CIS 310-FinalExamReview

CIS 310-FinalExamReview - FINAL EXAM REVIEW The exam is...

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FINAL EXAM REVIEW The exam is timed. Study beforehand so you don’t waste time flipping through the book! Chapter 4 TELECOMMUNICATIONS PG. 116 o Telecommunications: refers to the transmission of all forms of information, including digital data, voice, fax, sound and video, from one location to another over some type of network **TELECOMMUNICATIONS refers to the transmission of all forms of information, including digital data, voice, fax, sound, and video, from one location to another over some type of network. NETWORK PG 116-118 o Network: a group of computers and associated peripheral devices connected by a communication channel capable of sharing information and other resources (e.g. a printer) among users o Examples of Interpersonal Use of Telecommunications Networks Electronic Mail (e-mail) Newsgroups (computer-based discussion groups) Mailing lists (listservs) Internet Relay Chat (IRC, real-time, or instant messaging) Facsimile (or “fax”) Voice mail Videoconferencing Electronic Commerce Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Telecommuting Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) Distance learning Telemedicine **A NETWORK is a group of computers and associated peripheral devices connected by a communication channel capable of sharing information and other resources (e.g., a printer) among users. **Networks support: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, E-COMMERCE, TELECOMUTING *Which of the following is not a type of network? LAN, WAN, AND VAN ARE NETWORKS *What does MAN stand for in telecommunications? METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK *What three components make up a network? SERVERS, CLIENTS, AND PEERS *What does a server do? ENABLES MULTIPLE COMPUTERS TO ACCESS DATA *Which is an example of a peer-to-peer network? NAPSTER BANDWIDTH PG. 116 o Bandwidth: the carrying capacity of telecommunications networks; Has increased to the point that any digitized data, from photographs, to art, to movies, to complicated business records can be quickly transmitted via a network The most remarkable feature of networking computers in not that computers can speak to each other, but that the people who use the computers can communicate with each other through their machines **BANDWIDTH is the carrying capacity of telecommunications networks. *Which is a benefit of fiber-optic cable? HIGH BANDWIDTH NEWSGROUPS (COMPUTER-BASED DISCUSSION GROUPS PG.117 o Newsgroups: allow individuals and organizations to participate in discussions on almost any subject 1000,s exist on every topic imaginable
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Companies are using discussion groups as an easy way to share information with customers who want to discuss topics such as product applications or customer support LISTSERVS (MAILING LISTS) PG.117 o Listservs: enable you to use e-mail to broadcast messages to groups on topics of a special interest to you Lists can be small and regional, or they can include participants from all over the world Companies often create mailing lists for customers in order to send a single e-mail
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