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Vol. 1 No. 6 August 2002

Are You a SAN Guru?

Think you know your way around SANs and FC? Take these sample exam questions developed by training provider Infinity I/O to see if you could pass SNIA's FC certification programs. PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION QUESTIONS: 1.  Which topologies are valid within FC?   a.  Point to Point, Fabric and Multidrop   b.  Point to Point, Fabric and Multicast   c.  Point to Point, FC-AL and Multicast   d.  Point to Point, FC-AL and Switched Fabric 2.  Which device is not considered a FC Node?   a.  Switch   b.  Tape drive   c.  UNIX server   d.  RAID controller 3.  What is the upper range of FC Addresses in a Switched Fabric?   a.  500,000   b.  Unlimited   c.  126   d.  16 million PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION QUESTIONS: 4.  Which two port connections are not valid configurations? (Choose two)   a.  E_Port to N_Port   b.  N_Port to F_Port   c.  E_Port to L_Port   d.  NL_Port to FL_Port 5.  What is the hierarchy of units of data in FC?   a.  Frames, Words, Sequences, Exchanges   b.  Sequences, Words, Frames, Exchanges   c.  Frames, Sequences, ...

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