Interview Questions =================== A) Tell me something about yourself.

Tell about your eductaion, place you belong to, some struggle in life which shows that you have positive attitude and will to fight the odds. B) Technical Questions: 1) What is Active Directory? A central component of the Windows platform, Active Directory directory service provides the means to manage the identities and relationships that make up network environments. For example we can create, manage and administor users, computers and printers in the network from active directory.

2) What is DNS? Why it is used? What is "forward lookup" and "reverse lookup" in DNS? What are A records and mx records? DNS is domain naming service and is used for resolving names to IP address and IP addresses to names. The computer understands only numbers while we can easily remember names. So to make it easier for us what we do is we assign names to computers and websites. When we use these names (Like yahoo.com) the computer uses DNS to convert to IP address (number) and it executes our request. Forward lookup: Converting names to IP address is called forward lookup. Reverse lookup: Resolving IP address to names is called reverse lookup. 'A' record: Its called host record and it has the mapping of a name to IP address. This is the record in DNS with the help of which DNS can find out the IP address of a name. 'MX' Record: its called mail exchanger record. Its the record needed to locate the mail servers in the network. This record is also found in DNS.

3) What id DHCP? Why it is used? What are scopes and super scopes? DHCP: Dynamic host configuration protocol. Its used to allocate IP addresses to large number of PCs in a network environment. This makes the IP management very easy. Scope: Scope contains IP address like subnet mask, gateway IP, DNS server IP and exclusion range which a client can use to communicate with the other PCs in the network. Superscope: When we combine two or more scopes together its called super scope.

4) What are the types of LAN cables used? What is a cross cable? Types of LAN cables that are in use are "Cat 5" and "Cat 6". "Cat 5" can support 100 Mbps of speed and "CAT 6" can support 1Gbps of speed. Cross cable: Its used to connect same type of devices without using a switch/hub so that they can communicate.

X.asp 11) What is a PST file and what is the difference between a PST file and OST file? What file is used by outlook express? PST file is used to store the mails locally when using outlook 2000 or 2003. APIPA stands for Automatic private IP addressing. 6) What would you use to connect two computers without using switches? Cross cable. gateway IP address assigned to that computer.edu/quickguides/qg_outlook2003_server. Fromthe output we can find out the IP address.X.254. OST file is used when we use outlook in cached exchanged mode. 7) What is IPCONFIG command? Why it is used? IPCONFIG command is used to display the IP information assigned to a computer. 12) What is BSOD? What do you do when you get blue screen in a computer? How do you . Its in the range of 169. The theoritical length is 100 meters but after 80 meters you may see drop in speed due to loss of signal.X. 9) What is a DOMAIN? What is the difference between a domain and a workgroup? Domain is created when we install Active Directory.X. This ip address is called APIPA. 10) Do you know how to configure outlook 2000 and outlook 2003 for a user? Please visit the link below to find out how to configure outlook 2000 and outlook 2003. We can't do the same with workgroup. Outlook express useds odb file.http://www.it. It's a security boundary which is used to manage computers inside the boundary.5) What is the difference between a normal LAN cable and cross cable? What could be the maximum length of the LAN cable? The way the paired wires are connected to the connector (RJ45) is different in cross cable and normal LAN cable. 8) What is APIPA IP address? Or what IP address is assigned to the computer when the DHCP server is not available? When DHCP server is not available the Windows client computer assignes an automatic IP address to itself so that it can communicate with the network cmputers.cmich. ITs in the range of 169. Domain can be used to centrally administor computers and we can govern them using common policies called group policies.254. DNS IP address.

We can use it to deploy both server and client OS. Connect the infected HDD as secondary drive in the system. Hub sends the traffic to all the ports. VPN is used to connect to the corporate network to access the resources like mail and files in the LAN. VPN can be configured using the stepsmentioned in the KB: http://support. Imaging or ghosting also does the same job of capturing an installed image and then install it on a new hardware when there is a need. 13) What is RIS? What is Imaging/ghosting? RIS stands for remote installation services. You save the installed image on a windows server and then we use RIS to install the configured on in the new hardware.microsoft.com/kb/305550 15) Your computer slowly drops out of network. 16) Your system is infected with Virus? How to recover the data? Install another system. If this doesn't work than boot the computer in safe mode.troubleshoot it? BSOD stands for blue screen of Death. We go for RIS or iamging/ghosting because installing OS everytime using a CD can be a very time consuming task. 17) How to join a system to the domain? What type of user can add a system to the domain? Please visit the article below and read "Adding the Workstation to the Domain" http://www. Antivirus with latest updates. So to save that time we can go for RIS/Ghosting/imaging. A reboot of the computer fixes the problem. Once done copy the files to the new system. 19) What is a router? Why we use it? . 14) What is VPN and how to configure it? VPN stands for Virtual private network.mspx 18) What is the difference between a switch and a hub? Switch sends the traffic to the port to which its meant for. What to do to resolve this issue? Update the network card driver.microsoft. Insall the OS with the lates pathces.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedir ectory/stepbystep/domxppro. If it boots up than the problemis with one of the devices or drivers. Once done scan and clean the secondary HDD. when there is a hardware or OS fault due to which the windows OS can run it give a blue screen with a code. Best way to resolve it is to boot the computer is "LAst known good configuration".

4. IT Helpdesk Questions Technical Questions 1. Mouse. On no manageable swiches we can't do so. and is "always-on". network adapter or NIC (network interface controller) is a piece of computer hardware designed to allow computers to communicate over a computer network 2.e. 3. 20) What are manageable and non manageable switches? Switches which can be administered are calledmanageable switches. What is USB? Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. like a home.. For example we can create VLAN for on such switch. It also receives the traffic and sends it across but it uses the routing protocols to do so. LAN and WAN A local area network is a computer network covering a small geographic area. your PC is online until the PC is turned off again. Dialup vs.Router is a switch which uses routing protocols to process and send the traffic. The advantage of a broadband connection over a standard dialup service. Devices like Modem. Broadband A broadband connection (ADSL) provides high-speed Internet access over a standard phone line. Broadband offer high-speed Internet access and allows telephone calls and a permanent Internet connection to share a single phone line simultaneously whereas in Dialup connection either Internet connection or telephone call can made at given time. is that Broadband is considerably faster. or group of buildings Wide Area Network (WAN) is a computer network that covers a broad area (i. meaning that once you"re logged on. office. Keyboard etc can be connected. any network whose . What is NIC? A network card.

regional. Microsoft Access Microsoft Office Access. Spamguard Spam Guard is an Outlook add-in that filters email that arrives in your inbox. Or. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computers and other devices. Unlike main memory (RAM). you are not able to see your email. Using a specialized email program such as Outlook Express or Apple Mail has the advantage of giving you complete control over your email. every email you receive is placed on your computer and you can keep as many large file attachments as you want. a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly. Checking your email through our webmail is similar to using Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail. 8. that is. or national boundaries). If the sender of any message cannot be identified then the message is moved into a spam quarantine folder. you are looking at them through your web browser on somebody else"s computer. ROM is referred to as being nonvolatile. in fact. What is RAS? Remote Access Services (RAS) refers to any combination of hardware and software to enable the remote access to tools or information that typically reside on a network of IT devices. 7. it cannot be removed and can only be read. whereas RAM is volatile. Pronounced rahm.communications links cross metropolitan. such as printers. is a relational database management system from Microsoft. Once data has been written onto a ROM chip. less formally. . Messages deposited in the spam quarantine folder can be inspected and either deleted or approved at your leisure. You never actually copy your messages to your computer. any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes. previously known as Microsoft Access. a network that uses routers and public communications links 5. ROM retains its contents even when the computer is turned off. computer memory on which data has been prerecorded. 6. acronym for read-only memory. RAM and ROM random access memory. When you are not online. Difference between Client Mail and Web Mail? Email clients download your emails onto your computer. 9.

105. 11. Every time you use a domain name. IPConfig displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) settings. they"re easier to remember.com might translate to 198. Antivirus is a software program which helps protect a computer against being infected by a virus. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet. therefore. letting you see how your ISP connects to the Internet as well as how the target system is connected.4. the domain name www. The Internet however. and default gateway for all adapters.232. For example. Because domain names are alphabetic. IPConfig displays the IP address. "release". which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria. 12. All messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the firewall. subnet mask. DNS Short for Domain Name System (or Service or Server).example. and can often help you figure out where exactly the problem is. especially intranets.10. and "renew". Trace route Trace route is the program that shows you the route over the network between two systems. is really based on IP addresses. or a combination of both. Firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software. 13. an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. It also shows you how systems are connected to each other. listing all the intermediate routers a connection must pass through to get to its destination. Used without parameters. IPConfig IPConfig is a command line tool used to control the network connections on Windows NT/2000/XP machines. There are three main commands: "all". a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address. Please find the technical questions: 1) What is IP Address ? . Firewall and Antivirus A system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. It can help you determine why your connections to a given server might be poor.

2) What are the layers of network ? 3) What are the different types of network ? 4) What is networking ? 5) What is the difference between OSI and TCP/IP Model ? 6) What is TCP/IP ? 7) What is HTTP? 8) What is Protocol ? 9) What is communication medium ? 10) What is PORT ? 11) What is SOCKET ? 12) What is the difference between PORT and SOCKET? 13) What is wireless networking ? 14) What is topology ? 15) What are the different types of topology ? 16) What is the size of IP Address? 17) What is FTP ? 18) What is SMTP ? 19) What are the different types of protocol ? 20) What is Dial-Up connection ? 21) What is Broad Band Connection? 22) What is the difference between Dial-up and broad band connection? .

23) What IEEE standard for wireless networking? Ans: 802.They develop standard for networking .11g 24) What is IEEE standard ? Ans: Institute of electrical and electronic engineer.