time?
    • A. 

      Presentation Layer

    • B. 

      Transport Layer

    • C. 

      Physical Layer

    • D. 

      Session Layer

    • E. 

      Application Layer

  • 12. 
    The ____________ layer of the OSI model is responsible for data format translation.
    • A. 

      Session

    • B. 

      Presentation

    • C. 

      Physical

    • D. 

      Application

    • E. 

      Transport

  • 13. 
    In the Internet model, the application layer corresponds to the ________, layer(s) s of the OSI model.
    • A. 

      Data link and network

    • B. 

      Session, presentation and application

    • C. 

      Application layer

    • D. 

      Application and presentation

    • E. 

      Network, transport and presentation

  • 14. 
    Which is not a function of the physical layer:
    • A. 

      Transmission of bits.

    • B. 

      Defining the rules by which one and zeroes are transmitted.

    • C. 

      Providing error-free transmission of data.

    • D. 

      Providing the physical connection between sender and receiver.

    • E. 

      Specifying the type of connection and type of signals, waves or pulses that pass though it.

  • 15. 
    The _________ layer is responsible for routing of messages from the sender to the final destination.
    • A. 

      Data communication layer

    • B. 

      Resident layer

    • C. 

      Application layer

    • D. 

      Network layer

    • E. 

      Physical layer

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a function of the data link layer?
    • A. 

      Deciding when to transmit messages over the media

    • B. 

      Formatting the message by indicating where messages start and end, and which part is the address

    • C. 

      Detecting and correcting any errors that have occurred in the transmission of the message

    • D. 

      Specifying the type of connection, and the electrical signals, radio waves, or light pulses that pass through it

    • E. 

      Controlling the physical layer by determining when to transmit

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a function of the transport layer?
    • A. 

      Linking the physical layer to the network layer

    • B. 

      Formatting messages by indicating where they start and end

    • C. 

      Deciding which route the message should take

    • D. 

      Breaking long messages into several smaller messages

    • E. 

      Specifying the type of connection and the electrical signals, radio waves, or light pulses that pass through it

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a term used to group together the physical and data link layers?
    • A. 

      Internetwork layers

    • B. 

      Hardware layers

    • C. 

      Software layers

    • D. 

      Middleware layers

    • E. 

      Application layers

  • 19. 
    Which of the following would be a standard used at the Data Link layer of the Internet or OSI model?
    • A. 

      IP

    • B. 

      TCP

    • C. 

      Ethernet

    • D. 

      HTTP

    • E. 

      FTP

  • 20. 
    In which layer of the Internet model would the HTTP standard be used?
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Application

    • C. 

      Transport

    • D. 

      Network

    • E. 

      Data link

  • 21. 
    A(n) _____________ is a set of rules that determine what a layer would do and provides a clearly defined set of messages that software at the layer needs to understand.
    • A. 

      Agreement

    • B. 

      Standard

    • C. 

      Protocol

    • D. 

      Regulations

    • E. 

      Policy

  • 22. 
    The network layer of the Internet model uses the _____________ protocol to route messages though the network.
    • A. 

      TCP

    • B. 

      HTTP

    • C. 

      FTP

    • D. 

      SMTP

    • E. 

      IP

  • 23. 
    The primary reason for networking standards is to:
    • A. 

      Simplify cost accounting for networks

    • B. 

      Ensure that hardware and software produced by different vendors can work together

    • C. 

      Make it more difficult to develop hardware and software that link different networks

    • D. 

      Ensure that all network components of a particular network can be provided by only one vendor

    • E. 

      Lock customers into buying network components from one vendor

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is not true about de juro standards?
    • A. 

      They are always developed before de facto standards.

    • B. 

      One example exists for network layer software (IP).

    • C. 

      They can be developed by an official industry body.

    • D. 

      They can take several years to develop.

    • E. 

      They can be developed by a government body.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not true about de facto standards?
    • A. 

      They never evolve into de juro standards.

    • B. 

      They are those standards that emerge in the marketplace.

    • C. 

      They tend not to be developed by an official industry or government body.

    • D. 

      They are generally supported by more than one vendor but de facto standards have no official standing.

    • E. 

      They tend to emerge based upon the needs/response of the marketplace.