DIT 0410: NETWORK DESIGNS AND SET UP Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
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AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

University Examinations 2012/2013
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DIT 0410: NETWORK DESIGNS AND SET UP

DATE: AUGUST, 2012 TIME: 1hr 30min

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and Any Other ONE Questions.

 

Question One (40 marks)

a) Discuss the Network design and set up goals. [4 marks]

b) Briefly explain the sectors to consider when implementing network. [4 marks]

c) Outline the and explain the problems that affect the network performance. [4 marks]

d) Describe the main Network design approaches in reference to network design and set up.
[4 marks]

e) Briefly explain the roles of Network administration in reference to network design and set up. [4 marks]

f) Outline the network design issues. [2 marks]

g) Describe the following:

i. Routers [2 marks]
ii. Switches [2 marks]
iii. Hub [2 marks]
iv. Modem [1 marks]
v. Bottom up approach [1 marks]

Question Two (20 marks)

a) List and explain the types of data packets in design and set up of the network.
[10 marks]

b) Explain the three network troubleshooting tools. [6 marks]

c) Discuss and elaborate the functional network management areas. [4 marks]

Question Three (20 marks)

a) State and explain the steps involved in trouble shouting a network. [6 marks]

b) Describe the network topologies as sued in network design and set up. [10 marks]

c) With aid of a diagram describe the construction of fiber optic cable. [4 marks]

Question Four (20 marks)

a) Define the term network interface cards. [2 marks]

b) According to network Ethernet standards, discuss the following:

i. 10 Base2 [2 marks]
ii. 100 BaseT [2 marks]
iii. Arcnet [2 marks]
iv. FDDI [2 marks]

c) Explain how you can troubleshoot a printer through a network. [4 marks]

d) Describe how you can set up a Local Area Network of 15 computer in 20 x 20 metres square room. [4 marks]

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