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1. This is the family of specifications for wireless local area networks (WLANs) developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
a. 3G
b. 802.11
c. 802.3
d. 802.5

2. Which of the following refers to a standard or group of standards that are still being developed as a part of overall IEEE 802.11 WLAN support?
a. 802.11x
b. 802.11i
c. Both of the above.
d. Neither of the above.

3. Which of the following refers to a communications specification that was approved in early 2002 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) for wireless personal area networks (WPANs)?
a. 802.11a
b. 802.15
c. 802.11b
d. None of the above.

4. Which of the following is a language that allows the text portions of Web pages to be presented on cellular telephones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) via wireless access?
a. HDML
b. Wireless Markup Language
c. Both of the above.
d. Neither of the above.

5. Developed by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ______ is a code-division multiple access (CDMA) version of the IMT-2000 standard.
a. CDMA
b. WCDMA
c. CMYK
d. CDMA2000

6. This is an industry specification that describes how mobile phones, computers, and PDAs can easily interconnect with each other using a short-range wireless connection.
a. Bluetooth
b. EMI
c. D-AMPS
d. IrDA

7. Which of the following is a faster version of GSM wireless service, designed to deliver data at rates up to 384 Kbps and enable the delivery of multimedia and other broadband applications to mobile phone and computer users?
a. ESMR
b. BREW
c. EDGE
d. ETRN

8. _________ is a security protocol designed to provide a wireless LAN with a level of security and privacy comparable to what is usually expected of a wired LAN.
a. WEP
b. 802.11x
c. RMON
d. LDAP

9. This is a specification for a set of communication protocols to standardize the way that wireless devices can be used for Internet access.
a. WAP
b. WAX
c. VSAT
d. TETRA

10. This is the handling of voice, fax, and regular text messages as objects in a single mailbox that a user can access either with a regular e-mail client or by telephone.
a. Short Message Service
b. short messaging
c. UMTS
d. unified messaging

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