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Final Topic List and Questions

The final exam will be short-answer and conceptual. It will focus on broad ideas instead of specifics. It will be cumulative, but focus especially on material since the midterm.


Transport Layer




TLS and Security


Sample Questions

  1. Why are networks broken into layers? What benefit does that give?
  2. What are the main jobs that each layer does?
  3. What order do the layers run in when sending data? How about receiving?
  4. Why do we have mac addresses, IP addresses, and domain names? Why can't we just use one addressing scheme?
  5. What is the difference between the Internet and the world wide web?
  6. What are the trade-offs between TCP and UDP?
  7. Why do passwords use hashes? What is the purpose of the salt?
  8. What happens when you type www.google.com into your browser and hit enter?

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