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05 - Thin vs Thick Client Computing

 1. The 'thicknesss' of a client computer refers to the ____________________________________ that is involved in comparison to the server it is connected to.

  machine hardware installation

  level of cabling

  IP address configuration

  level of processing and storage

 2. If a server is doing more processing and responsible for more storage, the client is said to be ________________.

  thicker

  thinner

  securer

  flimsier

 3. If all the processing and storage is done by the server, then a very ____________ would be all that's required.

  basic machine with very little processor power

  thin machine (thin in terms of the monitor and the cables used)

  powerful machine with extreme processor power

  lean machine which is not connected to too many ports or cables

 4. A _______________________ is sometimes the term that is used for an extremely thin client.
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  mute terminal

  dumb terminal

  calm terminal

  fat terminal

 5. The following is an advantage of:
Easy to set up, maintain and add terminals to a network wth little installation required locally.

  Thin-Client

  Client-only Model

  Server-Only Model

  Thick-Client

 6. The following is an advantage of:
Software and updates can be installed on the server and automatically distributed to each client terminal

  Client-only Model

  Server-Only Model

  Thick-Client

  Thin-Client

 7. The following is an advantage of:
More secure, since data is all kept centrally in one place

  Server-Only Model

  Thick-Client

  Client-only Model

  Thin-Client

 8. The following is an advantage of:
Robust and Reliable (generally speaking) and providing greater up-time

  Server-Only Model

  Client-only Model

  Thin-Client

  Thick-Client

 9. The following is an advantage of:
Can operate without a continuous necessary connection to a server

  Client-only Model

  Thick-Client

  Server-Only Model

  Thin-Client

 10. The following is an advantage of:
Generally is considered better for running more powerful software applications

  Client-only Model

  Thin-Client

  Server-Only Model

  Thick-Client

 11. The following is a disadvantage of:
More expensive, higher specification client computers will be required.

  Server-Only Model

  Thick-Client

  Client-only Model

  Thin-Client

 12. The following is a disadvantage of:
Installation of software rqeuired on each terminal seperately and generally the network administration time is increased.

  Thick-Client

  Client-only Model

  Server-Only Model

  Thin-Client

 13. The following is a disadvantage of:
There can be integrity issues (in terms of corruption or correct rolling out of software) with distributed data

  Thick-Client

  Thin-Client

  Server-Only Model

  Client-only Model

 14. The following is a disadvantage of:
Reliant on the server and therefore the server dying would mean terminals would lose functionality. 

  Client-only Model

  Server-Only Model

  Thin-Client

  Thick-Client

 15. The following is a disadvantage of:
Server demand and bandwidth increased

  Thin-Client

  Server-Only Model

  Thick-Client

  Client-only Model