DIT 407 NETWORK DESIGN AND SETUP.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2015/2016
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS/ INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
DIT 407 NETWORK DESIGN AND SETUP
DATE: AUGUST 2016 TIME: 1½HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Any THREE Questions.

QUESTION ONE
a) Differentiate between simplex ,half duplex and full duplex in the context of data transmission
(6 Marks)
b) Describe the concept of CSMA/CD (4 Marks)
c) Give two reasons why fiber optic transmission media is preferred over the other media types
(2 Marks)
d) Describe any four duties of a network administrator (4 Marks)
e) Differentiate between Enterprise and workgroup server (4 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Differentiate between the client server and the Peer to Peer network architecture (4 Marks)
b) Describe the steps of LAN design in detail (6 Marks)
c) Describe the three main switching techniques as used within networks (6 Marks)
d) Differentiate between static and dynamic IP allocation techniques (4 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Describe the procedure of building a simple network between two computers directly without
using a switch or hub (6 Marks)
b) Give any four network hardware devices describing their functions (8 Marks)
c) Discuss any three reasons why you would prefer Linux OS to windows OS for network
administration (6 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Define the following terms (8 Marks)
i. Topology
ii. Internetworking
iii. Monitoring
iv. Throughput
b) Describe the four goals of network design in detail (8 Marks)
c) Highlight four benefits of computer networks to an organization (4 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Describe the significance of the following commands (6 Marks)
i. Ping
ii. Tracert
iii. Ipconfig
b) List any two software tools which can be used for network management (2 Marks)
c) Explain the steps involved when a host obtains an IP address from DHCP server (8 Marks)
d) Differentiate between the following stating their functions in a network (4 Marks)
i. HCC and VCC
ii. MDF and IDF

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