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    Network + exam question

    Just looking at an exam practice app for network+, this question came up

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    Maybe i'm thinking too much into this, but it gave the answer as B "manufacturers website"

    Surely that's illogical as he has no internet???

    (for the record i put A)

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    Typical question set by someone with no idea. Answer could really be any of them depending on circumstance. He may have connection via other means, it doesn't specify that it's an additional NIC though so you would assume it's in place of an existing or the onboard one. However maybe it also assumes the user has access to another machine or something.

    There needs to be some set rules, things the examinee should be able to use in cases like this to narrow it down.

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    Yeah I can see what you mean, A or B are answers to that question. It should have been a question that allows you to select more than one answer.

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    Don't get me wrong in most instances i would put B, but the fact he had no internet threw me towards the CD-ROM answer

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    Based on that question, I would have put A also.

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    As you've pointed out, because of how the question is written the answer should be 'A'. Questions often come up that are written like this.

    I'd suggest reading all the questions carefully, selecting your answer and don't second guess yourself. You'll get far more questions correct than if you pick an answer and second guess it. I'd have picked 'A' for the same reason.
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    Another noob one just cropped up, a scenario question, where "dave" is installing the network, when i answered, the explanation had picked up the name "Johnny"...whoopsy.

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    A or B, but its a bit open ended for a multiple choice question there.

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    Would go for A to answer the exam question but it if it was me it would B and a USB stick!

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    Glad im not the only one.

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    Just to add to the comments I would pick B seems as you have no media for it

    Good luck :-)

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    My argument for that is that he has no internet... because his nic needs drivers...

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    i would agree. As someone that has taken the N+ test there are so many questions that could be one of 2 or even 3 answers. For the record i would have said A, (i probably did when i took the test.) But that seems the only logical answer, unless you have another device to go to the manufactures website then it would be b, but there is nothing in the question about another device.. my 2c worth

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    Tell dave to hope the OS already has the drivers or use an onboard NIC if present. Wish they had comments or 'other' options on some of these exams, had the same with the A+ on a few. Very careful reading of the words helps, then imagine that the person dealing with the issue is locking away in a room by themselves with no outside world access and nothing else on them besides a brew in the very largest sports direct mug and a hobknob
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    Would go for A to answer the exam question but it if it was me it would B and a USB stick!
    For the exam I would have put A for the answer however I would have done the same as @MatthewL with regards to downloading the latest from the relevant manufacturers website be it Intel / Marvel Yukon / Broadcomm or whoever.

    Some computers now generally have more then one NIC ( wired and wireless ) so could possibly use one NIC to connect to the internet ( so the wireless card ) instead of the Physical LAN connection ??

    As it states there is no internet connection or connectivity on the one computer then I would use another computer to download the driver, transfer it to a storage device ( usb memory stick / external hard drive or if need be burn it to a cd ) so I could use it on the computer that needed the driver installing.

    Also with Windows 7 - it generally has a pretty good / extensive list of included drivers with the OS. Although there wasn't mention of what OS it is or was so am just guessing on the OS part
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