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NCC EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER STUDIES NETWORKING MARCH 2012 - LOCAL EXAMINATION

SECTION A Answer all questions from this section.

SECTION B Answer any two questions from this section.

Time: 2 hours

Clearly cross out surplus answers. Failure to do this in Section B will result in only the first two answers being marked.

Any reference material brought into the examination room must be handed to the invigilator before the start of the examination.

Networking

March 2012

Final

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SECTION A ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION


Marks

QUESTION 1
Define the term Computer Network, and its purpose. 4

QUESTION 2
Wireless LANs make use of four primary technologies for transmitting and receiving data. List the four technologies. 4

QUESTION 3
Briefly describe the following network topologies: i) Active Topology ii) Passive Topology 4

QUESTION 4
Describe where the following types of 10Mbps Ethernet over fibre-optic cable are used: i) 10Base FL ii) 10Base FB 4

QUESTION 5
List the FOUR (4) layers of the TCP/IP Protocol. 4

QUESTION 6
Briefly describe the terms Subnetting and CIDR. 4

QUESTION 7
List and briefly explain the two types of multitasking 4

QUESTION 8
Describe what happens when an active hub receives a signal 4

QUESTION 9
Define the terms Physical Topology and Logical Topology. 4

QUESTION 10
What is a DoS? List the three common types of DoS. 4 Total 40 Marks

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SECTION B ANSWER ANY TWO QUESTIONS


Marks

QUESTION 1
a) List SEVEN (7) advantages and SEVEN (7) disadvantages of Peer to Peer Networking. 14

b)

Discuss the following: Broadband transmission Baseband transmission

c)

List FOUR (4) differences between connectionless and connection-oriented protocols.

8 Total 30 Marks

QUESTION 2
a) i) ii) iii) iv) v) What does the abbreviation FDDI stand for? Briefly describe FDDI technology. List TWO (2) advantages and TWO (2) disadvantages of FDDI. Explain how the physical fibre-optic ring works in a FDDI network. What is the maximum network length and maximum number of devices a FDDI network can support? 1 3 4 6 2

b)

List and describe the purpose of the FIVE (5) tabs in the Task Manager in Windows XP.

10

c)

Briefly describe each of the following protocols: i) X.400 ii) X.500 iii) Message Handling System (MHS)

Total 30 Marks

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QUESTION 3 a) List the THREE (3) Levels of Security Policy and describe where each of them will be implemented

Marks 12

b)

Figure 1 Figure 1 above shows the New User dialog box in Windows XP Professional with all the options that are available to control password information listed as 1, 2, 3 and 4. Identify and explain the password control options that are available (in any order).
c) Explain what IPSec is and how it works. 10 Total 30 Marks

END OF EXAM

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