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  • 1. 

    Which Windows XP feature provides an underlying service that allows Windows and applications to determine when a machine has change network locations?

    • A.

      Synchronization Manager

    • B.

      Network Location Awareness (NLA)

    • C.

      Offline Viewing

    • D.

      Peer-to-peer Networking Support

    Correct Answer
    B. Network Location Awareness (NLA)
    Explanation
    Network Location Awareness (NLA) is a Windows XP feature that provides an underlying service for determining when a machine has changed network locations. This feature allows Windows and applications to adapt their network settings and configurations based on the network location. NLA helps in automatically configuring the appropriate network settings, such as IP address, DNS servers, and firewall rules, when a device connects to a new network. It ensures seamless connectivity and a smooth transition between different network environments.

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  • 2. 

    Which category of the Group Policy controls reading data from and writing data to USB/Memory Stick Drives?

    • A.

      Storage Devices

    • B.

      Removable Storage

    • C.

      Storage

    • D.

      USB Storage

    Correct Answer
    A. Storage Devices
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Storage Devices" because this category of Group Policy controls the access and permissions related to reading data from and writing data to USB/Memory Stick Drives. By configuring the settings under this category, administrators can restrict or allow the usage of these storage devices on the network.

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  • 3. 

    As an administrator, you find that some unknown IP addresses are trying to make remote desktop connection to your machine and trying to attack it. How will you find which IP addresses are trying to do so?

    • A.

      Command > ping

    • B.

      Command > netstat –a –n –o

    • C.

      Command > netsh

    • D.

      Command > tracert

    Correct Answer
    B. Command > netstat –a –n –o
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Command > netstat –a –n –o". By using this command, you can view all active connections on your machine, including the IP addresses that are trying to make remote desktop connections. The "-a" flag displays all connections and listening ports, the "-n" flag displays addresses and port numbers in numerical form, and the "-o" flag displays the associated process ID for each connection. This allows you to identify which IP addresses are attempting to attack your machine.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not an operating system?

    • A.

      Windows 7

    • B.

      Linux

    • C.

      MAC OSX

    • D.

      DOS

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    All the options listed (Windows 7, Linux, MAC OSX, DOS) are operating systems. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above" as it implies that all the options listed are operating systems.

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  • 5. 

    Which one is the keyboard shortcut for 'paste'?

    • A.

      Ctrl + Shift + V

    • B.

      Ctrl + V

    • C.

      Ctrl + P

    • D.

      Ctrl + Alt + V

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + V
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ctrl + V. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used to paste content that has been previously copied or cut. It is a widely recognized and frequently used shortcut in various applications and operating systems.

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  • 6. 

    Which one is not included in Microsoft Office 2007?

    • A.

      OneNote

    • B.

      Groove

    • C.

      Dreamweaver CS4

    • D.

      InfoPath

    Correct Answer
    C. Dreamweaver CS4
    Explanation
    Dreamweaver CS4 is not included in Microsoft Office 2007. Microsoft Office 2007 is a suite of productivity applications developed by Microsoft, which includes programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Dreamweaver CS4, on the other hand, is a web development tool developed by Adobe. It is not a part of the Microsoft Office suite and is used for designing and developing websites.

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  • 7. 

    175.209.20.1 is

    • A.

      A MAC address

    • B.

      An IP address

    • C.

      A postal address

    • D.

      A common address

    Correct Answer
    B. An IP address
    Explanation
    175.209.20.1 is an IP address. IP addresses are numerical labels assigned to devices connected to a computer network. They serve as unique identifiers for these devices, allowing them to communicate with each other over the network. In this case, 175.209.20.1 is specifically identified as an IP address, indicating that it is used to identify a device on a network.

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  • 8. 

    The following are browsers except one:

    • A.

      Google Chrome

    • B.

      Safari

    • C.

      Firefox

    • D.

      Ubuntu

    Correct Answer
    D. Ubuntu
    Explanation
    Ubuntu is not a browser, but rather an operating system. The other options listed, Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, are all web browsers commonly used by individuals to access and navigate the internet.

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  • 9. 

    The following are types of internet connection, which of them is the fastest?

    • A.

      Dial-up

    • B.

      Broadband

    • C.

      Fiber Optics

    • D.

      DSL

    Correct Answer
    C. Fiber Optics
    Explanation
    Fiber Optics is the fastest type of internet connection among the options provided. Fiber optic cables use light signals to transmit data, allowing for high-speed and reliable internet connections. This technology provides faster download and upload speeds compared to other options like dial-up, broadband, and DSL, which rely on different transmission methods.

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  • 10. 

    Which one of the following asks for a username and a password?

    • A.

      PPPoE

    • B.

      DHCP

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. PPPoE
    Explanation
    PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is a network protocol that requires a username and password for authentication. It is commonly used by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to establish a connection between a user's computer and the ISP's network. With PPPoE, users are prompted to enter their username and password in order to access the internet. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), on the other hand, is a protocol used to automatically assign IP addresses to devices on a network, but it does not require a username and password. Therefore, the correct answer is PPPoE.

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  • 11. 

    A network that spans a large geographical area, the most common example being the internet.

    • A.

      LAN

    • B.

      MAN

    • C.

      WAN

    Correct Answer
    C. WAN
    Explanation
    A WAN, or Wide Area Network, is a type of network that covers a large geographical area, such as the internet. It connects multiple LANs (Local Area Networks) and MANs (Metropolitan Area Networks) together, allowing for communication and data transfer over long distances. Unlike LANs and MANs, which are limited to a specific area, WANs enable connectivity on a global scale. Therefore, WAN is the correct answer as it best describes a network that spans a large geographical area, like the internet.

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  • 12. 

    A computer network covering a small physical area, like home, office, or small group of buildings, such as a school or an airport.

    • A.

      LAN

    • B.

      MAN

    • C.

      WAN

    Correct Answer
    A. LAN
    Explanation
    A LAN (Local Area Network) is a computer network that covers a small physical area, such as a home, office, or small group of buildings. It is typically used in a localized setting, like a school or an airport. A LAN allows devices to connect and communicate with each other within a limited area, enabling the sharing of resources, such as files and printers. It is often easier to set up and maintain compared to larger networks like MANs (Metropolitan Area Networks) or WANs (Wide Area Networks).

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  • 13. 

    A large computer network that usually spans a city or a large campus.

    • A.

      LAN

    • B.

      MAN

    • C.

      WAN

    Correct Answer
    B. MAN
    Explanation
    A MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) is a large computer network that typically covers a city or a large campus. It is larger in scale than a LAN (Local Area Network) but smaller than a WAN (Wide Area Network). A MAN allows for the interconnection of multiple LANs within a specific geographic area, providing high-speed connectivity and facilitating the sharing of resources and information between different locations within the same metropolitan area.

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  • 14. 

    A physical interface often used for terminating telephone wires.

    • A.

      RJ 11

    • B.

      RJ 45

    • C.

      Ethernet Cable

    • D.

      RJ 14

    Correct Answer
    A. RJ 11
    Explanation
    RJ 11 is the correct answer because it is a physical interface commonly used for terminating telephone wires. RJ 11 connectors are typically used for connecting telephones, fax machines, and modems to a telephone line. They have four pins and are smaller in size compared to other connectors like RJ 45, which is used for Ethernet connections. RJ 14 is not a commonly used connector and Ethernet cable is not specifically designed for terminating telephone wires.

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  • 15. 

    Network layer device that uses one or more routing metrics to determine the optimal path along which network traffic should be forwarded.

    • A.

      Hub

    • B.

      Switch

    • C.

      Router

    • D.

      Server

    Correct Answer
    C. Router
    Explanation
    A router is a network layer device that uses routing metrics to determine the best path for forwarding network traffic. It analyzes various factors such as network congestion, latency, and bandwidth to determine the optimal route. Unlike hubs and switches, which operate at the data link layer, routers make intelligent decisions based on network layer information. Servers, on the other hand, are responsible for providing services to clients and do not play a direct role in determining the optimal path for forwarding network traffic.

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