through number 14 ch6

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which of the following is not a type of USB connector
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IEEE1394
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Which connector type has a slight d shape
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DB
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RJ-11 jacks are almost exclusively used for
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modems
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What is the most common general-purpose connection for PCs
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USB
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How many pins are on a typical FireWire connector
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6
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What type of keyboard connector is used by most modern pcs
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USB
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Traditional external modems plugged into a
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serial port
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NICs usually have a single connection
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RJ-45
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RAM storage is not measured in which of the following types of units
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Megahertz
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Modern PCs are showing up with what special type of port for external hard drives and optical drives
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eSATA
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Which types of vido connectors are common today
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VGA and DVI
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What two parts of your PC are much more sensitive to ESD that others
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How many pins are on a VGA connector
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15
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Micro-A and micro-B connectors are what type of connectors, although less commonly seen
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USB
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DB connectors are technically called connectors
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D-subminiature
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Expansion cards plug into
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expansion slots
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RAM is measured in
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bytes
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A takes standard power and converts it into power your PC can use
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power supply
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The performs all the calculations that take place inside the PC
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microprocessor
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Every has a make, a model, and a package type
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CPU
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Everything in a PC connects either directly or indirectly to a
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motherboard
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PATA, SATA, and SCSI are three types of drives
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hard
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DB connectors used in PCs can have from to pins or sockets
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9 to 37
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A USB connector is on the end of the cable where it plugs into the USB device
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B
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The interface between the network and the PC is provided by
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NIC
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FireWire connectors are also known as
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IEEE 1394
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USB devices are hot-swappable and can be inserted and removed without the system
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restarting
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parallel ports us a female DB connector
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25 pin
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External modems traditionally connected to a but often connect to USB ports today
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serial port
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The primary interface to the computer is the Windows _____
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Desktop
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Any Windows session begins with _____
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logon
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What is the official name of the system tray (the area to the far right on the taskbar)?
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notification area
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Access to all drives and folders in XP is provided through _____
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my computer
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Where can you find files that have been deleted?
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recycle bin
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Windows _____ provides access to most of the maintenance, upgrade, and configuration utilities interface.
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control panel
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System management utilities such as Disk Defragmenter can be accessed from the _____ menu
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system tools
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Which utility allows users to view and configure hardware and drivers in a Windows PC?
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Device manager
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The icons in the Control Panel of a Windows system are links to files with the extension __.
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.CPL
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Microsoft Management Console is a shell program that holds individual utilities called _____.
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snap ins
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Windows combines almost all of the snap-ins into an applet in the Control Panel called _____.
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administrative tools
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How much RAM can a 64-bit processor address?
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16 Terabytes
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Where can applets be found?
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control panel
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What is the tool used to examine and configure the hardware and drivers within a system?
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device manager
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How is a problem shown in Device Manager?
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Red “X”
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Which version of Windows lacks the ability to log on to a Windows domain, encrypt files and folders, and support multiple CPUs?
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Windows XPHome
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You have a 32-bit CPU and a 32-bit version of Windows. What is the maximum amount of RAM your system can use?
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4 GB
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18. The tool used to schedule a program to start at any time you wish is called ____________________.
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schedule task
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In Windows operating systems, the ____________________ is a shell program that holds individual utilities called snap-ins.
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MMC
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The ____________________ version of Windows 7 is the minimum required version for joining domains.
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professional
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The tool that’s similar to the DOS command prompt is known as the ____________________.
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CLI
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The Microsoft Management Console allows a technician to create his or her own tools by adding ____________________.
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snapins
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Windows assigns different icons to different types of files based on their ____________________.
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extensions
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The ____________________ applet of the Control Panel provides access to essential system information and operating system tools.
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system
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The ____________________ in a Windows operating system enables users to examine and configure all the hardware and drivers in a Windows PC.
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device manager
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The ____________________ tool enables you to tell what has happened on a PC in the last week or more.
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event viewer
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In a Windows XP system, the ____________________ snap-in of the Performance console can monitor real-time data.
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system monitor
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__________ provides a one-page aggregation of event messages, warnings, and maintenance messages.
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action center
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The Performance console consists of two snap-ins called the ____________________ and Performance Logs and Alerts.
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system monitoring
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__________ enables you to see at a glance what’s been done to the computer over a period of time, including software installations and uninstallations, failures of hardware or applications, and general uptime.
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liability monitor
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All versions of Windows provide a special folder structure for each __________ so users have their own places to store personal data.
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user account
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Windows operating systems use a robust and secure file system called the ___________
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NTS
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The Control Panel is populated by a large number of programs called ______________.
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applets
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To paste text, press the ____________________ hot-key combination.
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ctrl V
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The technical name of the folder where Windows is installed is ____________________.
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%systemroot%
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Windows stores offline Web pages in ____________________ by default.
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%systemroot%offlinefiles
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64-bit versions of Windows Vista and 7 store 32-bit applications in the _________ folder.
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x86
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__________ editions of Windows Vista and 7 can only be purchased directly from Microsoft, and include extra features designed for large businesses.
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enterprise
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The __________-bit processor can access up to 16TB of RAM
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64
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The __________-bit processor can access up to 16TB of RAM
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bitlocker
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In which topology do all computers connect to the network via a main line?
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Bus
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Which topology combines aspects of the other topologies?
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Hybrid
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How long is a MAC address?
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48 bits
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How are MAC addresses represented?
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12 hexadecimal characters
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All network interfaces cards (NICs) made have what item “burned” into them?
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MAC address
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A frame contains all of the following EXCEPT:
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IP address
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Regardless of the different cables or connectors, all sub-flavors of Ethernet use the same _______
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frame type
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What is the general cable distance limit of an Ethernet segment?
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100 meters
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Which device makes all computers share a given bandwidth?
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hub
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Which connector is typically used in Ethernet?
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RJ 45
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Who receives a broadcast sent to the MAC address FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF?
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every computer on the segment
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A wide-spread group of computers connected using long-distance technologies is called a __.
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WAN
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What device typically separates broadcast domains?
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Router
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What type of address consists of four sets of eight binary numbers (octets) separated by a period?
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IP address
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What tells the computer what part of its IP address is the network ID?
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Subnet mask
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What’s the minimum number of IP addresses that a router must have?
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2
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What is a method used to correlate IP addresses with more human-friendly designations?
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DNS
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All of the following items are typically entered when configuring IP information EXCEPT:
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MAC address
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Which protocol provides your computer with all the IP information it needs to get on the network?
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dhcp
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Which device keeps databases of IP addresses and their corresponding names?
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dns server
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21. __________ is the physical and logical design for the network to connect all of the computers together. topology
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topology
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22. The __________ topology is how the network is laid out on paper, similar to an electronic schematic. logical
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logical
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23. __________ contain the MAC address of the network card to which the data is being sent. frames
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frames
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24. __________ improve bandwidth drastically by putting the computer on its own separate network. switches
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switches
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25. The connection between a computer and a switch is called a __________. segment
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segment
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26. __________ take care of addressing, security, and other functions. network protocols
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network protocol
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Protocols are combined into groups, called __________.
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protocol stacks
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__________ protocol handled naming conventions, while __________ chopped up data for delivery via frames.
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Netbios and netbeui
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WANs are typically connected via one or more __________.
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routers
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__________ use broadcasting to send frames to their computers on the network.
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lans
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Tshe __________ is the unique identification number for your system on the network. ip address
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ip address
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Routers are devices that have at least two __________.
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ip address
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Special computers, called __________, keep databases of IP addresses and their corresponding names.
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domain name service servers
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The __________ service makes manual IP address configuration unnecessary.
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dhcp
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__________ reside on the domain controllers instead of local PCs.
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domain accounts
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1. How many clock cycles does the CPU require to act on a command?
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at least two
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What kind of RAM is cache typically made of?
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sram
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3. What is used to hold a CPU in place?
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zif
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4. CPUs typically run faster than the clock. What do they use to do this?
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multipliers
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5. What newer technology automatically configures CPU multipliers and speeds?
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cpuid
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6. How much RAM can a 64-bit processor theoretically access?
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16 EB
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7. Which technology allows a computer to run more than one operating system at a time?
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virtualization
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8. Newer CPUs process instructions and commands in what type of execution?
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parallel
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9. Because CPU makers can’t make the processors run much quicker, they are instead doing what?
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combining multiple cpus on a single chip
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10. If the number of wires in a CPU’s address bus is 20, what is the maximum amount of RAM the CPU can handle?
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1048576 bytes
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11. Which type of processor is sometimes integrated with the CPU to handle certain tasks more efficiently, such as video processing?
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gpu
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12. A sudden CPU shutdown usually indicates what condition?
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overheating
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13. A catastrophic failure is usually indicated by any of the following EXCEPT:
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increased system perfomance
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14. What tells the CPU what to do with the data in the registers?
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instruction set
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15. Which technology enables the CPU to simulate the actions of a second processor? A. Emulation B. Multithreading C. Multicore processing D. Virtualization
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multithreading
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16. What technology requires that the OS and applications be written specifically to handle multiple threads? A. Emulation B. Multicore processing C. Hyper-Threading D. Virtualization
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hyper threading
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17. The communication device of the CPU is called the ____________________.
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external data bus
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18. The temporary storage areas of a CPU are called ____________________.
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registers
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19. The ____________________ determines the speed at which a CPU and the rest of the PC operate.
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system crystal
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20. A(n) ____________________ is a series of commands sent to a CPU in a specific order for processing.
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program
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21. Some CPUs include three caches. They are the ____________________, ____________________, and ____________________ caches.
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l1,l2,l3
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22. The speed at which the CPU and the rest of the system operate is determined by the ____________________.
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system crystal
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23. With ____________________, each individual pipeline can run more than one thread at a time.
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hyperthreading
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24. The connection between the CPU, the MCC, and the RAM is called the ____________________.
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grontside bus
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25. Almost all current CPUs have A(n) __________, moved from the motherboard chip into the CPU to optimize the flow of information into and out of the CPU.
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imc
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26. The connection between the CPU and the L2 cache is called the ____________________.
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backside bus
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27. All modern CPUs run at some multiple of the __________ speed.
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clock
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28. The four stages of pipelining are __________.
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fetch decoe execute write
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29. A(n) ____________________ and A(n) ____________________ connect to the CPU and keep it cool.
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heat sink and cooling fan
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30. The device that retrieves data from RAM and places it on the external data bus is called the ____________________.
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mcc
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16. The memory controller chip (MCC) controls memory access to the CPU. On modern PCs the MCC handles _______________ bits.
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64
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17. Early RAM technologies used a form of error checking called _______________.
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parity
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18. Instead of parity, modern servers employ motherboards that support _______________ for error checking.
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ecc
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19. RAM sticks can be single or _______________ sided.
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double
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20. _______________ RAM is tied to the system clock.
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synchronous
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21. The PC needs to automatically detect any DIMM you have installed. It does this through the use of a unique chip called _______________ installed on every DIMM stick.
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spd
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22. If a computer does not boot or you get a blank screen, you probably have not installed the _______________ correctly.
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ram sticks
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23. GDDR3 is a type of memory used solely in _______________ cards.
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video
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24. A system using DDR3 RAM with a 200 MHz RAM clock speed would require a PC speed rating of _______________.
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dc3-2800
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25. Windows uses a portion of the hard drive as an extension of system RAM, called a __________.
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pagefile
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16. The keyboard controller stores the scan code in A(n) ____________________.
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register
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17. Programs stored on ROM chips are called ____________________.
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firmware
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18. ____________________ refers to updating the system BIOS.
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flashing
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19. Video cards have their own ____________________ for internal functions.
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bios
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20. A separate memory chip called the ____________________ chip stores the information that describes specific device parameters.
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cmos
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21. All devices need a BIOS. If it’s not built into the system BIOS, devices bring their own BIOS with ____________________ or ____________________.
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rom or device drivers
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22. Upon power-up, the CPU determines whether the power supply is working correctly by monitoring a(n) ____________________ wire.
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pwer good
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23. The ____________________ extends the address bus to all the other parts of the PC.
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southbridge
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24. The CPU uses the ____________________ to communicate with devices.
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bios
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25. The component that stores data read by BIOS, but does not store programs, is known as ____________________.
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coms
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26. When the computer is turned on or reset, it initiates a special program stored on the ROM chip, called the ____________________.
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post
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27. The CPU reads a special wire called ____________________ as soon as the power supply provides the proper voltage.
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power good wire
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28. Many PCs have CMOS setup menus that display information about the CPU, RAM, and GPU and include controls for __________ them.
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overclocking
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29. The __________ can be used to change the voltage and multiplier settings on the motherboard for the CPU from the defaults.
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mb intelligence tweaker
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30. UEFI motherboards support a newer type of hard drive partitioning called __________, which makes it possible to boot partitions larger than 2.2 TB.
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gpt

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