CS 442

Implementing Network Systems

Study Guide 1

Due Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Exam Friday, October 18, 2002

 

PART I: Please Identify and describe the following terms.

 

RFP

Server

Hub

Switch

Router

Repeater

Visio

DHCP

DNS

ARP

RIP

OSPF

BGP

Distance Vector Routing

Link State Routing

Domain name

Hop

ICANN

Network layer address

Physical layer address

ATM

Backbone Network

Hierarchical Backbone

Flat backbone

Collapsed backbone

FDDI/CDDI

VLAN

Bluetooth

IEEE 802.11b

IEEE 802.11a

CSMA/CD

IEEE 802.3

Needs Analysis

RMON

SNMP

 

 

PART II: Please answer the following questions with a well-prepared essay.

 

1.     How do LANs differ from MANs, WANs, and backbones?

 

2.     Describe the seven layers of the OSI Model and what they do.

 

3.     How does a thin client differ from a thick client?

 

4.     Compare and contrast the three types of addresses (application, network, data-link) used in a network.

 

5.     What is a subnet and why do networks need them?

 

6.     How does dynamic addressing work? What are the strengths and weaknesses of dynamic addressing?

 

7.     Why would a network manager want to have only TCP/IP as their transport/network layer protocols?

 

8.     Explain how hierarchical, flat, and collapsed backbones work.

 

9.     Which backbone architecture is the most flexible? Why?

 

10.Which has greater throughput: FDDI, ATM, or 1Gbps Ethernet?

 

11. Explain how 802.11b differs from 802.11a.

 

12. How does 802.11b differ from 802.3 in terms of topology, media access control and data rate?

 

13. How does a WPAN differ from a WLAN?

 

14. Why is it important to analyze needs in terms of both application systems and users?

 

15. What are some major problems that can cause network designs to fail?

 

16. What issues are important to consider in explaining a network design to senior management?

 

17. What is a traffic analysis and when is it useful?

 

18. Describe the basic components and tasks involved in the Network Design and Implementation process.