Midterm 1 & 2 review + Final review Midterm 1 & 2 sample questions and answers Final exam sample questions and answers all in one pdf file :)

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Published on 16 Oct 2011
School
WLU
Department
Computer Science
Course
CP102
Professor
Where?
Here
When?
Oct 22, 8:30am
What?
Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,11
Word processing and spreadsheet material from the capron text
60 MC question
Paper based question (no computer permitted)
Answers on scantrons
8.5 X 11" single sided cheat sheet
Random questions to ponder...
Q: what are simulations?
A: using computers to simulate a real phenomenon. We can then perform what-if investigations
Q: What is data-mining?
A: checking existing data looking for patterns (chapters.ca, amazon.ca, forensic science)
Q: what are bar codes?
A: machine readable (scan-able) lines containing data (UPC, Maxicodes)
A: read by Pss: portable shopping system
Hardware: What is a ...?
Printer?
a)
Output device
Scanner?
b)
Input device: looks at paper and puts it into your computer
HDD?
c)
Non-volatile permanent storage device in your computer
CRT?
d)
Cathode ray tube - an output device
LCD
e)
Liquid crystal display - output device
RAM?
f)
Short term memory for the computer, volatile memory - clears the memory once you restart the
computer...the conscience of the computer...not high capacity
ROM?
g)
Read only memory. It's permanent
h)
Basic input output system. It helps boot up the computer
NIC?
g)
Network interface card. If you have a digital home, you use a NIC to connect everything in your house
together
CPU?
h)
Central processing unit. The brain of the computer, does all the calculation
Modem?
i)
Modulator/ demodulator.
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Q: What is the first operating system for personal computer
A: PC-DOS or MS-DOS
Chpt 5 pg 17,24, 34
Naming Files
Filename: Name assigned plus filename extension
Characters not legal Windows filenames:
"/ \ * ? < > | :
Character not legal in Mac filenames:
:
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Q: Name that number. Think metric!
Kilobyte = 1 thousand byte
Megabyte = 1 million byte
Gigabyte = 1 trillion byte
Q: What is hardware?
A: Physical component of the system
Q: What is software?
A: programmed steps that accomplished a task
Q: Compare 'cold boot' and 'warm boot'
A: Cold = restart from power on - turning on your computer
Warm = restart when already powered on
Q: Compare Webcast and Podcast
A: Webcast = 1-time thing, not updated automatically, broadcast base = need internet
Podcast = episodes, downloaded, auto-updated with RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
Q: Compare 'freeware' and 'shareware'
A: Freeware = free to download, use and share
Shareware = usually free to download but probably has some restrictions (cost?)
Q: What is phishing?
A: A 'fake' email asking for personal information
Q: What is firefox?
A: A multi-platform browser from Mozilla Corporation
Q: What is the internet?
A: It is NOT the "Web". It is a large collection of connected networks.
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Document Summary

Word processing and spreadsheet material from the capron text. A: using computers to simulate a real phenomenon. A: checking existing data looking for patterns (chapters. ca, amazon. ca, forensic science) A: machine readable (scan-able) lines containing data (upc, maxicodes) Input device: looks at paper and puts it into your computer. Short term memory for the computer, volatile memory - clears the memory once you restart the computerthe conscience of the computernot high capacity. If you have a digital home, you use a nic to connect everything in your house together. The brain of the computer, does all the calculation. Modulator/ demodulator. a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) g) h) i) Q: what is the first operating system for personal computer. A: cold = restart from power on - turning on your computer. A: webcast = 1-time thing, not updated automatically, broadcast base = need internet. Podcast = episodes, downloaded, auto-updated with rss (really simple syndication)