Chapter 8 Test Answers

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What is a client/server network?
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Refers to a model for applications in which the bulk of the back-end processing, such as performing a physical search of a database, takes place on a server, while the front-end processing, which involves communicating with the users, is handled by the clients
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What is a protocol?
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A standard that specifies the format of data as well as the rules to be followed during transmission
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What is VoIP?
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VoIP offers all of these.
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Why would a company use an intranet?
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Intranets are used for business operations and management. Intranets are used for Web publishing. Intranets are used for communications and collaboration.
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What are the two main methods for encrypting network traffic on the web?
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SSL and SHTTP
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Which of the following uses both GIS and GPS?
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Vehicle location Navigation Wireless advertising
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What is a telecommunications system?
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A system that enables the transmission of data over public or private networks
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What is interoperability?
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The capability of two or more computer systems to share data and resources, even though they are made by different manufacturers
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A wireless MAN (WMAN) is a metropolitan area network that uses ___________ to transmit and receive data?
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Radio signals
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What is the major challenge of networking or performing business in a connected world?
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Security issues
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A wireless WAN (WWAN) is a wide area network that uses radio signals to transmit and receive data and can be divided into which two categories?
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Cellular and satellite communication systems
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What is designed to connect a group of computers in close proximity to each other, such as in an office building, a school, or a home?
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Local area network
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What is a disadvantage of networking or performing business in a connected world?
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Increases resource threats
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What is a benefit of network convergence?
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Multiple devices supported by one provider Multiple services offered from a single vendor The weaving together of voice, data, and video
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Which benefits of a connected world make all applications, equipment (such as a high-volume printer), and data available to anyone on the network, without regard to the physical location of the resource or the user?
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Sharing resources
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What allows files containing text, programs, graphics, numerical data, and so on to be downloaded off or uploaded onto a network?
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File transfer protocol (FTP)
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Which of the following is not a primary use of GIS?
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Which of the following statements is not accurate in reference to mobile and wireless computing?
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Which of the following statements is not accurate in reference to mobile and wireless computing?
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Wireless technology is any type of operation accomplished with the use of a hard-wired connection.
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Which of the following is not one of the differentiating factors of a network?
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Telecommunication system
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What are the two most prevalent types of broadband access?
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Digital subscriber line and cable connection

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