BIT 1102 1107 INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2011/2012
FIRST YEAR EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 1102/1107 INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES
DATE: AUGUST, 2012 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE
a) Explain the following terms: (10 Marks)
i. File Transfer Protocol
ii. Telnet
iii. Internet service provider
iv. Web conferencing
v. Web browser
b) Explain how DNS works. (5 Marks)
c) Your neighbour has just bought a new computer and needs an internet connection at
home. Advice on the hardware, software and other requirements for him to connect
to the internet. (5 Marks)
d) Write the HTML code that would be used to give the output below (10 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) i. Define search engine (2 Marks)
ii. Explain how a web search engine works (7 Marks)
iii. Explain the meaning of the term ISP (2 Marks)
iv. Discuss the different web hosting services available (4 Marks)
b) Explain the usage of the following HTML tags (5 Marks)
i. <EM></EM>
ii. <SUB></SUB>
iii. <HR>
iv. <OL></OL>
v. <LI>
QUESTION THREE
a) Differentiate absolute pathname and relative pathname as used in creation of links in
HTML documents (4 Marks)
b) State the importance of using the Alt attribute in HTML (2 Marks)
c) Internet email is among the oldest applications on the Internet. List the Problems of
using email over the Internet? (4 Marks)

d) Write the html code required to render the web page printed here. The image file used
twice is named “Verona.jpg”. (10 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Briefly describe the OSI model (8 Marks)
b) Outline the steps you follow when creating a web page (8 Marks)
c) In setting up an internet connection, you need to provide the information below.
Explain the significance of each of the following to your connection (4 Marks)
i. Public IP address
ii. Domain name
QUESTION FIVE
a) Explain the following types of connecting to the internet (9 Marks)
i. Gateway Access
ii. Dial-up Connection
iii. TCP/IP Connection
b) i. Differentiate between HTML and Dynamic HTML (2 Marks)
ii. What features does Dynamic HTML offer above those of the static form?
(5 Marks)
c) Briefly describe any two (2) services offered by the Internet (4 Marks)

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