Technology in Action Chapter 7

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A computer ________ is two or more computers connected using software and hardware so that they can communicate with each other

Network

A _________ is a device connected to a network such as a printer or a game console

Node

_________ is the actual speed of data transfer that is achieved and is always less than or equal to the data transfer rate

Throughput

All of the following are tasks for network administration of a large organization EXCEPT ________

Purchasing initial equipment for the network

Which of the following is NOT used to classify network architectures?

Speed of the network

________ is the maximum speed at which data can be transferred between two nodes

Bandwidth

A ________ is a network located in your residence that connects to all your digital devices

HAN

A network that spans a large physical distance is called a _______

WAN

A large network designed to provide access to a specific geographic area, such as a large city, is a ________

MAN

Which transmission medium transmits data the fastest?

Fiber-optic cable

Normal telephone cable is a type of __________

Twisted-pair cable

A client/server network is an example of _________ administration

Central

A peer-to-peer (P2P) network is an example of ________ administration

Local

The fastest version of the wireless Ethernet is _________

802.11ac

Which of the following is NOT a type of cable used in wired networks?

Unshielded coaxial

Which of the following is NOT a type of UTP cable you would use in a wired Ethernet network?

Cat 7B

The most popular transmission media option for wired home Ethernet networks is _________ cable

Unshielded twisted-pair (UTP)

Wireless network devices use __________ to communicate with each other

Radio waves

For the nodes on a network to communicate with each other and access the network, each node needs a ______

Network adapter

On a network, a(n) _________ helps prevent data packets from colliding with each other

Switch

Sophisticated networks generally use which of the following hardware devices to ease the flow of data through the network?

Routers and switches

To transfer data packets between two or more networks, a _________ is used

Router

Data are sent through a network in bundles called _______

Packets

All of the following operating systems support P2P networking EXCEPT _________

Unix

Client/server networks are controlled by a central server that runs specialized software called a(n) _______

Network Operating System (NOS)

Which of the following is NOT a wired broadband Internet connection option?

Dial-up

A(n) _________ device facilitates file sharing and data backup

NAS

Using a network without the network owner’s permission is known as ________

Piggybacking

All of the following are extra precautions you can take to secure a wireless network EXCEPT _________

Enable SSID broadcast

The unique number assigned to a network adapter by the manufacturer is referred to as the ________ address

MAC

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