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1.

Today's nanotechnology-produced computer transistors are roughly equivalent in size to:

A) a human hair.

B) a virus.

C) the width of a fingernail.

D) an atom.
2.
Larry is the IT manager at his retail firm. He has seen IT purchases go up dramatically over the last two
years. John would like to see his firm obtain additional computing power by applying the resources of many
computers in a network to a single marketing problem. What he wants is a form of ________.

A) private computing

B) public computing

C) grid computing

D) cloud computing
3.
Today most business firms have discontinued operating their legacy systems, replacing these with
inexpensive Web services and hosted software.

A) True

B) False
4.
Which type of network is used to connect digital devices within a half-mile or 500-meter radius?

A) WAN

B) microwave

C) LAN

D) MAN
5.
In two-tiered client/server architecture, the processing is split between two types of servers.

A) True

B) False
6.
N-tier computing is a multi-tier, load-balancing scheme for Web-based applications in which significant parts
of Web site content, logic, and processing are performed by smaller, less expensive servers located nearby
the user.

A) True

B) False
7.
The need in some cases for employees to have access to sexually explicit material on the Internet, such as
medical researchers, suggests that companies

A) need specialized software to determine which types of material are acceptable.

B) need to base their Internet use policies on the needs of the organization and culture.
C) may need to maintain a database of acceptable Web sites.

D) cannot restrict Internet use.


8.
The mainframe market has grown steadily over the past decade.

A) True

B) False
9.
What service converts IP addresses into more recognizable alphanumeric names?

A) IP

B) HTML

C) DNS

D) HTTP
10.
The introduction of the minicomputer:

A) all of the choices noted.

B) enabled decentralized computing.

C) allowed computers to be customized to the specific needs of departments or business units.

D) offered new, powerful machines at lower prices than mainframes.


11.
Client/server computing is a widely used form of centralized processing.

A) True

B) False
12.
Interpretations of Moore's law assert that:

A) transistors decrease in size 50% every two years.

B) data storage costs decrease by 50% every 18 months.

C) computing power doubles every 18 months.

D) none of the above.


13.
Which protocol is the Internet based on?

A) HTTP

B) TCP/IP

C) packet-switching

D) FTP
14.
Which of the following is not one of the main six factors to consider when evaluating how much your firm
should spend on IT infrastructure?

A) your firm's organizational culture

B) your firm's business strategy


C) market demand for your firm's services

D) the IT investments made by competitor firms


15.
IBM mainframes offered powerful machines at far lower prices than DEC minicomputers , making possible
decentralized computing, customized to the specific needs of individual departments.

A) True

B) False

1.

Wi-Fi enables users to freely roam from hotspot to hotspot even if the hotspot is using different
Wi-Fi network services.

A) True

B) False

2.

In two-tiered client/server architecture, the processing is split between two types of servers.

A) True

B) False

3.

Larry is the IT manager at his retail firm. He has seen IT purchases go up dramatically over the
last two years. John would like to see his firm obtain additional computing power by applying the
resources of many computers in a network to a single marketing problem. What he wants is a
form of ________.
A) public computing

B) cloud computing

C) private computing

D) grid computing

4.

The need in some cases for employees to have access to sexually explicit material on the
Internet, such as medical researchers, suggests that companies

A) may need to maintain a database of acceptable Web sites.

B) need to base their Internet use policies on the needs of the organization and culture.

C) need specialized software to determine which types of material are acceptable.

D) cannot restrict Internet use.

5.

The small software programs that can be added to Web pages or placed on the desktop to
provide additional functionality are referred to as

A) applets.

B) Web services.

C) widgets.

D) mashups.

6.

The mainframe market has grown steadily over the past decade.
A) True

B) False

7.

Today's nanotechnology-produced computer transistors are roughly equivalent in size to:

A) the width of a fingernail.

B) a human hair.

C) a virus.

D) an atom.

8.

A SAN is a ________ network.

A) service-oriented architecture

B) server area

C) storage area

D) scalable architecture

9.

Connecting geographically remote computers in a single network to create a "virtual


supercomputer" is called

A) grid computing.

B) utility computing.
C) co-location.

D) edge computing.

10.

Today most business firms have discontinued operating their legacy systems, replacing these
with inexpensive Web services and hosted software.

A) True

B) False

11.

Microwave systems, both terrestrial and celestial, transmit high-frequency radio signals through
the atmosphere and are widely used for high-volume, long-distance, point-to-point
communication.

A) True

B) False

12.

Digital subscriber line (DSL) provided by cable television vendors use digital cable coaxial lines to
deliver high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses.

A) True

B) False

13.
Which type of computing refers to firms purchasing computing power from remote providers and
paying only for the computing power they use?

A) on-demand

B) edge

C) grid

D) autonomic

14.

Client/server computing is a widely used form of centralized processing.

A) True

B) False

15.

Which type of network is used to connect digital devices within a half-mile or 500-meter radius?

A) LAN

B) WAN

C) microwave

D) MAN

1.

N-tier computing is a multi-tier, load-balancing scheme for Web-based applications in which


significant parts of Web site content, logic, and processing are performed by smaller, less
expensive servers located nearby the user.
A) True

B) False

2.

Bob is trying to decide which type of physical transmission media to install that will meet his LAN
needs. Bob is in an older building in the downtown core of the city. He needs speeds up to 1 Gbps
and the network needs to have a maximum run of 60 metres. Which type of transmission media
is Bob going to install?

A) fiber optic cable

B) coaxial cable

C) twisted wire

D) microwave systems

3.

Which protocol is the Internet based on?

A) packet-switching

B) TCP/IP

C) HTTP

D) FTP

4.

What service converts IP addresses into more recognizable alphanumeric names?


A) IP

B) HTML

C) HTTP

D) DNS

5.

Software that manages the resources of the computer is called

A) operating system software.

B) application software.

C) data management software.

D) network software.

6.

Which of the following is not one of the main six factors to consider when evaluating how much
your firm should spend on IT infrastructure?

A) your firm's business strategy

B) your firm's organizational culture

C) the IT investments made by competitor firms

D) market demand for your firm's services

7.

Salesforce.com is a good example of a firm using a ________.


A) software outsourcing

B) software package

C) Software as a Service (SaaS)

D) service-level agreement (SLA)

8.

Larry is the IT manager at his retail firm. He has seen IT purchases go up dramatically over the
last two years. John would like to see his firm obtain additional computing power by applying the
resources of many computers in a network to a single marketing problem. What he wants is a
form of ________.

A) public computing

B) grid computing

C) cloud computing

D) private computing

9.

The operating system is used to manage the computer's activities.

A) True

B) False

10.

The mainframe market has grown steadily over the past decade.
A) True

B) False

11.

Digital subscriber line (DSL) provided by cable television vendors use digital cable coaxial lines to
deliver high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses.

A) True

B) False

12.

Your firm, an auto parts manufacturer, has just merged with an automobile engine manufacturer,
and the two companies have different SCM systems. Which of the following strategies would be
the most likely course to help to reduce the TCO of the merged firms' technology investments?

A) Move one firm into using the other's system in order to centralize management and
support services.

B) Develop single ERP system that encompasses the information needs and business
processes of both firms.

C) Purchase a hosted, on-demand ERP system that encompasses the needs and processes of
both firms.

D) Use Web services to join the two systems.

13.

IBM mainframes offered powerful machines at far lower prices than DEC minicomputers , making
possible decentralized computing, customized to the specific needs of individual departments.
A) True

B) False

14.

Client/server computing is a widely used form of centralized processing.

A) True

B) False

15.

Today most business firms have discontinued operating their legacy systems, replacing these
with inexpensive Web services and hosted software.

A) True

B) False

The operating system is used to manage the computer's activities.


A) True
B) False
2.
Wi-Fi enables users to freely roam from hotspot to hotspot even if the hotspot is using
different Wi-Fi network services.
A) True
B) False
3.
Which of the following is NOT an example of the new mobile digital computing
platforms?
A) laptops
B) cell phones
C) netbooks
D) digital e-book readers
4.
Interpretations of Moore's law assert that:
A) none of the above.
B) computing power doubles every 18 months.
C) transistors decrease in size 50% every two years.
D) data storage costs decrease by 50% every 18 months.
5.
Which type of network is used to connect digital devices within a half-mile or 500-
meter radius?
A) LAN
B) MAN
C) microwave
D) WAN
6.
The mainframe market has grown steadily over the past decade.
A) True
B) False
7.
Bob is trying to decide which type of physical transmission media to install that will
meet his LAN needs. Bob is in an older building in the downtown core of the city. He
needs speeds up to 1 Gbps and the network needs to have a maximum run of 60
metres. Which type of transmission media is Bob going to install?
A) microwave systems
B) coaxial cable
C) twisted wire
D) fiber optic cable
8.
The need in some cases for employees to have access to sexually explicit material on
the Internet, such as medical researchers, suggests that companies
A) need to base their Internet use policies on the needs of the organization
and culture.
B) may need to maintain a database of acceptable Web sites.
C) cannot restrict Internet use.
D) need specialized software to determine which types of material are acceptable.
9.
What service converts IP addresses into more recognizable alphanumeric names?
A) IP
B) HTTP
C) HTML
D) DNS
10.
Which type of computing refers to firms purchasing computing power from remote
providers and paying only for the computing power they use?
A) on-demand
B) grid
C) autonomic
D) edge
11.
Larry is the IT manager at his retail firm. He has seen IT purchases go up dramatically
over the last two years. John would like to see his firm obtain additional computing
power by applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single
marketing problem. What he wants is a form of ________.
A) private computing
B) grid computing
C) cloud computing
D) public computing
12.
Your firm, an auto parts manufacturer, has just merged with an automobile engine
manufacturer, and the two companies have different SCM systems. Which of the
following strategies would be the most likely course to help to reduce the TCO of the
merged firms' technology investments?
A) Use Web services to join the two systems.
B) Purchase a hosted, on-demand ERP system that encompasses the needs and
processes of both firms.
C) Move one firm into using the other's system in order to centralize
management and support services.
D) Develop single ERP system that encompasses the information needs and
business processes of both firms.
13.
IBM mainframes offered powerful machines at far lower prices than DEC
minicomputers , making possible decentralized computing, customized to the specific
needs of individual departments.
A) True
B) False
14.
Today most business firms have discontinued operating their legacy systems,
replacing these with inexpensive Web services and hosted software.
A) True
B) False
15.
A SAN is a ________ network.
A) storage area
B) server area
C) service-oriented architecture
D) scalable architecture