(1) There are three types of Hubs that exist. Which of the following options correctly describes these three.

  1. Passive, dormant, special
  2. Active , dormant , passive
  3. Passive, Active, Turbo
  4. Passive, Active, Intelligent

  1. A number of different factors determine the cost of a Hub. Which of the following is among these factors?
  1. Speed rating
  2. Durability
  3. Brand
  4. Class


(3) Three(3) basic devices are used in setting up a single Network. Which of the following best describes these devices?

  1. NIC(Ethernet), Hub, Twisted pair/Coaxial cable
  2. Disk drive, CPU, Hub
  3. Hub, CPU, NIC(Ethernet)
  4. Disk drive , Hub, NIC(Ethernet)


  1. Which of the following network topologies among the list below is incorrect?
  1. Star
  2. Internet
  3. Ring
  4. Bus
  1. Which of the following is not a feature of Baseband Coaxial Cable?
  1. Bi-directional
  2. Few Kilometre range
  3. Proton based
  4. Ethernet(basis for 802.3) at 10 Mbps
  1. Which of the following is not a function of a repeater?
  1. Uses Jumper Settings
  2. Transmits data in both directions
  3. No Buffering
  4. Joins two(2) segments of cables
  1. Which level of the TCP/IP reference model routes data/information across a network channel ?
  1. Application layer
  2. Data Link Layer
  3. Transport Layer
  4. Network Layer



  1. The function of a modem is to convert signals. Identify the correct signals it converts.
  1. Analogue to Digital
  2. Analogue to Baud rate
  3. Baud rate to Analogue
  4. Digital to Binary


  1. Which of the following is not a LAN Architecture?.

(a) Protocol architecture

  1. Media access control
  2. Logical Protocol
  3. Logical Link Control
  1. Identify the statement which best describes TCP and UDP.
  1. TCP is a connection oriented Protocol whiles UDP is a datagram service
  2. TCP is a protocol for the Network Layer of the OSI
  3. UDP and TCP could be used interchangeably
  4. TCP is an advanced protocol whiles UDP is a single protocol
  1. Which of the following characteristics best describes a frame?
  1. Data link layer(Header, Trailer, Data)
  2. Network Layer(Header, Trailer, Data)
  3. Transport Layer(Header, Trailer, Data)
  4. Physical Layer(Header, Trailer, Data)


  1. What does the terminology ISDN mean?
  1. Internal Digital Services Network
  2. Integrated Systems Digital Network
  3. Integrated Services Digital Naming System
  4. Integrated Services Digital Network
  1. What does the terminology ATM mean?
  1. Automatic transfer mode
  2. Automatic translation mode
  3. Asynchronous transfer mode
  4. Asynchronous transformation mode
  1. A simple Architecture for File Transfer is made up of :
  1. File transfer application; Communications service module; Network access module
  2. File transfer application; transport layer; Network access module
  3. Network access layer; Transport layer; Application layer
  4. Application layer; Network layer; Session layer

  1. Which of the following statements is true about standards?
  1. Standards create additional cost
  2. Standards help individuals users to increase effectiveness
  3. Standards allow products from multiple vendors to communicate
  4. Standards cannot freeze technology


  1. Which of the following statement is true about FLOW CONTROL?
  1. Flow control is a function performed by a receiving entity to limit the amount or rate of data on a network.
  2. Flow control adjusts the weights on a network
  3. Flow control is a function performed by the MODEM
  4. Flow control is an advanced form of network management


  1. Identify the most suitable description for ERROR CONTROL?
  1. Error control is an activity that manages deadlock.
  2. Error control is an advanced form of parity bit
  3. Error control is a sub-function of a modem and Hub
  4. Error control is needed to guard against loss or damage of data

(18) What is the full meaning of the terminology SMTP?

  1. State Mail Transfer Protocol
  2. Simple Mail Tailor Protocol
  3. Simple Management Transfer Protocol
  4. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  1. Several Computers connected together is called:
  1. Client-server
  2. Client
  3. Computer network
  4. Hub
  1. In which of the following networks does the client submit a task to the server, then the server executes and returns the result for the requesting client station?

(a) Peer-to-Peer

(b) Client-Server

  1. Server-Based
  2. All of the above
  1. In which network topology are all workstations connected in cascade form?
  1. Star
  2. Ring
  3. Mesh
  4. Bus
  1. Which network topology uses a Hub?
  1. Star
  2. Bus
  3. Mesh
  4. Ring
  1. Which of the following topologies is used for Ethernet?
  1. Star
  2. Bus
  3. Ring
  4. All of the above

Complete the following:


  1. Computers on a university campus are connected by a/an:
  1. MAN
  2. WAN
  3. LAN
  1. The primary function of the network layer is:
  1. Error detection
  2. Set up a session
  3. Routing
  4. Encryption
  1. Which of the following standards apply to logical link control?
  1. IEEE 802.3
  2. IEEE 802.2
  3. IEEE 802.5
  4. IEEE 802.4
  1. Which organisation defines standards for telecommunication?
  1. ITU
  2. IEEE
  3. EIA
  4. ISO
  1. Which of the following statements is a true description of fibre Optic Cable.
  1. Fibre optic cables transfer data in a mesh
  2. Fibre optic cables transfer data in light form
  3. Fibre optic cables are similar to coaxial cables
  4. Non of the above
  1. Which of the following is not true of Switching technology?
  1. Packet Switching
  2. Link Switching
  3. Packets are switched in the form of datagrams
  4. Circuit Switching techniques

  1. Which of the following is not a routing strategy?
  1. Fixed routing
  2. Adaptive routing
  3. Random routing
  4. Float routing
  1. Which of the following is a true description of Multi-stage Switching ?
  1. More simple control
  2. Increased number of crossed points
  3. More complex control
  4. Reduced Reliability

  1. Flooding in networks and data communication has certain properties. Which of the options below is a property of flooding?
  1. All possible routes are tried
  2. All paths are loaded
  3. All nodes are linked
  4. Can not be used to set up virtual circuit


  1. Identify any of the following statements which truly describes a virtual circuit.

(a) Packets are forwarded more quickly and no routing decisions

(b) More reliable in functionality

(c) Call set up phases are present

  1. Packets are centralised at random and more routing decisions are made
  1. Which of the following operating systems software is most suitable for wide area network?
  1. DOS
  2. OS/2

(35) Binding is an important function in establishing communication between a Client and a Server. Which of the following statements truly describes binding in protocols?

(a) Binding protocols to network interfaces specifies that the selected protocol can be sent and received through the selected LAN interface card.

(b) Binding is a function of the Network Operating Systems Software

  1. Binding is a configuration process in mail server management.
  2. Binding serves as a security layer in operating systems.

(36) In configuring Windows NT 4.0 for Network Access. There are seven (7) areas to be addressed. Identify from the options below the area that should not be addressed.

  1. Protocols
  2. Bindings
  3. IP Address
  4. Autoexec Management

(37) Which of the following is not a network adapter?

  1. 3 com LP III
  2. 3 com Etherlink III ISA
  3. 3 com Etherlink II Adapter
  4. 3 com 3C508 ISA 16 BIT


(38) Which of the following statement is true about an IP address?

  1. IP address is based on your computer network card
  2. IP address is issued by a computer vendor
  3. IP address is a Transport Protocol
  4. IP address is not used on the internet



(39) Which of the following is not associated with the session layer

  1. Control of dialogue between applications
  2. Dialogue discipline
  3. Data compression
  4. Synchronisation
  1. Which of the following is not true about the network layer
  1. Provision of sufficient information to switch and route packets to another station
  2. Provides various routing internet protocols
  3. Information units known as packets
  4. Handles data formats and coding
  1. What layer contains the logic needed to support the various user applications
  1. Presentation
  2. Session
  3. Application
  4. Network access
  1. Which of these protocols does not guarantee delivery, preservation of sequence or protection against duplication
  1. HTTP
  2. FTP
  3. UDP
  4. SMTP
  1. Choose the layer responsible for synchronisation and dialogue control between networks
  1. Network
  2. Transport
  3. Session
  4. Data-link
  1. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the OSI model
  1. Each layer performs a subset of the required communication functions
  2. Each layer does not rely on the next lower layer to perform more primitive functions
  3. Each layer provides services to the next higher layer
  4. Changes in one layer should not require changes in other layers
  1. Which layer is responsible for decomposition of messages and generation of sequence numbers to ensure correct re-composition from end to end of the network
  1. Physical
  2. Data-link
  3. Transport
  4. Application
  1. Which of these is not part of the TCP/IP model
  1. Network access
  2. Internet
  3. Presentation
  4. Application




  1. Which of these devices is responsible for the connection of Local Area Networks with Wide Area Networks
  1. Hub
  2. Bridge
  3. Data switch
  4. Gateway
  1. Which of the following is not true about a frame
  1. Data link layer header
  2. Network layer header
  3. Upper layer data
  4. Data Link layer trailer
  1. Which of the following is not a key element of a protocol
  1. Syntax
  2. Entities
  3. Semantics
  4. Timing
  1. In the TCP/IP model what protocol is popular in the internet layer
  1. TCP
  2. UDP
  3. IP
  4. FTP