UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2013/2014
ORDINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN
DIT 106 INTERNET PROTOCOLS AND TECHNOLOGY
DATE: AUGUST, 2014 TIME: 1½HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Any Three Questions.
a) Define the terms Internet, extranet and intranet [3 Marks]
b) “The Internet is a packet switched network”
i. Give meaning to the phrase “packet switched” [2 Marks]
ii. Outline major developments in the history of the Internet in the 60s.
c) Discuss the “Digital subscriber line” (DSL) Internet connection method.
i. the operation. [4 Marks]
ii. salient features. [2 Marks]
iii. The advantages [2 Marks]
d) Using examples give meaning to the terms tag, element, attribute and value
a) Define the following terms as used in the Internet.
b) One of the most popular services found on the Internet is the world wide web
i. Define these terms; browser, URN, URL and HTTP [4 Marks]
ii. Using any browser explain how you would bookmark the web page
“www.kca.ac.ke” [2 Marks]
iii. Explain how you would set the webpage “www.kca.ac.ke” as the home
page of your browser [2 Marks]
c) Write the html code for a simple web-page with the title “a simple web-page”.
The content for the body is shown below; [6 Marks]
A SIMPLE WEB-PAGE
The world wide web is a popular service on the Internet. Web pages are constructed
HTML is NOT a programing language
a) Briefly discuss the client-server model as used in the Internet [4 Marks]
b) Briefly discuss the following Internet applications. In each case give the protocol
i. The world wide web-page [5 Marks]
ii. e-mail [5 Marks]
c) “HTML is NOT a programing language”. Briefly discuss the statement [2 Marks]
d) Internet users face many threats. Outline two threats they face in social networks.
For each threat mention a security measure they can take. [4 Marks]
a) Access Kenya is an ISP
i. Define the term ISP [2 Marks]
ii. Explain three things you would consider when selecting an ISP [6 Marks]
b) TEAMs are a submarine backbone cable laid from the Arab Emirates to
i. Define the term backbone as used in the Internet. [2 Marks]
ii. Explain two sources of funding for such expensive projects. [2 Marks]
iii. Briefly outline the operation of backbones such as the one mentioned
above [6 Marks]
c) Explain how you would register a personal domain name [4 Marks]
a) A protocol is a set of rules that govern how devices communicate in a network.
i. Diferenciate between communication and application protocols [2 Marks]
ii. Briefly discuss the TCP/IP protocols [5 Marks]
b) “The Internet has no owner”
i. Briefly explain the statement found above [2 Marks]
ii. Name any three organisations that manage aspects of the Internet[3 Marks]
iii. Discuss the structure and functions of one of the organisations mentioned
in Q5(b)ii above [4 Marks]
c) Give the structure of a web-page giving the HTML code. [4 Marks]