________ is the maximum speed at which data can be transferred between two nodes.
A network that spans a large physical distance is called a ________.
Normal telephone cable is a type of ________.
For the nodes on a network to communicate with each other and access the network, each node needs a ________.
On a network, a(n) ________ helps prevent data packets from colliding with each other.
Sophisticated networks generally use which of the following hardware devices to ease the flow of data through the network?
routers and switches
To transfer data packets between two or more networks, a ________ is used.
Data are sent through a network in bundles called ________.
Using a network without the network owner’s permission is known as ________.
The unique number assigned to a network adapter by the manufacturer is referred to as the ________ address.
The operating system of a cell phone is stored in ________.
A(n) ________ chip converts sound waves from a voice into digital signal.
A(n) ________ is included in a cell phone to handle the compression of data for it to be quickly transmitted to another phone.
digital signal processor chip
A ________ is a geographical area with a base transceiver station at its center.
Which is true of SMS messages?
They can only contain a limited number of characters.
You can send messages that include photos and videos between mobile devices using ________ technology.
multimedia message service (MMS)
The distance between two near field communication (NFC) devices is limited to about ________.
________ allows only limited use of media that have been legally purchased.
digital rights management
Which of the following describes the number of times an analog wave is measured each second during an analog-to-digital conversion?
Which of the following digital image formats compresses the image file?
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the ________.
FBI and National White Collar Crime Center
________ viruses are often transmitted by a flash drive left in a USB port.
A(n) ________ takes advantage of file transport methods to spread on its own.
A ________ is a virus that is attached to documents such as Word or Excel files.
Which of the following classifications of viruses can change its own code to avoid detection?
A(n) ________ is the portion of virus code that is unique to a particular computer virus.
________ hackers break into systems for non-malicious reasons such as to test system security vulnerabilities.
A ________ allows a hacker to gain access to your computer and take almost complete control of it without your knowledge.
Configuring a firewall to ignore all incoming packets that request access to a specific port is known as ________.
logical port blocking
CAPTCHA is ________.
the wavy hard-to-read letter and number sequence that you type to prove that you are human to a website
Adware and spyware are referred to collectively as ________.
Social ________ is any technique that uses social skills to generate human interaction that entices individuals to reveal sensitive information.
When malicious code is planted on your computer and alters your browser’s ability to find web addresses, it is known as ________.
What is the first step of the system development life cycle (SDLC)?
problem and opportunity indentification
The set of specific, sequential steps that describe exactly what a computer program must do to complete the work is called a(n) ________.
The keywords used in programming languages that use decisions to redirect the flow of a program are called ________.
A loop decision point consists of three features: an initial value, a set of actions to be performed, and a(n) ________.
________ breaks down a problem into a series of high-level tasks and continues to break each task into successively more detailed subtasks.
Object-oriented ________ are defined by the information (data) and the actions (methods) associated with them.
An example of a first-generation language is ________.
The capability of moving a completed programming solution easily from one type of computer to another is known as ________.
The process that converts program code into machine language is called ________.
________ is the set of instructions that programmers have written in a higher-level language.
Division by zero is a ________ error that is caught when the program executes.
A small Java-based program is called a ________.
Special symbols called tags are used in which of the following languages?
If a school keeps two lists, one for student registration and one for student financial information, both containing name and address information, this is an example of data ________.
In a database, the term ________ is synonymous with a category of information.
field, row, table, record***
In a database, a group of related records is referred to as a(n) ________.
In a Microsoft Access database, something like the Gettysburg Address would be stored in a(n) ________ field.
You can set a ________, which is automatically displayed in a field unless the user enters something different.
________ is used to ensure that data is organized most efficiently.
normalization, range checking, consistency checking, validation
________ databases are the most commonly used electronic databases.
________ means that for each value in the foreign key of one table, there is a corresponding value in the primary key of another table.
A(n) ________ check determines whether a required field such as LastName was filled in.
A ________ displays a subset of data from a table (or tables) based on the specified criteria.
________ involves taking data from your database and putting it into an electronic file in a format that another external application or database can recognize.
Big data analytics is usually associated with ________ services.
In a transaction-processing system (TPS), if the TPS database can be queried and updated while the transaction is taking place, this is called ________ processing.
In a ________ network, each node connected to the network communicates directly with every other node.
A ________ uses the Internet communications infrastructure to build a secure and private network.
A(n) ________ server is a server that stores and manages files for network users.
A print server uses a print ________ as a software holding area for jobs waiting to be printed.
Which of the following is the most commonly used client/server network topology?
In an Ethernet network, the signal that is sent to indicate a signal collision is called a ________ signal.
________ is the amount of data that can be transmitted across a transmission medium in a certain amount of time.
________ is the standard communications protocol used on most client/server networks.
The physical address assigned each network adapter is called its ________.
media access control (MAC)
A(n) ________ address is the address that external entities use when communicating with your network.
A ________ sends data from one collision domain to another.
A ________ sends data between two networks.
Configuring an account to disable itself after a set number of login attempts using invalid passwords is a method of countering a ________.
brute force attack
The main path of the Internet along which data travels the fastest is known as the Internet ________.
High-speed ________ communication lines use fiber-optics.
The main suite of protocols used on the Internet is ________.
< b > is an example of an HTML ________.
________ defines the content in terms of the data that is being described rather than how it is to be displayed.
________ enables interactive functionality beyond the simple display of information on a web page by providing a platform which can execute a program to do things like collect data from the user.
A(n) ________ is a small program that resides on a server and is designed to be downloaded and run on a client computer.
The ________ defines items on a web page such as graphics, tables, and headers as objects.
Which protocol is used when sending files as attachments by e-mail?
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
In public-key encryption, the two keys—one for coding and one for decoding—are known as ________.
a key pair
Which of the following is an example of an instant messaging service?
________ permits two or more people to communicate over the Internet in real time.
Strong encryption now requires ________-bit keys.