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Grace's Chapter 8 Study Guide

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1. A ____ allows the sharing of hardware, software, and data resources in order to reduce expenses and provide more capability to users.
A: server
B: network
C: client
D: database
2. Special utility software that enables tiers in an n-tier system to communicate and pass data back and forth is _____.
A: application software
B: middleware
C: source software
D: dataware
3. With a transparent network _____.
A: data can be shared via satellite links and high-speed fiber-optic lines
B: data that is accessed on a LAN or WAN displays as if it were stored on the user's own workstation
C: both a. and b.
D: neither a. nor b.
4. A computer that supplies data, processing services, or other support to one or more computers is _____.
A: a server
B: a centralized system
C: a client
D: a parent
5. The _____ translates the logical design of an information system into a physical structure that includes hardware, software, network support, and processing methods.
A: application architecture
B: system architecture
C: interface architecture
D: all of the above
6. An overall backup and recovery plan is _____.
A: a crisis intervention plan
B: an emergency handling plan
C: a recovery action plan
D: a disaster recovery plan
7. When network traffic in one path affects traffic elsewhere on the network it is called a _____.
A: star network
B: hierarchical network
C: bus network
D: all of the above
8. The _____ describes how data actually moves from an application on one computer to an application on another networked computer.
A: SI model
B: OSI model
C: CI model
D: IT model
9. Data can be stored in more than one location using _____.
C: a DBA
D: none of the above
10. A synonym for a file server design is _____.
A: file distribution model
B: file sharing architecture
C: file mainframe support
D: file source support
11. A computer that receives support or data from a server is called a ____.
A: user system
B: client
C: processor
D: none of the above
12. ERP is an acronym for _____.
A: entrepreneur resource planning
B: enterprise resource protocol
C: extranet resource platform
D: none of the above
13. A system is called ____ if the failure of any one disk does not disable the system.
A: fault-tolerant
B: error-resistant
C: fail-safe
D: uninterruptible
14. A set of standards that govern network data transmission is referred to as _____.
A: a protocol
B: a law
C: a ruleset
D: a license
15. The _____ layer of the open system interconnection model assures that data is uniformly structured and formatted for network transmission.
A: application
B: transport
C: session
D: presentation
16. A distributed database management system has the advantage of _____.
A: the system is less likely to experience a catastrophic failure
B: data sites can be added without reworking the system design
C: network traffic can be reduced
D: all of the above
17. A disadvantage of client/server systems is _____.
A: very rigid architecture
B: processing options cannot be modified
C: user environment options are very limited
D: security is decentralized and difficult to control
18. A system design where the server performs all the processing is referred to as _____.
A: server centralization
B: enterprise architecture
C: Web-centric
D: mainframe architecture
19. A term that refers to a specific hardware and software environment is _____.
A: a chain
B: a platform
C: a schema
D: an interface
20. In the _____ system, the data is mirrored while processing continues.
D: none of the above