• Question 1

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In order for a computer to be networked, it must be on the Internet.
Selected Answer:  True
Answers: True
 False
  • Question 2

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In telecommunications networks, twisted-pair wire:
Selected Answer:  

Is used for both voice and data transmission

Answers: Is frequently used for transcontinental communications
Provides for mobile voice and data communications
 

Is used for both voice and data transmission

Can be placed underground and laid on the floors of lakes and oceans
  • Question 3

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An internetworking unit that connects networks with somewhat dissimilar communications aspects is a _______________.
Selected Answer:  

router

Answers: bridge
 

router

gateway
 hub
  • Question 4

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An internal organizational Internet that is guarded against outside access by a firewall is a(n):
Selected Answer:  

Intranet

Answers: Dedicated Internet
Extranet
 

Intranet

Private Internet
  • Question 5

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A network that covers a large geographic distance, such as a state or country is a(n):
Selected Answer:  

Wide area network

Answers: Client/server network
Local area network
Small area network
 

Wide area network

  • Question 6

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Which of the following statements best defines a network?
Selected Answer:  

An interrelated or interconnected chain, group or system

Answers: The usefulness or utility that comes from linking computers together
 

An interrelated or interconnected chain, group or system

Computers linked together via cabling
None of the choices are correct
  • Question 7

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Networks can dramatically cut the costs and response time of various business functions.
Selected Answer:  True
Answers:  True
False
  • Question 8

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Which of the following is correct concerning Internet Service Providers?
Selected Answer:  

All of the choices are correct

Answers:  

They provide access to the Internet to individuals and organizations for a fee

They are not connected to one another
They are no longer essential because beginning in 2005, individuals can access the Internet directly
All of the choices are correct
  • Question 9

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Communications channels such as microwave, fiber optics, or satellite transmission that provide high-speed transmission rates typically use _______________ channels.
Selected Answer:  

broadband

Answers:  

broadband

narrow-band
wireless
voice-band
  • Question 10

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The five basic categories of components in a telecommunications network include:
Selected Answer:  

Terminals, telecommunications processors, telecommunications channels, computers, and telecommunications control software

Answers: Protocols, telecommunications channels, computers, telecommunications control software, and modems
 

Terminals, telecommunications processors, telecommunications channels, computers, and telecommunications control software

Terminals, telecommunications channels, computers, and modems
Terminals, telecommunications processors, computers, modems, and protocols
  • Question 11

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Older, traditional mainframe-based business information systems are called _______________ systems.
Selected Answer:  

legacy

Answers: historical
standard
 

legacy

application
  • Question 12

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Your text states that generally, a communications network can be viewed as any arrangement where a sender transmits a message to a receiver over a channel consisting of some type of medium.
Selected Answer:  True
Answers:  True
False
  • Question 13

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Which of the following technologies transmits data at the fastest rate?
Selected Answer:  

Cable modem

Answers: Modem
 

Cable modem

ISDN
Home satellite
  • Question 14

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Telecommunications-based business applications can help a company overcome all of the following barriers to business success except:
Selected Answer:  

Human resource barriers

Answers: Time barriers
Geographic barriers
 

Human resource barriers

Cost barriers
  • Question 15

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A major technology trend in the telecommunications industry is towards open systems with unrestricted connectivity.
Selected Answer:  True
Answers:  True
False
  • Question 16

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Using company intranets to develop custom applications to deal with order processing and inventory control would be considered:
Selected Answer:  

Business and operations management

Answers: Collaboration and communication
Web publishing
 

Business and operations management

Intranet portal management
  • Question 17

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A virtual private network:
Selected Answer: Connects the intranets of a company’s different locations or establishes extranet links between a company and its customers, suppliers and other business partners
Answers: Uses the Internet as its main backbone network
Connects the intranets of a company’s different locations or establishes extranet links between a company and its customers, suppliers and other business partners
Relies on network firewalls, encryption and other security features to provide a secure network
 

All of the answers are correct

  • Question 18

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When considering a telecommunications network, media refers to:
Selected Answer:  

What is actually used to transport the signal (i.e. copper wire, fiber optic, satellite)

Answers:  

What is actually used to transport the signal (i.e. copper wire, fiber optic, satellite)

The type of routers and switches used in the network to control the transmission of data
The reporting and availability of public information on the various networks
The software available to control the network and manage data transmission
  • Question 19

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Open systems are common because:
Selected Answer:  

All of the answers are correct

Answers: They are cheaper than closed systems for a comparable system with equal numbers of users and security level
 

They use a common standard that increases connectivity and interoperability

Open systems make the use of middleware possible due to the open standard which can be critical to proper system integration
All of the answers are correct
  • Question 20

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Terminals are one of the basic components that are found in a telecommunications network model. According to your text, a terminal can be defined as any input/output device that uses networks to transmit and receive data..
Selected Answer:  True
Answers:  True
False