MIDTERM GUIDE - NETW202 Introduction to Networking with Lab...

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NETW202 Introduction to Networking with Lab Mid-Term Study Guide Number of times Exam can be taken: 1 26 total questions worth 180 points 21 Multiple Choice Questions worth 5 points each 5 Essay Questions worth 15 points each There are 3 pages in the exam 2.5 hours has been allotted for the exam Covers Chapters 1-6 Covers TCOs 1-4 You may use any resource available to you (except for another student, of course). Please DO NOT just copy and paste the answer from an electronic source - use your own words in your answers and properly cite any (minimally) used borrowed material. If it is discovered that a student simply copied and pasted on any question, s/he can receive a "0" for the entire exam. Know and understand the following: Network hardware Networking hardware typically refers to equipment facilitating the use of a computer network . Typically, this includes routers , switches , hubs , gateways , access points , network interface cards , Networking cables , network bridges , modems , ISDN adapters , firewalls and other related hardware. The most common kind of networking hardware today is copper-based Ethernet adapters , helped largely by its standard inclusion on most modern computer systems. Wireless networking has become increasingly popular, however, especially for portable and handheld devices. Other hardware prevalent within computer networking is datacenter equipment (such as file servers , database servers and storage areas ), network services (such as DNS , DHCP , email etc) as well as other specific network devices such as content delivery . Other diverse devices which may be considered Networking hardware include mobile phones , PDAs and even modern coffee machines . As technology grows and IP -based networks are integrated into building infrastructure and household utilities, network hardware becomes an ambiguous statement owing to the increasing number of 'network capable' endpoints.
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Media Digital media (as opposed to analog media ) usually refers to electronic media that work on digital codes . Today, computing is primarily based on the binary numeral system . In this case digital refers to the discrete states of "0" and "1" for representing arbitrary data. Computers are machines that (usually) interpret binary digital data as information and thus represent the predominating class of digital information processing machines. Digital media ("Formats for presenting information" according to Wiktionary:Media ) like digital audio , digital video and other digital " content " can be created, referred to and distributed via digital information processing machines. Digital media represents a profound change from previous ( analog ) media. Digital data is per se independent of its interpretation (hence
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MIDTERM GUIDE - NETW202 Introduction to Networking with Lab...

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