TCP/IP is a protocol stack that contains a lot of other protocols such as HTTP, FTP,
and DNS. The TCP/IP protocol stack is required to be used when communicating on the Internet.
A MAC address is an address that is burned into an Ethernet network card. OSI is the 7 layer
model that is used to explain how networking works.
30. What type of communication will send a message to all devices on a local area network?
Broadcast communication is a one-to-all communication. A unicast communication
is a one-to-one communication. Multicast is a one-to-many communication where the message is
delivered to a specific group of hosts. Allcast is not a standard term to describe message delivery.
31. In computer communication, what is the purpose of message encoding?
A. To convert information to the appropriate form for transmission
B. To interpret information
C. To break large messages into smaller frames
D. To negotiate correct timing for successful communication
Before a message is sent across a network it must first be encoded. Encoding is the
process of converting the data message into another format suitable for transmission across the
physical medium. Each bit of the message is encoded into a pattern of sounds, light waves, or
electrical impulses depending on the network media over which the bits are transmitted. The
destination host receives and decodes the signals in order to interpret the message.
32. Which message delivery option is used when all devices need to receive the same message
When all devices need to receive the same message simultaneously, the message
would be delivered as a broadcast. Unicast delivery occurs when one source host sends a
message to one destination host. The sending of the same message from a host to a group of
destination hosts is multicast delivery. Duplex communications refers to the ability of the
medium to carry messages in both directions.
33.What are two benefits of using a layered network model? (Choose two.)
A. It prevents technology in one layer from affecting other layers.
B. It speeds up packet delivery.
C. It assists in protocol design.
D. It prevents designers from creating their own model.
E. It ensures a device at one layer can function at the next higher layer.
Some vendors have developed their own reference models and protocols. Today, if
a device is to communicate on the Internet, the device must use the TCP/IP model. The benefits
of using a layered model are as follows:
o assists in protocol design
o fosters competition between vendors
o prevents a technology that functions at one layer from affecting any other layer
o provides a common language for describing network functionality
o helps in visualizing the interaction between each layer and protocols between each layer
34. What is the purpose of protocols in data communications?
A. Dictating the content of the message sent during communication
B. Specifying the device operating systems that will support the communication
C. Providing the rules required for a specific type of communication to occur
D. Specifying the bandwidth of the channel or medium for each type of communication
Protocols provide rules that define how a message is transmitted across a network.
Implementation requirements such as electronic and bandwidth details for data communication
are specified by standards. Operating systems are not specified by protocols, but will implement
protocols. Protocols determine how and when to send a message but they do not control the
contents of a message.
35. Which logical address is used for delivery of data to a remote network?
The destination IP address is used for end-to-end delivery of data to a remote
network. The destination MAC address is used for delivery on a local network. The destination
port number identifies the application that should process the data at the destination. Source
addresses identify the sender of the data.
36. What is the general term that is used to describe a piece of data at any layer of a networking
The term protocol data unit (PDU) is used to describe a piece of data at any layer of
a networking model. A packet is the PDU at the network layer. A frame is the data link
layer PDU. A segment is the PDU at the transport layer.
37. Which two protocols function at the internet layer? (Choose two.)
The OSI model consists of seven layers: application, presentation, session,
transport, network, data link, and physical. The transport layer defines services to segment,
transfer, and reassemble the data for individual communications between the end devices.
39. Which type of communication will send a message to a group of host destinations simultaneously?
Multicast is a one-to-many communication where the message is delivered to a
specific group of hosts. Broadcast communication is a one-to-all communication. A unicast
communication is a one-to-one communication. Anycast is an IPv6 term and is the sending of
data in a one-to-nearest communication.
40. What process is used to receive transmitted data and convert it into a readable message?
Decoding is the process of receiving transmitted data and reversing the encoding
process to interpret the information. An example is a person that listens to a voicemail and
decodes the sounds to understand the received message.
41. What is done to an IP packet before it is transmitted over the physical medium?
A. It is tagged with information guaranteeing reliable delivery.
B. It is encapsulated into a TCP segment.
C. It is encapsulated in a Layer 2 frame.
D. It is segmented into smaller individual pieces.
When messages are sent on a network, the encapsulation process works from the
top of the OSI or TCP/IP model to the bottom. At each layer of the model, the upper layer
information is encapsulated into the data field of the next protocol. For example, before an IP
packet can be sent, it is encapsulated in a data link frame at Layer 2 so that it can be sent over the
42. What process is used to place one message inside another message for transfer from the source to
Encapsulation is the process of placing one message format into another message
format. An example is how a packet is placed in its entirety into the data field as it is
encapsulated into a frame.
43. A web client is sending a request for a webpage to a web server. From the perspective of the
client, what is the correct order of the protocol stack that is used to prepare the request for
1. HTTP governs the way that a web server and client interact.
2. TCP manages individual conversations between web servers and clients.
3. IP is responsible for delivery across the best path to the destination.
4. Ethernet takes the packet from IP and formats it for transmission.