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					Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
Chapter Six Study Packet
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1- What is ARPANET?



2- What organization created the first internet? In what year did they create it?



3- What is the Internet Backbone?




4- Draw a basic diagram of the Internet. Be sure to include the Internet Backbone,
Network Access Points, Network Service Provider Networks, and Internet Service
Providers, and individual access points. Be sure to label everything and be creative!
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5- What are internet protocols? Why are they used?




6- What is TCP/IP? How does it use your IP address?




7- What is a domain name? How does it relate to an IP address?




8- What is an asymmetric connection? How about symmetric? What’s the difference?
When would you need a symmetric connection?




9- Define the following:
       Fixed internet access-



       Portable internet access-



       Mobile Internet Access-
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10- Answer each of these questions about the following:
       A. What type of connection is this (fixed, portable, or mobile) ?
       B. What is this type of connection’s top speed?
       C. How does this connection type access the internet?
       D. How much does this connection typically cost per month?
       E. What special equipment do you need, if any, to facilitate this connection type?
       F. Is this connection always on?

       DSL-




       ISDN-




       Dial Up-




       Cable-
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       Satellite-




       Fixed Wireless (WiMAX)-




       Wi-Fi service-




       Portable Satellite Service-
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       Cellular Data Service-




11- What is real-time messaging?




12- What is VoIP? What are some advantages and disadvantages of VoIP?




13- Research a VoIP provider you might be interested in using. Write down the details of
the service below.
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14- What is grid computing? Can you think of a situation where grid computing could be
used?




15- What is FTP? Why would you use it? What do you need to use it?




16- Have you ever engaged in File Sharing? What program did you use?




17- Define five terms listed on page 351 that you were not familiar with prior to reading
the chapter.

				
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