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Describe the first and second industrial revolutions.

First: revolutionized the way people work by introducing machines and new organizational forms.

-Second: revolutionizing the way people work through networking and data communications.

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When did Samuel Morse invent the telegraph system?

1837

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When did Bell develop concept of the phone?

1874

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When was ATT incorporated?

1885

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When was control transferred from ICC to the FCC

1934

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When was ATT divided into two parts?

1984

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What is net neutrality?

-for a given type of content, all content providers are treated the same.

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What is data communications?

-The movement of computer information from one point to another by means of electrical or optical transmission systems.

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What is telecommunications?

-transmission of voice and video as well as data

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What is a server?

-stores data or software that can be accessed by clients.

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What is a client?

-the input-output hardware device at the user's end of a communication circuit.
-provides users with access to the network and the data and software on the server.

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What is a circuit?

-the pathway through which the messages travel.

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What is a router?

-connects two or more networks.

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What is a file server?

-stores data and software that can be used by computers on the network.

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What is a print server?

-connects to a printer and manages all printing requests from the clients on the network.

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What is a web server?

-stores documents and graphics that can be accessed from any web browser.

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What is a LAN?

-group of computers located in the same general area.
-clearly defined small area
-one floor or work area, building or group of buildings.

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What is a Backbone Network(BN)?

-larger, central network connecting several LANs, other BNs, MANs and WANs.
-hundreds of feet to several miles.

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What is a MAN?

-connects LANs and BNs located in different areas to each other and to WANs.
-3 to 30 miles.

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What is a WAN

-connects BNs and MANs.
-leased circuits from IXCs.
-hundreds or thousands of miles
-64 Kbps to 10 Gbps.

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What is an intranet?

-Lan that uses same technologies as internet but open only to those inside the organization.

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What is an extranet?

-provided to invited users outside the organization who access it over the Internet.

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What does OSI model stand for?

Open Systems Interconnection reference model.

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Who created the OSI model?

-the International Organization for Standardization(ISO)

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Describe layer 1. OSI

physical layer: concerned primarily with transmitting data bits(ones and zeros) over a communications circuit.
-defines transmission rules such as voltages, # bits sent per second and physical format of cable and connector.

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Describe layer 2 OSI

Data link layer: manages the physical transmission circuit in layer 1.
-transforms it into a circuit that is free of transmission errors.
-creates and recognizes message boundaries,
-error detection and correction.
-decides when device can transmit.

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Describe layer 3 OSI

Network layer. performs routing and logical addressing.

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Describe layer 4. OSI

Transport layer: deals with end-to-end issues.
-procedure for entering and departing from the network.
-establishes, maintains, and terminates logical connections for the transfer of data.
-break larger transmission into smaller packets.
-flow control.
-also performs error checking.

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Describe layer 5. OSI

Session layer:managing and structuring sessions.
-arrange for all desired and required services between session participants.
-orderly way to end the session.
-session accounting

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Describe OSI layer 6

Presentation: formats the data for presentation to the user.
-displaying formatting and editing user inputs and outputs.
-data compression, translation between data formats, screen formatting.

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Describe OSI layer 7

application layer: end user's access to the network.
-provides a set of utilities for application programs.
-network monitoring and network management.

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What is the Internet model.

-dominates current hardware and software .-five layers.

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Describe Intenet Layer 1

Physical: physical correlation between the sender and the receiver.
-transfer a series of electrical, radio or light signals through the circuit.
-specifies the type of connection and signals.

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Describe Internet Layer 2.

-Data link: responsible for moving a message from one computer to the next computer.
-controls the physical layer by deciding when to transmit messages over the media.
-formats messages by indicating where they start and end.
-detects and may correct any errors that have occurred during transmission.

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Describe internet layer 3

Network layer: performs routing.
-finds the address of that computer if it doesn't already know it.

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Describe internet layer 4.

-Transport layer: Responsible for linking the application layer software to the network and establishing end-to-end connections between the sender and receiver.
-breaks long messages into several smaller messages and recombines.
-detect lost messages and request they be resent.

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Describe internet layer 5.

application layer: application software used by the network user. User's access to the network.
-defines what messages are sent over the network.

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What is a hardware layer?

the physical and data link layer.

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What is the internetwork layer?

-the transport and network layers.

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What is a protocol?

-a set of rules that define what the layer will do and provides a clearly defined set of messages that software at the layer needs to understand.

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What is an example of a PDU at the application layer?

HTTP packet.

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What is an example of a PDU at the Transport layer?

-TCP segment.

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What is an example of a PDU at the network layer?

-IP packet.

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What is an example of a PDU at the Data link layer?

-ethernet frame.

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What is an example of a physical layer PDU.

-there isn't one, only bits.

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What is an advantage of using layers?

-easy to develop new software.

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What is a standard?

-defines a set of rules called protocols that explain exactly how hardware and software that conform to the standard are required to operate.

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What is a disadvantage of layers?

-somewhat inefficient.
-PDUs add to the total amount of data that must be sent.

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What is a de juro standard?

-developed by an official industry or government body.
-formal standard.

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What is a de facto standard?

-those that emerge in the marketplace and are supported by several vendors but have no official standing.

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Describe the de juro standardization process.

-application, identification of choices, and acceptance.

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What is the ITU-T

International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunications.
-based in geneva.

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What is ANSI

American National Standards Institute.

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What is broadband?

-high speed communication circuits.

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what is convergence?

-the integration of voice, video, and data communication.

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What is an application service provider?

-develops a specific systems and companies purchase the service without ever installing the stystem on their own computers.

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What is an information utility?

-company that provides a wide range of standardized information services.