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9. What is the term used to describe the gradual merger of computing and communications into a new information environment: digital computation or digital congruence or digital convergence or digital merger? digital convergence
What type of signals use wave variations? analog
What is the term given to describe a cyber villain who breaks into computers to steal or destroy information and/or to use it for illegal profit? black hat hacker
What is the type of e-mail bomb that is tied to when a specific event occurs? logic bomb
Computers use what type of signals? digital
Traditional TV and radio use what type of signals? analog
Fill-in-the-blank: The term that is the abbreviation for modulate and demodulate is... modem
True or false: For data transmission over telephone lines and cables, modems are required to convert analog data. true
True or false: Modems cannot convert data by modulating either a analog wave’s amplitude or its frequency. false
The term that describes the process of converting reality to digital form is known as what? sampling
True or false: To burn a CD, the digital recording equipment must convert from digital to analog? false
What is the term that describes a system of interconnected computers, telephones, and/or other communications devices? network
True or false: challenges associated with networks include cost, security, and dependency on main file servers? true
What type of communications network covers a large geographic area, such as a country or the world? wide area network
What type of communications network covers a city or a suburb? metropolitan area network
What type of communications network connects computers and devices in a limited geographic area, such as an office or a building? local area network
What type of communications network uses wired, cable, or wireless connections to link a household’s digital devices? home area network
What type of communications network uses short-range wireless technology to connect an individual’s personal devices? personal area network
What type of communications network relies on inexpensive, very short-range, low-power wireless technology to link switches and sensors? home automation network
Which network structure describes computers that request data, and computers that supply data? client server
Which network structure describes all computers on the network that are “equal”? peer to peer
What term describes the technology that has the infrastructure and standards of the Internet and the web, but for an organization’s internal use only? intranet
What term describes the technology that allows use by selected outside entities, such as suppliers? extranet
What term describes the technology that uses a public network (usually the Internet) plus intranets and extranets on a private basis? virtal private network
What type of computer controls a network? host
What term describes any device attached to the network? node
What term describes fixed-length blocks of data for transmission, reassembled after transmission? packets
What term describes a set of conventions, or rules, governing the exchange of data between hardware and/or software? protocols
What network topology describes when messages are sent to the destination taking any possible shortest, easiest route to reach its destination? mesh
What network topology describes all nodes being connected through a central host? star
What network topology describes all nodes that are connected in a continuous loop? ring
What network topology describes all nodes that are connected to a single wire or cable? bus
What is the term that describes a full duplex device that connects computers to a network? switch
What is the term that describes an interface device that connects same type of networks? bridge
What is the term that describes an interface device that connects dissimilar networks? gateway
What is the term that describes a device that directs messages among several networks, wired or and/or wireless? router
What is the term that describes the main Internet highway that connects all networks in an organization? backbone
What is the name of the device that is inserted in a slot on the motherboard, to enable a computer to operate as part of a network? network interface card
What is the name of the the system software that manages network activity? network operating system
In MS Access, what term describes a complete set of related data about one entity or activity? record
In MS Access, what term describes the major database object that stores all data in a subject-based? table
In MS Access, what term describes smallest storage element that contains an individual data element within a record? field
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