NET 101 - Networking Essentials I
Review for Second Test
The following questions are provided to help you study for
the second test. Do not expect to see these exact questions on the test.
- What is the more common name for the system board in a computer?
- What feature does the text tell us a processor needs to perform true multitasking?
- If a processor has a standard heat sink with radiator fins,
what other feature in most computers does this depend on for proper
- Thinking about RAM and ROM, which is a computer more likely to use for holding its BIOS?
- If your newly installed system board has four empty slots
for DIMMs, arranged in two banks, and you have a total of three 8GB
DIMMS available to you, what is the maximum amount of RAM you can
install at this time? (This assumes that 8GB DIMMs are acceptable
- Review the common ports shown in the chart in chapter three
and in the links in my notes. You may be asked to identify a port type
or what it is for from a picture of the port.
- What are the main characteristics of centralized computing?
- What are the main characteristics of distributed computing?
- What is a host?
- If you look at a decimal number, like 123, what is the value of each digit?
Why is the value related to the value of its position in the number?
- If you see an IP address in binary notation, which byte will tell you what
class this address should belong to?
- How can you tell the class of the address
by looking at the byte referenced in the question above?
- This is question 13. Convert the number 13 to binary notation.
- Convert this binary number to decimal notation: 10101101
- What are the classful subnet masks for class A, B, and C networks?
- What is the advantage to using dynamic DHCP in a large
network? What kind of devices should be handled differently from
workstations, with respect to dynamic assignment?
- What are the two classic interface types typically found in an operating system?
- What is a major difference between a cold boot and a warm boot?
- Why should you shut a computer down through a software command instead of by holding down a power button?
- As far as Windows is concerned, what is virtual memory?
- What kind of features would you expect to find on a server's operating system that are not on a client's operating system?
- How is a client/server network different from a peer-to-peer
- What are the physical network topologies described in your text? You should be
able to draw a simple example of each type.
- What is the ISO-OSI model? What organization created it?
- What are the names of the seven layers of the OSI model? How are they
normally arranged in a chart?
- What is a NIC? Why would you want one? How can you connect to a network if
you don't have one?
- What kind of address is associated with a NIC? What layer of the OSI model
does this place a NIC on?
- Which of the ISO layers is concerned with methods for
connecting to other networks? What protocol are we told does this in
the most common suite?
- Which of the ISO layers is concerned with guaranteed
delivery of packets? What protocol are we told does this in the most
- How many layers are in the Department of Defense networking model?
- What kind of computers usually use ASCII coding? What kind of computers
usually use EBCDIC coding?
- What is the difference between these:
- What is a client in a computer network? What is a server? What
is a peer?
- Describe a star network.
- Describe a bus network.
- Describe a ring network.
- What is the base number for the IEEE networking standards?
- How are hubs and switches alike? How are they different?
- What is the difference between network devices and internetwork devices?
- Name three different kinds of network devices.