Computer Study Guide

Hardware
Hardware
Computer hardware refers to the physical parts of a computer and related devices. Internal hardware devices include motherboards, hard drives, and RAM. External hardware devices include monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, and scanners.

CPU
CPU
Central Processing Unit

Monitor
Monitor
output device that displays data and pictures to the user of the computer

Motherboard
Motherboard
A circuit board that contains all of the computer system’s main components.

Keyboard
Keyboard
An input device that enters data with letters, numbers, symbols, and special function keys.

Mouse
Mouse
a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad

Floppy disk
Floppy disk
A plastic disc on which data can be stored magnetically is called a:

Software
Software
(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

Hard Drive
Hard Drive
computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
A Microsoft application that allows a user to create word processing documents.