CIT103 CBIT0103  INTERNET AND THE WEB .

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2018/2019
EXAMINATION FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
CIT103 CBIT0103 INTERNET AND THE WEB
FULLTIME/PARTITIME
DATE: AUGUST, 2019 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS]
a) Distinguish between the following terms as used in web design [6 Marks]
i. Web page and web site.
ii. Hyperlink and hypertext
iii. Client and server
b) Define the term ISP and give any two examples of ISP’s [4 Marks]
c) Briefly describe four advantages of using Internet to disseminate information compared
to other conventional methods. [8 Marks]
d) Briefly describe four services offered by the Internet. [6 Marks]
e) Discuss the growth or the evolution of Internet in recent days [6 Marks]
QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
a) Describe any three types of web applications [6 Marks]
b) Discuss some of the features to look for in a web hosting provider [4 Marks]
c) One of the problems of using Internet for business is insecurity. What are some of the
other problems and what controls should be put in place in order to solve the problems?.
[4 Marks]
d) Your manager wishes to be connected to the Internet. He already has a powerful
Personal Computer (PC), a Printer and access to a Telephone line. However, he
understands that he will need a Modem.
Required:
a. State why a Modem is required to connect him to the Internet. [2 Marks]
b. Suggest any four application areas in which you would expect a Supermarket
retail manager to use the Internet. [4 Marks]
QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
a) Discuss with an aid of a diagram the four components of a client-server architecture
[6 Marks]
b) Describe how to use a search engine to search for information on the Web and
differentiate between a search engine and a subject directory [4 Marks]
c) State the Purpose of an IP Address, and What Is Its Relationship to a Domain Name?
[4 Marks]
d) Describe the Purpose of a Web Browser [2 Marks]
e) Expand the following acronyms and explain their importance [4 Marks]
(i) URL
(ii) FTP
(iii) DNS
(iv) HTTP
QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
a) Describe the Various Types of Internet Connections, and What Are the Differences
between Broadband and Dial-Up Connections? [6 Marks]
b) Define any three Rules of Netiquette (Internet etiquette) [6 Marks]
c) Define the term web hosting and list any two web hosting providers/companies
[3 Marks]
d) Discuss the considerations of characteristics you would consider when choosing a good
web hosting provider. [3 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE [20 MARKS]
a) Define the term protocol. [1 Mark]
b) Discuss three email protocols giving their differences [9 Marks]
c) Define the term email. [1 Mark]
e) List any two examples of e-mail software in the internet [2 Marks]
d) Identify the parts of the following e-mail address: [6 Marks]
contact@kca.ac.ke
A B C D

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