PC Hardware

Reviewing Connectivity and Portability

  1. Name the three basic elements required to create a network.

  2. The primary benefit of a LAN is its ability to share resources. Name some of the other benefits of networking.

  3. What is the difference between a peer-to-peer and a server-based network?

  4. Name the three network topologies.

  5. What type of cabling do thin Ethernet and UTP cabling require?

  6. What is the function of a network interface card?

  7. Name the three main types of network cabling. What are their advantages?

  8. What is the purpose of network protocols?

  9. Describe the functions of a router, a bridge, and a gateway.

  10. What is the most widely used network protocol?

  11. What is the difference between a LAN and a WAN?

  12. Your network is showing signs of reduced bandwidth. What is causing this problem?

  13. What is an ISP?

  14. Name some of the most common Internet domain extensions.

  15. What does URL stand for?

  16. Besides A+ Certification, what other computer-related certifications are available?

  17. Name the three main types of portable computers.

  18. What is a docking station?

  19. What is the purpose of PCMCIA cards?

  20. Describe the different PCMCIA card types.

  21. How do you configure a computer card?

  22. What are the two kinds of displays found on laptop computers?

  23. Why is heat dissipation a concern in computer-chip technologies for portable computers?

  24. With the exception of Macintosh, what drives are standard in a portable computer?