Chapter 05 Quiz (ITN101) - Installing a Physical Network

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Stranded core cables are stiff and will break easily. (T/F)

False

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A standby power supply is always on and powers the system while the battery charges. (T/F)

False

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3

What network component is built into most motherboards today?

onboard NIC

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4

Which device provides the benefit of acting like an inverter?

uninterruptible power supply (UPS)

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5

Which unit is used to measure signal loss in networking?

decibel (dB)

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6

When testing for continuity using a multimeter, set it to the lowest Ohm range; if you have a connection you will see a(n) __________ reading.

zero Ohms

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What is the size of a U, the equipment rack unit of measure used for specifying height?

1.75 inches

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8

Patch panels allow you to connect only one kind of cabling; that is, they support only UTP, STP, or fiber, but not a mixture of different types. (T/F)

False

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What type of connector is used by all UTP Ethernet NICs?

RJ-45

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10

A generator provides provide enough power for you to continue working in the event of a power failure. (T/F)

True

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11

Most PCs today have two types of expansion slots: PCI and __________.

PCIe

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12

When crimping an RJ-45 onto a UTP cable, you must slide each boot onto the patch cable after you crimp both ends. (T/F)

False

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13

What is the norm today for the number of pairs in UTP cabling?

four

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14

You support a large, complicated network. After experiencing problems and testing the cabling, you discover a bad horizontal cable. What should you do next?

Call your local installer.

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15

Which NIC light turns on when the card detects network traffic and intermittently flickers when operating properly?

activity light

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Which NIC light turns on when the card detects network traffic and intermittently flickers when operating properly? (T/F)

False

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17

A rack-mounted device designed for a 3.5-inch space is a 2U. (T/F)

True

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18

Every operating system has some way to tell you on the screen if it detects the NIC is disconnected. (T/F)

True

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19

Which statement is true regarding standard equipment racks?

They provide safe, stable platforms for all the different hardware components.

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20

What type of tool is manufactured by Tripplet Corporation and is called a "Fox and Hound"?

toner

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21

What are you trying to discover when you test a cable for continuity?

broken wire

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What is the maximum length for UTP cables allowed by the TIA/EIA 568 cabling specification?

90 meters

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If you provide support for, but do not install, UTP networks, which two tools are most important to use?

good toner and a good, medium-priced cable tester

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24

A modern OS will not have a driver included for the NIC. (T/F)

False

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25

Which statement applies to a PCIe NIC?

It usually comes in either one-lane (×1) or two-lane (×2) varieties.

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What item do most professional cable installers use to quote the price for an installation?

per-drop cost

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The __________ specification accounts for UTP cable lengths.

TIA/EIA 568

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Which term describes the cabling that goes more or less horizontally from a work area to the telecommunications room?

horizontal cabling run

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29

Which item is part of a wall outlet?

female jack

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30

Which characteristic applies to stranded core cabling?

Stranded core wire is actually a bundle of tiny wire strands.

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Both near-end crosstalk (NEXT) and far-end crosstalk (FEXT) are measured in __________.

decibels

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32

Attenuation is the weakening of a signal as it travels long distances. (T/F)

True

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If you suspect that a fiber-optic run has a break, which type of device would you use to determine if there is a break, and to identify the location of the break?

optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR)

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34

If you want to be a purist when labeling the connections on patch panels, there is an official, and rather confusing, ANSI/TIA labeling methodology called ANSI/TIA 606-C. (T/F)

True

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35

Patch panels serve as your first line of defense in organizing cables. (T/F)

True

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The process of installing a structured cabling system is rather involved and requires a great degree of skill. (T/F)

True

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37

Most switches enable you to use multiple NICs for a single machine, a process called __________ or link aggregation.

bonding

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38

On many NICs, a properly functioning link light is on and steady when the NIC is connected to another device. What does On with no flickering indicate?

good connection

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If a user gets a "No server is found" error, it usually points to a logical problem. (T/F)

False

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40

What does the acronym LED stand for?

light-emitting diode

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41

Within a Windows OS, which tool can you use to verify that Windows recognizes a NIC and is ready to use it?

Device Manager

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Female RJ-45 jacks used in work area wall outlets typically have Cat ratings. (T/F)

True

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