Data Link Layer of the OSI Model: Protocol, Functions & Design


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All of the following are functions of the Data Link Layer except

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1. When the receiving system lets the sender know the data was received at its destination it is called ____.

2. The Data Link layer is the

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at one of the critical components to making computers work, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the data link layer of the OSI model. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the functions of the data link layer as well as knowing the features of acknowledged connectionless services.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Data link layer functions
  • Features of acknowledged connectionless services
  • Numbered layer of the data link layer
  • Functions of feedback-based flow control
  • Protocols of the data link layer

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related data link layer lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding functions of the feedback-based flow control and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the protocols and layers of the data link layer

Additional Learning

To learn more about what many take for granted when using their computer, review the corresponding lesson Data Link Layer of the OSI Model: Protocol, Functions & Design. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what the data link layer is
  • Identify where the data link layer falls within the OSI model
  • Describe the main functions of the data link layer
  • Understand how data flow gets regulated with the layer
  • Appreciate the protocols involved in data transmission