Networking Tools and Techniques Quiz

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What is the most common way to perform an on-path attack on a wireless network?

Creating a rogue wireless access point

What could a secret key mismatch cause in the context of RADIUS authentication?

Login problems

What is the purpose of conducting firmware flash on routers?

Removing software vulnerabilities

What does an evil twin refer to in the context of wireless networks?

A rogue wireless access point

What is the main purpose of using a program like Wireshark in the context of network security?

Analyzing packet captures

What kind of attack involves sitting between the connection of two parties and either observing or manipulating traffic?

MITM or on-path attack

What type of DNS record is used to link a hostname to an IPv6 address?

AAAA record

Which DNS record is used to point a domain to another domain name or subdomain?

CNAME record

What is the main purpose of an SOA record in DNS?

Storing important information about a domain or zone

In networking, what is the function of CSU/DSU?

Converting digital data frames from LAN to WAN

What is the purpose of Multipoint GRE (mGRE) in networking?

Creating tunnels over another network to communicate with many nodes

What is the function of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MLPS) in telecommunications networks?

Directing data based on short path labels instead of long network addresses

What does a Remote Access Server (RAS) provide in networking?

Suite of services to connect users to a network or the internet remotely

What is the main function of an autonomous system number (ASN) in networking?

Controlling routing with BGP routing protocols

What does POTS stand for in the context of telecommunications?

'Plain Old Telephone Service'

What tool is used to connect a network cable such as Cat 5e to a patch panel, 110-block, or the inside portion of a wall jack?

Punchdown tool

What is the function of a cable crimper in networking?

Joining internal wires of a twisted pair cable with metallic pins

What is the main function of an MDF (Main Distribution Frame) in networking?

Connecting equipment to cables and subscriber carrier equipment

What is the primary purpose of an IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame) in a network?

Connecting user cable media to individual user line circuits

What is the function of a patch antenna in networking?

Provides wireless coverage in a limited angle pattern

How can a VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) benefit a network?

Reduces broadcast traffic

What does a NetFlow analyzer primarily assist with in a network?

Monitoring network traffic flow data

What can be determined by reviewing the network baseline during periods of high network traffic?

Whether configurations are out of baseline causing issues

What is the function of DHCP reservations in a network?

Reserving IP addresses for specific clients based on their MAC addresses

What does an application-aware firewall primarily do in a network?

Makes decisions about what applications are allowed or blocked by a firewall

What defines a stateful firewall?

Tracks active network connections

What is the main function of a tone generator in networking?

Identifying location of cable pair or conductor

What is the purpose of an analog modem?

To convert digital pulses to tones for transmission over analog telephone lines

What is the main purpose of DHCP servers?

To allocate IP addresses to clients on a LAN

What is the purpose of degaussing a hard drive?

To erase the stored data by demagnetizing the hard drive

What is the function of Wi-Fi protected access (WPA)?

To provide improved encryption for protecting Wi-Fi communications

What does Recovery Point Objective (RPO) refer to?

The interval of time during a disruption before the quantity of data lost exceeds the allowable threshold

What is the purpose of Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)?

To connect multiple computers in a LAN to the Internet through a single connection

What does Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) primarily do?

Route data between autonomous systems (AS)

What does Data Wiping involve?

Overwriting the data on a hard drive to destroy all electronic data

What is Network Access Control (NAC) used for?

Defining and implementing a policy that describes how to secure access to network nodes

What can a technician determine by checking if the link lights are lit for the switchports?

If the L1 components are working properly

Which encryption scheme is designed to replace WEP in protecting Wi-Fi communications?

RC4 cipher with temporal integrity protocol (TKIP)

What does Wi-Fi protected access version 2 (WPA2) use for encryption?

AES cipher with CCMP for encryption

What does the management information base (MIB) contain?

A translation file that describes the structure of the management data of a device subsystem

What is the primary function of a unique objective identifier (OID) in networking?

To identify a variable that can be read or set using the SNMP protocol

What is the main advantage of high gain antennas in wireless networking?

They put out increased signal strengths and can reach further distances

What is the function of BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) in computer networks?

It is used to route data within an autonomous system

What is the purpose of a punchdown tool in networking?

To join the internal wires of a twisted pair cable with metallic pins

What is the main function of an MDF (Main Distribution Frame) in networking?

To distribute point for multipair cables from the MDF to individual cables connected to equipment in areas remote from these frames

What is the primary purpose of using a program like Wireshark in the context of network security?

To observe or manipulate traffic between two parties

What is the main function of an autonomous system number (ASN) in networking?

To uniquely identify an autonomous system on the internet

What is the purpose of degaussing a hard drive in networking?

To erase all data from a hard drive securely

What is the purpose of a VLAN in a network?

To improve network routing performance and reduce broadcast traffic

What is the function of a NetFlow analyzer in a network?

To perform monitoring, troubleshooting, inspection, interpretation and synthesis of network traffic flow data

What does a DHCP reservation in a network ensure?

Clients will always get the same IP address from the DHCP server based on their MAC address

What is the primary function of a web application firewall (WAF) in network security?

To detect accessing of random ports and TLS encryption as suspicious

What does it mean to perform a rollback in networking?

Changing everything back to the last known good configuration before the change started

How does a patch antenna contribute to network communication?

By providing coverage in a limited angle pattern

What does a conduit serve as in a network infrastructure?

Passive component allowing cables to pass through for power or data

What does dual control require in networking?

Both people to act together for certain actions

What is the primary function of raised floors in networking?

To allow cabling to be placed under the floor but still accessible

What can an IP scanner be used for in networking?

To monitor a network's IP address space in real-time and identify any devices connected to the network

What is the purpose of DHCP reservations in a network?

To ensure that clients always get the same IP address from the DHCP server when connecting to the network

What is the main function of a web application firewall (WAF) in network security?

To detect and make decisions about allowed or blocked applications

What does dual control require in a network setting?

Both people to act together in performing certain actions

What is the purpose of a stateful firewall in network security?

To maintain information about active network connections

What does separation of duties aim to achieve in a network environment?

Requiring more than one person to complete a particular task to prevent fraud and errors

What is the purpose of DHCP servers in a network?

To assign IP addresses dynamically to clients based on their MAC address

What is the primary function of a DNS A record?

Link hostname to IPv4 address

What is the primary function of an SOA record in DNS?

Store important information about a domain or zone

What is the primary purpose of using a program like Wireshark in the context of network security?

Capture and analyze network packets for security vulnerabilities

What is the primary function of an autonomous system number (ASN) in networking?

Control routing with BGP routing protocols

What is the function of a NetFlow analyzer in a network?

Assist with traffic analysis and network monitoring

What does an evil twin refer to in the context of wireless networks?

A type of rogue access point

What is the purpose of Multipoint GRE (mGRE) in networking?

Enable one node to communicate with many nodes by creating tunnels over another network

What is the main function of a web application firewall (WAF) in network security?

Secure and protect web applications from attacks and breaches

What is the function of CSU/DSU in networking?

Convert digital data frames from LAN to WAN and vice versa.

What does POTS stand for in the context of telecommunications?

Plain Old Telephone System

What is the main function of an MDF (Main Distribution Frame) in networking?

Connect extension phones in one office to another office's telephone network.

Test your knowledge of networking tools and techniques with this quiz. Learn about changing route metrics, using punchdown tools, cable crimpers, and understanding MDF (Main Distribution Frame) in networking.

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