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Chapter Two Sample Questions

An application architecture is the way in which the functions of the application layer are performed solely by the clients in the network. Answer... Hide

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The four general functions of any application program are: data storage, data access logic, application logic and presentation logic. Answer... Hide

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Answer: True

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A cluster is a group of computers that are linked together so they act as a one computer.

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Answer: True

Reference: Technical Focus

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A network computer is designed primarily to communicate using Internet based standards, but has no hard disk. It has only limited functionality.

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Answer: True

Reference: Technical Focus

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Host-based and client-based networks are similar in that the client computer performs most of the work.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Application Architectures

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The earliest data communications networks were client-server networks.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Host-Based Architectures

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As the demand for more and more network applications grow; host-based computing becomes the best solution.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Host-Based Architectures

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One major drawback to a client-server network lies in the fact that client-server networks enable software and hardware from different vendors to be used together.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Client-Server Architectures

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In a client-server network, the presentation logic is the responsibility of the client computer.

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Answer: True

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Client-Server Architectures

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The two functions of middleware are to: 1) provide a standard way of communicating that can translate between software from different vendors, and 2) manage the message transfer between clients and servers so that clients do not need to ‘know’ which server contains the application’s data.

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Answer: True

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Client-Server Architectures

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Middleware is the software that sits between the application software on the client and the application software on the server.

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Answer: True

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Client-Server Architectures

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In the three-tier architecture, the software on the client computer is responsible for the presentation logic, an application server is responsible for the application logic and a separate database server is responsible for the data access logic and data storage.

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Answer: True

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Two-Tier, Three Tier, and n-Tier Architectures

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A “thin client” approach places most of the application logic on the client.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Thin Clients versus Thick Clients

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The application architecture called the distributed computing model uses the “thick” client approach.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Thin Clients versus Thick Clients

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Scalability refers to the ability to increase or decrease the capacity of the computing infrastructure in response to changing capacity needs.

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Answer: True

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Scalability

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To use the Web, each client computer requires a data link layer software package called a Web browser.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: How the Web Works

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The standard protocol for communication between a Web browser and a Web server is the web protocol.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: How the Web Works

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The World Wide Web was conceived at University of Utah as part of the development of the Internet.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: World Wide Web

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A request header for an HTTP request starts with a command, such as GET, and ends with the HTTP version number that the browser understands.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Inside an HTTP Request

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All three parts (request line, request header, request body) of an HTTP request from a web browser to a web server are required when a request is made.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Inside an HTTP Response

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The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is the least commonly used e-mail standard.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: How E-Mail Works

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The two-tier e-mail architecture does not require any application software on the client computer.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Two-Tier E-mail Architecture

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Using the POP standard for client to server e-mail communication, the e-mail messages remain on the server computer.

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Answer: False

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Two-Tier E-mail Architecture

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Web-based e-mail like Hotmail is an example of three-tier client-server architecture that provides access to e-mail messages.

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Answer: True

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Three-Tier Client-Server Architecture

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The fundamental problem in client-based networks is that all data on the server must travel to the client for processing

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Answer: True

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Client-based architectures

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