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Question 1.
Which of the following is NOT a benefit of setting up a network?


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Question 2.
All network nodes (computers and peripherals) are connected to each other and to the network by __________.


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Question 3.
The transmission medium used to connect nodes on wireless networks is __________.


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Question 4.
All network nodes (computers and peripherals) are connected to each other and to the network by _______________.


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Question 5.
Which of the following attaches to a network and provides wireless nodes with a means of wirelessly connecting to the network?


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Question 6.
Places at which you can wirelessly connect to the Internet are known as __________.


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Question 7.
Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding peer-to-peer networks?


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Question 8.
Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding client/server networks?


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Question 9.
__________ is the most complex operating system to configure for a home network.


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Question 10.
Which of the following is NOT a type of network based on distance?


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Question 11.
Which of the following is NOT one of the three main types of peer-to-peer networks?


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Question 12.
The most popular transmission media option for wired Ethernet networks is __________.


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Question 13.
A hardware or software solution that helps shield your network from prying eyes is called a(n) __________.


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Question 14.
To secure a wireless network you should take all of the following actions EXCEPT __________.


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Question 15.
Ethernet networks can be slightly more complicated to set up than other home network options, but they're faster, more reliable, and less expensive.


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Question 16.
Switches cannot be chained together.


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Question 17.
The current standard for wireless networks in the United States is based on the 802.11 standard.


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Question 18.
Client/server networks are easier to configure and maintain than peer-to-peer networks.


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Question 19.
The Internet is an example of a peer-to-peer network.


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Question 20.
If you install a router on your network, you can share broadband Internet connections.


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Question 21.
Throughput is the maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network.


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Question 22.
Routers transfer packets of data between two or more networks.


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Question 23.
Switches receive data packets and send them to the node for which they are intended on the same network.


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Question 24.
Repeaters are devices installed on long cable runs to amplify the signal.


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Question 25.
Simple peer-to-peer networks require network navigation devices such as routers and switches.


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Question 26.
A transceiver is a device that translates the electronic data that needs to be sent along the network into radio waves and then broadcasts those radio waves to other network nodes.


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Question 27.
Different types of networks require different networking software.


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Question 28.
When setting up a home network you should assign all your computers to the same workgroup.


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Question 29.
Piggybacking is using a network without the account holder's consent.


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Question 30.
Match the following terms with their correct descriptions.




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A matching question presents 5 answer choices and 5 items. The answer choices are lettered A through E. The items are numbered 30.1 through 30.5. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A design of the network
B two or more computers connected via software and hardware so that they can communicate with each other
C computer on which users accomplish specific tasks
D computer that provides resources to computers on the network
E devices connected to a network
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Question 31.
Match the following terms with their correct descriptions.




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A matching question presents 4 answer choices and 4 items. The answer choices are lettered A through D. The items are numbered 31.1 through 31.4. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A networks in which the nodes are located within a small geographic area
B networks in which the nodes are located within a home
C networks in which the nodes are located within a specific geographic area such as an entire city
D networks in which the nodes are located over long distances
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Question 32.
Match the following terms with their correct descriptions.




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A matching question presents 5 answer choices and 5 items. The answer choices are lettered A through E. The items are numbered 32.1 through 32.5. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A data transfer rate between two nodes on a network
B transfer packets of data between two or more networks
C made up of plastic or glass fibers that transmit data at fast speeds
D data sent over transmission media in bundles
E receive data packets and send them to the node for which they are intended on the same network
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Question 33.
Match the following terms with their correct descriptions.




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A matching question presents 6 answer choices and 6 items. The answer choices are lettered A through F. The items are numbered 33.1 through 33.6. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A establish a communications channel between the nodes on a network
B devices connected to or installed in network nodes that enable the nodes to communicate with each other and to access the network
C enable the transmission of data
D two different types of computers networked together-one on which users accomplish specific tasks and one that provides information or resources to the other
E each node connected to the network can communicate directly with every other node on the network
F handles requests for information, Internet access, and the use of peripherals for the rest of the network nodes
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