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01 - Network Introduction

 1. Up until the 1990s most computers in both the home and the work place were ______________ computers

  internet-connected

  corruptible

  networked

  stand-alone

 2. A standalone computer is one that is …

  A computer that is not connected to any peripheral device like a printer

  A computer that is connected to just one or two other computers

  A computer that is not connected to any other computers that it needs for regular use.

  A computer that has 'legs' upon which it balances.

 3. A computer network can be simply defined as: connecting two or more computers together.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 4. In 1969 one of the first ever networks was created - it became known as the:
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  TECHNET - Technology Network

  INTERNET - International Network

  ARPANET - Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

  NETWORK ONE - The first ever american based network

 5. Universities decided to create a network in order to communicate and share resources - This network was basically the:

  reason that the Germans lost the war.

  predecessor to the internet

  reason the internet failed the first time it was attempted

  predecessor to the social media network Facebook

 6. Networks are primarily used today for two main reasons. Select the reasons from the list:
1. To share resources 
2. To govern countries 
3. To communicate with each other 
4. To stop hackers 
5. To expand the world's space program. 

  1 and 2

  1 and 3

  1 and 4

  2 and 3

 7. There are different TYPES of networks. Which from the list are valid types?
1. LAN 
2. YWAM 
3. WAN 
4. PAN 
5. STAN

  1,3 and 4

  1,2,3 and 4

  Only 5

  Only 4

 8. A LAN is a network that covers a large geographical area (such as the whole world)
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  FALSE

  TRUE

 9. LANs are usually found in:

  Databases and SQL Management systems

  large global businesses, cross-country government portals

  Social Media Networks and Image Management servers

  schools, homes and local small businesses

 10. A WAN is a wide area network and the best example of a famous WAN is the:

  Social Media Revolution

  Internet

  School network in your local school

  network inside the famous British Library that spans several floors.

 11. A PAN is …

  A personal area network - allowing unlimited transfer of data of a personal nature

  A personal area network - limited to only two people that have a personal relationship

  A personal area network - limited to a single person

  A personal area network - allowing encrypted transfer of personal data for security

 12. Unlike a LAN or a WAN a PAN…..

  All of these options are acceptable answers

  allows unlimited transfer of data of a personal nature

  ...only has a reach of a few metres.

  ...can be used for file transfer between devices

 13. An example of a protocol (rule) used in PANs is ….
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  SMTP

  TCP-IP

  Bluetooth

  File Transfer Protocol

 14. Which of the following in the list are advantages of having a network?
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  1,2,3,4,5

  1,4,5,6,8

  5,6,7,8

  6,7,8,9

 15. No. 8 in the list provided (in Question 14) is a disadvantage of having a network.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 16. Analyse the below and decide which one is referring to either a LAN, WAN or PAN.
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  #2 is a LAN and #1 is a LAN

  #1 is a LAN and #2 is a WAN

  #1 is a LAN and #2 is a PAN

  #1 is a PAN and #2 is a WAN

 17. Which type of network is being described in the text below?
A _________ refers to the interconnection of information technology 
devices or gadgets within the environment of an individual user 
(typically within 10 meters or 33 feed). 

These interconnected devices might include laptop computers,
PDAs, cellphones, printers, PCs or other wearable computer devices.

  MAN

  PAN

  LAN

  WAN

 18. Most WANs (like the Internet) are not owned by any one organization but rather exist under collective or distributed ownership and management.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 19. WANs tend to use technology like ATM, Frame Relay and X.25 for connectivity over the longer distances.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 20. A Wireless local area network is….

  A wireless WAN that is actually not a LAN at all

  not in existence yet

  A collection of Wi-Fi routers that are interconnected

  A LAN based on Wi-Fi wireless network technology