CCNA1 module 1 practice test (answers in italics)
Which of the following best defines networking?
A A set of rules of procedures that are either widely used or officially specified
B A connection of computers, printers and other devices for the purpose of communication
C A set of rules that govern how computer workstations exchange information
D A device that is connected to a computer to perform auxiliary functions
Which of the following terms is used in computing to refer to programs or applications?
You want to connect a computer to a network or the Internet. Which devices might you use to make the connection? Choose two.
A Graphics card
Which of the following terms applies to devices that are connected to a computer to provide auxiliary functions such as printing, added disk space, scanning or CD-ROM?
What is the name given to a set of rules and conventions which must be followed when transferring data across a network?
C Web browser
Why did standalone computers become an inefficient way for a business to operate?
A Businesses had to duplicate equipment and resources
B It was difficult to communicate quickly or efficiently between computers
C It was difficult to provide management and support for computers
D All of the above
You are choosing a NIC to install in a PC. Which of the following facts are most important to your choice? (Choose three)
A You use Netscape Navigator as your web browser
B You use Windows XP as your operating system
C You use Microsoft Outlook for e-mail
D Your PC has a free PCI expansion slot
E Your PC has a Pentium 4 processor
F Your network has 30 hosts already connected to it
G Your network is a 100Mbps Ethernet network
H Your network uses UTP cable with RJ45 connectors
Which can a web browser do without any plug-ins? (Choose three)
A Check for viruses
B Play Realtime movies
C Use a URL to contact a web server
D Request information from a web server
E Show Flash animations
F Display Adobe Acrobat pdf files
G Receive information from a web server
Which of the following is an expansion board inserted into a computer so that the computer can be connected to a network
B SCSI card
D Video adapter
F Serial port
A cable modem is
A A 56kbps dial-up modem
B A high speed digital connection available to members of the public
C A high speed digital connection available only to businesses
D A link between computers on the same LAN
E A connection used for TV and not for computers
The Internet physical layer connection is concerned with (choose two)
A Putting signals from your computer on to a network cable
B Displaying web pages on your computer screen
C Using Internet Protocol to route messages to the right destination
D Using a NIC or a modem to connect your computer to a medium
E Compressing data for more efficient transmission
Netscape Navigator is (choose two)
A A web browser
B A plug in
C A protocol
D An application
E A routing device
Which of the following are applications?
A Microsoft Word
B Internet Explorer
C Lotus 1-2-3 (spreadsheet)
D Microsoft Outlook
E Dreamweaver (web design package)
F All of them
A A set of standards for designing network cards
B A set of protocols used on the Internet to allow computers to communicate
C A type of connector used for connecting network cables
D A standard for cables used on WANs
E A technology used only on local area networks
What happens if you give the command ping 127.0.0.1?
A You send a broadcast message to all computers on the network
B You send a message to the nearest router
C Nothing happens unless you are on the network 127.0.0.0
D You test the internal loopback of your own computer
E You will always get a reply
Six computers are connected by a hub to make a small local area network. Their IP addresses are 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. There is a problem in communication. Why?
A Two of the hosts have the same IP address
B IP addresses are not used on local area networks
C The IP addresses suggest that one of the computers is on a different network
D The IP addresses are not in the right order – the smallest number should come first
E There are missing IP addresses in the list
What must all the computers on a network be able to do for the network to operate properly?
A Print to a local printer
B Connect to a telephone line
C Use CD-ROMs
D Use the same protocols
What is another name for binary?
A Base 2
B Base 8
C Base 10
D Base 16
E Base 32
Convert the decimal number 248 into binary. Which is the answer?
Convert the decimal number 130 into binary. Which is the answer?
This IP address is written in binary.
What is the IP address in base 10?
Convert the hexadecimal number A7 into decimal. Which is the answer?
Convert the base 16 number 88 into base 10. Which is the answer?
What is the hexadecimal number FF in binary?
E You can’t convert FF to binary
F FF is not a valid hexadecimal number
How many different combinations can you get using 2 bits?
How many different combinations can you get using 4 bits?
How many different combinations can you get using 8 bits?
Which statements are true? (Choose 3)
A The hexadecimal number F5 is bigger than the hexadecimal number ED
B The biggest hexadecimal number you can make with two digits is 99
C Another name for hexadecimal is base 6
D The hexadecimal number D8 is an odd number
E The hexadecimal number B9 is worth 185 in decimal
F There is no such hexadecimal number as BAC
G There is no such hexadecimal number as 5G
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