Scs: Computer Networking Self Assessment

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This self assessment is part of the staff development session on computer networking. All staff attending the session will need to complete the quiz for credit. Staff members are welcome to review the Power Point presentation and look up answers as needed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a computer network?

    • A.

      All the software and hardware on a computer

    • B.

      The connection of a single computer to a printer

    • C.

      Two or more computers joined to share data

    Correct Answer
    C. Two or more computers joined to share data
    Explanation
    A computer network refers to the connection of two or more computers in order to share data. This allows the computers to communicate with each other and share resources such as files, printers, and internet connections. By connecting multiple computers together, users can easily transfer and access information, collaborate on projects, and increase efficiency in their work.

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  • 2. 

    What is the definition of a LAN?

    • A.

      Limited Availability Network

    • B.

      Local Area Network

    • C.

      Localized and Networked

    Correct Answer
    B. Local Area Network
    Explanation
    A LAN, or Local Area Network, is a network that connects computers and devices within a limited geographical area, such as a home, office, or building. It allows for the sharing of resources, such as printers and files, and enables communication between devices within the network.

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  • 3. 

    How is a WAN different from a LAN?

    • A.

      WAN's include more than one LAN

    • B.

      LAN's include more thatn one WAN

    • C.

      They are the same, no differences

    Correct Answer
    A. WAN's include more than one LAN
    Explanation
    A Wide Area Network (WAN) is different from a Local Area Network (LAN) because a WAN includes more than one LAN. A LAN is a network that is confined to a small geographical area, such as a home, office, or building, and is used for local communication and resource sharing. On the other hand, a WAN covers a larger area, such as multiple cities or even countries, and connects multiple LANs together. WANs are typically used to connect geographically dispersed locations and allow for communication and sharing of resources between them.

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  • 4. 

    What do TCP and IP refer to?

    • A.

      Types of internet software

    • B.

      Protocols to help computers communication over the internet

    • C.

      Internet addresses for networked computers

    Correct Answer
    B. Protocols to help computers communication over the internet
    Explanation
    TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and IP (Internet Protocol) refer to protocols that help computers communicate over the internet. TCP is responsible for ensuring reliable and ordered delivery of data packets, while IP is responsible for routing and addressing packets to their intended destinations. These protocols work together to establish connections, break data into packets, transmit them across networks, and reassemble them at the receiving end. In summary, TCP and IP are essential protocols that enable communication and data transfer over the internet.

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  • 5. 

    What is an operating system?

    • A.

      Any downloaded or installed software

    • B.

      A way to connect to the internet

    • C.

      A software program that runs all of a computer's functions

    Correct Answer
    C. A software program that runs all of a computer's functions
    Explanation
    An operating system is a software program that manages and controls all the functions of a computer. It acts as an interface between the hardware and the user, allowing the user to interact with the computer and run various applications. The operating system handles tasks such as memory management, file management, device management, and user interface. It provides a platform for other software programs to run and ensures that all the hardware components of the computer work together smoothly.

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  • 6. 

    The World Wide Web is an example of which of the following?

    • A.

      WAN

    • B.

      TCP

    • C.

      OS

    Correct Answer
    A. WAN
    Explanation
    The World Wide Web is an example of a WAN (Wide Area Network). A WAN is a network that spans a large geographical area and connects multiple local area networks (LANs) together. The World Wide Web is a global network of interconnected computers and servers that allows users to access and share information and resources. It operates on a WAN infrastructure, enabling communication and data transfer across different regions and countries.

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  • 7. 

    I am only part of a LAN while on the internet at my school.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "I am only part of a LAN while on the internet at my school". The correct answer is False. This means that the statement is not true. The reason for this is that when you are on the internet at your school, you are not just part of a LAN (Local Area Network), but you are connected to the wider network of the internet.

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  • 8. 

    Stanly County Schools has a link for tech help on thier website for me to use at any time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that Stanly County Schools provides a link for tech help on their website that can be accessed at any time. This implies that users can seek assistance with any technical issues they may encounter, suggesting that the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    Understanding computer networking is part of Stanly County's technology plan and is important to me as a teacher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement implies that Stanly County's technology plan includes the understanding of computer networking, and as a teacher, it is important for the person answering the question to have knowledge in this area. Therefore, the answer is true.

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