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  • 1. 

    What is electrical noise created by nearby electrical equipment called?

    • A.

      ROI

    • B.

      EMI

    • C.

      FRI

    • D.

      RFI

    Correct Answer
    B. EMI
    Explanation
    EMI stands for Electromagnetic Interference. It refers to the electrical noise that is created by nearby electrical equipment. This interference can disrupt the proper functioning of electronic devices and can cause signal degradation or loss. EMI can be caused by various sources such as power lines, motors, transformers, and electronic devices. It is important to minimize EMI to ensure the reliable operation of electronic equipment.

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  • 2. 

    What is the process of wrapping high layer data with lower layer data called?

    • A.

      Re-Wrapping

    • B.

      Passing

    • C.

      Encapsulation

    • D.

      Vectorization

    Correct Answer
    C. Encapsulation
    Explanation
    Encapsulation is the process of wrapping high layer data with lower layer data. It is a technique used in object-oriented programming to hide the internal details of an object and provide a controlled interface to access and manipulate the data. By encapsulating data, we can ensure data integrity and prevent direct access to the internal state of an object. This helps in maintaining code modularity, reusability, and security.

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  • 3. 

    What does the acronym ESMTP stand for, beginning with "Extended"?

    • A.

      Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

    • B.

      Simple Mail Testing Protocol

    • C.

      Simple Mail Transfer Prototype

    • D.

      Simple Mail Timing Protocol

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
    Explanation
    ESMTP stands for Extended Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. This protocol is an extension of the original Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) used for sending and receiving email messages. ESMTP adds additional features and capabilities to SMTP, such as authentication, encryption, and support for larger message sizes. It is commonly used by email servers to communicate and transfer emails between different systems.

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  • 4. 

    The cabling used in a 100BaseT4 network is made of what material?

    • A.

      Fiber

    • B.

      Plastic

    • C.

      Copper

    • D.

      Nickel

    Correct Answer
    C. Copper
    Explanation
    The cabling used in a 100BaseT4 network is made of copper. Copper is commonly used in networking cables because it has excellent conductivity and is cost-effective. It allows for efficient transmission of data signals over long distances. Fiber optic cables are typically used for higher-speed networks, while plastic and nickel are not commonly used materials for networking cables.

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  • 5. 

    What is another term used for one-way network communication capability?

    • A.

      Duplex

    • B.

      Half-Duplex

    • C.

      Simplex

    • D.

      Full-Duplex

    Correct Answer
    C. Simplex
    Explanation
    Simplex is another term used for one-way network communication capability. In simplex communication, data flows in only one direction, from the sender to the receiver. This means that the receiver can only receive data and cannot send any response back to the sender. It is commonly used in scenarios where only one party needs to transmit information, such as in broadcasting or monitoring systems. Unlike duplex communication, which allows for two-way communication, simplex communication is unidirectional.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of an adapter that allows two male cable ends to be joined together?

    • A.

      Male To Male Adapter

    • B.

      V.35 Winchester

    • C.

      DB-9

    • D.

      Gender Changer

    Correct Answer
    D. Gender Changer
    Explanation
    A gender changer is an adapter that allows two male cable ends to be joined together. It is used to convert a male connector into a female connector or vice versa, enabling the connection of two cables with the same gender. In this case, the gender changer would allow the joining of two male cable ends, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    Where did the Gopher internet protocol originate?

    • A.

      Nevada State University

    • B.

      University Of Minnesota

    • C.

      Garden State University

    • D.

      University Of Purdue

    Correct Answer
    B. University Of Minnesota
    Explanation
    The Gopher internet protocol originated at the University of Minnesota.

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  • 8. 

    What is the standard TCP port used for Kerberos authentication traffic in the U.S.?

    • A.

      88

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      78

    • D.

      188

    Correct Answer
    A. 88
    Explanation
    The standard TCP port used for Kerberos authentication traffic in the U.S. is 88.

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  • 9. 

    A network that employs a single architecture and operating system is called what?

    • A.

      Autonomous System

    • B.

      Single Network

    • C.

      Homogeneous Network

    • D.

      Heterogeneous Network

    Correct Answer
    C. Homogeneous Network
    Explanation
    A homogeneous network refers to a network that utilizes a single architecture and operating system. This means that all devices within the network are built using the same technology and run on the same operating system. This allows for seamless communication and compatibility between devices, as they all share the same infrastructure and software.

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  • 10. 

    What is the host ID given the CIDR IP Address 192.168.205.15/24?

    • A.

      0.15

    • B.

      192.168.205.15

    • C.

      .205.15

    • D.

      168.205.15

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.15
    Explanation
    The host ID given the CIDR IP Address 192.168.205.15/24 is 0.15. In CIDR notation, the "/24" indicates that the first 24 bits of the IP address are the network portion, leaving the last 8 bits for the host portion. Therefore, the host ID is the last octet of the IP address, which is 0.15.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is an organization funded by the U.S. Government?

    • A.

      ISO

    • B.

      ITU

    • C.

      IANA

    • D.

      IEEE

    Correct Answer
    C. IANA
    Explanation
    IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) is an organization funded by the U.S. Government. It is responsible for managing the allocation of unique identifiers and protocol parameters used in various internet protocols. IANA's funding primarily comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce, making it an organization funded by the U.S. Government.

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  • 12. 

    What TCP/IP protocol relies on Echo Reply packets to test connectivity between hosts?

    • A.

      FTP

    • B.

      IGRP

    • C.

      ICMP

    • D.

      TCP

    Correct Answer
    C. ICMP
    Explanation
    ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) relies on Echo Reply packets to test connectivity between hosts. ICMP is responsible for reporting errors and providing diagnostic information in IP networks. Echo Reply packets are used in a process called "ping" to verify if a host is reachable and measure the round-trip time for packets to travel between hosts. ICMP is not a transport layer protocol like TCP, but rather a network layer protocol that operates within the TCP/IP suite. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and IGRP (Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) are unrelated to testing connectivity using Echo Reply packets.

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  • 13. 

    What international community of engineers receives its charter from the ISOC?

    • A.

      IETF

    • B.

      ISO

    • C.

      SETI

    • D.

      IBM

    Correct Answer
    A. IETF
    Explanation
    The International community of engineers that receives its charter from the ISOC is the IETF. The IETF, or Internet Engineering Task Force, is an open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers. It is responsible for the development and promotion of Internet standards, protocols, and procedures. The ISOC, or Internet Society, provides the charter for the IETF and supports its activities.

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  • 14. 

    What TCP/IP protocol is used to inform routers of available multicast groups?

    • A.

      OSPF

    • B.

      EIGRP

    • C.

      IGMP

    • D.

      IGRP

    Correct Answer
    C. IGMP
    Explanation
    IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) is the correct answer because it is the TCP/IP protocol used to inform routers of available multicast groups. IGMP allows hosts to join or leave multicast groups and informs routers which hosts are interested in receiving multicast traffic. OSPF (Open Shortest Path First), EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol), and IGRP (Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) are all routing protocols used for different purposes and do not specifically deal with multicast group information.

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  • 15. 

    What organization is responsible for Bluetooth standards and development?

    • A.

      IEEE

    • B.

      ITU

    • C.

      Bluetooth SIG

    • D.

      NIST

    Correct Answer
    C. Bluetooth SIG
    Explanation
    Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) is the organization responsible for Bluetooth standards and development. They are an industry consortium that oversees the development and promotion of Bluetooth technology. They set the standards and specifications for Bluetooth devices, ensuring interoperability and compatibility among different manufacturers. Bluetooth SIG also certifies Bluetooth products to ensure they meet the required standards and provide a seamless user experience.

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  • 16. 

    What can be loosely defined as establishing a private network over a public network?

    • A.

      Internet

    • B.

      Wide Area Network (WAN)

    • C.

      Local Area Network (LAN)

    • D.

      Virtual Private Network (VPN)

    Correct Answer
    D. Virtual Private Network (VPN)
    Explanation
    A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be loosely defined as establishing a private network over a public network. It allows users to securely access and transmit data over the internet by creating a virtual encrypted tunnel. This ensures that data remains private and protected from unauthorized access. VPNs are commonly used by businesses and individuals to establish secure connections, bypass geo-restrictions, and protect sensitive information while using public Wi-Fi networks.

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  • 17. 

    What port can be used to connect one hub to another using straight through cabling?

    • A.

      Connection Port

    • B.

      Network Port

    • C.

      Hub Port

    • D.

      Uplink Port

    Correct Answer
    D. Uplink Port
    Explanation
    An uplink port is used to connect one hub to another using straight-through cabling. This port is specifically designed for this purpose and allows for the connection of multiple hubs or switches together in a network. It differs from regular network ports or hub ports, which are used to connect devices such as computers or printers to the hub. The uplink port provides a high-speed connection between hubs, ensuring efficient data transfer and network connectivity.

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  • 18. 

    What term describes a multi-port repeater in Ethernet networks?

    • A.

      Hub

    • B.

      Router

    • C.

      Gateway

    • D.

      Node

    Correct Answer
    A. Hub
    Explanation
    A hub is a term that describes a multi-port repeater in Ethernet networks. A hub is a networking device that connects multiple devices together in a network and broadcasts the incoming data packets to all connected devices. It does not perform any filtering or routing of the data, simply amplifying and forwarding the signals to all connected devices. Therefore, a hub is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 19. 

    Network and telephone cables are "punched down" into what device?

    • A.

      Switch

    • B.

      Wiring Closet

    • C.

      Firewall

    • D.

      Patch Panel

    Correct Answer
    D. Patch Panel
    Explanation
    A patch panel is a device used in networking to organize and connect network cables. It acts as a central point where cables can be punched down or terminated. It provides a convenient and organized way to manage and troubleshoot network connections. By punching down network and telephone cables into a patch panel, it becomes easier to make changes, add or remove connections, and maintain the network infrastructure. Therefore, a patch panel is the correct device for punching down network and telephone cables.

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  • 20. 

    What is the cable that runs from a patch panel to a network port on a switch called?

    • A.

      Patch Cable

    • B.

      Access Cable

    • C.

      Punch Cable

    • D.

      Network Cable

    Correct Answer
    A. Patch Cable
    Explanation
    A patch cable is the cable that runs from a patch panel to a network port on a switch. It is used to establish a connection between the patch panel and the switch, allowing for the transfer of data between the two devices. Patch cables are typically shorter in length and are often used in data centers or network closets to connect equipment within a local area network (LAN). They are commonly used in Ethernet networks to connect computers, servers, switches, and other network devices.

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