DBIT 401 – COMPUTER NETWORKS AND MANAGEMENT

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2019/2020
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
ORDINARY EXAMINATION
DBIT 401: COMPUTER NETWORKS AND MANAGEMENT
DATE: MAY 2020 TIME: 6 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer ALL Questions.

SECTION 2: 20 MARKS
1. LANs provide both speed and cost-efficiency for transmitting data over relatively small
geographic areas. However, as organizations expand, businesses require communication
among geographically separated sites. OSI reference model is structured into layers. Outline
the advantages of layering [6Marks]
2. After studying the computer networks and management course at KCA University for
3months you have applied for an internship opportunity in one of the companies in Kenya.
During the interview session you are asked to explain the objectives and achievements of
your study. Prepare a documentation detailing your facts. [8Marks]
3. Discuss the application areas of wired network communication media [6Marks]
SECTION 3: 20 MARKS
1. Briefly explain six reasons why organizations must secure their computer networks.
[6Marks]
2. Explain any three reasons why a supermarket chain with many branches in Kenya may prefer
to setup a wireless network compared to a wired network [6Marks]
3. An organization wants to set up a peer to peer network in its human resource department and
has approached you for assistance. Assuming that there are three computers at the
department, briefly explain how you would setup the network. [8Marks]

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