Networking and Communication - Study Guide
Networking and Communication - Study Guide

Networking and Communication - Study Guide

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A study guide on the networking and communication involved in information systems.

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Networking and Communication - Study Guide

​Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history and development of networking technologies
  • Define the key terms associated with networking technologies
  • Understand the importance of broadband technologies
  • Describe organizational networking
D1

What were the first four locations hooked up to the Internet (ARPANET)?


D2

What does the term packet mean?


D3

Which came first, the Internet or the World Wide Web?


D4

What was revolutionary about Web 2.0?


D5

What was the so-called killer app for the Internet?


D6

What makes a connection a broadband connection?


D7

What does the term VoIP mean?


D8

What is an LAN?


D9

What is the difference between an intranet and an extranet?


D10

What is Metcalfe’s Law?


D11

What is the IP address of your computer? How did you find out? What is the IP address of google.com? How did you find out? Did you get IPv4 or IPv6 addresses?


D12

What is the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web? Create at least three statements that identify the differences between the two.


D13

Who are the broadband providers in your area? What are the prices and speeds offered?


D14

Pretend you are planning a trip to three foreign countries in the next month. Consult your wireless carrier to determine if your mobile phone would work properly in those countries. What would the costs be? What alternatives do you have if it would not work?

​Information Systems for Business and Beyond © 2014 David T. Bourgeois, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license made possible by funding from The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge.

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