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01 - Introduction to Networks and Types

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

  networked

  corruptible

  stand-alone

  internet-connected

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

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

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

 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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  INTERNET - International Network

  ARPANET - Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

  NETWORK ONE - The first ever american based network

  TECHNET - Technology Network

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

  predecessor to the social media network Facebook

  reason the internet failed the first time it was attempted

  reason that the Germans lost the war.

  predecessor to the internet

 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 3

  2 and 3

  1 and 4

  1 and 2

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

  Only 4

  1,3 and 4

  Only 5

  1,2,3 and 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

  schools, homes and local small businesses

  Social Media Networks and Image Management servers

  large global businesses, cross-country government portals

 10. A WAN is a wide area network and the best example of a famous WAN is the:
A WAN is often a collection of connected local area networks (LANs)

  network inside the famous British Library that spans several floors.

  Social Media Revolution

  School network in your local school

  Internet

 11. A PAN is …

  A personal area network - limited to a single person

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

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

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

 12. Unlike a LAN or a WAN a PAN…..

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

  All of these options are acceptable answers

  ...can be used for file transfer between devices

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

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

  Bluetooth

  TCP-IP

  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

  5,6,7,8

  1,4,5,6,8

  6,7,8,9

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

  TRUE

  FALSE

 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 PAN

  #1 is a PAN and #2 is a WAN

  #1 is a LAN 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

  LAN

  WAN

  PAN

 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.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 20. A Wireless local area network is….

  not in existence yet

  A wireless WAN that is actually not a LAN at all

  A collection of Wi-Fi routers that are interconnected

  A LAN based on Wi-Fi wireless network technology