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  • 1. 

    SSH

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      110

    Correct Answer
    A. 22
    Explanation
    SSH is a network protocol that allows secure remote access to a computer or server. It operates on port 22 by default. This means that if you want to establish an SSH connection to a device, you need to specify port 22 as the destination port. The other port numbers mentioned (21, 25, and 110) are associated with different protocols such as FTP, SMTP, and POP3 respectively, but they are not used for SSH connections. Therefore, the correct answer is 22.

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  • 2. 

    FTP

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      53

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    B. 21
    Explanation
    Port 21 is the correct answer. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another over a TCP-based network. Port 21 is specifically designated for FTP control messages, which are used to establish and manage the FTP session. This port is responsible for handling commands such as authentication, directory navigation, and file transfers.

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  • 3. 

    HTTPS

    • A.

      123

    • B.

      53

    • C.

      143

    • D.

      443

    Correct Answer
    D. 443
    Explanation
    443 is the correct answer because it is the port number used for secure communication over the internet using the HTTPS protocol. HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is the secure version of HTTP, where data is encrypted and authenticated to ensure secure transmission of information between a web browser and a website. Port 443 is commonly used for HTTPS connections, allowing websites to securely transmit sensitive data such as login credentials, credit card information, and personal details.

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  • 4. 

    Telnet

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      80

    • C.

      110

    • D.

      23

    Correct Answer
    D. 23
    Explanation
    Telnet is a network protocol that allows users to remotely access and manage devices or systems over a network. It uses port 23 as the default port for communication. Therefore, the correct answer is 23.

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  • 5. 

    DHCP

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      67

    • C.

      80

    • D.

      69

    Correct Answer
    B. 67
    Explanation
    DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a network protocol that allows devices to obtain IP addresses and other network configuration settings automatically. Port 67 is the default port used by DHCP servers to listen for DHCP requests from client devices. Therefore, the correct answer is 67.

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  • 6. 

    HTTP

    • A.

      443

    • B.

      80

    • C.

      69

    • D.

      123

    Correct Answer
    B. 80
    Explanation
    Port 80 is the correct answer because it is the default port for HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) communication. HTTP is the protocol used for transmitting and receiving web pages and other resources over the internet. When a user types a website address in a browser, the request is sent to the server on port 80 by default. The server then responds with the requested web page, allowing the user to view it in their browser.

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  • 7. 

    SMTP

    • A.

      443

    • B.

      143

    • C.

      22

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    D. 25
    Explanation
    Port 25 is the correct answer because it is the default port used for the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), which is responsible for sending and receiving email messages between servers. This port is used by mail servers to communicate with each other and deliver emails.

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  • 8. 

    DNS

    • A.

      23

    • B.

      143

    • C.

      53

    • D.

      123

    Correct Answer
    C. 53
  • 9. 

    NTP

    • A.

      23

    • B.

      143

    • C.

      123

    • D.

      443

    Correct Answer
    C. 123
  • 10. 

    TFTP

    • A.

      443

    • B.

      67

    • C.

      69

    • D.

      161

    Correct Answer
    C. 69
    Explanation
    TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) is a simple file transfer protocol that operates on UDP port 69. It is commonly used for transferring small files between network devices. The given answer, 69, is the correct port number for TFTP.

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  • 11. 

    IMAP4

    • A.

      443

    • B.

      23

    • C.

      143

    • D.

      123

    Correct Answer
    C. 143
    Explanation
    The given list consists of port numbers. Port 143 is the correct answer because it is the default port for the IMAP4 protocol. IMAP4 is a protocol used for retrieving and managing email messages on a mail server. Port numbers are used to identify specific processes or services on a network.

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  • 12. 

    SNMP

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      443

    • C.

      161

    • D.

      67

    Correct Answer
    C. 161
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 161. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) uses port 161 for communication. It is a protocol used for managing and monitoring network devices such as routers, switches, and servers. SNMP allows network administrators to gather information, set configurations, and receive notifications from these devices. Port 161 is specifically used for SNMP agents to listen for incoming requests and respond accordingly.

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  • 13. 

    22

    • A.

      DNS

    • B.

      HTTP

    • C.

      SSH

    • D.

      DHCP

    Correct Answer
    C. SSH
    Explanation
    SSH stands for Secure Shell and is a network protocol that allows secure remote access and control of a computer over an unsecured network. It provides a secure channel for data communication between two devices by encrypting the data being transmitted. DNS (Domain Name System) is responsible for translating domain names into IP addresses. HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used for transmitting web pages and other content over the internet. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a network management protocol used to automatically assign IP addresses to devices on a network.

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  • 14. 

    23 

    • A.

      POP3

    • B.

      SNMP

    • C.

      TELNET

    • D.

      DNS

    Correct Answer
    C. TELNET
    Explanation
    TELNET is the correct answer because it is a network protocol that allows for remote access to a device over a network. It enables a user to log into a remote machine and execute commands as if they were directly interacting with the device. POP3, SNMP, and DNS are all different protocols that serve different purposes and are not related to remote access.

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  • 15. 

    25

    • A.

      SMTP

    • B.

      SNMP

    • C.

      TFTP

    • D.

      TELNET

    Correct Answer
    A. SMTP
    Explanation
    SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It is a communication protocol used for sending and receiving email messages over a network. SMTP is responsible for the transmission of email messages between mail servers. It allows email clients to send emails to a mail server and the server then forwards the messages to the appropriate recipient's mail server. SMTP is widely used for sending emails on the internet and is an essential component of the email delivery process.

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  • 16. 

    53

    • A.

      SMTP

    • B.

      TELNET

    • C.

      DHCP

    • D.

      DNS

    Correct Answer
    D. DNS
    Explanation
    DNS stands for Domain Name System. It is a protocol used to translate domain names into IP addresses. DNS is responsible for resolving human-readable domain names, such as www.example.com, into the corresponding IP address, such as 192.0.2.1. This translation is necessary for computers to communicate with each other over the internet. SMTP is a protocol used for sending email, TELNET is a protocol used for remote login, and DHCP is a protocol used for automatically assigning IP addresses to devices on a network. While all of these protocols are important in networking, DNS specifically deals with domain name resolution.

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  • 17. 

    110

    • A.

      SSH

    • B.

      IMAP4

    • C.

      POP3

    • D.

      SMTP

    Correct Answer
    C. POP3
    Explanation
    POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3) is a protocol used for retrieving email messages from a mail server. It allows users to download their emails from the server to their local devices. Unlike IMAP4 (Internet Message Access Protocol version 4) which keeps the emails on the server, POP3 removes the emails from the server after they are downloaded. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is used for sending emails, while SSH (Secure Shell) is a cryptographic network protocol used for secure remote login and data communication. Therefore, among the given options, POP3 is the most appropriate answer for the question.

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  • 18. 

    80

    • A.

      SSH

    • B.

      FTP

    • C.

      HTTPS

    • D.

      HTTP

    Correct Answer
    D. HTTP
  • 19. 

    110

    • A.

      SNMP

    • B.

      NTP

    • C.

      DNS

    • D.

      POP3

    Correct Answer
    D. POP3
  • 20. 

    21

    • A.

      POP3

    • B.

      IMAP

    • C.

      FTP

    • D.

      443

    Correct Answer
    C. FTP
    Explanation
    FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used for transferring files between a client and a server on a computer network. It operates on Port 21 by default. Therefore, in the given options, FTP is the correct answer as it is the only one that matches the given port number. POP3 and IMAP are email protocols, while 443 is the default port for HTTPS (secure HTTP) communication.

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  • 21. 

    143

    • A.

      DNS

    • B.

      TFTP

    • C.

      IMAP4

    • D.

      TELNET

    Correct Answer
    C. IMAP4
    Explanation
    IMAP4 is the correct answer because it is a protocol used for retrieving emails from a mail server. DNS (Domain Name System) is used for translating domain names into IP addresses, TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) is used for file transfer, and TELNET is used for remote login and command execution. However, none of these protocols are specifically related to retrieving emails, making IMAP4 the most appropriate choice.

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  • 22. 

    443 

    • A.

      IMAP4

    • B.

      SSH

    • C.

      HTTP

    • D.

      HTTPS

    Correct Answer
    D. HTTPS
    Explanation
    HTTPS is the correct answer because it is the secure version of HTTP. It provides encryption and authentication, ensuring that data transmitted between a web browser and a website is secure and cannot be intercepted by attackers. IMAP4 is a protocol used for retrieving email, SSH is a protocol used for secure remote login, and HTTP is a protocol used for transferring data on the World Wide Web. However, only HTTPS ensures secure communication over the internet.

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  • 23. 

    67

    • A.

      SSH

    • B.

      SMTP

    • C.

      DHCP

    • D.

      DNS

    Correct Answer
    C. DHCP
    Explanation
    DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a network management protocol used to automatically assign IP addresses and other network configuration parameters to devices on a network. This protocol allows devices to join a network and obtain the necessary information to communicate with other devices. In contrast, SSH (Secure Shell) is a cryptographic network protocol used for secure remote access and control of network services, while SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used for sending email messages. DNS (Domain Name System) is a protocol used to translate domain names into IP addresses. Therefore, DHCP is the most appropriate answer as it specifically deals with network configuration and IP address assignment.

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  • 24. 

    69 

    • A.

      SMTP

    • B.

      POP3

    • C.

      HTTPS

    • D.

      TFTP

    Correct Answer
    D. TFTP
    Explanation
    TFTP stands for Trivial File Transfer Protocol, which is a simple file transfer protocol that is used to transfer files between a client and a server on a network. Unlike other protocols listed (SMTP, POP3, HTTPS), TFTP does not provide any security features or encryption. It is primarily used for transferring small files, such as firmware updates or configuration files, in a fast and efficient manner. Therefore, TFTP is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 25. 

    123

    • A.

      FTP

    • B.

      TELNET

    • C.

      NTP

    • D.

      HTTP

    Correct Answer
    C. NTP
    Explanation
    NTP stands for Network Time Protocol, which is used to synchronize the time of computer systems over a network. It ensures that all devices in a network have the same time, which is crucial for various applications and services that rely on accurate timekeeping. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used for transferring files between computers, TELNET is a protocol used for remote login and control of computers, and HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is used for communication between web browsers and web servers. Therefore, NTP is the most appropriate answer as it relates to time synchronization.

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  • 26. 

    161

    • A.

      HTTP

    • B.

      SNMP

    • C.

      DNS

    • D.

      IMAP4

    Correct Answer
    B. SNMP
    Explanation
    SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a widely used protocol for managing and monitoring network devices. It allows network administrators to collect and organize information about devices on the network, such as routers, switches, and servers. SNMP operates on the application layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack and uses UDP as its transport protocol. It provides a set of standard commands and a data structure for exchanging management information between network devices and management systems. Therefore, SNMP is the most suitable protocol for managing and monitoring network devices, making it the correct answer in this context.

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  • 27. 

    FTP 21

    • A.

      UDP

    • B.

      TCP

    Correct Answer
    B. TCP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is TCP because FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used for transferring files over a network. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is a reliable connection-oriented protocol that ensures the delivery of data packets in the correct order and without errors. Since FTP requires a reliable and ordered delivery of data, it uses TCP as its underlying transport protocol. UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is not suitable for FTP because it is a connectionless and unreliable protocol that does not guarantee the delivery or order of data packets.

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  • 28. 

    SSH 22

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    A. TCP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is TCP because SSH (Secure Shell) is a network protocol that provides secure remote access to a computer or server. It uses TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) as the underlying transport protocol to establish a reliable and secure connection between the client and the server. TCP ensures that the data sent over the network is delivered in the correct order and without errors, making it suitable for secure communication protocols like SSH. UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is a connectionless protocol that does not provide the same level of reliability and security as TCP, so it is not commonly used for SSH.

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  • 29. 

    TELNET 23

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    A. TCP
    Explanation
    The given answer is TCP because TELNET is a protocol that is typically used over TCP/IP networks. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is a reliable and connection-oriented protocol that ensures the delivery of data packets in the correct order and without errors. TELNET uses TCP to establish a connection between a client and a server, allowing the client to remotely access and control the server. UDP (User Datagram Protocol), on the other hand, is a connectionless and unreliable protocol that does not guarantee the delivery of packets. Therefore, TCP is the appropriate protocol for TELNET communication.

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  • 30. 

    SMTP 25

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    A. TCP
    Explanation
    SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used for sending email messages between servers. Port 25 is the default port for SMTP, and it operates using the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) transport layer protocol. TCP provides reliable and ordered delivery of data packets, making it suitable for applications like email where the complete and accurate delivery of messages is crucial. UDP (User Datagram Protocol), on the other hand, is a connectionless protocol that does not guarantee reliable delivery. Therefore, the correct answer is TCP.

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  • 31. 

    DNS 53

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    A. TCP
    Explanation
    DNS (Domain Name System) is a protocol used for translating domain names into IP addresses. It operates on port number 53. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is one of the transport layer protocols used in computer networks. It provides reliable, connection-oriented communication between devices. UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is another transport layer protocol that provides unreliable, connectionless communication. In the case of DNS, TCP is used when the response data exceeds the maximum size that can be transmitted in a single UDP packet. Therefore, the correct answer is TCP.

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  • 32. 

    HTTP 80

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    A. TCP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is TCP because HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is a protocol that operates on top of TCP. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is a reliable and connection-oriented protocol that ensures the delivery of data packets in the correct order and without errors. Since HTTP is commonly used for web browsing and communication over the internet, it relies on TCP to establish and maintain a reliable connection between the client and the server.

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  • 33. 

    POP3 110

    • A.

      UDP

    • B.

      TCP

    Correct Answer
    B. TCP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is TCP because POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3) is a protocol used for retrieving email from a mail server. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is the most commonly used transport protocol for POP3, ensuring reliable and ordered delivery of data packets. UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is not suitable for POP3 as it does not provide reliable delivery or guarantee packet order. Therefore, TCP is the appropriate protocol to use for POP3.

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  • 34. 

    IMAP4 143

    • A.

      UDP

    • B.

      TCP

    Correct Answer
    B. TCP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is TCP because IMAP4, which stands for Internet Message Access Protocol version 4, is a protocol used for retrieving email messages from a mail server. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is the most commonly used transport protocol for IMAP4. TCP provides reliable, connection-oriented communication between the client and the server, ensuring that all data packets are delivered in order and without errors. UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is a connectionless protocol that does not guarantee reliable delivery of data, making it unsuitable for IMAP4.

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  • 35. 

    HTTPS 443

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    A. TCP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is TCP because HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a secure version of HTTP that uses TCP as its transport protocol. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) provides reliable, connection-oriented communication between devices by ensuring that all packets are received in the correct order and without errors. UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is a connectionless, unreliable protocol that does not guarantee delivery or order of packets. Therefore, TCP is the appropriate choice for HTTPS communication.

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  • 36. 

    DHCP 67

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    B. UDP
    Explanation
    DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a network management protocol used to assign IP addresses to devices on a network. Port 67 is the default port used by DHCP servers to receive DHCP client requests. Since DHCP operates at the transport layer of the TCP/IP protocol suite, it uses either TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) or UDP (User Datagram Protocol) for communication. However, the correct answer in this case is UDP, as DHCP primarily uses UDP for its client-server communication.

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  • 37. 

    TFTP 69

    • A.

      UDP

    • B.

      TCP

    Correct Answer
    A. UDP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is UDP. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) is a simple file transfer protocol that operates at port 69. It uses UDP (User Datagram Protocol) as its transport protocol. UDP is a connectionless protocol that provides a lightweight and fast way to transmit data over a network. Unlike TCP, UDP does not provide reliable delivery or guarantee the order of packets. TFTP utilizes UDP's simplicity and low overhead to transfer files efficiently in situations where reliability is not crucial, such as booting diskless workstations.

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  • 38. 

    NTP 123

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    B. UDP
  • 39. 

    SNMP 161

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      UDP

    Correct Answer
    B. UDP
    Explanation
    SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) uses UDP (User Datagram Protocol) as its transport protocol. UDP is a connectionless protocol that provides a lightweight and fast way to transmit data over a network. SNMP uses UDP because it does not require the overhead of establishing a connection before transmitting data. This makes it more efficient for network management tasks where real-time monitoring and quick responses are crucial. Additionally, UDP's simplicity allows SNMP to be easily implemented on a wide range of devices and operating systems.

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