Generally, technical interviews are conducted to select candidates for technical or specialist job roles. These interviews check your technical knowledge as per your field of graduation. You need to have a good understanding of fundamentals of Networking to ace your interview well.
List of Technical Questions based on Networking
What is a link?
What is a node?
What is a gateway or a router?
What is point-point link?
What is Multiple Access?
List the advantages of Distributed Processing.
Mention the criteria necessary for an effective and efficient network.
List the factors that affect the reliability of the network.
List the factors that affect the security of the network.
What is Protocol?
What are the key elements of protocols?
What are the key design issues of a computer Network?
Define Bandwidth and Latency.
What is a peer-peer process?
When is a switch said to be congested?
What is a semantic gap?
What is Round Trip Time?
Define the terms Unicasting, Multicasting and Broadcasting.
What is Multiplexing?
List the categories of Multiplexing.
What is FDM?
What is WDM?
What is TDM?
What is Synchronous TDM?
List the layers of OSI
Which all layers are network support layers?
Which all layers are user support layers?
Which layer links the network support layers and user support layers?
What are the concerns of Physical Layer?
List the responsibilities of Data Link Layer.
List the responsibilities of Network Layer.
List the responsibilities of Transport Layer.
List the responsibilities of Session Layer.
List the responsibilities of Presentation Layer.
List the responsibilities of Application Layer.
List the two classes of hardware building blocks.
List the different types of links used to build a computer network.
List the categories of Transmission media.
List the types of errors.
What is Error Detection? What are its methods?
What is Redundancy?
What is VRC?
What is LRC?
What is CRC?
What is Checksum?
What are the steps involved in creating the checksum.
What are the Data link protocols?
Compare Error Detection and Error Correction.
What is Forward Error Correction?
What are Data Words?
What are Code Words?
What is a Linear Block Code?
What are Cyclic Codes?
What is framing?
What is Fixed Size Framing?
Define Character Stuffing?
What is Bit Stuffing?
What is Flow Control?
What is Error Control?
What is Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ)?
What is Stop-and-Wait Protocol?
What is Stop-and-Wait Automatic Repeat Request?
What is the usage of Sequence Number in Reliable Transmission?
What is Pipelining?
What is Sliding Window?
What is Piggy Backing?
What are the two types of transmission technology available?
What is a subnet?
Differentiate between communication and transmission.
List the possible ways of data exchange?
What is SAP?
What do you meant by "triple X" in Networks?
What is frame relay? In which layer does it come?
What is terminal emulation? In which layer does it come?
What is Beaconing?
What is redirector?
What are NETBIOS and NETBEUI?
What is RAID?
What is passive topology?
What is Brouter?
What is cladding?
What is point-to-point protocol?
How is Gateway different from Routers?
What is attenuation?
What is MAC address?
Differentiate between bit rate and baud rate.
What is Bandwidth?
List the types of Transmission media?
What is Project 802?
What is Protocol Data Unit?
What are the different types of networking/internetworking devices?
What is ICMP?
List the data units at different layers of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
Differentiate between ARP and RARP.
What is the minimum and maximum length of the header in the TCP segment and IP datagram?
What is the range of addresses in the classes of internet addresses?
Differentiate between TFTP and FTP application layer protocols.
List major types of networks and explain them?
What are the important topologies for networks?
What is a mesh network?
Differentiate between baseband and broadband transmission.
Explain 5-4-3 rule?
What is MAU?
Differentiate between routable and non-routable protocols.
Why is it important to care about the OSI Reference Model?